(December 1948)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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 GOLDEN CHRISTMAS TREE, No. 203." Code number is W.D.O.S. #203-4812. 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). Can also be considered as Donald Duck #6.


The Golden Christmas Tree (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas trees; snow

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on July 29, 1948.

[Jumping to Conclusions] (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 returns the nephews' presents when they fail to do their chores.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted July 22, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Golden Christmas Tree (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Wicked Witch
Synopsis:
The nephews, disappointed in their wish for a golden Christmas tree, are lured into a trap by a witch who plans to use their tears in a magic potion that will destroy all the Christmas trees on earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art submitted June 30, 1948. Dialogue in panels two, three, four, and five of the last page of the story was changed by Barks' editors. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Special Delivery (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse and Goofy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Wright
Pencils:
Bill Wright
Inks:
Bill Wright
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Bill Wright

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa sprains his ankle when he visits Mickey's house on Christmas Eve. Mickey and Goofy deliver the presents on the few remaining stops on Santa's list, but not without a number of accidents.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[The True Test] (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
Synopsis:
Donald tests toys to see how sturdy they are.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted July 22, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Ornaments on the Way] (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 acquires some unusual decorations for his Christmas tree.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on July 22, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Golden Christmas Tree
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Jumping to Conclusions]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. The Golden Christmas Tree
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Special Delivery
    Mickey Mouse and Goofy
  5. 4. [The True Test]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Ornaments on the Way]
    Donald Duck
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