([December 1973])

Western, 1968 Series
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Price
0.69 USD
Pages
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Del Connell ?
Color
color
Dimensions
4.75" x 6.5"
Paper Stock
Glossy Cardstock Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Walt Disney Comics Digest (Western, 1968 series) #44 [Gold Key].

The Whitman version does not have any of the Gold Key house ads on the back and inside covers (they're blank) and the indicia has no info except the original publication copyright dates (from Merlin Haas, February 2008). Given the 69 cent cover price, it is likely that this issue was actually printed after the Gold Key variant, probably at the same time as issue 50 or later when the cover prices changed to 69 cents.


[Nice-looking Donald] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

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

Indexer Notes

Cover is a redrawn version of Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #1182.

Donald Duck and The Mummy's Ring (Table of Contents: 1)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Reprints

Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring (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
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Black Pete [Peg-leg Pete]
Synopsis
Huey is trapped inside a mummy case and taken to Egypt by emissaries of the Bey El Dagga, who is restoring life in his province to the way it was in ancient times. Donald and the other two nephews follow Huey by getting jobs on the ship carrying the mummy case, and late sailing a felucca up the Nile to the Bey's domain.
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted on May 10, 1943. "Chris Couch, who worked with Barks as a story man at the Disney studio, is caricatured on a wanted poster on the seventh page of this story." Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Luck of the North (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

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

Luck of the North (Table of Contents: 4)

Donald Duck / comic story / 32 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
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis
Donald, exasperated by Gladstone Gander's good luck, sends him on a wild goose chase to Alaska in search of a uranium mine, then is overcome by remorse and fears for Gladstone's safety. He and the nephews follow Gladstone to a desolate iceberg that just happens to contain a Viking ship decked out in gold trim.
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Indexer Notes

Story submitted June 29, 1949. First appearance of Gladstone Gander in the Donald Duck series. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Donald Duck in Ancient Persia (Table of Contents: 5)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

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

Donald Duck in Ancient Persia (Table of Contents: 6)

Donald Duck / comic story / 32 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
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.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Pixilated Parrot (Table of Contents: 7)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

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

The Pixilated Parrot (Table of Contents: 8)

Donald Duck / comic story / 31 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; Uncle Scrooge; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Synopsis
Donald gives Uncle Scrooge a parrot that only counts, instead of talking, and Scrooge has the parrot memorize the combination to his safe; which Scrooge has been forgetting. However the parrot first gives the combination to two burglars and then flies away to a boat bound for Latin America.
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Indexer Notes

Story submitted February 23, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Nice-looking Donald]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Donald Duck and The Mummy's Ring
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Luck of the North
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. Luck of the North
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. Donald Duck in Ancient Persia
    Donald Duck
  7. 6. Donald Duck in Ancient Persia
    Donald Duck
  8. 7. The Pixilated Parrot
    Donald Duck
  9. 8. The Pixilated Parrot
    Donald Duck
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