(December 1955-February 1956)

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
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

[Watt an Occasion] (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
How much for seventy-five of these candles?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge celebrates his 75th birthday with a 75-watt bulb on the cake.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art submitted on June 2, 1955. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

The Golden Fleecing (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 31.88 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
U.S. #12 - 5512
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strange adventures have befallen Uncle Scrooge in the years that he has been amassing his great wealth, but none has topped his quest for a golden coat!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; Larkie Ila; Larkie Agnes; Larkie Inez; Larkie Bessie; Larkie Fay
Synopsis
Scrooge, who wants a coat woven of gold, is shown some of the legendary "golden fleece" by Arab-like traders who prove to be Harpies in disguise. The Harpies take Scrooge and Donald to Colchis, where Scrooge is to judge their cooking ability. The nephews come to the rescue; but Scrooge is swallowed by the Sleepless Dragon.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo

Indexer Notes

The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Art submitted on June 2, 1955. Barks was forced by his editor to change all references to "Harpies" to "Larkies." Some panels also had to be redrawn. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

[Doughnut Dare] (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'd gladly pay you 10 cents for a cup of coffee if your cups weren't so small!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge gets free coffee at the diner by soaking it up with a "doughnut" cut from a sponge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art submitted on June 2, 1953. Part of a "Scrooge at a diner" series of gags. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

[A Sweat Deal] (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)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Uncle Scrooge, dying of thirst, passes up Joe's Oasis restaurant in the desert in favour of lower prices at another restaurant, a mile away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on June 2, 1955. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Money Hourglass]
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. [Watt an Occasion]
    Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. The Golden Fleecing
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. [Doughnut Dare]
    Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. [A Sweat Deal]
    Uncle Scrooge
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