Spotlight: Kisah Hidup Paman Gober

Posted on August 17th 2009 in Indonesia, Spotlight

I’m started a new category on this blog in which each time I’ll feature a different Disney comic title from around the world. The first one is Kisah Hidup Paman Gover (or The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck) from Indonesia. This new series, which was launched in July 2009, collects The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck in chronological order: the original 12 chapters as well as the additional “in-between” chapters. The work, for which Don Rosa earned the Will Eisner Award in 1995, tells the story of Scrooge’s life from 1877 to 1947 using references found in Carl Barks stories. Look at this gorgeous cover of the first issue:

Issue 1 of Kisah Hidup Paman Gober

Kisah Hidup Paman Gober is published by Kompas-Gramedia, the largest media conglomerate in Indonesia, which not only publishes books and magazines but also owns 5 radio stations and a TV station. Disney comics have a solid presence in Indonesia with several regular titles, including classic Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics and trade paperbacks, as well as modern titles such as Tinkerbell, and Princess. The country’s flagship title is Album Donal Bebek, which has been published weekly since 1976.

The above first issue features parts 0 (Of Ducks and Dimes and Destinies), 1 (The Last of the Clan McDuck) and 2 (The Master of the Mississippi). It’s a 66-page regular-sized comic book with a glossy cover that’s been made to look like a leather-bound book. Cover price is Rp. 20.000,- (approximately $2 US).

Here are some more scans. The first picture is from the inside front cover, showing Rosa’s young Scrooge inside an ornate wall frame. In the second and third picture you can see that the title of each story is the original English title taken from the US publication. The fourth picture is from the last page and is a short history lesson about Mark Twain. Click for larger versions.

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Scan of Kisah Hidup Paman Gober from Indonesia Scan of Kisah Hidup Paman Gober from Indonesia Scan of Kisah Hidup Paman Gober from Indonesia


Oct 4, 2009
8:05 am
#1 nok rachmatiah wrote:

suka …. bgt pokoknya bagus bgt deh

Oct 8, 2009
8:59 am
#2 aldi wrote:

bagus…cocok buat kalian-kalian yg suka ngocol

Feb 15, 2010
7:36 am
#3 mencari jati diri wrote:

wah kl paman gober pasti duitnya jgn ditiru pelitnya ya…

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