Classic February 2009
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Offered is a nice assortment of publications featuring Donald and Mickey, including the tough Firestone Giveaways for 1945 and 1947. Some early Mickey Four Color appearances are also part of the mix, with the most notable being the issue that is recognized as Mickey Mouse #1 in Dell's continuity for the title. A couple of WDC&S issues and a few of the somewhat scarcer March of Comics giveaway issues add to the fun found in this small collection of treasures. All remain unencapsulated, ready to be read and enjoyed.
Donald and Mickey - Merry Christmas - from Firestone (giveaways) - 1945 issue (Fair, due to chipping along the back cover's spine and top edge, plus some soiling on the front cover and the lower area of the first page; complete and still tightly bound, with creamy interiors; the eight-page Donald story is by Carl Barks, and it contains the introduction of Grandma Duck in comic books), and 1947issue (VG, with cream to light tan pages; contains an eight-page Donald story by Barks).
March of Comics (giveaways) - #'s 45 (1949; Little Yankee version; VG-, with creamy interiors), 56 (1950; Red Goose version with outer wrapper—this one carries an imprint seal on the outer wrap from an Illinois novelty company; the outer wrap grades GD/VG, while the Donald Duck comic protected inside easily hits the VF level; off-white to cream-colored pages), and 60 (1950; GD/VG outer cover and a Mickey Mouse comic inside that grades VG, due to a neatly reflattened dog-eared corner on most pages and a small amount of surface rust on the interior surface of the staples; off-white to cream-colored pages).
Four Color Comics (all featuring Mickey Mouse) - #'s 79 (1945; the third Four Color to feature Mickey; one story is by Barks; VG-, with cream to light tan pages and darker interior covers), 157 (1947; the sixth Four Color to feature Mickey, this one adapting the classic Mickey and the Beanstalk segment from the feature film Fun and Fancy Free [with co-stars Goofy and Donald]; VG-, due only to some minor loss of surface paper from innocuous areas of the front cove's background—would be FN/VF otherwise; cream-colored pages and light tanning along the interior cover's upper and lower edges), and 313 (1950; this is the nineteenth Four Color to feature Mickey, but this book is also considered to be Mickey Mouse #1 [Dell even included an unusual "M.M. 1" designation under the Four Color number of "313" on the front cover]; appears like a FN copy, except for a small puncture near the spine of the back cover that duplicates in lessening degrees on the ten pages before it [no paper loss]—VG, overall; cream-colored pages and light tanning along the interior cover's upper and lower edges; a date stamp of "DEC 19" appears on the rear cover).
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (Donald covers may both be by Walt Kelly) - #'s 61 (10/45; V.6 #1; VG, with cream to light tan interiors; Barks art; Dumbo meets the Witch and the Dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), and 105 (6/49; V.9 #9; VG/FN, with cream-colored interiors; Barks art; the Phantom Blot appears in the Mickey story).
1945-1950 Donald and Mickey Premiums and Other Comic Series (10 Items)
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