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Issue Details

Issue #44
Published May 1944
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 52
Editing Alice Nielson Cobb?
Notes Indicia number is Vol. 4, No. 8.

Cover Details - "second hand shoes - no ration points"

Characters Donald Duck
Genre funny animal
Pencils Walt Kelly
Inks Walt Kelly
Notes Indicia number is Vol. 4, No. 8.
Reprinted In Carl Barks Library (HC) 7-092*

10 page Donald Duck story This Month "The Mad Chemist"

Characters Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Synopsis Donald becomes a scientific genius after suffering a crack on the head, and invents "duckmite," an incredibly powerful explosive that he uses to propel a rocket to the moon.
Genre funny animal; science fiction
Script Carl Barks
Pencils Carl Barks
Inks Carl Barks
Colors ? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters Carl Barks
Notes Art submitted on December 30, 1943. Donald's "scientific" doubletalk includes an unwitting reference to a then-elusive chemical intermediate, carbene. Tongue-in-cheek references to this story were made in at least two scientific publications in the 1960s. The first panel of the second page was reproduced in "Chemical and Engineering News" for June 16, 1969, to accompany an article on carbene chemistry. Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).
Reprinted in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (Gold Key, 1962 series) #301 (October 1965); in Carl Barks Library (Another Rainbow, 1983 series) #7 (March 1988); in Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (Gladstone, 1987 series) #15 (September 1989); in Carl Barks Library of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, The (Gladstone, 1992 series) #3 (March 1992); in Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Friends (Gemstone, 2003 Series) #329

8 page Mickey Mouse story "The Land of Long Ago"

Characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Professor Dustibones(1st)
Script Merrill De Maris
Pencils Floyd Gottfredson
Inks Bill Wright
Notes part 5
Reprinted from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1940.12.23 - 1941.04.12

10 page Bucky Bug story "The Ambassador"

Pencils Vivie Risto
Inks Vivie Risto

10 page Little Minnehaha story "Trapped Trappers"

Script Roger Armstrong
Pencils Roger Armstrong
Inks Roger Armstrong

2 page Donald Duck activity "Donald Duck's Contest"

Synopsis A one-page contest ad with illustrations. Donald is planting his Victory Garden, and has a dream where he can't remember the names of his vegetables. The contest has illustrations of, for example, an egg and a plant (eggplant, get it?). Contestants guess the 6 vegetables. Winning boy and girl each get a $25 War Bond. Runners-up get war stamps.
Pencils Walt Kelly
Inks Walt Kelly
Notes Synopsis from Terry via the Error List (December 2006).