(December 1956-February 1957)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Dollar Bill Wreath] (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
Reprints

[Fertile Assets] (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
I water my plants and sprinkle them with fertilizer, but they still look weak and draggly!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Reprints

Back to Long Ago! (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
U.S. #16 - 5612
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his latest adventure Uncle Scrooge goes back in history briefly and gets a big surprise!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Mesmer J. Spellcaster; Mr. Newrich; Mrs. Plushcake; Bo'sn Pintail
Synopsis
A hypnotist, behind on his rent, trades Scrooge nine minutes of hypnotism for his arrears. While under the spell, Scrooge learns that he was Matey McDuck of the British navy in an earlier life, and helped to bury a treasure on an island in the Caribbean. He heads for the island, but Donald has been hypnotized, too, and he and nephews have the same destination.
Reprints
Keywords
Caribbean; Lonely Island; Spanish treasure

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on April 26, 1956. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

[Forecasting Follies] (Table of Contents: 3)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 4 pages (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
I'm sure that a crystal ball is not always correct when forecasting the future!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper
Synopsis
Gyro develops a device that can predict future events.
Reprints

Mixed-up Presents (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey Mouse / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Ssst!" Morty hissed loudly at Ferdie.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Morty and Ferdie

[The Colossalest Surprize Quiz Show] (Table of Contents: 5)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[W US 16-05]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
And so another brilliant contestant on the "Colossalest Surprise" quiz show wins $100,000 for answering five tough questions!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Synopsis
Uncle Scrooge becomes a contestant on a quiz show where he can earn up to $120,000, but before he goes on the air, he learns that if he earns any more money he'll owe an additional one billion dollars in taxes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Foreign reprint information for this sequence is based on information from the freely available Inducks database: http://inducks.org. A promo for Christmas Parade #8 fills out the page.

[Backyard Bonanza] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Oh, me! Fuel oil has gone up in price, and I can't run this heater on any less than I'm using!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Uncle Scrooge builds a small oil rig in his backyard because of an increase in oil prices.
Reprints

Happy New Year (Table of Contents: 7)

Uncle Scrooge / illustration / 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
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on May 24, 1956. Dell "Pledge to Parents" at bottom 0.12 page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Dollar Bill Wreath]
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. [Fertile Assets]
    Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. Back to Long Ago!
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. [Forecasting Follies]
    Gyro Gearloose
  5. 4. Mixed-up Presents
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. [The Colossalest Surprize Quiz Show]
    Uncle Scrooge
  7. 6. [Backyard Bonanza]
    Uncle Scrooge
  8. 7. Happy New Year
    Uncle Scrooge
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