With this volume of the Disney Masters series, we begin collecting the Duck tales of Dick Kinney and Al Hubbard — for the first time in North America!
Donald's nerdy cousin Fethry Duck is a mallard on a mission, determined to include Donald in all his sudden passions: from a super exercise regimen to building an indoor farm, to stage magic that turns startlingly real! With this volume of the Disney Masters series, we begin collecting the Ducktales of Dick Kinney and Al Hubbard — for the first time in North America! Kinney and Hubbard were a Disney dream team in the '60s, hatching Donald Duck co-stars like Fethry, master spy Mata Harrier, and terrible tomcat Tabby. From Fethry's very first story through the doggy doings of Scamp to Uncle Scrooge in "The Case of the Purloined Pearls," Kinney and Hubbard keep the laughs rolling and the hijinks hopping.
About the Author
Richard Timothy "Dick" Kinney (December 15, 1916 in Utah – March 24, 1985 in Glendale, California) was an American animator and comic book writer. His comic book work was mostly in Disney comics, writing stories featuring Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck. He was the writer who, along with artist Al Hubbard, created Fethry Duck and Hard Haid Moe. Kinney is the younger brother of fellow Disney animator Jack Kinney. Earlier, as an animation writer, Kinney was part of the story crew on various Disney, Walter Lantz Productions, UPA and Jack Kinney Productions/King Features Syndicate theatrical and TV cartoons. The Lantz cartoon "Niagara Fools," featuring Woody Woodpecker, represented perhaps Kinney's most fondly remembered original storyline. Later, Kinney would remake the story for comics with Fethry Duck in, essentially, the Woody role.
Allan "Al" Hubbard (1913–1984, d. Fallbrook, California) joined the Disney animation department in 1937 then left in 1941 to become a full-time comics artist.