(2013)

Fantagraphics, 2011 Series
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Volume:
6
Price:
28.99 USD
Pages:
240
On-sale date:
2013-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
?
ISBN:
978-1-60699-653-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978160699653952899
Editing:
Gary Groth; J. Michael Catron (Associate Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7.5" x 10.25" (19.05 cm x 26.03 cm)
Binding:
Hardcover
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This was the fourth volume published. It came after vol. eleven. Synopses by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).


Walt Disney's Donald Duck- The Old Castle's Secret (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie

Walt Disney's Donald Duck (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

title and artist page; production, copyright and publisher credits page; book title and artist page

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

The Old Castle's Secret (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge (second appearance); Diamond Dick
Synopsis:
Uncle Scrooge and the ducks go to Scotland to find the treasure hidden in the walls of the old McDuck castle, and there they encounter a "ghost" that is invisible except for the shadow cast by its skeleton. The "ghost" soon steals the treasure and traps the ducks on a balcony a hundred feet above the ground, but the nephews get down safely and find a secret entrance to the castle through an old graveyard.
Reprints:

[Bird Watching] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Bobolink; Chickadee; Nuthatch; Old Crows
Synopsis:
Donald takes the nephews birdwatching.
Reprints:

[Horseshoe Luck] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Doctor
Synopsis:
Donald refuses to believe that finding a horseshoe brings good luck.
Reprints:

[Wintertime Wager] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Gladstone Gander (intro); Daisy Duck
Synopsis:
Donald must go swimming in Frozenbear Lake on Christmas Day or lose his home on a bet with Gladstone Gander.
Reprints:

[Watching the Watchman] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Watchman; Scarpuss; Two-Gun Wolf
Synopsis:
Donald takes a job as a night watchman, guarding a million dollars in silk, but the nephews have to prevent him from falling asleep on the job.
Reprints:

[Wired] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Joe the Plumber; Boss; Casaba Cantaloupa; Angina Arthritis; J. Morganbilt Giltwhiskers
Synopsis:
Donald and the nephews are rival telegram messengers. Donald sends the nephews out with a phony telegram so that he can get the good jobs and big tips.
Reprints:

[Going Ape] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck; Mr. Van Astorbilt; Mrs. Van Astorbilt; The Mayor; Mrs. Stiff; Owner of the Evening Bugle
Synopsis:
Donald stages a high-society garden party with a jungle motif, including nephews who have been hypnotized into thinking they're monkeys.
Reprints:

Darkest Africa (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Sir Gnatbugg-Mothley; Professor Argus McFiendy; Fuzzy Wuzzy; Rough Savages
Synopsis:
Donald, an aggressive butterfly collector, is hired by Sir Gnattbugg-Mothley to go to Africa and bring back an Almostus Extinctus, rarest of butterflies. In Africa, the ducks are sabotaged by Professor Angus McFiendly, who is also after the Almostus Extinctus, and Donald is forced to give him the butterfly when the nephews are captured by cannibals hired by McFiendly.
Reprints:

[Bean Taken] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald devises a system for guessing the number of beans in a jar.
Reprints:

[Sorry to be Safe] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; sports
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald picks out a vacant lot where the nephews can play ball.
Reprints:

[Spoil the Rod] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Professor Pulpheart Clabberhead
Synopsis:
Professor Pulpheart Clabberhead, a child psychologist, talks Donald into letting the nephews do whatever they want.
Reprints:

[Rocket Race to the Moon] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Professor Gamma; Professor Cosmic; Baron de Sleezy; Moonman
Synopsis:
Donald is the pilot of a round-trip rocketship to the moon, competing against Baron de Sleezy for a prize of a hundred thousand dollars.
Reprints:

[Donald of the Coast Guard] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; The Chief; Baron Guffaw; The "Butcher" Boy; Madame XX; Madame X
Synopsis:
Donald becomes a member of the Coast Guard, on guard against crafty jewel smugglers--who outwit Donald but not the nephews.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Titled "Donald of the Coast Patrol" in the table of contents.

[Gladstone Returns] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Gladstone Gander; Daisy Duck; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald and Gladstone brag about their wealth until Daisy asks them to contribute to her club.
Reprints:

Sheriff of Bullet Valley (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Sheriff; Jed; Jim Diamond; Blacksnake McQuirt; Guard; Donald's Horse
Synopsis:
Donald becomes a sheriff's deputy in Bullet Valley and is sent out to bring in a gang of rustlers. The rustlers are led by Blacksnake McQuirt, a tough gunman who poses as a legitimate rancher and uses a branding ray to change brands from as far as a mile away.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Barks caricatures himself on a wanted poster on the last page of the story.

