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April, May and June





April, May and June Eyes: Black
Hair: White feathers
Race: Duck


Marital Status: Single
Known relatives: Daisy Duck (aunt)
Matilda (great aunt)
Drusilla (great aunt)
Tizzy (great aunt)
Group affiliation: The Junior Chickadee Patrol
Base of operations: Duckburg


Story: April, May & June are Daisy Duck's nieces. They help her out from time to time and are female opposites to Huey, Dewey and Louie.


Continuity: Disney
Publisher(s): Columbia Pictures
Disney
Dell Comics
Gold Key
Whitman Publishing
Gladstone
Gemstone
First app.: Walt Disney Comic #149 (1953)
Creator(s): Carl Barks
Country of origin: USA USA


Background notes: The sisters April, May and June Duck were created by Carl Barks and are some of the Disney characters that never really became popular in USA. Their first appearance was in Walt Disney Comic #149 from 1953. In the story they were not named, and it would be a long time before they reappeared. The next appearance was in Four Color Comics #1055 from 1959 and from there they started to appear on a regular basis. The names started with April being named in Dell Giant #35 and May and June in Four Color Comics #1140, both from 1960.

The three sisters were not used much by either Barks or Don Rosa but they have occurred regularly in the Disney books since 1960. Like many other Disney characters the stories today are produced in Europe. For some reason most of the stories are from Netherlands where the girls has been given blond hair, making them look a little older than they did originally. Others have tried drawing hair on the ducks before, but the Dutch stories seems to be the only where the looks are consistent. Like Huey, Dewey and Louie, the three sisters are identical. The only difference is the colors used on the clothes. The colors changes randomly making positive identification impossible. In many stories the three girls even wear identical colors. Only in the stories where the girls have blond hair is it possible to make a positive identification.

There are no indications on April, May and June being transferred to other media anywhere. It is however quite possible that they have occurred as merchandise like stickers, posters, pencils or similar objects.


Related links/characters:
- Disney Characters
- Beagle Brats
- Beagle Boys
- Daisy Duck
- Donald Duck
- Gladstone Gander
- Grandpa Beagle
- Gyro Gearloose
- Huey, Dewey and Louie
- Junior Woodchucks
- Little Helper
- Madame Mim
- Magica De Spell
- Moby Duck
- Porpy
- Scrooge McDuck