Four Color #408 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck and the Golden Helmet
(July-August 1952)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1952
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). Indicia title "Walt Disney's Donald Duck and the Golden Helmet, No. 408."

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Golden Helmet (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints
Keywords
maps; Vikings

Indexer Notes

Cover submitted January 3, 1952. Redrawn version in Donald Duck and the Golden Helmet [Dynabrite Comics] (Whitman, 1978) #11352.

[Full-Service Windows] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald has trouble getting his store windows shiny enough.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; Art submitted January 3, 1952. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

The Golden Helmet (Table of Contents: 2)

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
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Azure Blue; Lawyer Sharky
Synopsis
The ducks and a museum curator race Azure Blue, a descendant of the Vikings, to the coast of Labrador to find a golden helmet, left by a Viking explorer, that will give Blue title to all of North America. Once the helmet is saved from Blue, the curator and Donald have visions of ruling the continent.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on December 3, 1951. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Rigged-Up Lawn Roller] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald is angry because the nephews have lent his lawn roller.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art submitted on January 3, 1952. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

[Awash in Success] (Table of Contents: 4)

Donald's Nephews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
The nephews sell towels to the victims of an over-active park fountain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art submitted January 3, 1952. 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. The Golden Helmet
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Full-Service Windows]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. The Golden Helmet
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. [Rigged-Up Lawn Roller]
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Awash in Success]
    Donald's Nephews
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