Four Color #108 - Donald Duck in the Terror of the River
(May 1946)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
1946-04-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "DONALD DUCK in the Terror of the River, No. 108." No code number. Copyright 1946 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 Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1946 Pamphlets, page 245.

The Terror of the River (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; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
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The Terror of the River!! (Table of Contents: 1)

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
Synopsis
Donald's sneezes at an auction are mistaken for bids on a houseboat and soon he and the nephews are sailing down the Ohio River. There they encounter a huge serpent, which they later learn is an elaborate submarine whose captain gets his pleasure from scaring people.
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Indexer Notes

Story begins on the inside front cover in black, red, and white. Art submitted on January 25, 1946. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Firebug (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks; Carl Buettner (last two panels only)
Inks
Carl Barks; Carl Buettner (last two panels only)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop; ?
Letters
Carl Barks; ? (last two panels)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald falls on his head when getting up one morning and turns into a pyromaniac, setting harmless fires but also getting the blame for big fires set by another firebug.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on July 19, 1945. "Pages have nine to eleven panels each; most have ten panels." "The last two panels of this story are by an artist other than Barks*. In them Donald learns that his adventures as a firebug have been only a bad dream. In Barks' original version, Donald went to jail for accidentally burning down a courthouse." Notes and Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982). *- Alberto Becattini identifies the artist of the last two panels as Carl Buettner (May 14, 2007).

Seals Are So Smart (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
The nephews play ball at the beach with a baby seal, and this sets Donald to dreaming of how much money he could make with a trained seal act.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color. Art submitted on January 25, 1946. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Terror of the River
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. The Terror of the River!!
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. The Firebug
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Seals Are So Smart
    Donald Duck
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • Pat Conolly
  • Robert Copeman
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Bob Hughes
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Darrel McCann
  • Keith Alan Morgan