Walt Disney's UNCLE SCROOGE - FOUR COLOR #456 (Mar1953) 9.0 VF/NM Carl ...
Here is a gorgeous copy of the second UNCLE SCROOGE story in his own title - a sought-after treasure from 1953 - Dell Four Color #456. Carl Barks' creation of the unimaginably wealthy, but cantankerous, uncle of Donald and his nephews had debuted 11 year ... Read More
- Series Name
- WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE, BACK TO THE KLONDIKE
- Issue Number
- Main Character
- Uncle Scrooge
- Cartoon Character
- 9.0 VF/NM
Item DescriptionHere is a gorgeous copy of the second UNCLE SCROOGE story in his own title - a sought-after treasure from 1953 - Dell Four Color #456. Carl Barks' creation of the unimaginably wealthy, but cantankerous, uncle of Donald and his nephews had debuted 11 years earlier in an issue of DONALD DUCK. Barks found the character and his wealth a useful springboard for stories and re-used him in a number of subsequent Donald Duck one-shot adventures and ten pagers appearing in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. But by 1952 the popularity of the character convinced Dell to give Scrooge a try-out as a lead character in the seminal "Only a Poor Old Man" in Dell's _Four Color_ anthology series, a story Barks expert Michael Barrier has termed a masterpiece.
Here in Dell Four Color #456 - only the second comic with UNCLE SCROOGE's name as the title - you get 36 full ad-free pages of Carl Barks' masterful storytelling and appealing artwork. In "Back to the Klondike", we find the story is a turning point in Barks' depiction of Scrooge: the first to show that the character has a softer side, and his miserly gruffness is partly a mask that he uses to guard against loneliness and loss.
In the story, Scrooge takes pills to restore his failing memory, and immediately recalls the location of bag of gold nuggets he had hidden in the Yukon fifty years earlier. Organizing an expedition to recover his treasure, Scrooge, Donald and the three nephews arrive in the Klondike, and learn that Scrooge's claim has been taken over by Glittering Goldie, a former dance hall girl Scrooge knew in the gold rush days--and who still owes Scrooge a thousand dollars, plus interest.
They all seek out an old hut where Scrooge lived, and find it occupied by none other than Glittering Goldie. Scrooge demands she help him find the missing gold, and a rivalry emerges - but an attraction between the two old goldrush veterans is apparent as well. Scrooge shows a softer side in the resolution of the story that surprises Donald and the three nephews!
You also get the 5-page back-up story, "Somethin' Fishy Here", as well as three one-page gag stories on the inside covers and the back cover!
This is a genuinely beautiful copy of this 69-year-old comic, just dazzling in its marvelous condition! It has a strong binding and minimal toning, supple pages, and bright colors! Even a nice gloss to the covers. We are concurring with the auctioneer's experienced grading of a 9.0 VF/NM . . for which the Overstreet Guide gives this landmark issue a value of $1860! . . . But our price is just $1300, plus FREE shipping! It's the nicest copy here on HpComic!
Own this pristine example of a legendary comic book at a great price, which just keeps rising in value with every new Overstreet Price Guide!
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