[Best Laid Plans] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald pretends to be sick so that the nephews will have to cook.
Reprints:

[The Genuine Article] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Donald tests the authenticity of worm holes in an antique.
Reprints:

[Links Hijinks] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; sports
Characters:
Gladstone Gander; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
When Donald forces the nephews to be his caddies, they trick him into believing he can hit a hole-in-one with every shot and this leads to a bet with Gladstone.
Reprints:

[Pearls of Wisdom] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck; Old Salt
Synopsis:
Donald goes searching for pearls to make Daisy a necklace for her birthday, but he finds ball bearings in a giant clam instead.
Reprints:

[Foxy Relations] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
Rich Tommaso
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; Frank Bucko; Trained Fox; Farmer; Lord Tweeksdale
Synopsis:
Donald rides to the hounds on Lord Tweeksdale's estate to prove--for Uncle Scrooge's benefit--that the member of the duck family are great sportsmen.
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Story Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Kreiner; Matthias Wivel; Craig Fischer; Jared Gardner; Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori; Ken Parille; Donald Ault; Robert Fiore [as R. Fiore]; Alberto Beccatini; Stefano Priarone
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Carl Barks

Indexer Notes

Kreiner comments on "The Old Castle's Secret," "Links Hijinks" and "Foxy Relations." Wivel on "Wintertime Wager" and "Sheriff of Bullet Valley." Fischer on "Watching the Watchman" and "Pearls of Wisdom." Gardner on "Wired" and "Gladstone Returns." Stajano and Gori on "Going Ape." Parille on "Darkest Africa." Ault on "Spoil the Rod." Fiore on "Rocket Race to the Moon." Beccatini on "Donald of the Coast Guard / Coast Patrol." Priarone on the one-pagers.

Accompanied by a panel apiece from "The Old Castle's Secret," "Wintertime Wager," "Watching the Watchman," "Wired," "Going Ape," "Darkest Africa," "Spoil the Rod," "Rocket Race to the Moon," "Donald of the Coast Guard / Coast Patrol," "Gladstone Returns," "Pearls of Wisdom" and "Foxy Relations." Also included are the the cover reprints listed below.

The Old Castle's Secret (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints:
Keywords:
castles; skeletons; swords

Indexer Notes

Like in previous volumes the original publisher name is stripped from these cover reprints.

[on beach with Bolivar] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bolivar; Donald Duck
Reprints:

Sheriff of Bullet Valley (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints:
Keywords:
cowboy hats; revolvers

[Donald floats out of bath on soap bubbles] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey
Reprints:

Carl Barks: Life Among the Ducks (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Donald Ault
Pencils:
Alan Light (photo)
Inks:
Alan Light (photo)
Colors:
Alan Light (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Carl Barks (photo)

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by a single photo.

Biographies (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typset

Indexer Notes

Brief blurbs on the story notes writers.

Where Did These Duck Stories First Appear? (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (Editor)
Letters:
typeset

["Facing a financial crisis, Uncle Scrooge recruits Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie for a trip to the McDuck clan's ancient castle..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Walt Disney's Donald Duck- The Old Castle's Secret
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Walt Disney's Donald Duck
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. The Old Castle's Secret
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Bird Watching]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Horseshoe Luck]
    Donald Duck
  7. 6. [Wintertime Wager]
    Donald Duck
  8. 7. [Watching the Watchman]
    Donald Duck
  9. 8. [Wired]
    Donald Duck
  10. 9. [Going Ape]
    Donald Duck
  11. 10. Darkest Africa
    Donald Duck
  12. 11. [Bean Taken]
    Donald Duck
  13. 12. [Sorry to be Safe]
    Donald Duck
  14. 13. [Spoil the Rod]
    Donald Duck
  15. 14. [Rocket Race to the Moon]
    Donald Duck
  16. 15. [Donald of the Coast Guard]
    Donald Duck
  17. 16. [Gladstone Returns]
    Donald Duck
  18. 17. Sheriff of Bullet Valley
    Donald Duck
  19. 18. [Best Laid Plans]
    Donald Duck
  20. 19. [The Genuine Article]
    Donald Duck
  21. 20. [Links Hijinks]
    Donald Duck
  22. 21. [Pearls of Wisdom]
    Donald Duck
  23. 22. [Foxy Relations]
    Donald Duck
  24. 23. Story Notes
  25. 24. The Old Castle's Secret
    Donald Duck
  26. 25. [on beach with Bolivar]
    Donald Duck
  27. 26. Sheriff of Bullet Valley
    Donald Duck
  28. 27. [Donald floats out of bath on soap bubbles]
    Donald Duck
  29. 28. Carl Barks: Life Among the Ducks
  30. 29. Biographies
  31. 30. Where Did These Duck Stories First Appear?
  32. 31. ["Facing a financial crisis, Uncle Scrooge recruits Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie for a trip to the McDuck clan's ancient castle..."]
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