Injun Expert, also printed as The Injun Expert, is a comic story written by Vic Lockman, penciled by Tony Strobl and inked by John Liggera. It features Ludwig von Drake, Professor Pintail, another scientist and the Kickachoos.


Ludwig von Drake discovers the downside to constantly declaring oneself a universal genius: he is constantly pestered by all of Duckburg to give his "expert opinion". Will running away to a tiny Wild West town finally allow him some rest?


  • Professor Pintail now works for the Planetarium, an institution which includes an observatory whose telescope is visible from Ludwig von Drake's bedroom window.
  • Von Drake tries to hide out in Gulchburg, a "quiet little Western town" with a population size of "Dwindling".
  • The local Native tribe are the Kickachoos, whom a bandit tries to frame as being on the warpath as part of a scheme to get the land from them, knowing it conceals large, untapped supplies of oil.
  • Von Drake displays more than theoretical expertise in judo, easily knocking out the bandit.


  • This story marks the second appearance of Professor Pintail, first seen in The Mysterious Pyramid (1961), and who would again reappear, though with a different design, in Beyond The Moon (1963), printed a month after Injun Expert. Strangely, in his debut, Pintail was an archeologist, but both of his 1963 return appearances depict him as an astronomer.

Behind the scenesEdit

This story was first printed in 1961 in Donald Duck #79. It was reprinted in Donald Duck #200.

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