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
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

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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey
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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; 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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Goofy; Black Pete; Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Donald's nephews get into mischief with a movie projector by projecting images of a fire on various neighbouring houses and causing fire fighters 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
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie

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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