Just in time for summer, here’s Walt Disney’s Vacation Parade #2 from 1951. These Dell Giants (over 100 pages) were designed to provide the kids hours of reading, fun and games while they traveled along America’s highways towards their vacation destinations. Head over to the GAC Facebook Page for a full color spread of one of the cool Donald Duck themed games that appeared in this issue. Enjoy!
Walt Disney’s Vacation Parade #2 (1951)
Just in time for the blockbuster Wonder Woman feature film, here’s GAC Podcast Episode #22 where we talk about all things Wonder Woman! Enjoy!
Wonder Woman #1
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Episodes 19 through 37 have been uploaded and are now available on the GAC site and on iTunes. I will upload another batch next month.
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Here’s my beat but complete copy of Four Color Comics (2nd series) #9, featuring Donald Duck by Carl Barks and Jack Hannah in “Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold!”. This is Barks’ first published artwork on Donald Duck, and he went from here to become known as the “Good Duck Artist”, and created a rich tapestry of characters and stories to inhabit the Duck Universe. He is celebrated as one of the legends of the Golden Age of Comic Books. Enjoy!
Four Color Comics (2nd Series) #9 (1942)
Here’s my copy of the rare Complimentary Copy of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #4. Except for the cover, this is an exact duplicate of the regular issue #4. The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide states that this complimentary issue was probably mailed out to the subscribers of the cancelled Mickey Mouse Magazine, encouraging them to subscribe to the new comic book series. I’ll post an image of the back cover subscription form on the GAC Facebook page. Overstreet lists this complimentary issue as rare and states that only 5 copies are known to exist. I’ve only seen this copy in the wild, but I suspect that more than five copies exist. I have not checked the CGC census, but it may show more than five. By the way, when I purchased this copy, it had been previously slabbed by CGC, but the slab had been damaged and removed. I still have the label from the original slab, so this is one that will be in the CGC census.
Notably, this issue is the first cover appearance of Huey, Dewey and Louie, and is also the first Christmas cover in this title. Enjoy!
WDC&S #4 Complimentary Copy (1941)