(May 1944)

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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Alice Nielson Cobb?

Issue Notes

Indicia number is Vol. 4, No. 8.


[second hand shoes - no ration points] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck
Reprints:

This Month "The Mad Chemist" (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; science fiction
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald becomes a scientific genius after suffering a crack on the head, and invents "duckmite," an incredibly powerful explosive that he uses to propel a rocket to the moon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on December 30, 1943. Donald's "scientific" doubletalk includes an unwitting reference to a then-elusive chemical intermediate, carbene. Tongue-in-cheek references to this story were made in at least two scientific publications in the 1960s. The first panel of the second page was reproduced in "Chemical and Engineering News" for June 16, 1969, to accompany an article on carbene chemistry. Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

The Land of Long Ago (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Merrill De Maris
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Bill Wright
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Professor Dustibones (introduction)
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1940.12.23 - 1941.04.12

Indexer Notes

part 5

[The Ambassador] (Table of Contents)

Bucky Bug / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vivie Risto
Inks:
Vivie Risto
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[Trapped Trappers] (Table of Contents)

Little Minnehaha / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Armstrong
Pencils:
Roger Armstrong
Inks:
Roger Armstrong
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Donald Duck's Contest (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A one-page contest ad with illustrations. Donald is planting his Victory Garden, and has a dream where he can't remember the names of his vegetables. The contest has illustrations of, for example, an egg and a plant (eggplant, get it?). Contestants guess the 6 vegetables. Winning boy and girl each get a $25 War Bond. Runners-up get war stamps.

Indexer Notes

Synopsis from Terry via the Error List (December 2006).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [second hand shoes - no ration points]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. This Month "The Mad Chemist"
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. The Land of Long Ago
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. [The Ambassador]
    Bucky Bug
  5. 4. [Trapped Trappers]
    Little Minnehaha
  6. 5. Donald Duck's Contest
    Donald Duck
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