Mike talks about Walt Disney Comics & Stories

James / September 16th, 2012

I always wanted to do a review about the Donald Duck comics by Carl Barks. In the Early 1950’s, Walt Disney Comics & Stories was the most popular comic book in the United States. Today, the duck comics have been largely forgotten in the US and it’s a shame. The purpose of this video is an attempt to explain why Carl Barks duck comics were awesome, and hopefully to inspire people to start reading them again. In this video, I just give my thoughts on a few random stories. There is so much to say about Barks Duck universe, I could have went on forever. You really just need to read the comics for yourself. I’d recommend picking up these books, as they are more affordable than buying originals.

Also, Thanks to Charlie Armour for providing some background music. You can visit his site here.Β http://www.charliearmour.com/

And thanks to Thad & Dave for research help.

Comments

  • September 16, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Great! Thanks Mike πŸ™‚

  • atarititan214

    September 16, 2012 at 12:47 am

    You are awesome for doing a review on this, I used to freakin love these stories and I still occasionally read them to this day

  • atarititan214

    September 16, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Oh yeah and your comic collection must be worth huge!

  • Chatterb0x

    September 16, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Fantastic. Knew nothing about Carl Barks save the name. There are a lot of literary devices an author could borrow from.

  • Chatterb0x

    September 16, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Keep posting these ‘deconstructions.’

  • PoopStainMcgee

    September 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

    My name is Poop Stain Mcgee!!!

  • manitari666

    September 16, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Don Rosa is my favorite!

  • Delta_85

    September 16, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Don Rosas stories are better, altought he always dedicate them to Carl Barks(D.U.C.K.) . Drawings are superb and Rosa makes genuine Scrooge McDuck on Barks basis.

    • February 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      Don Rosa’s stories are not better. They are only a continuation of what Barks originated. Rosa himself would agree to that point.
      Barks was one of a kind. Imitated but never duplicated.

  • prkl

    September 16, 2012 at 2:26 am

    I agree with some of the other posters that Don Rosa stories are superior. Barks does come as a good second though. Although I believe it comes down to the preference, whether you like longer stories or short ones. Either way loved the video it is really nice to see someone appreciating comics that I grew up with and love to this day. Oh here in Finland Donald Duck and others are absolutely huge even today.

  • RecAlpha

    September 16, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Jesus. I never realised how clever the comics were, especially considering how stupid some of those cartoons were.

  • Skeletor

    September 16, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Great review, but the Uncle Scrooge stories are way, way better! I like Don Rosa is nr 2, and Barks is nr 1

  • Starcraft39

    September 16, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I liked the video but simply cannot relate to reading comic books. I see nerds being stereotypes as liking comic books but to be honest I don’t think i’ve even picked one up in my entire life.

    I would watch anything Mike comes up with, but hope we don’t get any more comic book synopsises… synopsis?

  • Starcraft39

    September 16, 2012 at 3:51 am

    and that link went to something that was $25 for one comic, and that’s supposed to be less expensive? I’ll stick to not pandering to the media, which is more important than not pandering to children.

    • mike keith

      February 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      that is not for one comic, that is ALL of his comics, condensed into a book, notic the 240 pages???

  • okΓ€nd

    September 16, 2012 at 3:52 am

    My father’s got a set of books with Carl Barks comics. 17 200~ page books (released yearly starting in 1984). Translated into Swedish so I as a kid would still be able to read them. I used to read them before going to bed and such when I was 8 to 10 years old. I never read the forewords though, maybe I should take a look at those next time I visit.

    This video made me really happy as I remember really enjoying reading all these stories as a kid.

  • Cless

    September 16, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Nice Video. It talks to me because I have just finished my dissertation about The Walt Disney Company, nice coincidence!

  • nurman

    September 16, 2012 at 5:19 am

    A very good review, Mike! When I was younger, I always preferred Don Rosa’s Duck cartoons over Bark’s because they were alot more visual than Bark’s but only as a grownup did I ever realize how deep the stories actually were!

