Four Color #386 - Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge in Only a Poor Old Man
(March 1952)

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).


Only a Poor Old Man (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints
Keywords
adding machines; fishing; money; rowboats

Indexer Notes

Cover art submitted on September 27, 1951.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Carl Barks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm selling Osogood Silver Polish!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
A salesman for Osogood Silver Polish volunteers to polish Scrooge's coins.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art submitted on September 27, 1951. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Only a Poor Old Man (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you had a fortune of umpteen-centrifugilillion dollars, what would you do with it?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Beagle Boys
Synopsis
When the Beagle Boys erect a building next to Scrooge's money bin, with plans to puncture the bin and drain out the money, Scrooge secretly transfers his money to an old reservoir, where he hides it underwater. Learning of this stratagem, the Beagle Boys try to destroy a dam so that Scrooge's money will flow onto their land.
Reprints
Keywords
money bin; reservoir

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on September 27, 1951. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Carl Barks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mister! How about a dime for a cup of coffee?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge takes a bum to a diner for a "free" cup of coffee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Art submitted on September 27, 1951. First of a series of one-page gags set in a diner. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm interested in the Soupline Eight!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Scrooge decides to "take a chance" on the Soupline Eight car.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted on September 27, 1951. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Only a Poor Old Man
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. ["I'm selling Osogood Silver Polish!"]
    Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. Only a Poor Old Man
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. ["Mister! How about a dime for a cup of coffee?"]
    Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. ["I'm interested in the Soupline Eight!"]
    Uncle Scrooge
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