Island in the Sky (comics)

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"Island in the Sky"
Story code W US 29-01
Story Carl Barks
Ink Carl Barks
Date June 15, 1959
Hero Scrooge McDuck
Pages 18
Layout 4 rows per page
Appearances Scrooge McDuck
Donald Duck
Huey, Dewey, and Louie
First publication Uncle Scrooge #29
March 1960

Island in the Sky is a funny animal comic book story written and drawn by Carl Barks. It was published in Uncle Scrooge #29, March 1960.

The asteroid 2730 Barks was named after Barks by a scientist at Cornell University who was inspired by the story.[1][2]


Scrooge and his nephews go on a quest in outer space to find an island in space to store his money on. They land on a small asteroid occupied by aliens and (normal) birds. Donald accidentally chases the birds away to a nearby planet, and with them, the only source of food for the aliens is gone. The aliens who were friendly at first are now mad at the Ducks. Huey, Dewey and Louie make Scrooge find a solution for the problem they caused. Scrooge sacrifices his fuel to get the aliens to the tropical planet nearby them. This detour results in a fuel stop at the space gas station, which gives Scrooge a high bill.

This story also shows how the emotions Scrooge has can be more important than his money.

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  1. ^ Helnwein, Gottfried; Barks, Carl (July 11, 1992). "HELNWEIN TALKS WITH CARL BARKS". Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2730) Barks". Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2007. p. 224. Retrieved October 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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