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
On-sale Date
1952-05-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1952 Pamphlets, page 710.

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."

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
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
In Labrador, Donald uncovers the fabled Golden Helmet of Viking Olaf the Blue.
Reprints
Keywords
golden helmet; Labrador; map; 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
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Donald is the assistant guard in the museum at Duckburg!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; butterfly-seeking museum guest; lace and tatting-seeking museum guest; Azure Blue; museum curator; Lawyer Sharky; Azure Blue's ship's captain and crew; curator's helicopter pilot; embroidered lampshade-seeking museum guest
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, Donald, Lawyer Sharky - and even one of Donald's nephews (!) - have visions of ruling the continent.
Reprints
Keywords
desperate search; frequently reprinted story; golden helmet; museum; ruler of North America; sea or island setting; Vikings

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on December 3, 1951.

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

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
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).

Editing
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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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  • Chris Boyko
  • Pat Conolly
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Darrel McCann
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Joe Torcivia