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Walt Disney's Donald Duck : "Christmas on Bear Mountain"
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Donald Duck : "Christmas on Bear Mountain"

Christmas on Bear Mountain
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, [2013]
Physical Description:
210 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Number in series:
General Note:
"This is Volume 5 of The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library"--Preliminary page.
Christmas on Bear Mountain -- Fashion in flight -- Turn for the worse -- Donald's posy patch -- Donald mines his own business -- Volcano Valley -- Magical misery -- Ring wrongs -- Adventure down under -- If the hat fits -- The waltz king -- The masters of melody -- Donald Duck and the ghost of the grotto -- Fireman Donald -- The terrible turkey -- Three good little ducks -- Machine mix-up -- Story notes -- Carl Barks: life among the ducks / by Donald Ault -- Biographies -- Where did these duck stories first appear?
"Here it is! The historic first-ever appearance of Donald Duck's Uncle Scrooge! A true landmark in Disney history, 'Christmas on Bear Mountain' introduces Scrooge with a crafty holiday scheme to test Donald's mettle -- only to find himself astonished by the unexpected result! For more Christmastime comedy, Huey, Dewey, and Louie try their very best to be good for the season, only to have it all backfire -- on Donald!"--Page 4 of cover.


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Disney Donald Duck
Disney Donald Duck
Barks Disney

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Scrooge McDuck is now such a fixture in the Disney universe that fewremember Carl Barks had been writing and drawing Donald Duck stories for half adecade before he cooked up the miserly multiplujillionaire for what he thoughtwould be a one-time Christmas yarn involving Donald, the nephews, Scrooge in abearskin, and (inevitably) a couple of real bears. Christmas on Bear Mountain isone of Bark's funniest holiday stories and a true landmark in comics history,and offers a fascinating look at a rough-edged, genuinely nasty character whomBarks would soon soften... Scrooge aside, there's plenty of fun to be had inthis volume. In Volcano Valley Donald and the Nephews end up stuck in Volcania,a south-of-the-border country inhabited by sombrero-wearing, siesta-addictedVolcanians. Other long-form adventures include the self-explanatory AdventureDown Under, as well as one of Bark's most atmospheric thrillers, the WestIndies-based Ghost of the Grotto, which includes a lovely night-time sequencedrawn in Bark's trademark silhouettes and a giantoctopus- vs.-hot-chili-peppersthrowdown that climaxes in an explosive splash panel. The book is rounded offwith seven of Bark's hilarious 10-pagers, and as with the previous volumes, WaltDisney's Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain has been scanned from crispvintage art and meticulously colored to match the original printing's warm,simple hues, and features abundant critical and historical notes penned by someof duckdom's finest experts. We are also offering a boxed set that combines thenewWalt Disney's Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain with the 2012 releaseWalt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown for a greatChristmas-themed box set.

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Booklist Review

From the 1940s through the '60s, Barks wrote and drew hundreds of comics featuring Donald Duck and his relatives, but he toiled in anonymity (the only name the stories bore was that of impresario Walt Disney). In recent decades, however, he has come to be recognized as one of the masters of the comics medium. This volume in the ambitious project collecting Barks' entire Duck Family oeuvre introduces Donald's skinflint uncle, Scrooge McDuck, who would go on to become the most enduring of the original characters Barks created to expand into the world of the animated cartoons. Other stories depict Donald's squabbles with his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie; his doomed get-rich-quick schemes; and his globetrotting adventures in foreign lands. These tales from 1947 exemplify Barks' strengths: vivid yet precise cartooning; brilliant comedic dialogue and timing; and incisive characterizations (of ducks, no less). The pristine, full-color restoration of the vintage pages and the insightful historical notes do justice to these timeless tales, which remain as enthralling and delightful today as when they first appeared, nearly seven decades ago.--Flagg, Gordon Copyright 2010 Booklist