  • angryrider

    September 16, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I’ve read the Fantagraphics Scrooge and Mickey Mouse Death Valley collections and both were great. I would recommend the former definitely, but the latter is not for those who have a strong aversion to the smell of ink. Death Valley was published overseas to save on printing costs and it shows. Though the paper quality is great, the ink just plain stinks and I can’t stand reading it for more than 20 min.

  • Misdemeanors

    September 16, 2012 at 6:24 am

    This was an amazing idea, pure great work!

  • Daniel

    September 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I was never into Donald Duck comic books, but now I’m definitely interested. Unfortunately I don’t think I can afford collecting those, as they seem rare and expensive. Is there any way I can read them online?

    Another thing I would like to add. Mike has been getting A LOT OF CRAP on Youtube lately. Some idiots with no life whatsoever uploaded videos recently attacking him on a personal level because of his videos, criticizing what they see as a “lack of quality”.

    It is clear to me when I watch a video like this one that there is a lot of effort put into this. Not just a lot of effort but a lot of affection also. It’s clear that Mike cares for his subject material and it shows. It’s very entertaining and informative. I can’t thank you enough for this video. It made me realize how interesting and clever those comic books can actually be. I never thought I’d get interested in comic books but now I am! You might have just opened a whole new world for me. Thanks!

  • Squall85

    September 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Hey Mike! If you like Duck Tales you should check out Resident Duck on Newgrounds.com πŸ™‚ It’s a funny crossover with ducks and resident evil.

  • September 16, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Great video. It’s really sad Carl Barks seems so obscure and unknown in his native country now, he is clearly among the best writers of the last century. Each time someone talks about Duck Tales being great(and I admit, I liked that show too), I just want to bring up how they took so much of the ideas straight out of Carl Barks stories.

    I kinda prefer the adventure stories myself. My personal favorites are the “Golden Helmet” and “The Seven Cities of Cibola”. Of his short stories, I have always loved “Omelet”, one of the funniest stories ever written.

    At least Barks(and Rosa) are big here in Norway, but clearly more people in the US needs to know about where the good duck stories came from.

    • February 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Exactly. In his own native country, he’s been forgotten. Only overseas, in places like Sweden, Norway do they still remember. It’s a complete disgrace. This is the most sour of subjects to me. This is what makes me disgusted in my own country. They watch reality television, and other complete shit, but forget the greatest of artists. Its disgusting.

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    September 16, 2012 at 8:47 am

    LOL! Wow I totally forget how funny these comics were.

    I remember when my Aunt gave me a box of Donald Duck and Bugs Bunny comics for Christmas. I wasn’t a big fan of Disney Characters at the age of 9 anymore, but gave them a chance anyway. I was surprised how clever and funny they were and cherished them along with the “cool” comics.

    I wish I had the time to read them again, or just read in generall lol

  • s3011

    September 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I love hearing Mike go on about things related to cartoons , he seems to have a very genuine love of it.. I think he should create some kind of new series that would let him showcase his knowledge on the subject.

  • J-P

    September 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Here in Finland the equivalent of Walt Disney Comics that is called Aku Ankka -lehti (~Donald Duck Magazine) is the most subscribed magazine of all Finland.
    So I can say that Finland is a huge fan of the character and people Carl Banks and Don Rosa are considered famous in Finland.
    (I wouldn’t be amazed if Don Rosa would be even recognized on streets when in Finland.)
    So I can say that I can relate to your review and I can remember all those stories that you mentioned. Good stuff =)

  • September 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Might interest you to know that Scrooge is on Glasgow City Council’s list of Famous Glaswegians – The only fictional character to do so.

  • hammerhorrortexas

    September 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Great comic review Mike! Your very talented and bring alot to Cinemassacre. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • Chibito

    September 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I haven’t been the biggest fan of Mike’s stuff but this is great, awesome job

  • Daniel

    September 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I would be interested in another video such as this. This time focusing on the differences between Don Rosas and Carl Barks, both in art style and storytelling. A lot of commenters seem to like Rosas better and I wonder why. Maybe Mike could talk a bit about Rosas and explain why he thinks Barks is superior.

