The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library #[6] - Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Old Castle's Secret
(2013)

Fantagraphics, 2011 Series
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Volume
6
Price
28.99 USD
Pages
240
On-sale date
2013-04-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
?
ISBN
978-1-60699-653-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781606996539 52899
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
Reprints

Walt Disney's Donald Duck (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 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: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

The Old Castle's Secret (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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.
Reprints

Story Notes (Table of Contents: 23)

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: 24)

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: 25)

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: 26)

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: 27)

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: 28)

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: 29)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brief blurbs on the story notes writers.

Where Did These Duck Stories First Appear? (Table of Contents: 30)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (Editor)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
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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