(May 1950)

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 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 ANCIENT PERSIA, No. 275." Code number is D.D.O.S. #276-505. (Note that Code number does not match issue number.) Copyright 1950 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). Apparently Donald Duck #11.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Ancient Persia (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints:
Keywords:
fezzes; pith helmets; scepters; slingshots; thrones

Indexer Notes

Cover submitted November 10, 1949.

[April Fool Photo] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Tony Strobl
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Tony Strobl

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
The nephews play an April Fool joke on Donald while pretending to take his picture.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Donald Duck in Ancient Persia (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 24 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:
The ducks are kidnapped by a mysterious scientist and flown to Persia, where they dig into an ancient city, Itsa Faka. The inhabitants of the city have been dehydrated while still living and the scientist restores the royal entourage to life by pouring its dust into a special mixture. Donald is mistaken for the prince who jilted King Nevvawaza's daughter and a marriage ceremony is ordered by the king.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story submitted November 23, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Jet-Job Joes (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
The nephews want to enter their racer in a race, but Donald doesn't want them to go very fast.

Rules 'n' Regulations (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Tired of the nephews messing up the house, Donald makes a set of rules that they have to follow. To escape the regulations, the nephews build a houseboat.

[Donald and Traffic Safety] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Tony Strobl
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Tony Strobl

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald scolds the nephews for not practicing proper safety habits when crossing the street.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Daisy's Umbrella Hat] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Tony Strobl
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Tony Strobl

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck
Synopsis:
Donald makes fun of Daisy's new umbrella hat--until it rains.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Ancient Persia
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [April Fool Photo]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Donald Duck in Ancient Persia
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Jet-Job Joes
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. Rules 'n' Regulations
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Donald and Traffic Safety]
    Donald Duck
  7. 6. [Daisy's Umbrella Hat]
    Donald Duck
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