Friday, January 17, 2014

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #203 - Carl Barks art & cover

Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #203 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book cover art
Carl Barks
Walt Disney's Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #203, 1948 - With malicious intent, a witch lures Donald's nephews to her cabin with a gold Christmas tree. Carl Barks seems to have used the same character design from Snow White, while adding a more comical feel. Donald Duck's attempts to rescue Huey, Louie and Dewey are brilliantly funny. The old witch's transformations, especially into inanimate objects, are equally entertaining. No overly large panels in this tale, but Barks' storytelling skills are supreme. A short Xmas tale starring Mickey Mouse and Goofy tale also resides in this issue. This story was later reprinted in Christmas Parade v2 #4. This is number 10 of 43 Donald Duck issues with Barks art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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Barks cover pencils and inks = ***
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nside front cover Barks pencils and inks (black and red) = ***
"The
Golden Christmas Tree" Barks story pencils and inks 20 pages = ****
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nside back cover Brks pencils and inks black and red) = ***
Barks back cover pencils and inks = ***
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Donald Duck / Four Color Comics v2 #203 - Carl Barks 1940s comic book page art
Carl Barks
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