Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jules Verne, Part 20

(Continued from Jules Verne, Part 19)


Now it gets complicated.  I had to do some research.  I used the search engine at the GCD site to locate all the remaining episodes, and found that the first 4 stories had all been reprinted in the Walt Disney's COMICS DIGEST anthology, out of sequence.  Following them, the 5th and final new episode at last made its debut, some 6 YEARS after it was produced.  Suffice to say, I'm rather proud at being able to re-present them here, all beautifully cleaned up, and in the proper sequence!

The shame is that, as far as I can tell, the last Dan Spiegle episode has never been printed in America in a regular, full-size comic-book.  Somebody who licenses Disney material should really look into correcting this.  I can easily picture a collection of all the Dell / Gold Key CAPTAIN NEMO material-- all 5 episodes by Dan Spiegle (clocking in at 50 pages plus covers) and the earlier 20,000 LEAGUES adaptation by Frank Thorne.  That would make a nice package, I think!  Until then, this blog will have to do.

Walt Disney's COMICS DIGEST  4  /
Cover by GEORGE WILSON (??)   (October 1968)
     reprints "Doom Island" from WORLD OF ADVENTURE #1
Walt Disney's COMICS DIGEST  8  /
Cover by GEORGE WILSON (??)   (February 1969)
     reprints "The Mysterious Birdman" from WORLD OF ADVENTURE #3
Walt Disney's COMICS DIGEST  13  /
Cover by GEORGE WILSON (??)   (July 1969)
     reprints "Dr. Neptune's Sea Monsters"
Walt Disney's COMICS DIGEST  19  /
Cover by GEORGE WILSON (??)   (January 1970)
     reprints "Lightning Justice" from WORLD OF ADVENTURE #2
 And now, finally, the only one of these that's really essential...

Walt Disney's COMICS DIGEST  26  /
Cover by GEORGE WILSON (??)   (December 1970)
story by Gaylord DuBois (??)  /  art by DAN SPIEGLE
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Page 5
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Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
(Continued in Jules Verne, Part 21)

Copyright (C) Walt Disney Productions

Cover scan from the Photobucket site
Raw scans of the story from the Nemo Nautilus site
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

Special thanks to Patrick Ford for possible writer & cover artist identification.

For More:
Read about Dan Spiegle at Wikipedia
Read about Dan Spiegle at Comic Book Resources
Read an interview with Dan Spiegle at the Dan Gheno site