Four Color #456 - Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge, Back to the Klondike
([March] 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic
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 "Walt Disney's UNCLE SCROOGE, BACK TO THE KLONDIKE, No. 456". Code number is U.S.O.S. #456-533. Copyright 1953 by Walt Disney Productions. Second of three Uncle Scrooge Four Colors. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).


Back to the Klondike (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Glittering Goldie; Blackjack (bear)
Reprints
Keywords
bears; gold; picks; prospecting; shotguns

[Fare Delay] (Table of Contents: 1)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Carl Barks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Taxi! Take me to the city hall!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge waits for the light to change before getting into a taxi.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art submitted October 16, 1952. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Back to the Klondike (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've just finished counting this money, and now I can't remember how much there was!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Glittering Goldie (intro); Blackjack (bear, intro)
Synopsis
Scrooge takes pills to restore his failing memory, and immediately recalls the location of bag of nuggets he cached in the Yukon fifty years before. When the ducks arrive in the Klondike, they find that Scrooge's claim has been taken over by Glittering Goldie, a former dance hall girl Scrooge knew in the gold rush days--and who still owes Scrooge a thousand dollars, plus interest.
Reprints
Keywords
bear; Dawson; gold; gold mining; Klondike; Yukon

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on September 18, 1952. Comment by Kim Weston: "Originally the story was 32 pages. As published it was only 27. A five page sequence was cut following page 11 of the published story and another half page following published page 15. These pages change the charters motivations, making Scrooge a somewhat more sympathetic but more ambiguous character and Goldie less so." The cut pages have been added to some of the reprints. Synopsis by Michael Barrier and comment from Kim Weston are both from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Somethin' Fishy Here (Table of Contents: 3)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! oh, boy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Tony
Synopsis
Donald pastes up a fake newspaper that convinces Scrooge that fish have been made the official money of the land.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted in September 1952. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[The Money Ladder] (Table of Contents: 4)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Carl Barks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That light globe is burned out, and I haven't got a ladder!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge uses baled money as a ladder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art submitted on October 16, 1952. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[The Checker Game] (Table of Contents: 5)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you want to make this game for a billion dollars?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge plays checkers for high stakes--with himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on October 16, 1952. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Back to the Klondike
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. [Fare Delay]
    Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. Back to the Klondike
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. Somethin' Fishy Here
    Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. [The Money Ladder]
    Uncle Scrooge
  6. 5. [The Checker Game]
    Uncle Scrooge
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