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    Four Color Comics #9 Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold (Dell, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. This issue was a milestone -- Carl Barks' first rendering of Donald Duck. Not only is Barks the most famous Duck artist, he helped shape the character as we know it today (even creating many of the best-known supporting characters such as Uncle Scrooge). That makes this premiere issue (on which Barks shared art chores with Jack Hannah) one of the most significant Disney comics of all. A bonus is the alluring treasure map on the back cover -- what young boy could resist that, and why didn't comic books use that idea more often? It's an irresistible package, and our offering is one of the finest copies you could hope to find. CGC lists just three nicer unrestored copies. Overstreet 2004 VF 8.0 value = $5,625; VF/NM 9.0 value = $9,313.

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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