Planet of the Oafs is a comic story written by Paul Halas and drawn by Massimo Fecchi. It features Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, and, in their debut, the Reptile-Men and the Otherworlders. Professor Von Dumbikhan is also mentioned, as are Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.
Based on the research of Professor Von Dumbikhan, Scrooge McDuck and company are off to a Temple in the Indus rumored to hold artifacts from mysterious aliens who visited the Earth in centuries gone by. Inside the Temple, they find more than they bargained for: a fully-functional wormhole that take them to another planet! Bad news: the wise and advanced civilization who built the Temple and the wormhole is gone, replaced by a people of raiding warmongers known as the Reptile-Men…
Behind the scenesEdit
This story was first printed in March of 2002 in the German Lustiges Taschenbuch #297. It was printed in English in Donald Duck Adventures #8.
Judging by its code, it had been created and delivered to Egmont as early as 2000.
It is possible that the plot device of the ducks' superhuman strength being cancelled by gold was inspired by the Cybermen, a species of alien cyborgs from long-running series Doctor Who who lost all fightning ability when exposed to gold. However, it could also be a mere coincidence.