Dell Giant #53 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck Merry Christmas
(December 1961)

Dell, 1959 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale Date
1961-11-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Brand
Dell Giant
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). Variant with ad for Schwinn Bicycles as back cover. Indicia title is "Walt Disney's DONALD DUCK MERRY CHRISTMAS, No. 53, 1961." Code number is D.D.M.C. #53-6112.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.

Donald Duck Merry Christmas (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Norm McGary (painting)
Colors
Norm McGary (painting)

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

Pantomime Perplexer (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Morty; Ferdie; Grandma Duck; Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Reprints

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Beagle Boys
Reprints

Santa's Ho, Ho, Ho! Christmas Game (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Gladstone Gander; Gus Goose; Morty; Ferdie; Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Daisy Duck; Grandma Duck; Gyro Gearloose; Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Reprints

The Party Panic (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Black Pete; Goofy
Reprints

Dit Dot Christmas Wishes (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Grandma Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Pluto; Daisy Duck
Reprints

Two and One Make Tree (Table of Contents: 6)

Ludwig Von Drake / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Ludwig Von Drake; Goofy
Reprints

Brer Fox's Favorite Christmas Snack (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Brer Fox
Reprints

Pluto's Underwater Antics (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Pluto
Reprints

Goofy's Funny Spelling Yule Fooler (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Goofy; Grandma Duck; Chip; Dale
Reprints

The Student Trap (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]
Reprints

Daisy's Most Useful Gift (Table of Contents: 11)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Daisy Duck
Reprints

The Present Plot (Table of Contents: 12)

Grandma Duck; Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Grandma Duck; Helper
Reprints

Gyro's Checkerboard Brainstorm (Table of Contents: 13)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Donald Duck
Reprints

Yule Log (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; Brer Bear; Brer Fox
Reprints

Chip 'n' Dale Jump for Joy (Table of Contents: 15)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Chip; Dale; Goofy
Reprints

Tough Sledding (Table of Contents: 16)

April, May and June; Huey, Dewey and Louie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; April; May; June; Grandma Duck; Gus Goose
Reprints

Toy Joy Riddle Fun (Table of Contents: 17)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Reprints

A Matter of Luck (Table of Contents: 18)

Gladstone Gander / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gladstone Gander; Wicked Witch
Reprints

Merry Christmas Maze (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck
Reprints

The Snowbound Hound (Table of Contents: 20)

Pluto / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Pluto; Clarabelle Cow; Horace Horsecollar; Morty; Ferdie
Reprints

Donald's Secret Temper Tamer (Table of Contents: 21)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck
Reprints

Success Story (Table of Contents: 22)

Donald Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Gyro Gearloose; Daisy Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bob Gregory's collection of payment remittance invoices from Western Printing & Lithography Co., contain an invoice dated July 13, 1961 for rough pencil visualization for this story.

Santa Donald's Drawing Puzzler (Table of Contents: 23)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Donald Duck; Chip; Dale
Reprints

Out of This World Christmas Crossword (Table of Contents: 24)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Pluto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Donald Duck Merry Christmas
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Pantomime Perplexer
  3. 2. Merry Christmas
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Santa's Ho, Ho, Ho! Christmas Game
  5. 4. The Party Panic
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. Dit Dot Christmas Wishes
  7. 6. Two and One Make Tree
    Ludwig Von Drake
  8. 7. Brer Fox's Favorite Christmas Snack
  9. 8. Pluto's Underwater Antics
  10. 9. Goofy's Funny Spelling Yule Fooler
  11. 10. The Student Trap
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  12. 11. Daisy's Most Useful Gift
  13. 12. The Present Plot
    Grandma Duck; Gyro Gearloose
  14. 13. Gyro's Checkerboard Brainstorm
  15. 14. Yule Log
    Chip 'n' Dale
  16. 15. Chip 'n' Dale Jump for Joy
  17. 16. Tough Sledding
    April, May and June; Huey, Dewey and Louie
  18. 17. Toy Joy Riddle Fun
  19. 18. A Matter of Luck
    Gladstone Gander
  20. 19. Merry Christmas Maze
  21. 20. The Snowbound Hound
    Pluto
  22. 21. Donald's Secret Temper Tamer
  23. 22. Success Story
    Donald Duck
  24. 23. Santa Donald's Drawing Puzzler
  25. 24. Out of This World Christmas Crossword
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Pat Conolly
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Jim Van Dore