Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #9 - Carl Barks art & cover (1st Barks Donald Duck)

Walt Disney's Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #9, 1942 - Donald and his nephews meet a parrot named Yellow Beak, which leads them on a search for lost treasure. Carl Barks begins his legendary comics career with this seminal issue. This story originally started as storyboards for an unfinished cartoon, evident in the repetitive layouts. Still, there are some fine moments, particularly in the rendition the antagonist Black Pete (see interior page below). Jack Hannah is co-credited with the art, although it's difficult to pinpoint the artists' respective contributions. Lengthy and sometimes monotonous, the artwork overall is better than most "funny animal" comics of the era. Barks is often credited with the cover, but his handiwork seems evident only on the treasure chest. This story was later reprinted in Donald Duck #250. This is number 1 of 43 Donald Duck issues with Barks art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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Barks cover pencils and inks = ***
"Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold" Barks story pencils and inks (with Jack Hannah) 64 pages = *
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over? pencils and inks = **

Donald Duck Four Color Comics #9 - Carl Barks 1940s dell comic book page art
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