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Merman Donald is a comic story written by Michael T. Gilbert and Henning Cure, and drawn by Massimo Fecchi. It feature Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Daisy Duck, Gyro Gearloose, Gyro's Helper, and, in their debuts, Sharky Smith, Otto, Sparky, Smiley, Goldie, her kids, and an unnamed Jellyfish and Swordfish. Lou and Sam are mentioned.


Donald Duck, eager to get his hand on sunken treasure, swallows a whole batch of Gyro Gearloose's experimental Aqua-Pills — not counting on how strong the effect proves to be. Now unable to breathe on land until Gyro figures out a cure, Donald exiles himself to the bottom of the sea, but between the surprisingly intelligent and friendly denizen of the ocean and the malevolence of captain Sharky Smith, Donald soon doesn't have time to be lonely or despondent!



  • Otto is introduced unexpectedly rising out of a treasure chest, like a different octopus in The Voluntary Castaway (1964).

Behind the scenes

Merman Donald was first publicated in the the Germany Lustiges Taschenbuch #312, on May the 27th, 2003. It was finally printed in English in Donald Duck Adventures #21.