Four Color #263 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck in "Land of the Totem Poles"
(February 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
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 LAND OF THE TOTEM POLES, No. 263." Code number is W.D.O.S. #263-502. Copyright 1949 by Walt DIsney Productions, Inc. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Apparently Donald Duck #10.


Land of the Totem Poles (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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints
Keywords
Indians; Native Americans; stereotyping of Native Americans; totem poles

Indexer Notes

Art submitted October 6, 1949.

[Noise Nullifier] (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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald's newspaper reading is disrupted by the nephews' noise.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Submitted October 6, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Land of the Totem Poles (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 24 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; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Donald is hired as a salesman on the Kickmiquick River in Northwest Canada, and learns only when he arrives there that he is to sell steam calliopes. He switches to cosmetics, and this gets him in serious trouble with a tribe of primitive Indians who have never before seen white men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Submitted September 29, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Trail of the Unicorn (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / comic story / 24 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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis
Donald and the nephews are sent to the Himalayas to capture a unicorn for Uncle Scrooge's private zoo. Gladstone stows away on their plane, and thanks to his luck, gets all the credit--and the reward--for finding the unicorn.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Submitted September 8, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Matinee Madness] (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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald is a theater doorman during a kiddie matinee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Submitted October 6, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[A Fetching Price] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald tests the ability of the nephews' dog to fetch a stick.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. 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. Land of the Totem Poles
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Noise Nullifier]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Land of the Totem Poles
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Trail of the Unicorn
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Matinee Madness]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [A Fetching Price]
    Donald Duck
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