Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics #62 - Carl Barks art

Walt Disney's Donald Duck / Four Color Comics #62, 1945 - Flying north, Donald and company bring much needed penicillin to a remote Alaskan hospital. Carl Barks continues to develop his pacing and layouts with marginal improvement. Some panels seem too similar on the same page, while others are minimally drawn. Like Four Color Comics v2 #9, could this story been derived from cartoon storyboards? By contrast, Barks' second feature shows the emergence of finer details and more carefully crafted sequences. Donald and the boys delve into the Florida Everglades, finding a community of pygmies called the Gneezles. Flora and fauna are nicely illustrated, enhancing the settings. Equal in length to the opening story, the artwork is decidedly warmer and more inviting. "Frozen Gold" was later reprinted in Donald Duck Adventures #4. This is number 3 of 42 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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"Frozen Gold" Barks story pencils and inks 24 pages = **
"Mystery of the Swamp
" Barks story pencils and inks 24 pages = ***
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Donald Duck Four Color Comics #62 - Carl Barks 1940s dell comic book page art
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