Sheriff of Bullet Valley

Sheriff of Bullet Valley Author Carl Barks
ISBN-10 160699820X
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 96
Language en

Featuring the original artwork, this collection of family-friendly Donald Duck comics follows the beloved Disney character's adventures in the Wild West alongside cattle ranchers, villain Blacksnake McSquirt and his frustrating cousin Gladstone Gander. Original.


Funnybooks Author J. Michael Barrier
ISBN-10 9780520283909
Year 2014-01-12
Pages 407
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, "Dell Comics Are Good Comics" was more than a slogan--it was a simple statement of fact. Many of the stories written and drawn by people like Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge), John Stanley (Little Lulu), and Walt Kelly (Pogo) repay reading and rereading by educated adults even today, decades after they were published as disposable entertainment for children. Such triumphs were improbable, to say the least, because midcentury comics were so widely dismissed as trash by angry parents, indignant librarians, and even many of the people who published them. It was all but miraculous that a few great cartoonists were able to look past that nearly universal scorn and grasp the artistic potential of their medium. With clarity and enthusiasm, Barrier explains what made the best stories in the Dell comic books so special. He deftly turns a complex and detailed history into an expressive narrative sure to appeal to an audience beyond scholars and historians.

Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book

Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book Author Tom Andrae
ISBN-10 1578068584
Year 2006
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi

For over twenty-five years, Disney artist Carl Barks (1901-2000) created some of the most brilliant and funny stories in comic books. Gifted and prolific, he was the author of over five hundred tales in the most popular comic books of all time. Although he was never allowed to sign his name and worked in anonymity, Barks's unique artistic style and storytelling were immediately evident to all his readers. Barks created the town of Duckburg and a cast of characters that included Donald Duck's fabulously wealthy Uncle Scrooge, the lucky loafer Gladstone Gander, the daffy inventor Gyro Gearloose, the roguish crooks the Beagle Boys, and the Italian sorceress Magica de Spell. Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity is the first critical study of Barks's work in English. From a cultural studies perspective, the author analyzes all phases of Barks's career from his work in animation to his postretirement years writing the Junior Woodchucks stories. Andrae argues that Barks's oeuvre presents a vision strikingly different from the Disney ethos. Barks's central theme is a critique of modernity. His tales offer a mordant satire of Western imperialism and America's obsession with wealth, success, consumerism, and technological mastery, offering one of the few communal, ecological visions in popular culture. Although a talented visual artist, Barks was also one of America's greatest storytellers and, Andrae contends, lifted the comic book form to the level of great literature. Thomas Andrae, an instructor in the cinema department of San Francisco State University, is the senior editor and cofounder of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. He produced The Duck Man, a feature-length documentary on Carl Barks, and was an editor of the Carl Barks Library.

1 000 Comic Books You Must Read

1 000 Comic Books You Must Read Author Tony Isabella
ISBN-10 9781440213342
Year 2009-10-15
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Krause Publications

Hero Worship! 1000 Comic Books You Must Read is an unforgettable journey through 70 years of comic books. Arranged by decade, this book introduces you to 1000 of the best comic books ever published and the amazing writers and artists who created them. See Superman from his debut as a sarcastic champion of the people, thumbing his nose at authority, to his current standing as a respected citizen of the world Experience the tragic moment when Peter Parker and a generation of Spider-Man fans learned that "with great power, there must also come great responsibility" Meet classic characters such as Archie and his Riverdale High friends, Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Little Lulu, Sgt. Rock, the kid cowboys of Boys' Ranch, and more. Enjoy gorgeous full-color photos of each comic book, as well as key details including the title, writer, artist, publisher, copyright information, and entertaining commentary. 1000 Comic Books You Must Read is sure to entertain and inform with groundbreaking material about comics being published today as well as classics from the past.

Walt Disney s Donald Duck

Walt Disney s Donald Duck Author Carl Barks
ISBN-10 1606996533
Year 2013
Pages 226
Language en

In this collection of stories, originally published during the 1950s, follow the epic adventures of Donald Duck and his nephews, Huey, Louie, and Dewey. Facing a financial crisis, Uncle Scrooge recruits his nephews for a trip to the McDuck clan's ancient castle to locate a lost treasure-- guarded by a jealous ghost!

Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels Author D. Aviva Rothschild
ISBN-10 1563080869
Year 1995
Pages 245
Language en
Publisher Libraries Unlimited

The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.


Sshhhh Author Jason
ISBN-10 9781560974970
Year 2002-08-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Fantagraphics Books

From the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning author comes this sharp suite of short tales, ranging from the funny to the terrifying to the surreal to the touching, all told entirely in pantomime.


