Four Color #300 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck in Big-Top Bedlam
(November 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

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Part of "Animated Cover" series.

Big-Top Bedlam (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Donald hanging from a tightrope.
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; clowns; tightropes

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Firecracker Light] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

Big-Top Bedlam (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 28 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; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Donald loses Daisy's heirloom brooch on the way to hock it for enough money to buy circus tickets for himself and the nephews. The brooch turns up mysteriously in the hands of a quick-change artist at the circus, and Donald gets a job as a clown so that he can try to get the brooch back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story submitted on April 20, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[The Firebugs] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Goofy; Black Pete; Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Synopsis
Donald's nephews get into mischief with a movie projector by projecting images of a fire on various neighboring houses and causing firefighters Donald and Goofy continuous confusion when they attend the areas in their fire engine in an attempt to put out the fires.
Reprints

[Good Deed Nephews] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck

Indexer Notes

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

How to make the front cover move (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Directions on making the front cover move.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Big-Top Bedlam
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Firecracker Light]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Big-Top Bedlam
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. [The Firebugs]
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Good Deed Nephews]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. How to make the front cover move
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