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The Firebug is a comic story written and drawn by Carl Barks. It features Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck and Doctor Quackfaster.


Donald Duck gets hit on the head as he was going to light a fire in his chimney. When he wakes up, he is crazed and only obssessed with lighting fires, fires, fires and more fires. And not just any fires -- he wants creative fires. And soon thereafter, Duckburg is hit by numerous large fires. Though Donald is of course blamed for them, he denies lighting such big-scale fires… Huey, Dewey and Louie therefore investigate to find the real culprits.

Behind the scenes

It was printed in 1946. The story has two endings: In the original, Donald ends up behind bars. However, Barks was forced to rewrite the ending, and in the new ending, it is revealed that it was all a dream.