Four Color #29 - Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring
(September 1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1943-08-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielsen Cobb (story editor); Carl Buettner (art director)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "DONALD DUCK AND THE MUMMY'S RING, No. 29." Code number is D.D.O.S. #29 439. Copyright 1943 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).
On-sale date is publication date in Library of Congress copyright registration.

Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck
Reprints
Keywords
ancient Egypt; sarcophagi

3 Big Stories (Table of Contents: 1)

Donald Duck / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald puts up wall posters with the story titles on them.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Black Pete
Synopsis
Huey is trapped inside a mummy case and taken to Egypt by emissaries of the Bey El Dagga, who is restoring life in his province to the way it was in ancient times. Donald and the other two nephews follow Huey by getting jobs on the ship carrying the mummy case, and later sailing a felucca up the Nile to the Bey's domain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on May 10, 1943. "Chris Couch, who worked with Barks as a story man at the Disney studio, is caricatured on a wanted poster on the seventh page of this story." Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Hard Loser (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald and the nephews are rivals in the "Screwball Derby," a cross-country horse race in which any dirty trick may be played on the other contestants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on May 29, 1943. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). Barks reworked this story for Chuckwagon Derby in Uncle Scrooge (Dell, 1953 series) #34.

Too Many Pets (Table of Contents: 4)

Donald Duck / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks; Merrill De Maris (plot)
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Jingo
Synopsis
An organ grinder gives the nephews a monkey named Jingo, who plays hob with Donald's house until Donald sells him to a stranger. The stranger proves to be a foreign spy who tries to use Jingo to steal some secret plans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Barks was given a half-outlined plot by de Maris and polished the gags and lengthened the story. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). (Barrier's synopsis says Donald gives the monkey to a stranger, but he actually sells him for 50 cents.)

[Donald Gets His Picture Taken] (Table of Contents: 5)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
While Donald is having his portrait taken, the cameraman holds a miniature version of Donald to look at.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white.

[Closing the Book] (Table of Contents: 6)

Donald Duck / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Buettner ?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald is on a ladder closing the book.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Reference is made by a nephew to a plot point in Sequence 2.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. 3 Big Stories
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. The Hard Loser
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. Too Many Pets
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Donald Gets His Picture Taken]
    Donald Duck
  7. 6. [Closing the Book]
    Donald Duck
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