in Kite Weather

Kite Weather reconstruction, page 1 This story was written and drawn as a ten-page story with three-tier pages, but published as a seven-pager. It was cut up, panels were trimmed or expanded and the panels were pasted up in eight- or ten-panel (four-tier) pages instead of the original six-panel (three-tier) pages. In some panels, drawings not by Barks were added to fill in the empty space caused by the alterations in his panels. Apparently, no panels were omitted.

The story was a victim of shrinking comic-book size, which was caused by paper restrictions during World War II. As a result, there were too many pages of material to fit in the number of printed pages available. This made the publisher decide to trim the story in the least painful manner, rather than to omit artwork which he already paid for.

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