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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Twenty-Four Carat Moon

(The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library #22)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Carl Barks delivers another superb collection of outrageous hijinks, preposterous situations, and all-around cartooning brilliance. Over 170 pages of stories, each meticulously restored and newly colored. Insightful story notes written by an international panel of Barks experts.
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published June 9th 2020 by Fantagraphics
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Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I like the Scrooge McDuck’s solution to any problem is either: a) get on a ship, or b) go to the moon.
Gijs Grob
'The Twenty-Four Carat Moon' collects Uncle Scrooge stories and one-pagers, as well as five Gyro Gearloose stories from 1958 to 1961. While Barks's inspiration reached its low at contemporary Donald Duck comics (see 'Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Christmas in Duckburg'), he's in a really fine shape here.

The title story is one of his all-time best parables, comparable with 'A Financial Fable' from 1950 (see 'Walt Disney's Donald Duck Vol. 10: Terror of the Beagle Boys') as one that even rings truer
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just classic Scrooge everywhere. The Prize of Pizarro is in this! One of my favorites: booby traps, adventure, a llama, a ship, and sensible employees of the Incan government waiting for further instruction. It is a delight to have that in collected form now. I hadn't read Twenty-four Carat Moon before. I was kind of hoping for a different Barks space story that I remember, but this one was nice. Earth vs. gold: that is topical. There is also a follow-up to Second Richest Duck where Glomgold att ...more
Jeff Lewonczyk
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent installment of the most indispensable comics reprint series out there, featuring some of my favorite Scrooge epics, including several with a sci-fi flavor.
Chris Aylott
Mar 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Carl Barks' genius and charm shines through in this collection of Uncle Scrooge stories appearing between 1958 and 1962. There aren't a lot of surprises in here, since almost all of the stories are elaborate answers to the question, "Just how greedy and cheap IS Uncle Scrooge, anyway?" but it's all about the visual gags and reactions. Plus you just can't help liking Uncle Scrooge, even when he's doing his worst. Extra points for the duck tails sticking out of the space suits, which outraged my p ...more
Nathan Dehoff
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
The title story here has a rather wacky plot, Astronomers discover another moon behind the regular one that's made entirely out of gold. Scrooge, the Rajah of Eyesore, a cattle king in Texas, and the Beagle Boys all have their own rockets constructed to try to reach it first. Scrooge and his family manage to trick their competitors, but it turns out that the golden moon is already owned by the King of Venus. He's willing to trade it for a bit of dirt, which sounds unfair, but he's able to use th ...more
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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After way too long a gap, I was thrilled to finally get and read the latest volume of the Carl Barks library.

And even more thrilled that it was an Uncle Scrooge volume. (Love Donald, but Scrooge is king for me!) And that it contained arguably of the finest Scrooge stories in the Flying Dutchman!

There's a reason that Barks' work has endured for so long and there's been so many imitators: there's so much love for these characters that it practically oozes from the pages. And no matter how far-fetc
Michael Emond
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great collection of Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks. The stand outs are the eponymous story (I just wanted to use the word "eponymous") and the Flying Dutchman which is a story that epitomizes the best of Uncle Scrooge stories. An interesting adventure that starts with a search for lost treasure, some comic thing that goes wrong (in this case the running gag of Donald wanting to fish throws them off course), the ingenuity of the three nephews helping to save the day and a clever twist with a ...more
Adam Graham
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book collects a large helping of Uncle Scrooge stories by Carl Barks. While not as good as some of his earlier works in terms of the writing, they still are quite enjoyable with a mix of full length stories, six-page shorts, and half-to-one page jokes, bolstered by superb art. This book features Scrooge's rematch with Flintheart Glomgold and the Twenty-Four Carat moon story is great. My favorite is, "The Magic Ink" which is just a delicious bit of comedy.

Included in the collection are some
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This volume deserves five stars for “The Flying Dutchman” alone which best showcases Barks’s brilliance not only as an artist but — above all — as an engaging and inventive storyteller. The other stories in this volume, both the onepagers and the longer narratives, only help solidify this perception. The essays complimenting this book are, as usual, pretty useless.
Nicholas Driscoll
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lots of really memorable and fantastic adventures in this volume! I didn’t want it to end. The first story about the gold moon is a rip roaring adventure with great twists and turns! I loved the crazy humor of Scrooge going head to head with a rich cowboy. The Flying Dutchman has s a wonderful story too, and the running gag about fishing is a gas. One of my favorite volumes yet!
Mark Schlatter
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very nice volume... Highlights were two long Scrooge stories ("Uncle Scrooge and the Flying Dutchman" and "Uncle Scrooge and the Prize of Pizarro") and five very inventive Gyro Gearloose shorts. ...more
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Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was an American Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator, who invented 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) and Magica De Spell (1961). ...more

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