Friday, December 2, 2011

Gyro Gearloose / Four Color Comics v2 #1047 - Carl Barks art & cover

Gyro Gearloose / Four Color Comics #1047 dell silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Carl Barks
Walt Disney's Gyro Gearloose / Four Color Comics v2 #1047, 1960 - One of Carl Bark's many creations, Gyro Gearloose finally gets his own title beginning with this issue. All four short stories are well drawn in his appealing yet comforting style. The opening tale is especially inventive in the way the artist depicts silence with empty word balloons. A rarity for Barks is the inside front cover splash (see interior page below), showing the various signage around Gyro's workshop. "The Gab Muffer" and "Milktime Melodies" were later reprinted in Walt Disney Showcase #18. This is number 1 of 5 Gyro Gearloose issues with Barks art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Barks or Gyro Gearloose 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 & white) = ****
"The Gab Muffer" Barks story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***
"The Stubborn Stork" Barks story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
"Milktime Melodies" Barks story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***
"The Lost Rabbit Foot"
Barks story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***
"The Bird Camera" Barks inside back cover pencils and inks (black & white) = ****
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Gyro Gearloose / Four Color Comics #1047 dell silver age 1960s comic book page art by Carl Barks
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Wonder Woman #298 - Frank Miller cover

Wonder Woman v1 #298 dc 1980s comic book cover art by Frank Miller
Frank Miller