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A Whale of an Adventure is a comic story written by Vic Lockman, penciled by Tony Strobl and inked by Steve Steere. It features Donald Duck and Moby Duck as well as Moby's pet Porpy the Porpoise.


Donald Duck, having a vacation on the beach, falls asleep while on a floating inflatable raft. When he wakes up, he is far away from the shore; he happens upon the boat of old whaler Moby Duck, who will only take him in if he agrees to be his ship mate for a day. They soon come across a gigantic whale that, for some unfathomable reason, moos. Moby, knowing he could sell such a rare beast to a waterzoo for a tidy sum of money, tries to catch it. However, they soon find that the mysterious creature is hiding something…

Behind the scenes

The story was the first appearance of recurring Disney character Moby Duck, and also that of his pet Porpy. First printed in March of 1967 in Donald Duck #112, it has been, in spite of its historical significance, never reprinted in the United States so far.