(December 1958)

Dell, 1940 Series
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Volume
19
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1958
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (editor)

[Polar-Temp Pinwheels] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Huey, Dewey and Louie play with pinwheels in bed next to open window, while Donald freezes.
Reprints
Keywords
freezing temperatures; kids-at-play; pinwheels; sleep problems; unwelcome surprise; winter setting

[The Littlest Chicken Thief] (Table of Contents: 1)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 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
Ye cats! What's the awful squaking outside?
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck [Carl Barks Dell Comics Logo with rounded k]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Grandma Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald and his nephews try to tame a little coyote on Grandma Duck's farm.
Reprints
Keywords
chickens; coyote; farm setting; hypnotism

[The Tattletale] (Table of Contents: 2)

Scamp / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Gregory
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got big plans for today, so I've got to give my silly little sisters the slip!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Scamp [sans-serifs]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Lady; Scamp's siblings [Ruffy; Fluffy; Scooter]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Gregory's collection of payment remittance invoices from Western Printing & Lithography Co., invoice dated May 1, 1958. The original title submitted by Gregory was "Tattletale".

[Swan (song) of the South] (Table of Contents: 3)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Real keen idea of yours for us to hitch-fly south for winter, Chip... but so far, right kind of ride hasn't come along!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; swan; vulture
Synopsis
To escape winter's cold, Chip and Dale hitch a ride on a swan flying south, and mistakenly end up in a desert south of the border.
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; flying south; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Dinner for Mr. Tom (Table of Contents: 4)

Chip 'n' Dale / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One crisp November morning, Grandma Duck called her farmhand, Gus Goose, into the kitchen and suggested, "Let's start getting Mr. Tom ready for Thanksgiving."
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; Gus Goose; Grandma Duck; Mr. Tom (turkey); Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Pluto
Synopsis
Chip and Dale save Mr. Tom the turkey from being Grandma Duck's Thanksgiving dinner.
Keywords
Thanksgiving; turkey

Indexer Notes

Oddly absent was the typical misunderstanding about "having a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner" that occurs in such stories. Though deliberately soft-pedaled, Mr. Tom was actually intended as the main course, if not for the intervention of Chip and Dale.

[Pass(ing) the Punch] (Table of Contents: 5)

Donald Duck / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Karp
Pencils
Al Taliaferro
Inks
Al Taliaferro
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Al Taliaferro
Editing
Frank Reilly (syndicate editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, duck, your nephew just punched my nephew in the eye!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Dewey (blue cap)
Synopsis
After Dewey punches an angry guy's nephew in the eye, the angry guy punches Donald in the eye. With that, Dewey is off to continue the vicious cycle of eye-punching.
Reprints
Keywords
black eye; fighting; newspaper strip reprint; vicious cycle

[Waking Upon a Bed of Snow] (Table of Contents: 6)

Donald Duck / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Karp
Pencils
Al Taliaferro
Inks
Manuel Gonzales
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
Frank Reilly (syndicate editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I said it's... ...time to get up!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald shovels snow over the bed to make his nephews get up.
Reprints
  • from Donald Duck daily (King Features Syndicate) 1956-01-09
Keywords
newspaper strip reprint; snow; snow shoveling; winter setting

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Alberto Becattini.

The Threat of the Stone-Eaters [Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Searching for a lost explorer high in the Andes of South America, Mickey and Goofy learn of termites that eat stone!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Later Version]
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Dr. Artifact; Slunk; Andes natives; Chilean police officer
Synopsis
Mickey, Goofy, and Dr. Artifact escape from the high mountain on llama-back to warn the authorities of the stone-eating termites and Slunk's evil plans for them. A tense situation ensues as a llama-riding Slunk, with a metal container full of the terror-termites, catches up to our heroes - and an angry group of natives pursues all parties.
Reprints
Keywords
Andes Mountains; exploring; extermination; llamas; mystery; pursuit; termites

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 of 3.

At the adventure's end, the Chilean authorities deal with the titular "Threat of the Stone-Eaters" in an uncharacteristic way for such a story... "[The stone-eating termites in Slunk's metal container] shall be destroyed! And rest assured my government will find a way to exterminate those left in the valley!".

[More Orphan than Not] (Table of Contents: 8)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Karp
Pencils
Al Taliaferro
Inks
Al Taliaferro
Letters
Al Taliaferro
Editing
Frank Reilly (syndicate editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Dewey... get moving!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Dewey; young woman; middle-aged woman; banker; bootblack; pool shark; beat cop; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Oblivious to his giving the impression that he is an orphan, while heading out to borrow a cup of sugar from Daisy, Dewey accidentally accumulates a cupful of charitable coin donations from various folks he passes along the way.
Reprints
Keywords
charitable donations; newspaper strip reprint; obliviousness; orphan; wrong impression

[Schwinn Mark II Jaguar] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Polar-Temp Pinwheels]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [The Littlest Chicken Thief]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. [The Tattletale]
    Scamp
  4. 3. [Swan (song) of the South]
    Chip 'n' Dale
  5. 4. Dinner for Mr. Tom
    Chip 'n' Dale
  6. 5. [Pass(ing) the Punch]
    Donald Duck
  7. 6. [Waking Upon a Bed of Snow]
    Donald Duck
  8. 7. The Threat of the Stone-Eaters [Chapter Three]
    Mickey Mouse
  9. 8. [More Orphan than Not]
    Donald Duck
  10. 9. [Schwinn Mark II Jaguar]
    Schwinn Bicycles
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • Robert Copeman
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jochen G.
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Dan Kocher
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Stangas
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Van Dore