Monday, June 13, 2016

Uncle Scrooge #25 - Carl Barks art & cover

Carl Barks 
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge v1 #25, 1959 - Carl Barks takes the legend of the Flying Dutchman and adapts it for his own purposes. Uncle Scrooge and company set out on the high seas in search of gold bullion, encountering the ghostly vessel along the way. The artist saves the largest panels for depicting the centuries-old ship, establishing a sense of scale within the settings. The bigger sizes also allow for greater detail, showing the multiple masts, sails, and rigging relevant to ships of that era. Similarly, Barks' rendition of a pyramid in the second Scrooge story is equally impressive. An enjoyable Gyro Gearloose short rounds out the rest of the book. This is number 25 of 70 Uncle Scrooge issues with Barks art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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Barks cover pencils and inks = ***
Barks inside front cover pencils and inks (black & white) = ***

"The Flying Dutchman" Barks story pencils and inks 20 pages = ****
Gyro Gearloose untitled wishing well story Barks pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
Uncle Scrooge untitled pyramid story Barks pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
Two Uncle Scrooge half-page gags Barks pencils and inks = ***
Barks inside back cover pencils and inks (black & white) = ***

Carl Barks 
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Donald Duck fc #147
Uncle Scrooge #19
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1 comment:

  1. One of my favourite stories as a child. Still holds up today.

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