(December 1953-February 1954)

Dell, 1953 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic [sans serif]
Editing
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Job number indicates that this issue was originally planned as Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #521.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Ballet Evasions] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is your diploma, Mr. McDuck!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck
Synopsis
Scrooge uses ballet to elude such pests as a process server and a bill collector.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art submitted on May 21, 1953. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

[The Menehune Mystery] (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S.M.O.S. #521 - 5312
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a picture of my private island, where I'm going to take my money for safekeeping!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Beagle Boys; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge has his money canned before shipping it to a Hawaiian island he has bought, but the Beagle Boys have infiltrated the canning operation and have bought the ship Scrooge uses. They make the ducks their prisoners on the island, which is now populated only by one old Hawaiian Opu Nui (Big Tummy) and the menehunes--the tiny ones.
Reprints
Keywords
Hawai'i

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on May 28, 1953. "According to Barks, his wife Garé--who had begun working as his assistant only shortly before--suggested the locale for this story and told him about the menehunes. [August 1978 letter to Michael Barrier]." Note and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

[The Cheapest Weigh] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want to get weighed, but doggoned if I'll spend a penny to do it!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge finds a way to avoid paying a penny but still learns his weight.
Reprints
Keywords
scales

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art submitted on May 21, 1953. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

[Bum Steer] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here my good fellow, hold out your hands!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge loads down a passing bum with sacks of money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on May 21, 1953. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Money-Patched Coat]
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. [Ballet Evasions]
    Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. [The Menehune Mystery]
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. [The Cheapest Weigh]
    Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. [Bum Steer]
    Uncle Scrooge
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