Is donald duck seen as comic character in the united states or just as cartoon?

I'm from Europe and almost everyone would call Donald Duck a 100% comic character.
In the United States "super hero" comics are preferred, aren't they? To those people, who are living there: would you classify Donald Duck as a good hit in a search for comic characters or would you expect all those super hero characters first? I actually do need this information for my thesis.
Asked Jun 30, 2014
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Answered Jun 30, 2014

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