Disney Masters Vol. 6: King of the Golden River Review

Disney Masters

Fantagraphics launched the Disney Masters Series with Vol. 1: The Delta Dimension in May 2018. Since then they have had new releases in the Disney Masters series published almost every month. Volumes have been alternating between the central character and story being Mickey Mouse related or Donald Duck/Uncle Scrooge.

Fantagraphics presents Disney Masters – acclaimed artists from around the world working in the grand Walt Disney tradition. Many of these stories are new to American readers and appear here for the first time in English. Fresh new artwork, fresh new adventures, and fresh new laughs!

Vol. 6: Uncle Scrooge: King of the Golden River

Book Description:

Can Scrooge McDuck hold onto an awesome lost treasure ― when it’s meant for non-greedy Ducks only?

Scrooge McDuck wants to find the treasure of King Duckapulco, an ancient ruler of a pre-Columbian South American empire. But the King’s ghost demands his vast wealth go only to the pure of heart. Is that why Scrooge and Donald are bringing Huey, Dewey, and Louie along? Beyond “King of the Golden River,” this collection of stories, in English for the first time, includes “Me, Myself, and Why” ― in which Scrooge adopts two aliases to confuse the taxman ― only to develop a real split personality! Plus: The Wild West saga of “Mickey the Kid and Six-Shot Goofy!” Full-color illustrations throughout.

Disney Masters Vol. 6: Uncle Scrooge: King of the Golden River was released by Fantagraphics on 2/12/19.

This edition of the Disney Masters series is 190 pages, and it includes 3 stories that were originally published in Italy. These stories appear in English for the first time in this book.

A short biography on the comic artist (Giovan Battista Carpi) of these three stories is included at the back of this volume.

Disney Masters Vol. 6: Uncle Scrooge: King of the Rivers is available in hardcover and Kindle\Comixology versions. A link to buy this book can be found at the end of this review.

The next five volumes in the Disney Masters series have already been announced and are available for preorder:

Disney Masters Vol. 7: Mickey Mouse: The Pirates Of Tabasco Bay

Disney Masters Vol. 8: Donald Duck: Duck Avenger Strikes Again

Disney Masters Vol. 9: Mickey Mouse: The Ice Sword Saga

Disney Masters Vol 10: Donald Duck: Scandal of the Epoch Express

Disney Masters Vol 11: Mickey Mouse: The Ice Sword Saga (Book II)

Included Stories

There are 3 stories included in Disney Masters Vol. 6:

  • King of the Golden River
  • Mickey the Kid and Six-Shot Goofy
  • Me, Myself-and Why?

In King of the Golden River, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie are in search of the lost treasure of Donorado. Donorado is an ancient relative of the Duck family. He was trapped in a copper bowl from a curse by an Amazonian witch doctor who was disguised as a pauper to test Doronado’s heart vs greed. The ducks travel to Amazonian for the lost treasure, but only pure hands will be able to reach and obtain the gold in the end. The title story of this volume of Disney Masters is three chapters and a hearty 92 pages.

The second story in this volume, Mickey the Kid and Six-Shot Goofy, is not a duck character featured story. It is the first in a series of Mickey the Kid stories illustrated by the featured Disney Masters artist Giovan Battista Carpi. This is an entertaining two part story starring Mickey Mouse and Goofy, and I could see Fantagraphics releasing a volume of Disney Masters featuring Mickey the Kid and Six-Shot Goofy. Scrooge McDuck does make an appearance as the owner of the bank in the western town. Mickey the Kid and Six-Shot Goofy help the town’s sheriff track down Blackjack Mack’s hideout to capture him and his gang.

Scrooge McDuck creates two additional personality identities in Me, Myself-and Why?. Why does he do this? To save money in paying taxes of course. Donald and the boys are going to have to help him sort out his personalities before each one puts the others out of business from business competition.

Final Thoughts

This volume of the Disney Masters series will make a great addition to your library\collection. Readers are treated to three great stories that are printed in English for the first time that are illustrated by Disney Master Giovan Battista Carpi.

I love the Disney Masters series because we get treated to stories and illustrations from other great Duck comic creators besides the legendary Barks and Rosa. This was my first introduction to the comic illustrations of Giovan Battista Carpi. We will be gifted more Giovan Battista Carpi illustrations in Disney Masters Vol. 8: Duck Avenger Strikes Again.

I am looking forward to reading future volumes of Fantagraphics’ Disney Masters series.

You can purchase Disney Masters Vol. 6 at the link below:

Disney Masters Vol. 6: Uncle Scrooge: King of the Golden River

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