4/11/14

Donald Duck #52 - Carl Barks art, mis-attributed Barks cover


Walt Disney's Donald Duck v1 #52, 1957 - Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge and company pursue a long abandoned gold mine. They soon encounter pack rats and need all their smarts to outwit them. Carl Barks even makes the lonely desert locale interesting. The most texture and linework occurs in the mine scenes (see interior page below), offering a contrast to the sparse outdoors. This story was later reprinted in Donald Duck #134. Other characters featured in their own stories include Mickey Mouse, Goofy and the Big Bad Wolf. This is number 35 of 43 Donald Duck issues with Barks art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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"The Lost Peg Leg Mine" Barks story pencils and inks 10 pages = ****

Carl Barks
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