Four Color #9 - Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold!
(October 1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1942-08-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1942 Pamphlets, page 566.

The indicia title, which is also the title reported to the Copyright Office, is "DONALD DUCK FINDS PIRATE GOLD, No. 9."

Copyright 1942 by Walt Disney Productions.

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Per Anthony Durant (April 27, 2006): "This is essentially an adaptation of a Donald Duck short that was never filmed."

Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold! (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Hank Porter
Inks
Hank Porter
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Yellow Beak
Reprints
Keywords
parrots; treasure chests

[Introduction] (Table of Contents: 1)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hank Porter
Inks
Hank Porter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Yellow Beak; Black Pete; Red Eye
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Two illustrations with brief word balloons.

Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 64 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Karp (adaptation); Homer Brightman (original storyboards)
Pencils
Carl Barks (story pages 1, 2, 5, 12-40); Jack Hannah (story pages 3, 4, 6-11, 41-64)
Inks
Carl Barks (story pages 1, 2, 5, 12-40); Jack Hannah (story pages 3, 4, 6-11, 41-64)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Yellow Beak; Black Pete; Red Eye
Synopsis
Bearing a map found in Donald's seafood restaurant, the ducks and a parrot named Old Yellow Beak set sail for an island where the pirate Henry Morgan's treasure is buried. Unknown to them, the crew of the ship is made up of Black Pete, disguised as an old woman, and two of his rat-faced henchmen. Peter takes over the ship, but the ducks and the parrot reach the treasure island on a raft. They dig up the treasure while Pete lies in wait.
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Indexer Notes

This is Carl Barks' first comic-book work. "The story adaptation was written by Bob Karp, and was taken from storyboards by Homer Brightman for "Morgan's Ghost," a Disney feature cartoon that was never produced." Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). There is a follow-up to the story by Jack Hannah in Walt Disney's Comics- Cheerios Set W (Dell, 1947 series) #1 and a later one in 1962 in Italy.

[Donald and Nephews Counting Gold] (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hank Porter
Inks
Hank Porter
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald divides the treasure by giving himself one coin for every one he give each of the nephews (so he'll have three times as many.)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. One large illustration with a word balloon.

[Treasure Map] (Table of Contents: 4)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Hank Porter
Inks
Hank Porter
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Synopsis
Map of the island on which the treasure is buried.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold!
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Introduction]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. [Donald and Nephews Counting Gold]
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Treasure Map]
    Donald Duck
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Chris Boyko
  • Pat Conolly
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • R. S. Martin
  • Darrel McCann
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mark Q
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore