Thursday, December 12, 2013

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #147 - Carl Barks art

Walt Disney's Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #147, 1947 - An accidental purchase of a bomber plane lands Donald and his nephews in Volcanovia, a fictitious country in South America. As the name suggests, the land is rife with volcanoes large and small. While humorous and clever, the artwork suffers from monotonous layouts. In scenes where they fly through Andean-like peaks (pages 6-9), Barks draws his best panels. That aside, modeling and details are minimal throughout the story. Barks' skills continue to evolve and improve. This story was later reprinted in Donald Duck #256. This is number 5 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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Barks inside front cover pencils and inks (red and black duotone) = ***
"Volcano Valley" Barks story pencils and inks 30 pages = **
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Donald Duck Four Color Comics #147 - Carl Barks 1940s dell comic book page art
Carl Barks
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More Barks posts:
Uncle Scrooge #9
Christmas Parade #2
Donald Duck #54

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