Four Color #1184 - Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose
(May-July [June] 1961)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-03-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
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 for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Alternate version exists. Cover art submitted on October 1, 1960. Price is listed on cover in two places.

The indicia says "May-July", but the cover says "June".

On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.

[Fly-free Fishing] (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
Gyro with automatic fly-swatters.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; flies; mechanical fly swatters; picnic baskets

The Nose Knows (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Garé Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper
Synopsis
Gyro sends up a rocket that radios back everything it sees and warns him of impending disaster.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art submitted on October 31, 1960. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). This sequence was replaced by an ad in some copies.

Monsterville (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
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; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Duckburg is rebuilt to Gyro's specifications, but his inventions eliminate so much work that the people have nothing to do.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on October 12, 1960. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Cube (Table of Contents: 3)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Garé Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; sports
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Donald Duck; Gus Goose; Grandma Duck; Helper
Synopsis
Gyro tries to find a use for the large plastic cube with holes that he has invented.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted October 12, 1960. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Odd Offspring (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose
Reprints

Quiz Fizzle (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose
Reprints

Mighty But Miserable (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Garé Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Beagle Boys; Daisy Duck; Donald Duck; Horace Horsecollar; Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Synopsis
A Beagle Boy forces Gyro to increase his intelligence, but the machine's effects last only an hour.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on October 12, 1960. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Brain-strain (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Garé Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Donald Duck
Synopsis
Gyro is marooned with Donald on a rocky island when Donald's poorly constructed boat sinks.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on October 12, 1960. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Sour Notes (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Reprints

The Old Timer (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Garé Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Donald Duck
Synopsis
Gyro drives his self-servicing car into Donald's service station--but only for a drink of water.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art submitted on October 31, 1960. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Mechanized Mess (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Garé Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose
Synopsis
Gyro's mechanized trash can frightens the trash collectors.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted October 31, 1960. This sequence was replaced by an ad in some copies.

Home Movies (Table of Contents: 11)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Fly-free Fishing]
    Gyro Gearloose
  2. 1. The Nose Knows
    Gyro Gearloose
  3. 2. Monsterville
    Gyro Gearloose
  4. 3. The Cube
    Gyro Gearloose
  5. 4. Odd Offspring
    Gyro Gearloose
  6. 5. Quiz Fizzle
    Gyro Gearloose
  7. 6. Mighty But Miserable
    Gyro Gearloose
  8. 7. Brain-strain
    Gyro Gearloose
  9. 8. Sour Notes
    Donald Duck
  10. 9. The Old Timer
    Gyro Gearloose
  11. 10. Mechanized Mess
    Gyro Gearloose
  12. 11. Home Movies
    Gyro Gearloose
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