Four Color #275 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck in "Ancient Persia"
(May 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
1950
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 ANCIENT PERSIA, No. 275." Code number is D.D.O.S. #276-505. (Note that Code number does not match issue number.) Copyright 1950 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). Apparently Donald Duck #11.

Ancient Persia (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
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
Synopsis
Donald sitting on a throne.
Reprints
Keywords
fezzes; pith helmets; scepters; slingshots; thrones

Indexer Notes

Cover submitted November 10, 1949.

[April Fool Photo] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop; ?
Letters
Tony Strobl

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
The nephews play an April Fool joke on Donald while pretending to take his picture.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Donald Duck in Ancient Persia (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
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Prince Cad Ali Cad; King Nevvawaza
Synopsis
The ducks are kidnapped by a mysterious scientist and flown to Persia, where they dig into an ancient city, Itsa Faka. The inhabitants of the city have been dehydrated while still living and the scientist restores the royal entourage to life by pouring its dust into a special mixture. Donald is mistaken for the prince who jilted King Nevvawaza's daughter and a marriage ceremony is ordered by the king.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story submitted November 23, 1949. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Jet-Job Joes (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop; ?
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
The nephews want to enter their racer in a race, but Donald doesn't want them to go very fast.
Reprints

Rules 'n' Regulations (Table of Contents: 4)

Donald Duck / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop; ?
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Tired of the nephews messing up the house, Donald makes a set of rules that they have to follow. To escape the regulations, the nephews build a houseboat.
Reprints

[Donald and Traffic Safety] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop; ?
Letters
Tony Strobl

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald scolds the nephews for not practicing proper safety habits when crossing the street.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Daisy's Umbrella Hat] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop; ?
Letters
Tony Strobl

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Donald makes fun of Daisy's new umbrella hat--until it rains.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ancient Persia
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [April Fool Photo]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Donald Duck in Ancient Persia
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Jet-Job Joes
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. Rules 'n' Regulations
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Donald and Traffic Safety]
    Donald Duck
  7. 6. [Daisy's Umbrella Hat]
    Donald Duck
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