Saturday, April 19, 2014

Donald Duck #60 - Carl Barks art, mis-attributed Barks cover

Walt Disney's Donald Duck v1 #60, 1960 - Two terrific Carl Barks stories make this issue a special treat. In the first, Donald and Uncle Scrooge investigate the source of gigantic ants that terrorize a high society picnic. The second tells of Donald's determination (along with Daisy Duck's help) in winning a water ski contest. Though vastly different in length, Barks illustrates both tales with large, spacious panels. This works especially well in the longer story, where size matters thematically. This is number 37 of 43 Donald Duck issues with Barks art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Barks or Donald Duck issues. See also this blog's Carl Barks checklist.
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"Donald Duck and the Titanic Ants" Barks story pencils and inks 20 pages = ****
"Water Ski Race" Barks story pencils and inks 6 pages = ****

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Carl Barks
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More Barks posts:
Uncle Scrooge #14
Gyro Gearloose / Four Color Comics #1184 dell silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Carl Barks
Gyro fc #1184
Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #263 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book cover art
Donald Duck fc #263

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