(September 1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielson Cobb (story editor); Carl Buettner (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "DONALD DUCK AND THE MUMMY'S RING, No. 29." Code number is D.D.O.S. #29 439. Copyright 1943 by Walt Disney Productions. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).


Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Buettner
Inks:
Carl Buettner
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck
Reprints:
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; sarcophagi

3 Big Stories (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Buettner
Inks:
Carl Buettner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Synopsis:
Donald puts up wall posters with the story titles on them.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Black Pete
Synopsis:
Huey is trapped inside a mummy case and taken to Egypt by emissaries of the Bey El Dagga, who is restoring life in his province to the way it was in ancient times. Donald and the other two nephews follow Huey by getting jobs on the ship carrying the mummy case, and later sailing a felucca up the Nile to the Bey's domain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on May 10, 1943. "Chris Couch, who worked with Barks as a story man at the Disney studio, is caricatured on a wanted poster on the seventh page of this story." Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

"The Hard Loser" (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Synopsis:
Donald and the nephews are rivals in the "Screwball Derby," a cross-country horse race in which any dirty trick may be played on the other contestants.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on May 29, 1943. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). Barks reworked this story for Chuckwagon Derby in Uncle Scrooge (Dell, 1953 series) #34.

"Too Many Pets" (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks; Merrill de Maris (plot)
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Jingo
Synopsis:
An organ grinder gives the nephews a monkey named Jingo, who plays hob with Donald's house until Donald sells him to a stranger. The stranger proves to be a foreign spy who tries to use Jingo to steal some secret plans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Barks was given a half-outlined plot by de Maris and polished the gags and lengthened the story. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). (Barrier's synopsis says Donald gives the monkey to a stranger, but he actually sells him for 50 cents.)

[Donald Gets His Picture Taken] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Buettner
Inks:
Carl Buettner
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck
Synopsis:
While Donald is having his portrait taken, the cameraman holds a miniature version of Donald to look at.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white.

[Closing the Book] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Buettner
Inks:
Carl Buettner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carl Buettner ?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Synopsis:
Donald is on a ladder closing the book.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Reference is made by a nephew to a plot point in Sequence 2.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. 3 Big Stories
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. "The Hard Loser"
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. "Too Many Pets"
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Donald Gets His Picture Taken]
    Donald Duck
  7. 6. [Closing the Book]
    Donald Duck
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