Family Ties is a comic story written by Evert Geradts, penciled by Maximino Tortajada Aguilar, and inked by the Comicup Studio. It features Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Della Duck, Professor Batty, Daisy Duck, Gyro Gearloose & the Little Helper, Scrooge McDuck, Zeke Wolf, Gepetto, Pinocchio, John Foulfellow & Gideon, Horace Horsecollar, Little Hiawatha, Big Chief Hiawatha, the Beagle Boys, Gus Goose, Practical Pig, Fiddler Pig and Fifer Pig. Cornelius Coot, Carl Barks, Gladstone Gander and Albert Einstein are mentioned, and the last, two-page-fold splash panel features cameos by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Brer Rabbit, the Forest Sheriff, Doc Crane, April, May and June, Magica De Spell, Madam Mim, ScampPeter Pan, Tinker Bell, Goofy, Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse, Bolivar, Brer Bear, King Lion, Brer Fox, Mrs Bear, Brer Buzzard, José Carioca, Sunflower, Dumbo, Basil of Baker Street, Doctor Dawson, the Genie, Mrs Possum, Brer Terrapin, Timon & Pumbaa, Chip & Dale, Prince John, Grandma Duck and Flintheart Glomgold.


Whilst Donald is busy telling some family stories to his nephews (including, for the first time, the circumstances of their mother Della Duck's disappearance all those years ago), Professor Batty bursts in with an exciting theory to try and explain why time seems to have frozen in Duckburg for over seven decades now…


  • When they were kids, Donald Duck wanted to be a sailor while Della Duck wanted to become a pilot. Both fulfilled their dreams as young adults, albeit briefly in Donald's case.
  • Della Duck became the first woman to cross the Atlantic ocean in an aeroplane.
  • Professor Batty formulates two theories explaining why time seems to have "frozen" in Duckburg and in its general vicinity, with Donald Duck and friends not having aged a day in 70 years, yet barely realizing this startling fact. His first (documented in the book Time Has Stopped in Duckburg) is that it is a side-effect of the various characters' lives being documented in comic-books. His second (documented in Reading Comic Books Rejuvenates) is that it is the act of reading comic books which freezes aging.


Behind the scenesEdit

This story was first printed in June of 2014 in a special subscribers-only extra to the Dutch Donald Duck, celebrating the 80th anniversary of Donald Duck's debut in The Wise Little Hen. It has never been printed in English officially, but a fanmade English version did surface under the title of Family Ties (which translates the Brazilian title, as opposed to the original Dutch one).

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