(June 1948)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
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 OLD CASTLE'S SECRET, No. 189." Code number is D.D.O.S. #189-486. Copyright 1948 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).

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Old Castle's Secret (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
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Keywords:
castles; skeletons; swords

Indexer Notes

Carl Barks' first front cover for any comic book. Art submitted January 16, 194. New version of cover in The Best of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge (Gold Key, 1964) #1.

[Bird Watching] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (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; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald takes the nephews birdwatching.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted on January 6, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

"The Old Castle's Secret" (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 32 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; Uncle Scrooge (second appearance); Diamond Dick
Synopsis:
Uncle Scrooge and the ducks go to Scotland to find the treasure hidden in the walls of the old McDuck castle, and there they encounter a "ghost" that is invisible except for the shadow cast by its skeleton. The "ghost" soon steals the treasure and traps the ducks on a balcony a hundred feet above the ground, but the nephews get down safely and find a secret entrance to the castle through an old graveyard.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on December 3, 1947. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Horseshoe Luck] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (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; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald refuses to believe that finding a horseshoe brings good luck.
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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted January 6, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Bean Taken] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (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; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald devises a system for guessing the number of beans in a jar.
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Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on January 6, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Old Castle's Secret
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Bird Watching]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. "The Old Castle's Secret"
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. [Horseshoe Luck]
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Bean Taken]
    Donald Duck
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