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Carl Barks

Author, Illustrator

(1901 - 2000)

Carl Barks

Carl Barks (was an American cartoonist, best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He worked anonymously until late in his career; fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Barks worked for the Disney Studio and Western Publishing where he created Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as:

  • Scrooge McDuck (1947)
  • Gladstone Gander (1948)
  • The Beagle Boys (1951)
  • The Junior Woodchucks (1951)
  • Gyro Gearloose (1952)
  • Cornelius Coot (1952)
  • Flintheart Glomgold (1956)
  • John D. Rockerduck (1961)
  • Magica De Spell (1961)

Cartoonist Will Eisner called him “the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books.”



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The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama Volume 19 (2018)

A full volume of full-color stories from Carl Barks leads off with a hunt for black pearls in the south seas.

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The Carl Barks Library of 1940′s Donald Duck Christmas Giveaways in Color #1 (1992)

A collection of rare Barks stories that were used as giveaways. Preview at I.N.D.U.C.K.S.

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The Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Adventures in Color (1994)

This series of twenty-five albums reprints the Carl Barks Donald Duck titles in full color. For cover images of each issue go to I.N.D.U.C.K.S.

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The Carl Barks Library of Gyro Gearloose Comics and Fillers in Color (1994)

This series of six albums reprints the Carl Barks Gyro Gearloose titles in full color. For cover images of each issue go to I.N.D.U.C.K.S.

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The Carl Barks Library of The Adventures of Uncle Scrooge McDuck in Color (1996)

This series of fifty-six albums reprints the Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge titles in full color. For cover images of each issue go to I.N.D.U.C.K.S., and click on any cover to go to previews.

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The Carl Barks Library of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories in Color (1992)

This fifty-one volume series of albums reprints the Carl Barks Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories. For cover images of each issue go to I.N.D.U.C.K.S., and click on any cover to go to previews.

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The Carl Barks Library of Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge One Pagers in Color (1992)

These two volumes reprint the Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge one pagers in full color. For cover images of each issue go to I.N.D.U.C.K.S., and click on any cover to go to previews.

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The Carl Barks Library Set I (1984)

The three volumes in this set include work by Barks that appeared in Donald Duck Four Color Comics numbers nine through two hundred twenty-three.

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The Carl Barks Library Set II (1986)

This three-volume set includes Barks stories from Donald Duck Four Color Comics numbers two hundred thirty-eight through four hundred twenty-two and Donald Duck issues number twenty-six through one hundred thirty-eight.

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The Carl Barks Library Set III (1984)

This three volume set contains the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers one through twenty.

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The Carl Barks Library Set IV (1985)

This three volume set includes the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge number twenty-one through forty-three.

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The Carl Barks Library Set IX (1985)

This three volume set includes all the Barks stories published in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories from number one hundred sixty-seven through two hundred twenty-nine.

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The Carl Barks Library Set V (1989)

This three volume set includes the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers forty-four through seventy-one.

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The Carl Barks Library Set VI (1990)

This three volume set brings together Barks stories from a variety of miscellaneous Disney publications.

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The Carl Barks Library Set VII (1988)

This three volume set contains Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories numbers thirty-one through ninety-four.

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The Carl Barks Library Set VIII (1983)

This three volume set includes Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories numbers ninety-five through one hundred sixty-six.

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The Carl Barks Library Set X (1990)

This three volume set includes all the Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories number two hundred thirty through number four hundred five as well as much miscellaneous material.

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A Christmas for Shacktown Volume 11 (2012)

This volume of full color comics by Carl Barks leads off with a classic story of Scrooge’s fortune lost and found again. For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

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Christmas on Bear Mountain Volume 5 (2013)

This full color volume of Barks comics leads off with the first appearance of Uncle Scrooge. For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

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Donald Duck Family Annuals and Specials (1990)

This volume brings together Barks stories from a variety of miscellaneous Disney publications.

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Donald Duck Family Giveaways and Junior Woodchucks (1990)

This volume brings together Barks stories from a variety of miscellaneous Disney publications.

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Donald Duck Family Gyro, Daisy and Grandma (1990)

This volume brings together Barks stories from a variety of miscellaneous Disney publications.

