(August 1947)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Editing:
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielson Cobb (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 "Walt Disney's DONALD DUCK IN THE GHOST OF THE GROTTO, No. 159." Code number is D.D.O.S. #159-478. Copyright 1947 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 #2?


The Ghost of The Grotto (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; Louie
Reprints:
Keywords:
armor; knights; swords; treasure chests

Donald Duck and the Ghost of the Grotto (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 26 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; Louie
Synopsis:
While the ducks are running a kelp-gathering boat in the West Indies, they are told of the mystery of an armored man who appears every fifty years to kidnap a small boy. This time, the armored man kidnaps Dewey, and the ducks fight to free him from the armored man's stronghold in a grotto in a coral reef, beneath a rotten old galleon guarded by an enormous octopus.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title is slightly different than cover title. Story begins on the inside front cover in black, red, and white. Art submitted on April 15, 1947. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Adventure Down Under (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 25 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 is hypnotized into believing he is a kangaroo and buys airplane tickets to Australia for himself and the nephews. In Australia the ducks try to trap Mournful Mary, the "queen of the kangaroos," and this leads to Donald's falling into the hands of savage aborigines.
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 April 4, 1947. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ghost of The Grotto
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Donald Duck and the Ghost of the Grotto
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Adventure Down Under
    Donald Duck
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