Four Color #328 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck in Old California
(May 1951)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (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). Donald Duck #17? Designated "D.D. 2" on the cover.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Old California (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; western-frontier
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
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Keywords
flintlock pistols; gold panning; prospecting

[Love trouble] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Moore
Inks
Bob Moore
Colors
black/white/red (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Donald Duck in Old California! (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; western-frontier
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Synopsis
The ducks, injured in a car wreck in Southern California, are transported by means of a mysterious dream to the California of 1848. While there they stay at the home of a wealthy Spanish rancher, take part in the gold rush, and help a young vaquero win the hand of a rancher's daughter.
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Indexer Notes

Story submitted November 2, 1950. Comment: "The story is set in that section of Southern California which Barks himself lived at the time. However, few of the settings were taken from real life." Comment and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Grandma's Visit] (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Christensen
Pencils
Bob Moore
Inks
Bob Moore
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Grandma Duck
Reprints

[The new boat] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Moore
Inks
Bob Moore
Colors
black/white/red (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[Banknote forgery] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Moore
Inks
Bob Moore
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Old California
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Love trouble]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Donald Duck in Old California!
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. [Grandma's Visit]
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [The new boat]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Banknote forgery]
    Donald Duck
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