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    Four Color #29 Donald Duck (Dell, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. One of the finest examples of the book in existence. The classic Carl Barks story "Donald Duck and The Mummy's Ring," featured here, stars Donald and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. As Thomas Andrae noted of this story "[Barks] begins to show the antiquarianism and use of authentic locales... which distinguishes his work from that of other comic book artists." Ron Goulart called "Mummy's Ring" and similar stories "graphic novels filled with adventure, comedy, satire, and some of the best cartooning to be found in comics." The influence of Barks' adventure tales on the likes of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, as well as a whole generation of comic book artists, is well-documented. Of course, the name of the "good duck artist" was not mentioned in the comic itself, nor known to any readers until many years later. Barks wrote and drew the art for this entire issue, except for the cover, which was supplied by Carl Buettner.
    This book's front cover yellows, and the back cover's whites tend to be prone to smudging, and even a Dell file copy of issue #29 that we had previously encountered was a mere VG/FN, so it's truly amazing to see this book in such high grade!
    Duck collectors are an aggressively bidding group, so for one of the finest known specimens of a Barks key, we suggest you keep that in mind when this lot hits the auction block. Overstreet 2017 VF 8.0 value = $5,804; VF/NM 9.0 value = $10,252. CGC census 11/17: 2 in 8.5, 1 higher.

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