Four Color #147 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck in Volcano Valley
(May 1947)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Editing
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielson Cobb (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "WALT DISNEY"S DONALD DUCK IN VOLCANO VALLEY, No. 147." Code number is D.D.O.S. #147-475. Copyright 1947 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). This issue is apparently Donald Duck #1, if you count backwards from #26, which was the number of the first issue of the regular Donald Duck Dell series.


Donald Duck in Volcano Valley (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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints
Keywords
volcanoes

[If the Hat Fits] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald tries on many hats and buys a huge sombrero.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted December 30, 1946. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Volcano Valley (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 30 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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald accidentally receives a full-size World War II bomber instead of the model plane he ordered, and sells it to the South American country of Volcanovia. The ducks are flown to Volcanovia, where they learn that they can leave the country only by becoming national heroes. Donald's efforts to become a national hero lead to his being proclaimed a national menace instead.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on December 9, 1946. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Donald Duck and Radio Trouble (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Tom McKimson
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Tom McKimson

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Donald sends the nephews to buy six eggs, but the advertisement for the eggs lands upside-down and the kids buy him six expensive radios from the Friendly Credit Store instead.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Donald Duck's Big Blow-out (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Hannah
Inks
Jack Hannah
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Neighbor Jones
Synopsis
Donald and Neighbor Jones both build barbecues and get in a fight when Jones buys up all the marshmallows in town for a party.
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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.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Donald Duck in Volcano Valley
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [If the Hat Fits]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Volcano Valley
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Donald Duck and Radio Trouble
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. Donald Duck's Big Blow-out
    Donald Duck
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