  • Daniel

    September 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    By the way, I just bought the collection of Barks works on Amazon, the one you showed in the end of the video. It was the last one! Thanks a million! πŸ˜€

  • jackblack

    September 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    go to the site i posted

  • dickcheese

    September 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    It’s nice to see a comic review that is actually insightful and with some legitimate endearment towards the subject matter. Good job Mike, I hope to see more of these comic related videos in the future.

  • Decoy

    September 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks Mike, you could have gone on for hours and I would still have liked it. Very entertaining.

  • Brandter

    September 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Great job on this, I really like Carl Barks to, but I find that I enjoy Don Rosa more because of the details in his comics, it’s always a challenge to try and find the Duck in all of his comics ;). What do you think about Don Rosa?

  • OdeForCruelty

    September 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Awesome stuff, Mike. Nice to see there’s still appreciation towards Barks’ comics in America, too. The man was nothing short of a genius. In my country, Donald’s own magazine is popular as all hell (and has been for decades), and these stories get re-released all the time. They’ve even been released with different dialects, which creates all new level of comedy. I grew up with them, as do the kids here today.

  • whilhorst

    September 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Fantastic job Mike!

    I grew up with the Donald Duck stories here in the Netherlands. Which are similar to the Walt Disney stories in America, as compilations with other Disney characters, but always with the Duck family as the main focus. Barks was always one of my favorite Writers/Drawers of the Duck stories, second to Don Rosa with his great Scrooge stories.

    I hope you will do more of these tributes/comic “reviews” because I love the perspective and feel you give them. I know you have to read the stories for yourself but watching this video is a great nostalgic trip for me!

    Keep up the good work!

  • Smack2k

    September 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Mike,

    GREAT video….really enjoyed it and learned a lot about another topic I had no idea about..

    KEEP bringing these kinds of videos, the more the better!!!

  • RyokoAsakura

    September 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Awesome video Mike, now I have the urge to buy some Donald comics πŸ™‚

  • Eltanin

    September 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Bravo Mike, that was a very insightful and entertaining review. I loved it!

  • culwin

    September 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Great review.

  • greedo

    September 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Well done, Mike! This is one of the best videos you’ve done. You have a lot of passion for Donald Duck, and it shows in this video. As a matter of fact, it almost makes me want to go out and buy some of those comics for myself… except that I’m broke. Oh, well, maybe later.

  • solidmatthew

    September 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Warning if you hate ponies PLEASE SKIP THIS COMMENT i don’t want to piss anyone off

    this may seem out of nowhere but the way mike described the way the author makes the stories for children but they could be enjoyed by adults really reminded me of my little pony friend ship is magic
    the show is intended for kids but is well made and could be enjoyed by any one
    mikes description explains my love for ponies and cartoons in general perfectly

    sorry for the random brony comment but i had to share my thoughts

  • Bassie02

    September 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    My favourite Duck comics the “The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck” series. It has 12 parts, are beautiful drawn, and it has the best humor I read in the duck comcics. It’s done by Don Rosa, and as a kid (and even today) I thought these comics were very inspirational.

    I think the weekly Donald Ducks series are still alive and well here in Holland, but the manage to repeat the same stories every 7 years or so. It has no use to sibscribe to it, because chances are, you allready read some stories before.

  • September 17, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I like Mike’s reviews better and better. I had no idea about these comics and I really enjoyed the review since I’m one of the many that watched DuckTales as a kid. Fuck shit goddam fuck.

  • HapaSan

    September 17, 2012 at 1:25 am

    @Gerald I know what you mean. I love Mike’s reviews. Its kind of funny, because James reviews bad games, and Mike reviews good games. They’re both great.

