Four Color #189 - Donald Duck in The Old Castle's Secret
(June 1948)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1948-04-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Eleanor Packer (editor); Alice Nielsen Cobb (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Walt Disney's DONALD DUCK IN THE OLD CASTLE'S SECRET, No. 189." Code number is D.D.O.S. #189-486. Copyright 1948 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).

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

The Old Castle's Secret (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop; ?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald and his nephews explore an old castle.
Reprints
Keywords
castles; skeletons; swords

Indexer Notes

Carl Barks' first front cover for any comic book. Art submitted January 16, 194. New version of cover in The Best of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge (Gold Key, 1964) #1. http://www.comics.org/issue/18839/

[Bird Watching] (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; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald takes his nephews birdwatching.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted on January 6, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Old Castle's Secret (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 32 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; Uncle Scrooge (second appearance); Diamond Dick
Synopsis
Uncle Scrooge and the ducks go to Scotland to find the treasure hidden in the walls of the old McDuck castle, and there they encounter a "ghost" that is invisible except for the shadow cast by its skeleton. The "ghost" soon steals the treasure and traps the ducks on a balcony a hundred feet above the ground, but the nephews get down safely and find a secret entrance to the castle through an old graveyard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on December 3, 1947. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Horseshoe Luck] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald refuses to believe that finding a horseshoe brings good luck.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted January 6, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Bean Taken] (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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald devises a system for guessing the number of beans in a jar.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on January 6, 1948. 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 Old Castle's Secret
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Bird Watching]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. The Old Castle's Secret
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. [Horseshoe Luck]
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Bean Taken]
    Donald Duck
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