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Old 11-17-11, 07:52 AM
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Darn it all! Despite trying to hold off I just ordered the Barks book from Amazon. I'm not even a Disney fan!
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http://www.fantagraphics.com/index.p...tml&Itemid=113

"Carl Barks’ 1974 painting 'The Sport of Tycoons,' which features the iconic image of Scrooge McDuck swimming in his gold-filled vault, sold at auction last week for a record $262,900," reports Robot 6. You'll be able to buy our hardcover collection which includes the comic the painting is based on for less than 0.01% of that amount next June, in case your liquid assets aren't swimmable.

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The next volume. Man, I haven't read my Lost in the Andes yet, but June is a long time to wait.



Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: "Only a Poor Old Man"
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books (June 26, 2012)
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Great Barks content, but the text pieces suck. Way too much axe-grinding and puffing up of Fantagraphics. Oh well -- like I said, the Barks content is spectacular, and I'm already counting the days until June 26.
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Re: Fantagraphics to publish the complete Carl Barks

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Darn it all! Despite trying to hold off I just ordered the Barks book from Amazon. I'm not even a Disney fan!
I hate Disney. But the work here is still excellent and the package FB put together is stellar for the price.

Regarding the color- I read elsewhere that the color was intentionally muted for this collection by design. The new colorist referenced the original books, but instead of trying to replicate the 4 color process primaries, they went with slightly more sophisticated pantone hues to tone it down.
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The Barks book is really nice. Very well constucted. You can open the book and read it without breaking the spine.
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Walt Disney's Donald Duck Vol. 2: "A Christmas For Shacktown"
List Price: $28.99
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Fantagraphics; 1 edition (November 7, 2012)

Anchored by the Dickensian “A Christmas for Shacktown,” this volume collects the universally beloved comics adventures of Donald Duck, his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and his Uncle Scrooge.

The third 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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Re: Fantagraphics to publish the complete Carl Barks

I just ordered Lost in the Andes, largely moved to do so after reading this thread. (i suppose I was looking for coaxing, to get me to part with my dough)

It will have to wait, but i am pretty psyched to order the two mickey mouse books (the Floyd Gottfredson books)--the style of art excites me more.
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Re: Fantagraphics to publish the complete Carl Barks

So I noticed that Amazon has a listing for another box set containing Lost in the Andes and Trail of the unicorn. I'm guessing that we'll see more of these sets in the future. Also, the Don Rosa books are going to be given the box set treatment. So you might want to hold off for those.

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