  • Erwinator

    September 17, 2012 at 4:26 am

    And Mike , do you also like the Keno Don Rosa-stories? I really love them.

  • September 17, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Did Carl Barks do his own drawings too? I think his line work is amazing.

  • Barry the Nomad

    September 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Great video, Mike!

    My dad has a complete collection of the Uncle Scrooge comics as well as a lot of rarities including Luck of the North, Sheriff of Bullet Valley and Frozen Gold. If you like collection videos, you can see a fly through that I made earlier this summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq7JtcVK8Ts

  • TheMinimiMax

    September 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Wow… I never realized Carl Barks was the creator of so many of those characters.

  • DON

    September 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Just wow, Mike.
    This has to be the best article on this site for a year or so.
    I’m addicted to everything Carl Barks since my childhood and I didn’t know that you also share this passion with me.
    And you’re totally right, the one and only Duck Man was Carl Barks; as good as Don Rosa did, he never matched him.

    Keep up the good work!

  • lapearl

    September 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks so much, Mike! I used this for homeschool class time. My first grader was fascinated. It is history, character building art and storytelling done righteously. Thanks for keeping the language PG for us, too!

  • Mr. Arkadin

    September 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Good timing. I just finished watching this vid series of Don Rosa giving a tour of his house and his comics vault.

    http://vimeo.com/channels/donrosatour

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    September 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    This is one of the best videos I’ve ever seen from Mike or James. I like how it emphasizes the lessons to be learned instead of saying how cool or funny the comics were back in the day. I remember reading some of these (after seeing the cartoon or that movie with the lamp and genie) and wishing I could get my hands on more of the old comics because of how different it felt from the animated stuff.

    Would love a follow up (or two) video to this, as there’s plenty of other Donald comics to talk about for hours.

  • Hiryu

    September 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I enjoyed the video, Mike. I had no idea the ducks could be so different from their animated counterparts, as I had never read the comics before. It’s a nice glimpse into the Duck Comics.

  • samuraichamploo07

    September 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    during this past summer i read both volumes of the life and times of scrooge mcduck by don rosa.holy crap did that story blow my mind,how it showed scrooge from when he was a kid,how he learned to work so hard,how he ended up in duckburg,how he came up with the idea for the money bin,how he met donald and huey dewey and louie,and too much stuff of stuff/history to explain in this one comment box

  • J5

    September 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Great review mike!!!!!!!((-;..lol

  • killianmcc

    September 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Brilliant!

  • lotusclown

    September 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    the one with daisy explains why there’s so much violence against women.. brilliant idea to explain in detail to a kid how if he’s not born big he’ll never succeed, never get laid, get beat on and harassed by women, and never be anything but a laughing stock in life… this is why i don’t discriminate and will beat the fuck out of any bitch who gets violent with me… you wanna hate me for it? hate society first for enforcing this value to be different and stand up for myself!

  • rush86

    September 18, 2012 at 12:20 am

    awesome video mike. I really wanna read these now

  • waveflux

    September 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Mike this was so amazing that it made me create an account just to let you know what a great job you did (and i’ve been watching cinemassacre’s videos for 3 years without ever wanting to comment)! The video also made me go out and buy the 2 books off of http://www.fantagraphics.com/ (the uncle scrooge and donald duck ones). Keep up the great work, and I hope you do some more comic reviews like this one! Thank you so much for letting me enjoy something new!

  • RESSUIII

    September 18, 2012 at 11:43 am

    well I bet that you all know this already but we Finns are “duck” people unlike you Americans who are more “mouse” people, well to the point we have a colossal book which contents all Carl Barks story’s what he made or was co-working with other artists…

    I personally think Carl Barks is “the” story writer because I like his adventure story’s and like you said it dosent matter when you read story’s it still works now days world to…

  • caitseith

    September 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Something I always found strange (and kinda annoying) is when the covers didn’t have anything to do with the contents. Sure, they could have become spoilers; but I don’t think that would have ruined the experience (and would had made searching for a particular history more easy).

