Four Color #256 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck in "Luck of the North"
(December 1949)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1949
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielsen Cobb (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Walt Disney's DONALD DUCK in "LUCK OF THE NORTH," No. 256." Code number is W.D.O.S. #257-4912 (Note that code number does not match issue number.) Copyright 1949 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).

Luck of the North (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; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Reprints
Keywords
Arctic; kayaks; parkas; polar bears

Indexer Notes

Cover submitted July 21, 1949.

[Toasty Toys] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
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 burns the nephews' toys when firewood runs low.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Story submitted July 21, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Luck of the North (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks; Dana Coty (story idea)
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; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis
Donald, exasperated by Gladstone Gander's good luck, sends him on a wild goose chase to Alaska in search of a uranium mine, then is overcome by remorse and fears for Gladstone's safety. He and the nephews follow Gladstone to a desolate iceberg that just happens to contain a Viking ship decked out in gold trim.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story submitted June 29, 1949. First appearance of Gladstone Gander in the Donald Duck series. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[No Place to Hide] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
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 has trouble hiding the nephews' Christmas presents.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Story submitted July 21, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Tied-Down Tools] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
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 receive a box of tools for Christmas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Story submitted July 21, 1949. 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. Luck of the North
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Toasty Toys]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Luck of the North
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. [No Place to Hide]
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Tied-Down Tools]
    Donald Duck
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