Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Walt Disney's Donald Duck in Tallinn

Donald Duck comics have enjoyed incredible popularity for many decades.  This edition, "The Hansa Hazard" was published in 2011 and is of particular interest because it features the iconic tower of St.Olaf church in Tallinn. With Donald and Uncle Scrooge dressed in classic Hanseatic clothes it is definitely an attractive addition to any collection.

During the Soviet occupation of Estonia, Donald Duck comics were the only Disney comics allowed in the country. Titled Piilupart, Miki ja teised  (Duck, Mickey and Others) they were perhaps perceived as less of a threat by Soviet censors.

It is interesting to note that "The Hansa Hazard" was published in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Brazil. Click here here to see the covers for the individual countries.