Sunday, June 18, 2017

Christmas Parade #1 - Carl Barks art


Walt Disney's Christmas Parade v1 #1 (Dell Giant), 1949 - One hundred-plus pages of original stories, activities and games fill this early Dell Giant. Though touted as a Christmas issue, only the Donald Duck feature has a holiday theme. Donald's nephews request a steam shovel from Santa, forcing him to solicit the help of Uncle Scrooge. Carl Barks' opening splash portrays an unusually realistic setting of a city construction site. His masterful pages use varying panel shapes and fun holiday accents to increase interest and spontaneity. The climax is a hilarious battle between Donald and Scrooge, bludgeoning each other using enormous steam shovels. Lesser known is Barks' one page tale of Donald seeking refuge from his noisy nephews. Other Disney stories include Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Snow White, Flying Mouse, Pluto, Lil Bad Wolf and Cookieland. "Letter to Santa" was later reprinted in Christmas Parade v2 #5. This is number 1 of 5 Christmas Parade issues with Barks art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Barks or Christmas Parade issues. See also this blog's Carl Barks checklist.
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"Letter to Santa" Barks story pencils and inks 24 pages = *****
untitled Donald Duck story Barks pencils and inks 1 page = ****
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Christmas Parade v1 #1 dell donald duck comic book page art by Carl Barks
Carl Barks
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More Barks posts:
Uncle Scrooge #27
Gyro Gearloose / Four Color Comics #1095 dell silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Carl Barks
Gyro fc #1095
Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #422 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book cover art
Donald Duck #fc 422

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