Walt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown (Hardback)
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Short Description for Walt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown Anchored by the Dickensian "A Christmas for Shacktown, " this volume collects the universally beloved comic adventures of Donald Duck, his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and his Uncle Scrooge.
- Published: 22 November 2012
- Format: Hardback 234 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781606995747 ISBN 10: 160699574X
- Sales rank: 18,887
Full description for Walt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown
The second volume of Fantagraphics reprinting of Carl Barks s classic Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge work, like last spring s Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man, focuses on the early 1950s, universally considered one of Barks s very peak periods. Originally published in 1951, A Christmas for Shacktown is one of Barks s masterpieces: A rare 32-pager that stays within the confines of Duckburg, featuring a storyline in which the Duck family works hard to raise money to throw a Christmas party for the poor children of the city s slums (depicted by Barks with surprisingly Dickensian grittiness), and climaxing in one of the most memorable images Barks ever created, the terrifying bottomless pit that swallows up all of Scrooge s money. But there s lots more gold to be found in this volume (literally), which features both the The Golden Helmet (a quest off the coast of Labrador for a relic that might grant the finder ownership of America, reducing more than one cast member to a state of Gollum-like covetousness) while The Gilded Man features a hunt for a rare stamp in South America two more of Barks s thrilling full-length adventure stories. But that s less than half the volume! This volume also features ten of Barks s smart and funny 10-pagers, including a double whammy of yarns co-starring Donald s insufferable cousin ( Gladstone s Usual Very Good Year and Gladstone s Terrible Secret ), as well as another nine of Barks s rarely seen one-page Duck gags all painstakingly recolored to match the original coloring as exactly as possible, and supplemented with an extensive series of notes and behind-the-scenes essays by the foremost Duck experts in the world.