Post by mickeyanddonaldfan on Dec 28, 2022 20:35:11 GMT
It must have been in a Western comic story, but if I have read it, I must have forgot or not realized that fact. Can someone clarify what the first story was where he was referred to as Black Pete rather than Pegleg Pete?
I also honestly think Black Pete is a better name for the character than Pegleg Pete, because his fur is always black, and he isn't always portrayed with a wooden leg (but then again, he could have been reverted to Pegleg Pete in modern translations for racial sensitivity reasons, despite that he's not black in racial standards).
(but then again, he could have been reverted to Pegleg Pete in modern translations for racial sensitivity reasons [...]
This is basically true, and was also the case in similar circumstances as far back as the 1980s (e. g. Disney Studio internal production, and later Disney Comics Inc., using "Big Bad Pete").
There was a brief time at Gemstone where we used "Black Pete" for new stories, but actually got an objection from readers. Even it it's okay to use it in reprints of 1950s material, it simply rings different in new-to-USA content.
I don't mind "Pegleg Pete" as the default at all, insofar as there are occasional reminders that he's still got the wooden leg under his more realistic artificial leg/foot. And while "Big Bad Pete" sounds nice as well, it's not as unique—there's already a Big Bad Wolf.
Oops! And also: to the best of my knowledge, the first story to call him Black Pete was the famous Karp/Barks/Hannah "Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold" (1942).