(May 1946)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Editing:
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (story editor); Tom McKimson (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 in the Terror of the River, No. 108." No code number. Copyright 1946 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).


The Terror of the River (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; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints:

The Terror of the River!! (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
Synopsis:
Donald's sneezes at an auction are mistaken for bids on a houseboat and soon he and the nephews are sailing down the Ohio River. There they encounter a huge serpent, which they later learn is an elaborate submarine whose captain gets his pleasure from scaring people.
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Indexer Notes

Story begins on the inside front cover in black, red, and white. Art submitted on January 25, 1946. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Firebug (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks; Carl Buettner (last two panels only)
Inks:
Carl Barks; Carl Buettner (last two panels only)
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Carl Barks; ? (last two panels)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Synopsis:
Donald falls on his head when getting up one morning and turns into a pyromaniac, setting harmless fires but also getting the blame for big fires set by another firebug.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on July 19, 1945. "Pages have nine to eleven panels each; most have ten panels." "The last two panels of this story are by an artist other than Barks*. In them Donald learns that his adventures as a firebug have been only a bad dream. In Barks' original version, Donald went to jail for accidentally burning down a courthouse." Notes and Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). *- Alberto Becattini identifies the artist of the last two panels as Carl Buettner (May 14, 2007).

Seals Are So Smart (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:
The nephews play ball at the beach with a baby seal, and this sets Donald to dreaming of how much money he could make with a trained seal act.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color. Art submitted on January 25, 1946. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Terror of the River
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. The Terror of the River!!
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. The Firebug
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Seals Are So Smart
    Donald Duck
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