Four Color #1047 - Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose
(November 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig and/or Del Connell (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).


[Feets Don't Fail Me Now] (Table of Contents)

Gyro Gearloose / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art submitted on April 8, 1961.

Inventor of Anything [Gyro's Workshop] (Table of Contents: 1)

Gyro Gearloose / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper
Synopsis
A full-page drawing of the exterior of Gyro's workshop, with Gyro on a bike-saucer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art submitted on March 18, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Gab-Muffer (Table of Contents: 2)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Bolivar
Synopsis
Gyro invents a machine to envelope the nephews in a "globe of silence," but then a fire starts in Donald's back yard and the gab-muffler silences Donald and Gyro as well as the nephews.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted March 18, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Stubborn Stork (Table of Contents: 3)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Uncle Scrooge; Junior Woodchucks [Huey, Dewey and Louie]
Synopsis
Gyro and Scrooge use Gyro's bike-saucers as they try to remove a nesting stork from an air vent leading from Scrooge's money bin, but the stork keeps coming back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on April 14, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Milktime Melodies (Table of Contents: 4)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Grandma Duck; Gus Goose
Synopsis
Gyro invents a special hi-fi set to keep Grandma's cows happy, and it performs well even when it accidentally starts broadcasting piercing sound waves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on April 14, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Lost Rabbit Foot (Table of Contents: 5)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis
Gyro invents a machine to locate Gladstone's lost rabbit's foot, which is in the water at the bottom of a pier.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Art submitted on April 14, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Bird Camera (Table of Contents: 6)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper
Synopsis
Gyro has no luck finding the curly-tailed woodpecker to photograph.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art submitted on March 18, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Odd Order (Table of Contents: 7)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper
Synopsis
Gyro, at a restaurant, orders a flashlight battery for his helper's dinner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on March 18, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). The sequence was replaced by an ad in some copies.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Feets Don't Fail Me Now]
    Gyro Gearloose
  2. 1. Inventor of Anything [Gyro's Workshop]
    Gyro Gearloose
  3. 2. The Gab-Muffer
    Gyro Gearloose
  4. 3. The Stubborn Stork
    Gyro Gearloose
  5. 4. Milktime Melodies
    Gyro Gearloose
  6. 5. The Lost Rabbit Foot
    Gyro Gearloose
  7. 6. The Bird Camera
    Gyro Gearloose
  8. 7. The Odd Order
    Gyro Gearloose
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