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Walt Disney's Donald Duck "Mystery of the Swamp": The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 3

Walt Disney's Donald Duck "Mystery of the Swamp": The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 3

Current price: $35.00
Publication Date: July 16th, 2024
Publisher:
Fantagraphics
ISBN:
9781683969723
Pages:
240

Description

From the Everglades to the Grand Canyon, danger and intrigue at every turn!

Carl Barks’s first foray into his signature series of adventures in “lost civilizations'' takes the Ducks deep into the Everglades, where they find themselves bedeviled by the enigmatic Gneezles, who have escaped detection from outsiders since the days of Ponce de León — and want to keep it that way. Then, the fun comes fast and furious as Donald invents a radar detector to track the nephews, the boys open their own detective agency, an ice-skating race, a water-skiing race, the nephews fall into the Grand Canyon (!), and Donald decides to build the largest kite in the world! Plus: Barks’s only Mickey Mouse mystery, “Mickey Mouse and Riddle of the Red Hat.”

As we circle back to Carl Barks’s earlier stories, the Good Duck Artist delivers another superb collection of surprise, delight, comedy, adventure, and all-around cartooning brilliance. 215 pages of story and art, each meticulously restored and newly colored. Insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts — including internationally famed cartoonist Freddy Milton (Donald Duck, Woody Woodpecker).

About the Author

Carl Barks (1901-2000, b. Merrill, Oregon; d. Grants Pass, Oregon), one of the most brilliant cartoonists of the 20th century, entertained millions around the world with his timeless tales of Donald Duck and Barks’s most famous character creation, Uncle Scrooge. Over the course of his career, he wrote and drew more than 500 comics stories totaling more than 6,000 pages, most anonymously. He achieved international acclaim only after he semi-retired in 1968. Among many other honors, Barks was one of the three initial inductees into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 1987. (The other two were Jack Kirby and Will Eisner.) In 1991, Barks became the first Disney comic book artist to be recognized as a “Disney Legend,” a special award created by Disney “to acknowledge and honor the many individuals whose imagination, talents, and dreams have created the Disney magic.” He has been similarly honored in many other countries around the world.

Praise for Walt Disney's Donald Duck "Mystery of the Swamp": The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 3

Enormously well-crafted and equally entertaining, timeless comedy adventures ... [the Carl Barks Disney Library series] makes the perfect gift for just about any reader of comics, regardless of age, background, or experience with the art form.
— School Library Journal