Saturday, May 10, 2014

Uncle Scrooge / Four Color Comics v2 #386 - Carl Barks art & cover

Carl Barks
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge / Four Color Comics v2 #386, 1952 - When the Beagle Boys erect a building next to his money vault, Uncle Scrooge transports and hides his gazillions in a nearby reservoir. Unfortunately, an old habit gives it away. On one of Carl Barks' finest covers, Donald Duck strains while Uncle Scrooge calculates. The illustration is rich in detail and the composition is perfectly balanced. The inclusion of Huey, Louie and Dewey adds scale and depth to the scene. The story itself is impeccably drawn, from the settings to the characterizations. The tale's climax on page 26 exceeds expectations with its bold rendition. In addition to this classic cover and story, Barks also draws three stand alone pages. This is number 1 of 70 Uncle Scrooge issues with Barks art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Barks or Uncle Scrooge issues. See also this blog's Carl Barks checklist.
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Barks cover pencils and inks = *****
"Only a Poor Man" Barks story pencils and inks 32 pages = ****
Barks back cover pencils and inks = ***
Barks inside back cover pencils and inks (black and white) = ***
Barks inside front cover pencils and inks (black and white) = ***

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Carl Barks
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More Barks posts:
Uncle Scrooge #8
WDCS #235
Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #282 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book cover art
Donald Duck fc #282

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