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


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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics; 1 edition (July 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606995359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606995358
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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On the heels of Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes (2011), this second volume collecting Barks’ complete duck oeuvre shines the spotlight squarely on his finest creation, the miserly Scrooge McDuck, known for swimming like a porpoise through his cubic-acres’ worth of cash and sweating every last dime of his fortune. The stories, covering the years 1952 to 1954 take Scrooge and nephews on globe-trotting adventures, from the bitter cold of the Klondike to the bottom of the Caribbean. Barks’ comics are an absolute treasure that have aged remarkably well, and are finally getting wide-scale publication to introduce them to a new generation of readers. Grades 2-6. --Ian Chipman

About the Author

Carl Barks (1901-2000) spent most of his life in Oregon. In 1987, he was one of the three inaugural inductees in the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame (along with Eisner and Jack Kirby).

Gary Groth is the co-founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

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They are not cheap, and Scrooge would be loath to buy his own book, but in the long run they are worth it.
Harry Eagar
I liked many of the comics they reprinted, but among the best were the "duck stories", especially the longer Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge adventures, by Carl Barks.
Michael R. Brown
Rosa tied many of the classic Barks stories into a coherent continuity which makes these original tales all the more interesting to finally read and enjoy.
Jefferson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Octavius on July 7, 2012
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Cloth binding, high quality paper and ink.

Contains:
Only a poor old man
Osogood silver polish
Coffee for two
Soupline eight
Fare delay
Back to the Klondike
Height of finance
The checker game
Somethin' fishy here
Barber college
The horse-radish treasure
Follow the rainbow
Itching to share
The round money bin
Ballet evasions
The cheapest weigh
The Menehune mystery
Bum steer
Hospitality week
The secret of Atlantis
McDuck takes a dive
Slippery sipper
Tralla la
Oil the news
Dig it!
Outfoxed fox
Mental fee
along with an introduction by George Lucas, story notes on every story, and a biography of Carl Barks.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy Dandee on July 3, 2012
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Disney comics have always been my favorite comics, especially those drawn by Carl Barks. I have been a huge fan since about 1952 (6 years old). I will probably collect all volumns in this hard cover series. The color and paper are of excellent quality. I was totally pleased with the first volumn of this series. A MUST FOR CARL BARKS FANS!!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. K. Weston on August 19, 2012
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Only a Poor Old Man, the second volume in Fantagraphics ongoing series to reprint all of Carl Barks' Disney comic book work, looks very good. It corrects most of the relatively minor flaws I found in the first volume, Lost in the Andes. Sometimes a few shading lines are missing compared to the original comic books. This seems a little odd but perhaps they were very fine lines in the original art that were strengthened by the somewhat heavier printing in the original. Where there are such differences, they seem to match the Carl Barks Library. For example there is a lower eyelid added to Scrooge's right eye in page 3 panel 8 in this book and the CBL that does not appear in the original comic book. And the missing shading in page 2 panel 7 matches the missing shading in the CBL, not the comic book. But there are also places where more detail is visible in the CBL and here than the original comic book, for example in the shading of the back of Scrooge's chair on page 3, shading detail is apparent which was obscured by the heavier printing in the original. The coloring largely is quite similar to the original and does honor to it and I have not noticed in my non-exhaustive comparison of original to reprint any changes for the worse. The excessively gold yellow of LOST IN THE ANDES has been replaced by a yellow more true to the original, but OFTEN the yellow is too intense compared to the original. If they are using 100% yellow for backgrounds, they could be brought much closer to the original by cutting back to 75% or 50%. Where yellow is mixed with Cyan or Magenta to produce the other colors of the spectrum, the match to the original is much better than when the yellow plate is by itself.Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 9, 2012
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Carl Barks Rules! [...]

My greatest fear is that Fantagraphics Books won't complete the series (2 Volumns per year x 15 years is a long time) [...]/ Apparently, they did the same thing with Peanuts and it also took about 15 years to complete the series so as one other reviewer put it, "they are in it for the long haul."

My dad had a pile of these original comics by "The Good Duck Artist" sitting around in his basement. They were so "well-loved" by me and my siblings that they are no longer in anything close to mint condition, which is a shame, but at least they were enjoyed thoroughly.

Barks really knows how to transport the reader into far flung scenes and tickle your sense of adventure. I really get it when people like Lucas & Speilburg claim Barks' Uncle Scrooge work as inspiration for some of their best work, IE the boulder chasing Indy out of the Tomb in the opening scenes of Raiders etc.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael 'De Smurführer' Thomsen on July 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is the second published volume of Fantagraphics Complete Barks series. It will be the 12th volume of the completed series.

I'd gotten the impression that the series was going to present the stories in chronological order (although the volumes would be published out of order), but it seems like they've loosened a bit up on that promise for this second volume. This book presents the early Uncle Scrooge stories produced between 1952-1954. The ten page Donald Duck solo-stories Barks produced within the same period have apparently been moved to the adjacent volumes. Oh well, I'm not really complaining. Uncle Scrooge is a popular character, and I can see the attraction of producing a 'definitive' first Scrooge volume that includes the early 'origin'-stories*. This book certainly feels very much like a complete and attractive entity for new readers.

The coloring is still excellent. There were some complaints about the yellow color in the first volume, and it's been tweaked a bit for this second volume. It's less 'golden', and there are no stories in which this color dominates too much. The coloring still sticks pretty much to the original coloring - which was mostly very good - and my only real complaint is that they've chosen to keep the inconsistent colors used for Uncle Scrooge's clothes (I assume this was done by different colorists for the original books). This was before his jacket had been established as being red in later stories. It's not a major problem, though. I'm nitpicking here.

So basically this book presents some of the greatest comic book stories ever produced in an attractive no-nonsense manner which is slightly (and fashionably) 'retro' and mirrors the way they were originally published in the 1950s, but which should still appeal to modern kids.
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