Four Color #495 - Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge
(September 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

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Continues as Uncle Scrooge (Dell, 1953 series) #4 (December 1953-February 1954).


[Jack-in-the-Box] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints
Keywords
jack-in-the-boxes; pirates; treasure chests

[Barber College] (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
The price for trimming your sideburns will be a dollar, Mr. McDuck!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge trims his own sideburns because barber's prices are "too much."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art submitted February 26, 1953. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Horseradish Treasure] (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 22 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
In 1753, the "Golden Goose", (sic) bound from Glasgow to Jamaica, sank without warning off the southern tip of Haiti!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Chisel McSue; Swindle McSue (flashback); Captain Seafoam McDuck (flashback); Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Synopsis
Scrooge is faced with the loss of his entire fortune to Chisel McSue because, many years before, an ancestor of Scrooge's failed to deliver a case of horseradish to Jamaica, and then failed to give all his property to McSue's ancestor, as provided in a contract. Scrooge can save his fortune only by fulfilling the terms of the original contract, and the ducks set out in a small sailing ship to find the horseradish, which was on a ship that sank in the Caribbean.
Reprints
Keywords
diving; Haiti; horseradish

Indexer Notes

Art submitted February 26, 1953. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[The Round Money Bin] (Table of Contents: 3)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 10 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 me! Oh my! What'll I do?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey; Louie; Beagle Boys
Synopsis
For safety's sake, Scrooge has his coins changed into greenbacks and stores them in an old water tank, but this fails to stop the Beagle Boys.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Scrooge's "Old Number One Dime," identified here only as the first dime he ever earned. Art submitted on February 26, 1953. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Money Bin at Rainbow's End] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Carl Barks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, look, Unca Scrooge! A rainbow!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Huey, Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Scrooge's money bin is at the bottom of a rainbow that the nephews see.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art submitted on February 26, 1953. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Feeds Flea Circus] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll buy some peanuts for the elephants!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Scrooge "treats" the trained fleas to a meal at the circus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on February 26, 1953. 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. [Jack-in-the-Box]
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. [Barber College]
    Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. [Horseradish Treasure]
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. [The Round Money Bin]
    Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. [Money Bin at Rainbow's End]
    Uncle Scrooge
  6. 5. [Feeds Flea Circus]
    Uncle Scrooge
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