Dangerous Disguise is a 1951 comic story written and drawn by Carl Barks. It features Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck and, in their debuts, Donaldo El Quacko, Madame Triple-X, and several more spies.

Plot Edit

On a trip to Europe, Donald and his nephews get involved in international intrigue after Donald is mistaken for the spy Donaldo El Quacko. Playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with enigmatic female agent Madame Triple-X, the Ducks blunder into conspiracy after conspiracy, with scarcely any idea what is going on…


  • Donald Duck would recall the events of Dangerous Disguise in From Egg to Duck (1984), including an anecdote featuring Madame Triple-X which seems difficult to reconcile with the 1951 story's events, suggesting she and Donald may have crossed paths on another, later occasion.

Behind the scenes Edit

Dangerous Disguise was first published in English in One Shots 308 in the U.S.A..

Barks got into trouble with his editors at Western Publishing for the fact that every character in the story besides Donald, his nephews, and Donaldo El Quacko are humans and, ironically less prominently, for the fact that Donaldo El Quacko committed suicide.

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