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    September 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    @caitseith
    Ya! Shit, I forgot about that! I remember noticing the covers having nothing to do with the story. I never understood, why? I figured they made all the covers first then stuck whatever comics in them. lol.

  • ewing

    September 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Mike, this was a terrific primer on Carl Barks. Well done and thank you!

    By the way, this month marks the 25th Anniversary of DuckTales (in fact, today, Sept 18 is the day). Is it coincidence you released this video this week?

    I suspect that DuckTales doesn’t live up to Barks for you. But I think DuckTales is still an extraordinary show that does inherit some wonderful things from Barks. I just wrote up my own little tribute here: http://playcontrol.net/ewing/jibberjabber/ducktales-25th-anniversary.html

  • NoisyPanther

    September 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I have to admit, this is alot more entertaining than I thought it was going to be. Thanks Mike!

    Also, Mike, watching this video really made me wonder: have you and/or James ever been into Archie comics at all? I was wondering if you’d ever consider making a video similar to this, but about Archie comics instead?

  • kaworu

    September 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I also am a long time viewer who has only made an account to tell you Mike that this is the best video you have done. Please keep doing more videos like this, different comics etc.

    KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK MIKE!!!

  • barkmoney

    September 20, 2012 at 1:56 am

    I think your perfect niche is intelligent story telling and literature/illustration analysis. You’re great at other things, but this is certainly my favorite of your videos. Keep up the amazing work, Mike!

  • pro

    September 20, 2012 at 3:19 am

    well done Mike.

  • Firx

    September 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hey! You just made me order the first Fantagraphics volume! You know, I never knew anything about Donald Duck comics other than that Europeans seemed to like them a good deal.

  • hotrodcaesar

    September 21, 2012 at 5:01 am

    mike >james.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    September 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Nice review. I always liked Ducktales, so maybe I will check these out sometime.

  • Tazelot

    September 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I created an account soley to comment on this. It was a wounderful travel in time. I remember reading them as a young boy, and to this day the stories are still amazing. As somone who only got to experience these golden nuggets of comic mastery in another language than english I’m amazed at how well these stories are translated. The moral of the story aswell as the comedy are so intact in the translated works of Carl Barks (and Don Rosa). Originally I come to cinnamacre for James’ over the top criticism and movie knowledge. This video made me see you in a new light Mike, and as my feelings from watching this clip somewat overwhelmed me I’d simply like to say: Thank you.

  • Griff

    September 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    wow, who knew Mike was such a Carl Barks fan?

    I’ve heard a lot about him and now this video has motivated me to finally read his comics soon

  • Haseo55

    September 23, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Interesting comics, i really liked how you did some of them. Hey mike why dont you do another one with more stories, i really enjoyed your review of them

  • VicViper

    September 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you Mike! This was a very good video and hope to see more from you in the future! I don’t know why you came in as Motherfucker Mike, James should have introduced you as My Fucking Awesome Friend Like You Wouldn’t Believe Mike… it’s a bit long but you are awesome.

  • Dan021

    September 26, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Awesome Mike!

    Thanks for the hard work, we always appreciate it.

    I never knew these even existed! πŸ˜€

  • creecreehoneybee

    September 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Your collection is impressive. Also, it goes without saying that the illustrations in these are superb.

  • Hexawolf

    September 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Don Rosa made awesome duck comics in the 80s, 90s and 2000s. All his comics follow the Barks paradigm and he has made sequels to most of Barks’ most awesome stories. If you don’t know him yet, just check his “The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck’, it is awesome.

  • Tofuninja5489

    September 27, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I was iffy about watching a long video about a subject I wasnt sure I’d be into but wow. I am soooo glad I did. What an impressive commentary on a kids comic. Honestly, there would have been anyway I could have interpreted in the way you could have. Luckily you shared what you read and saw behind the pages for us.

