Four Color #178 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck
(December 1947)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale date
1947-11-14
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, No. 178". Code number is W.D.O.S. #178-4712. Copyright 1947 by Walt Disney Productions. Last Four Color to have "A Dell Magazine" emblem. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Donald Duck regular series #3?

On sale date (date of publication) per Copyright Entries 1947.


Christmas on Bear Mountain (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints
Keywords
bear cubs; Christmas; stuffed animals

[Fashion in Flight] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those big visors are really classy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Donald buys a huge visor for his tiny car.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, white, and red. Art submitted on July 22, 1947. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Christmas on Bear Mountain (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woe is me!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge (intro); Huey; Dewey; Louie; Edgerton; James
Synopsis
Donald's stingy old Uncle Scrooge McDuck lets the ducks use his mountain cabin for the Christmas holidays, planning to test Donald's bravery by coming to the cabin disguised as a bear. However, two real bears--a mother and her cub--turn up at the cabin soon after the ducks' arrival.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on July 22, 1947. First appearance of Uncle Scrooge. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Santa Claus Land (Table of Contents: 3)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Don Gunn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Tis the day before Christmas!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; The Seven Dwarfs [Doc; Grumpy]; Santa Claus; Prancer; Dumbo; Willie the Giant
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy are working at Santa's Workshop at the North Pole. Doc and Grumpy of the Seven Dwarfs and Dumbo are also working there. Goofy is made custodian of Santa's reindeer, where he discovers that Prancer has been stolen by Willie the Giant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Turn for the Worse] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm looking for Donald Duck!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald plays a joke by giving some misleading directions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, white, and red. Art submitted on July 22, 1947. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Machine Mix-Up] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must try out my new modern kitchen!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald tries out his new modern kitchen, with unhappy results.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on July 22, 1947. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Christmas on Bear Mountain
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Fashion in Flight]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Christmas on Bear Mountain
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Santa Claus Land
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. [Turn for the Worse]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Machine Mix-Up]
    Donald Duck
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