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Of keen interest to Carl Barks fans, our lead-off story, “Trick or Treat,” is the master cartoonist’s adaptation of the Donald Duck cartoon of the same name — with nine pages added back in from the originally truncated version! Then, Donald is convinced that Huey, Dewey, and Louie’s toy gun can really put people into a hypnotic spell — so he tries it out on Uncle Scrooge! Hijinks abound as Uncle Scrooge plants pots of gold at the foot of a rainbow to see who will handle the money best — Donald, Gladstone, or the nephews. Also, one of Barks’s own personal favorites, “Omelet” — the story of Donald’s slapstick misadventures as a chicken farmer.
Nineteen stories plus bonus features, each story meticulously restored and newly colored. Insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts.
“Enormously well crafted and equally enormously entertaining, timeless comedy adventures ... the perfect gift for just about any reader of comics, regardless of age, background, or experience.”
— School Library Journal
“There are few storytellers in comics history that are more revered than Carl Barks, a titan figure who was one of three inaugural members in the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame — the other two were Jack Kirby and Eisner himself, who once called Barks ‘the Hans Christian Andersen of comics’.” — Los Angeles Times
“A priceless part of our literary heritage.” — George Lucas