(April 1959)

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Volume
19
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1959
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

[Divers in Aquarium] (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
The boys practice snorkeling in Donald's large fish tank.
Reprints
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; fish tank; snorkeling

[First Day of Spring] (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
Look, Unca Donald! The clouds are going away!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck [Carl Barks Dell Comics Logo with rounded k]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; game warden
Synopsis
On the first day of spring, Donald can't wait to go fishing, while Huey, Dewey, and Louie can't wait to fly their kites. The fishing and kite-flying continually intersect leaving many mishaps in their wake.
Reprints
Keywords
carelessness; fishing; getting carried away; inattentiveness; kite-flying; obliviousness; series of mishaps; spring; working-at-cross-purposes

[No Sleep] (Table of Contents: 2)

Scamp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter with Scamp, Pidge?
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Scamp [sans-serifs]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp's siblings [Ruffy; Fluffy; Scooter]; The Tramp; Lady; Scamp; Old Trusty; Jock; Boris; Pedro the chihuahua; Peg from Lady and the Tramp; Bull; Freddy Frog (spelled Freddie here); Freddy's two kids; Chiquita and Juanita and Rosita and Carmelita (only three of them); Hoot the Owl
Synopsis
A restless Scamp can't sleep, so he walks about seeing all the things that go on at night.
Reprints
Keywords
dogs; exploring; sleep problems

[Witch Convention] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Nick George
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Things getting dull around here again, Chip!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; Wicked Witch; Gasputin (Wicked Witch's donkey); other witches
Synopsis
The Wicked Witch kidnaps Chip and Dale and takes them to the "283rd Annual Witch Convention", where she plans to use the munks to help her win a prize.
Reprints
Keywords
contests; convention; forest setting; witches

Dumbo's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 4)

Dumbo / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Dumbo certainly has been busy this past week," Mickey said to Minnie one morning.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dumbo; Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Timothy; Figaro
Synopsis
Dumbo gets into a dilemma, when he volunteers to carry the mail while the post office's helicopter is being repaired.
Keywords
elephant; flying; mail delivery

Alaskan Adventure [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Gosh, I wonder where Goofy is? I was hoping to get an early start on our fishing trip!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Later Version]
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Skulk; Tiny; Indian chief; lone Indian brave
Synopsis
For fishing in Alaska with Mickey, Goofy packs for warmer climes because his great-uncle, Whopper O’Goof, told of a jungle-like area of Alaska with banana trees, crocodiles, and Indians. No-goods Skulk and Tiny, observe Goofy’s odd gear and Skulk recalls Whopper’s oft-told tales of jungles, natives and gold nuggets. They follow stealthily as Mickey and Goofy begin fishing. Goofy’s line snags the carved crocodile head of a totem pole, pulling it out of the river, but, before the villains could move in, a native chief forces the pair to carry the totem pole to an unknown destination.
Reprints
Keywords
Alaska; Alaska statehood; Alaskan geography; Alaskan wildlife; climate anomaly; fishing; Indians; Mt. McKinley; mystery; totem pole

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of 3.

As this story originates in 1959, the year Alaska achieved statehood, writer Fallberg, through Mickey, imparts a fair amount of information about "the 49th state":

MICKEY (to Goofy): "Alaska's our newest state, and our biggest! It's over twice the size of Texas, but only about one percent of it has been surveyed!"

Mickey also tells of Mt. McKinley ("...the highest peak in North America... 20.300 feet up!"), the Alaskan brown bear ("...some of them are over ten feet tall!") and the Chinook ("...the largest salmon, the Chinook, lives here! Some of them weigh a hundred pounds!").

[Playing Hard-to-Get] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Look, I've got a whole quarter! Want to have a soda pop with me?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Huey (red cap); Louie (green cap); little girl
Synopsis
Huey slickly maneuvers Louie out of having a soda pop with a girl... and enjoys it himself.
Reprints
  • from Donald Duck daily (King Features Syndicate) 1957-06-18
Keywords
newspaper strip reprint; psychology; soda pop

Indexer Notes

Only two of the three Duck nephews are present. Nephews are designated by the color of their caps... Huey = Red, Dewey = Blue, and Louie = Green.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Divers in Aquarium]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [First Day of Spring]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. [No Sleep]
    Scamp
  4. 3. [Witch Convention]
    Chip 'n' Dale
  5. 4. Dumbo's Dilemma
    Dumbo
  6. 5. Alaskan Adventure [Chapter One]
    Mickey Mouse
  7. 6. [Playing Hard-to-Get]
    Donald Duck
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Darrel McCann
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Van Dore