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This book a comprehensive index and concordance of Carl Barks' comic book work. From 1942 until his retirement in 1966, Carl Barks was the most important writer and artist of Donald Duck and related comic books, including Uncle Scrooge, as well as the creator of Uncle Scrooge and many of the best-loved characters in the Duck comic books. So beloved and important was Carl Barks' work that from 1983 to 1990, Another Rainbow Publishing, founded by Bruce Hamilton, published The Carl Barks Library in 30 deluxe hardcover volumes reprinting all of Barks' Disney comic book work and as much other Disney related drawings and art Barks was involved with as possible. In addition to comic book work, it includes paintings, storyboard and animation drawings, model sheets, and drawings for fans, among other things. The Complete Carl Barks Index has over 29,000 lines of data in the Index. The index, which was always intended to cover all of Barks' Disney comics as published in the original comic books and as reprinted, or in some cases first printed, in The Carl Barks Library, was also expanded to include Barks' non-Disney comics and also, later, Disney comics not included in The Carl Barks Library, and not even published until after The Carl Barks Library had been completed. There is even Barks comic book work first published after Barks' death, including work that has not yet been published in the USA or even in English. This has led to some additional material being added to the index as late as 2016. All of that is included in the Index. Information has also been included to make the Index useful even with other reprints in addition to the original comic books and the The Carl Barks Library. Each data entry includes reference to the original USA comic book publications with comic book title, issue, and story page numbers. It also includes reference to The Carl Barks Library publication including set, volume, and page reference, as well as submission dates, based on Carl Barks' personal work records. Just about any question you might ask about Carl Barks' work, if you can think of it, and it is included in Barks' opus, you can probably find it and all references to it. Want to find every depiction of a cigarette in Barks' comics or a listing of every half page display panel and other large sized panels? It's there. What really was the first appearance of the money bin or its precursors, or the worry room, or Gladstone's luck, every appearance of the Beagle Boys, all incarnations of Barks' pig villain characters, what stories have a camel in them, what Barney Bear and Benny Burro story was rewritten as an Uncle Scrooge story, what other Barks stories were rewritten years or decades later? Where does that huge panel of a money dam bursting with gazillions of dollars flowing forth appear? It's all there in the Index. There are also a dozen chapters of introduction, historical, and background material, topics of special interest, and a Foreword by Michael Barrier.The Complete Carl Barks Index SPECIAL EDITION is identical to the regular edition except that 19 small illustrations spread over 13 interior pages of two chapters have illustrations printed in color instead of black and white. Other than 2 black and white illustrations, there are no other illustrations in the book. As a consequence, print-on-demand copies cost $18 extra to print each book in color. Such are the economics of print-on-demand publication. They are offered for sale at an introductory price $15 higher than the regular edition as a courtesy to those who might be interested in having the illustrations in color. And I earn less money on each sale in order to keep the introductory price below $50. The main point of interest in the book in either edition is, I believe, the Index to the work of Carl Barks, but if anyone wants to pay $15 extra for a few pages of color illustrations, it is currently available as an option.