Walt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown

Walt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown

Hardback Complete Carl Barks Disney Library

By (author) Carl Barks

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  • Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 234 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 256mm x 23mm | 807g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Seattle, WA
  • ISBN 10: 160699574X
  • ISBN 13: 9781606995747
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 24,507

Product description

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.

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