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Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold! (1984)

This volume includes Barks stories from Donald Duck Four Color Comics nine through twenty-nine.

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Donald Duck in A Christmas for Shacktown (1986)

This volume includes Barks stories from Donald Duck Four Color Comics numbers three hundred eight through four hundred twenty-two.

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Donald Duck in Lost in the Andes (1984)

This volume includes Barks stories from Donald Duck Four Color Comics one hundred seventy-eight through two hundred twenty-three.

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Donald Duck in The Ghost in the Grotto (1984)

This volume includes Barks stories from Donald Duck Four Color Comics sixty-two through one hundred fifty-nine.

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Donald Duck in The Pixilated Parrot (1986)

This volume includes Barks stories from Donald Duck Four Color Comics numbers two hundred thirty-eight through three hundred.

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Donald Duck in Trick or Treat (1986)

This volume includes Barks stories from Donald Duck issues twenty-six through one hundred thirty-eight.

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The Ghost Sheriff of Last Gasp Volume 15 (2016)

This full color volume of Barks stories starts with Donald and the nephews exploring an old western ghost town.

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The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan Volume 16 (2017)

In the first story in this full color volume of Barks stories, Scrooge is off to the Himalayas in search of the hidden tomb of the Mongol king.

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Lost in the Andes Volume 7 (2011)

The first story in this full color collection by Barks takes the intrepid adventurers to the land of square eggs. For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

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The Lost Peg Leg Mine Volume 18 (2018)

This full color volume of Barks stories starts with Uncle Scrooge, Donald and the nephews on the trail of a pair of old saddlebags filled with gold nuggets.

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The Mines of King Solomon Volume 20 (2019)

This full color volume of Barks stories starts with Uncle Scrooge takes Donald and the nephews on a world tour of inspection and stumbles on the fabled mines of King Solomon.

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The Old Castle’s Secret Volume 6 (2013)

This volume of Carl Barks full-color adventures of the Disney ducks opens with the second appearance of Uncle Scrooge. For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

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Only a Poor Old Man Volume 12 (2012)

In the lead story Uncle Scrooge engages in a battle to the last cent with the Beagle Boys and first reveals why he really needs all that money -- so he can “dive into it like a porpoise, burrow through it like a gopher and throw it up and let it hit him on the head.” For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

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The Pixilated Parrot Volume 9 (2015)

This volume of Carl Barks in full color starts off with a love-sick parrot who steals the combination to Uncle Scrooge’s safe. For a preview go to issuu.

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The Secret of Hondorica Volume 17 (2017)

In the first story in this full color volume of Barks masterpieces, Donald and the nephews are off to rescue some missing papers for Uncle Scrooge.

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The Seven Cities of Gold Volume 14 (2014)

Scrooge leads Donald and the nephews on a search for the lost cities of Cibola to start off this collection of Barks stories in full color.

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Terror of the Beagle Boys Volume 10 (2016)

This full color volume of Barks stories includes epic battles between the terrible, terrible Beagle Boys and Uncle Scrooge backed by Donald and the nephews, and assorted cannon, mines and bluderbusses. For a preview go to issuu.

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Trail of the Unicorn Volume 8 (2014)

In the opening adventure of this full color volume of Carl Barks stories Donald and the nephews are off to Shangri-Lala to capture a unicorn. For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

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Trick or Treat Volume 13 (2015)

This full color volume of Barks stories starts with Donald’s classic battle with the kids and a witch over Halloween treats. For a preview go to issuu.

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Uncle Scrooge in Interplanetary Postman (1989)

This volumet includes the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers fifty-three through sixty.

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Uncle Scrooge in Only a Poor Old Man (1984)

This volume set contains the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers one through six.

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Uncle Scrooge in So Far and No Safari (1989)

This volumet includes the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers sixty-one through seventy-one.

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Uncle Scrooge in The Crown of the Mayas (1989)

This volume includes the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers forty-four through fifty-two.

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Uncle Scrooge in The Golden Nugget Boat (1985)

This volume includes the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers thirty-five through forty-three.

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Uncle Scrooge in The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan (1984)

This volume set contains the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers fourteen through twenty.