  • Iron65

    October 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Awesome video man! It’s impressive how This talented artist make a clever critic about de everyday lifestyle of Humans . Now It’s very clear to me were all those brilliant ideas from Pixar movies did come from!

  • barkmoney

    October 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I find it funny how at 2:03, you have a divider labeled “DIVIDER.”

  • felix_the_red

    October 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    love the video. fantastic narratives =)
    if i may: i found the switchover at 18:50 to be very disorienting- i had to re-watch that part several times. is 18:20 – 18:50 a summary, then 18:50 – 20:20 an exploration, or are they alternate takes?
    either way- the video is fantastic fun. great to listen to while i do calculus πŸ˜‰ thanks MFM!

  • Windy Glassco

    November 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Very nice review Mike, but I have never read a Disney comic I have only read a Looney Tunes comic and I have the secend Looney Tunes comic.

  • aeshatter

    November 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Hey Mike! I really love your reviews but would you consider not speaking so fast? As a non-native english speaker it’s kinda hard to keep up with your speech. However, i still love your reviews and I think that you’ve captured the most important things about Donald and his maker(not in quotes since Bakrs made most of his personality) Barks in this review!

  • roklie

    November 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I never really liked Don Rosa’s art style, it was too serious and detailed for my tastes. Carl Barks was great and I also like the newer ones (mostly Italians) who make some absolutely gorgeous stories.

  • HomingMissiles

    February 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Carl Barks ranks up there with the top storytellers of the comics artform. Mike briefly mentioned Don Rosa’s “biography” of Uncle Scrooge. While I agree that Barks didn’t have a particular backstory in mind for Uncle Scrooge, I found Rosa’s work great fun, well-written, well-researched and extremely well-drawn, which is typical of his meticulous work involving fairly complex settings and historical reference. It makes many scattered mentions of Bark’s stories, of course, but I saw it more as a affectionate tribute to him and his beloved character than a way of pushing an “official canon” of Scrooge’s life that wasn’t there to being with.

  • RedStampede

    July 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I’d really like to know what are your thoughs on the “Life and times of Scrooge McDuck” graphic novel. I really love it, it’s one of the best life stories ever told, it’s not on par with Carl Barks’ stories but it comes really damn close.

  • ClosingFrantica

    August 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Scrooge’s rage traveling over the phone has become a classic running gag in the italian comics. I remember the phone cable even taking the shape of Scrooge’s silhouette once.

  • August 19, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I wound up with a bunch of these comics that once belonged to by uncle, including The Golden Fleecing, which is the best name ever.

  • February 10, 2014 at 5:41 am

    I Like This Video Mike

  • February 23, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Barks and Rosa are huge here in Finland, especially Rosa who’s like a celebrity. You can easily find hardcover books by both authors here. I love both but Rosa is my favorite because of the consistent mythology he built around the characters using Barks’s work as a base.

  • stone7160

    April 11, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Brilliant review Mike. I remember all those stories you’ve eloquently summarised. I grew up with Carl Barks Disney comics in the 70’s in New Zealand and probably collected the majority of them, but unfortunately they have deteriorated over the years so only have the memories of them left. I loved the colourful stories and beautiful artwork which fuelled my imagination while teaching me some of life’s lessons in an entertaining, funny way. As a child I didn’t understood why the Disney animated shorts were no comparison to these comics but now understand it was due to the way Carl Barks was able to inject his life experiences, perspective, and humour into these comics. Thanks for the trip down memory lane of my childhood.

  • June 15, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    wow mike, i found this very entertaining and enlightening, you told the stories so well, it is brilliant! i really enjoyed this, it reminded me alot of duck tales (which i own every episode), its amazing to see this precursor and learn of stories i didnt know existed until you gave me the knowledge of them, for that i thank you, your awesome πŸ™‚

  • Emily Smith

    November 13, 2015 at 1:13 am

    DONALD DUCK – Chip and Dale NEW!!! Cartoons Full Episodes! 2015
    https://youtu.be/khrTRwzTJFQ

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