Four Color #1095 - Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose
(April-June 1960)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1960-02-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Brand
Dell
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig ? (story editor); Del Connell ? (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Credits based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). On-sale date from 1960 Books and Pamphlets, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Say Cheese] (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; Helper
Synopsis
Camera paints Gyro's portrait.
Reprints
Keywords
paint brushes; painting; palettes; portraits; robots

Indexer Notes

Cover art submitted September 28, 1959.

The Call of the Wild (Table of Contents: 1)

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
Synopsis
Gyro invents a moose call so good that hunters fire at him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art submitted on October 19, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Cave of the Winds (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; Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Beagle Boys
Synopsis
On Gyro's advice, Scrooge buys Duckburg savings bonds with his move to save it from the Beagle Boys, then hides the bonds in caves in the Aeolian Mountains.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on September 12, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Mixed-up Mixer (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Synopsis
Gyro uses his new cement mixer to build a dam on Grandma's farm when a flood hits, then Grandma uses it to mix bread for flood refugees.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on September 16, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Madball Pitcher (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Gyro, caught in the middle in a hotly contested baseball game between two Duckburg teams, invents an unhittable ball for one side and an unmissable bat for the other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on September 12, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Bear Tamer (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; bear; members of the Royal Order of Horeshoe Kids Club
Synopsis
Gladstone recruits Gyro to help him barehandedly tame a wild bear so that he will be crowned "King of Luck" by the Royal Order of Horeshoe Kids. Despite the fact that all he wants to do is enjoy his Gyroburger lunch, a hesitant but obliging Gyro invents a repellent that keeps the bear subdued. Complications arise with the bear, and Gyro never does get to have his long-anticipated lunch.
Reprints
Keywords
bears; cheating; contests; forest setting; good luck; insecurity; inventors

Indexer Notes

Art submitted October 29, 1959.

A notable peering into the soul of the obnoxiously overconfident Gladstone Gander, whose heretofore unseen inner insecurities actually drive him to get Gyro to help him cheat at winning a "contest of luck" versus a field of other presumed extraordinarily lucky contenders.

Tale of the Tape (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
Synopsis
Gyro tapes his snores, but the tape picks up an elephant's snores as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art submitted on October 19, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

His Shining Hour (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
Synopsis
Gyro invents a home shoe shiner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on October 19, 1959. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies.

Visit Hawaii (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Say Cheese]
    Gyro Gearloose
  2. 1. The Call of the Wild
    Gyro Gearloose
  3. 2. Cave of the Winds
    Gyro Gearloose
  4. 3. Mixed-up Mixer
    Gyro Gearloose
  5. 4. The Madball Pitcher
    Gyro Gearloose
  6. 5. The Bear Tamer
    Gyro Gearloose
  7. 6. Tale of the Tape
    Gyro Gearloose
  8. 7. His Shining Hour
    Gyro Gearloose
  9. 8. Visit Hawaii
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Steve Coates
  • Robert Copeman
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Darrel McCann
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)