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Uncle Scrooge in The Money Well (1985)

This volume includes the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers twenty-one through twenty-seven.

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Uncle Scrooge in The “Paul Bunyan” Machine (1985)

This volume includes the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers twenty-eight through thirty-four.

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Uncle Scrooge in The Seven Cities of Cibola (1984)

This volume set contains the Barks stories from Uncle Scrooge numbers seven through thirteen.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 125-145 (1983)

This volume includes Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories numbers one hundred twenty-five through one hundred forty-five.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 146-166 (1983)

This volume includes Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories numbers one hundred forty-six through one hundred sixty-six.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 167-187 (1985)

This volume includes all the Barks stories published in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories from number one hundred sixty-seven through one hundred eighty-seven.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 188-208 (1985)

This volume includes all the Barks stories published in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories from number one hundred eighty-eight through two hundred eight.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 209-229 (1985)

This volume includes all the Barks stories published in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories from number two hundred nine through two hundred twenty-nine.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 230-253 (1990)

This volume includes all the Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories number two hundred thirty through number two hundred fifty-three.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 254-277 (1990)

This volume includes all the Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories number two hundred fifty-four through two hundred seventy-seven.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 278-405 (1990)

This volume includes all the Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories number two hundred seventy-eight through four hundred five.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 31-54 (1988)

This volume contains Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories numbers thirty-one through fifty-four.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 55-74 (1988)

This volume contains Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories numbers fifty-five through seventy-four.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 75-94 (1988)

This volume contains Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories numbers seventy-five through ninety-four.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 95-124 (1983)

This volume includes Barks stories from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories numbers ninety-five through one hundred twenty-four.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Christmas Treasury Gift Box Set (2013)

This full color two volume boxed set of Barks stories starts with the first appearance of Uncle Scrooge, then Donald and the nephews join Scrooge in their first “fortune lost and found” classic adventure to lead off the second volume.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: “Ghost of the Grotto” (2014)

In this full color volume of Barks stories Donald and the kids run up against an elderly kidnapper while harvesting kelp. Two additional stories round out the book.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Gift Box Set: “Christmas for Shacktown” & “Trick or Treat” (2018)

This full color two volume boxed set of Barks stories starts with Uncle Scrooge, Donald and the nephews in one of their first adventures. The second volume includes a classic comedy face off between Donald and the nephews over Halloween treats.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Gift Box Set: “Christmas on Bear Mountain” & “The Old Castle’s Secret” (2016)

This full color two volume boxed set of Barks stories starts with the first appearance of Uncle Scrooge, then Donald and the nephews join Scrooge at the ancestral home of Clan McDuck.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Gift Box Set: “Lost in the Andes” and “Trail of the Unicorn” (2014)

This full color two volume boxed set of Barks stories starts with Uncle Scrooge, Donald and the nephews high in the Andes in the land of square eggs. The second volume takes the ducks to the Himalayas in pursuit of the elusive unicorn.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Gift Box Set: “The Pixilated Parrot” & “Terror of the Beagle Boys” (2017)

This full color two volume boxed set of Barks stories starts with Donald and the nephews trying to chase down a love-sick parrot, who just happens to know the combination to Uncle Scrooge’s money bin. The second volume includes a classic faceoff between the terrible, terrible Beagle Boys and Uncle Scrooge.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck in Sheriff of Bullet Valley (2015)

In this full color volume of Barks stories Donald uses his vast knowledge of Hollywood westerns to thwart a cattle rustling gang. A Gladsone Gander story is included. For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck in The Golden Helmet (2015)

In this full color volume of Barks stories Donald and the nephews are in race to claim the Vikings’ Golden Helmet which give the owner the right to all of North America. Includes three bonus tales. For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

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Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge Gift Box Set: “Only a Poor Old Man” and “The Seven Cities of Gold” (2015)

This full-color two-volume boxed set of Barks stories starts with Uncle Scrooge, Donald and the nephews in one of their first adventures. The second volume includes a classic comedy face-off between Donald and the nephews over Halloween treats. For a preview go to Fantagraphics.

Author(s): Carl Barks
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