Four Color #203 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck in The Golden Christmas Tree
(December 1948)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1948-10-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
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 THE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS TREE, No. 203." Code number is W.D.O.S. #203-4812. 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). Can also be considered as Donald Duck #6.

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


The Golden Christmas Tree (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas trees; snow

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on July 29, 1948.

[Jumping to Conclusions] (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; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald returns the nephews' presents when they fail to do their chores.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted July 22, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Golden Christmas Tree (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Wicked Witch
Synopsis
The nephews, disappointed in their wish for a golden Christmas tree, are lured into a trap by a witch who plans to use their tears in a magic potion that will destroy all the Christmas trees on earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted June 30, 1948. Dialogue in panels two, three, four, and five of the last page of the story was changed by Barks' editors. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Special Delivery (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Wright
Pencils
Bill Wright
Inks
Bill Wright
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Bill Wright

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa sprains his ankle when he visits Mickey's house on Christmas Eve. Mickey and Goofy deliver the presents on the few remaining stops on Santa's list, but not without a number of accidents.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The True Test] (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
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald tests toys to see how sturdy they are.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Art submitted July 22, 1948. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Ornaments on the Way] (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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald acquires some unusual decorations for his Christmas tree.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on July 22, 1948. 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. The Golden Christmas Tree
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Jumping to Conclusions]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. The Golden Christmas Tree
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Special Delivery
    Mickey Mouse and Goofy
  5. 4. [The True Test]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Ornaments on the Way]
    Donald Duck
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