Log Jockey, also printed as Difficult Rider!, is a comic story written and drawn by Carl Barks. It features Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Peg-Leg Pete, Red-Eye, Two-Eyes and Whitewater Duck.


Having decided to visit his distant-living cousin Whitewater, Donald Duck finds him in the middle of a quarrel with rival lumberjack Black Pete (or "Pierre" as he has himself be called). Whitewater is injured just before a logging contest with Pete, and manages to guilt Donald into filling in for him… never mind that he knows nothing about how to be lumberjack.

Behind the scenesEdit

Log Jockey was first printed in December of 1962 in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #267. It was then reprinted in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #471, and, of course, in the various versions of the Carl Barks Library. It was also printed in English in the Australian Walt Disney's Comics #203 and #325. Under the title Difficult Rider!, it was also printed in the British Donald and Mickey #98.

It was the first appearance of Whitewater Duck

Interestingly, in later reprints, Pete's alias of "Black Pierre" was changed to "Bully Pierre", out of fear that black would be misinterpreted as a pejorative use of the ethnical denomination.

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