Twilight Man is a comic story by Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton, who cooperated on both the plot and art. It features Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck as well as new character Primly Allworth and two sets of fictional characters: Super Snooper as well as his nemeses the Gamma Monsters and the Green Gremlin on the one hand, and Perky Pup and Buster Bunny on the other.
Donald Duck once more clashes with Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck over their love of Super Snooper comics, as he's found a job with the Guardians of Morality, a society of crackpots led by Doctor Allworth who seek to convince the public that comic books are a harmful influence on children!
- The leader and founder of the Guardians of Morality is Doctor Primly Allworth, who is also the author of the Golden Tales for Tiny Tots book series that Donald Duck is hired to proofread and which Allworth advertises as healthy children's entertainment (as opposed to superhero comics).
- The titles (and some plot details) of several Super Snooper comic stories are mentioned, including Super Snooper Battles the Green Gremlin, Super Snooper and the Ion Cracker and Super Snooper and the Creatures from Venus. The latter features Gamma Monsters from the planet in question.
- Super Snooper was introduced by Carl Barks in Super Snooper (1949) and would be used again, in a way difficult to wholly reconcile with Twilight Man, in Don Rosa's Super Snooper Strikes Again (1992).
Behind the scenes
Twilight Man was first published in the Dutch Donald Duck #1979-31 in 1979. It was released in English in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #518, with localization by Geoffrey Blum, and later reprinted in Disney Masters #5 under the title of Allworth and No Play.