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THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS From the Year 1952

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THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY COMICS From the Year 1952

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Uncle Scrooge in Only a Poor Man, 1952, plus Scrooge Stories from 1953 and 1954--1974 collection. Highly Recommended. By Carl Barks. Back in 1974, the only reprints ever done of Barks or Gottfredson material was in the comics themselves, and often badly printed. Suddenly Whitman stepped up and issued four wonderful softcover booklets, beautifully printed, with classic material. Today these little gems are quite collectible -- near mint minus (9.2) copies guide at $95 in Overstreet. We have just uncovered several sets in the original retailer counter-display boxes, in pristine condition, and offer them here far below present market value.

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Back in 1974, the only reprints ever done of Barks or Gottfredson material was in the comics themselves, and often badly printed. Suddenly Whitman stepped up and issued four wonderful softcover booklets, beautifully printed, with classic material. Today these little gems are quite collectible -- near mint minus (9.2) copies guide at $95 in Overstreet. We have just uncovered several sets in the original retailer counter-display boxes, in pristine condition, and offer them here far below present market value.

Collector Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. bought several boxes of these directly from us, one of his rare speculations, back when we were selling them in our catalog. He packed them in a corner and there they sat until he recently began selling off his collection. These copies are as pristine as if they were published yesterday. Separately we are offering a few that were slightly scuffed at even less, as well as the display boxes.

Uncle Scrooge, the wealthiest duck in the world, first starred in his own comic book in 1952. "Only a Poor Man" is Uncle Scrooge at his best and is a collector's classic among comic book fans. In this story, to protect his money, the feisty old duck pits his wits against the the villainous Beagle Boys, and wins. This victory allows him to continue his favorite pastime -- diving into his money like a porpoise and burrowing through it like a gopher.

Uncle Scrooge was developed by Carl Barks, a former Disney employee who, in 1942 commenced full time comic book writing and drawing. For over twenty years Carl specialized in writing and drawing the Disney Ducks, infusing great humor through this particular form of storytelling.

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Item Code WDCOM04
Publisher Western Publishing
Print Status Out of Print
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x10
# Pages 48pg
Color Full Color
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