Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge "Only A Poor Old Man": The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 12 (Hardcover)

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge
By Carl Barks, George Lucas (Introduction by), Gary Groth (Series edited by)
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This is book number 12 in the The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library series.

Description


Uncle Scrooge classics for all ages!


This volume starts off with “Only a Poor Old Man,” the defining Uncle Scrooge yarn (in fact his first big starring story) in which Scrooge’s plan to hide his money in a lake goes terribly wrong. Two other long-form classics in this volume include “Tralla La” (also known as “the bottlecap story,” in which Scrooge’s intrusion has terrible consequences for a money-less eden) and “Back to the Klondike”. Also in this volume are the full-length “The Secret of Atlantis,” and over two dozen more shorter stories and one-page gags.


Newly recolored in a version that combines the warm, friendly, slightly muted feeling of the beloved classic original comic books with state-of-the-art crispness and reproduction quality, the stories are joined by another volume’s worth of extensive “Liner Notes,” featuring fascinating behind-the-panels essays about the creation of the stories and analyses of their content from a world’s worth of Disney and Barks experts.



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.

Gary Groth is the co-founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606995358
ISBN-10: 1606995359
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: July 17th, 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library