The Vanishing Banister is a comic story written by Vic Lockman, penciled by Tony Strobl and inked by Steve Steere. It features Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, the debut of Dimwitty Duck, and the one-off characters of Countess Bonbon and Boris the Butler.
Donald Duck and Daisy Duck's newly-formed detective agency (of which Dimwitty is supposedly just the janitor, though he keeps tagging along) investigates mysterious, ghostlike phenomena troubling Countess Bonbon — which culminate in the overnight disappearance and reappearance of the banister of her grand staircase!
- Donald Duck has founded a detective agency, with Daisy Duck as his one agent and Dimwitty as the janitor.
- Daisy Duck uses the phrase “Don't wak-smart with me!”.
- She is shown to own a “pearl-handled lead-launcher”.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Vanishing Banister was originally printed in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #330. In English, it has only been reprinted in the Australian Walt Disney's Comics #264 and the British Donald and Mickey #131; in both case, the spelling of Banister the title was altered to the more common form of the word, Bannister with two Ns.
Notably, the story is in fact the debut of Dimwitty Duck, here referred to as simply “Dim-Witty”, who would later be established as a main character and a relative of Donald's.