Suspicious Author Heather Graham
ISBN-10 9781460382219
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Harlequin

Cold-blooded predators lurk in the Everglades—and not all of them are gators When Jesse Crane returned to his roots to serve on the Miccosukee police force, he'd hoped to leave behind the violence of the city and the memories of his murdered wife. But bodies start to pile up in Jesse's corner of the sultry Florida swampland… As he probes these crimes, Jesse is drawn to the beautiful Lorena Fortier, a new hire at the local gator farm and research facility. Lorena is a little too interested in Jesse's investigation, but before he can uncover her true motives, they're both pulled into a dangerous web of greed, ambition and animal cunning. To survive, they'll have to decide whether they can trust each other…before the hunters become the hunted. BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! The Sheriff of Shelter Valley by USA TODAY bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn Six months ago, Beth woke up with no memory of her past, a bruised face and a little boy who called her "Mama." Until her memory returns, the most dangerous thing she can do is to fall for the sheriff—the one man who can uncover the truth and destroy the person she's become.

Blood Valley

Blood Valley Author William W. Johnstone
ISBN-10 9780786030286
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Pinnacle Books

The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century Cotton Comes To Doubtful Lawmen don't last long in the town of Doubtful, Wyoming Territory. The last one quit, another ended up in a hangman's noose, and one more was backshot by the hired guns at the Circle L Ranch. But the town of Doubtful has never seen the likes of the man who's known only as Cotton, who aims to take the badge for $125 a month, save himself a nice chunk of money over the next year, and be on his way. At least, that's his plan. Problem is, Cotton has just stuck his nose in the biggest hornet's nest in the territory. Some of the new homesteaders are stringing wire, and the three large spreads in the area don't like it much. Before Cotton can say "range war!" a passel of hardcases are filling the air with gunsmoke and hot lead. But Cotton won't be scared off. He'll see to it that law and order come to Doubtful--because Cotton isn't afraid of dying. And he's not afraid of killing.

Donald Duck Comics by Carl Barks

Donald Duck Comics by Carl Barks Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1230478639
Year 2013-09
Pages 38
Language en

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: A Christmas for Shacktown, A Financial Fable, Back to the Klondike, Christmas on Bear Mountain, Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold, Donald Duck in Old California!, Flip Decision, Horsing Around with History, Island in the Sky (comics), Land Beneath the Ground!, List of Disney comics by Carl Barks, Lost in the Andes!, Luck of the North, North of the Yukon, Only a Poor Old Man, Pluto Saves the Ship, Salmon Derby, Searching for a Successor, Sheriff of Bullet Valley, The Carl Barks Collection, The Fabulous Philosopher's Stone, The Ghost of the Grotto, The Golden Fleecing, The Golden Helmet, The Golden River (comics), The Money Champ, The Money Well, The Old Castle's Secret, The Second-Richest Duck, The Victory Garden (comics), Tralla La, Vacation Time. Excerpt: Carl Barks was an American Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator. The quality of his scripts and drawings earned him the nicknames The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. Some titles, writers and exact dates in this list are yet not known. The list does not contain covers and unpublished comics which makes it still an incomplete glossary of Carl Barks' stories. North of the Yukon is a story featuring Scrooge McDuck and his nephews, Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey, & Louie. It was written and drawn by Carl Barks. This was his last story involving Scrooge's adventures in Alaska. It was published in September 1965, and later reprinted in May 1993. Gemstone Publishing later reprinted the story again in 2005 for a Donald Duck/Uncle Scrooge graphic novel with another story inspired by this one called "Somewhere in Nowhere." The character of Barko was inspired by an actual sled dog named Balto, who participated in the 1925 serum run to Nome. Barks had read an article about Balto in an issue of National Geographic, and was inspired to create this character. The story...

1948 in Comics

1948 in Comics Author Books, LLC
ISBN-10 115667588X
Year 2010-05
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Books LLC, Wiki Series

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Pogo, the Adventures of Alix, Tex Willer, Spiff and Hercules, 1948 in Comics, Rusty Riley. Excerpt: Notable events of 1948 in comics . See also List of years in comics .Events and publications European U.S. January February March April May June July August September First issues by title Dell Comics Marvel Comics (Timely) begin{sloppypar item All-Winners Comics cover-dated August item Annie Oakley cover dated Spring item Blaze Carson cover-dated September item Comedy Comics cover-dated May item Complete Mystery cover-dated August item Crime Exposed cover-dated June item Crimefighters cover-dated April item Kid Colt, Hero Of The West cover-dated August item te...

Broken Valley

Broken Valley Author Gregory L. Wade
ISBN-10 9781491725030
Year 2014-03-24
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

The Barker family lives in a remote valley of Tennessee during the Civil War, finding themselves in the chaos of the bloody conflict. Although to many the issues are black and white, the Barkers exist in a world of uncertainty. To protect their homes and lives, they must often reevaluate their beliefs in the midst of life altering upheaval. Their valley neighbors are no different. They also must make quick decisions about loyalty, family, and duty. The Sequatchie Valley is not one of wealth, but it is one of beauty. War threatens at their very doorsteps, and actions have far-reaching and unexpected consequence. Even as the war comes to an end, things are no easier. The country might be under the guise of peace, but conflicts do not cease. The Barker’s isolation brings dangerous people to their realm. Externally, they must fight as they heal from the physical and emotional scars of the Civil War. They will persevere, as Americans always have, but at what price?