Thursday, February 20, 2014

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #263 - Carl Barks art & cover

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #263 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book cover art
Carl Barks
Walt Disney's Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #263, 1950 - Donald takes on a new salesman job, requiring him to travel to a remote indian village in Canada. Carl Barks delivers an exceptional work showcasing the culture of the Pacific Northwest indians. Totem poles are nicely detailed, infused with a humorous touch. This is exemplified on the delightful cover concept. Barks' second tale places the characters in Tibet, in search of the mythical unicorn. While somewhat less decorative, the drawings maintain the same high level of draftsmanship. "Trail of the Unicorn" was later reprinted in Donald Duck #252 and "Land of the Totem Poles" was later reprinted in Donald Duck #278. This is number 14 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 = ****
Barks inside front cover pencils and inks (black and red duotone) = ***
"Land of the Totem Poles" Barks story pencils and inks 24 pages = ****
"Trail of the Unicorn" Barks story pencils and inks 24 pages = ****
Barks inside back cover pencils and inks (black and red duotone) = ***
Barks back cover pencils and inks = ***
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Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #263 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book page art
Carl Barks
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More Barks posts:
Uncle Scrooge #36
WDCS #44
Donald Duck #46

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