Friday, January 31, 2014

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #223 - Carl Barks art & cover

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #223 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book cover art
Carl Barks
Walt Disney's Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #223, 1949 - One of Carl Barks' best known works, Donald Duck and his nephews go to Peru in search of inexplicably square eggs. Beautifully drawn, the artist captures the vast remoteness of the Andes. The high point of the story is a sequence of shrouded panels, leading to the characters' stunning discovery. Barks enlarges a panel to reveal an ancient Andean city. Comprised of square stones, the depth and perspective are impressively rendered. Though considered a classic, Barks' cover lacks the detail of the interior pages. His three single page works round out his contribution. This story was was later reprinted in Donald Duck Adventures #3. This is number 11 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 cover pencils and inks = **
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nside front cover Barks pencils and inks (duotone) = ***
"Lost in the Andes" Barks story pencils and inks 32 pages = ****
Inside back cover Barks pencils and inks (duotone) = ***
Barks back cover pencils and inks = ***
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Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #223 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book page art
Carl Barks
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More Barks posts:
Uncle Scrooge #25
Christmas Parade #1
Donald Duck #51

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