Friday, April 11, 2014

Donald Duck #26 - Cark Barks art & cover

Carl Barks
Donald Duck v1 #26, 1952 - Donald Duck finally debuts in his own self-titled series. The numbering continues from the previous Four Color Comics issues. Carl Barks delivers a delightfully entertaining Halloween tale. Donald refuses to give out treats to his nephews, doling out tricks instead. A witch intervenes on their behalf, pitting her magic against Donald's stubbornness. Carl Barks parades around a cast of weird creatures to enhance his already spooky artwork. In a separate tale, Gyro Gearloose invents a "goblin foiler" for Huey, Louie and Dewey. The entire issue is elegantly drawn, but the cover is exceptional. Barks captures the essence of the holiday within an expertly designed layout. This is number 26 of 43 Donald Duck issues with Barks art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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Barks cover pencils and inks = *****
Inside front cover Barks pencils and inks (black and white) = ***
"Trick or Treat" Barks story pencils and inks 23 pages = ****
"Hobblin' Goblins" Barks story pencils and inks 10 pages = ****
Inside back cover Barks pencils and inks (black and white) = ***

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