Fantagraphics has quite a collection of Disney Duck book releases coming out in 2020. Release dates can of course change, but below are the announced books that you have to look forward to and preorder.
Disney Masters Vol. 10: Donald Duck: Scandal on the Epoch Express
Release Date: 4/14/20
In this collection of comics stories, Donald battles master spies and his own Uncle Scrooge!
Railroad porter Donald Duck can’t wait to serve breakfast to his action-movie idol, Sharon Stun. But Donald and his nephews get caught up in a real-life thriller when “Mystic” Max McMalefactor, disguise artist and sinister spy, infiltrates the Epoch Express! In “Scent-imental Romeos,” Donald vows to create the world’s stinkiest cologne. And in “Don Quiduck De La Mancha,” a hypnotized Donald thinks he’s a knight ― and helps the Beagle Boys rob Uncle Scrooge’s Money Bin! Each volume of our Disney Masters series presents acclaimed comics artists from around the world working in the grand Walt Disney tradition. Full-color illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Mau Heymans, born in Veldhoven, Netherlands, in 1961, is a Disney comics artist and writer. Heyman is best known for his work with Scrooge McDuck comics for the Dutch Disney publisher Oberon. Inspired by Carl Barks’s early work, Heyman’s visual take on the Ducks, with their long necks and beaks, is easily recognizable.
Bas Heymans was born in 1960 in Veldhoven, Netherlands. Currently a Disney comics artist, Heymans began his career inking underground comic strips with his younger brother, Mau Heymans, and working as an artist in the advertising field. He has drawn for Donald Duck comics as well as other characters.
The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 22: The Twenty-Four Carat Moon
Release Date: 5/19/20
In these comics, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck space race to a moon of gold, discover the secret of a ghost ship, and go on a perilous quest for ancient treasure!
Carl Barks delivers another superb collection of outrageous hijinks, preposterous situations, and all-around cartooning brilliance. Over 170 pages of stories, each meticulously restored and newly colored. Insightful story notes written by an international panel of Barks experts. Full-color illustrations throughout.
Disney Masters Vol. 12: Donald Duck: The Forgetful Hero
Release Date: 7/14/20
Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge shrink down to the size of germs, Daisy Duck goes on a super-secret mission, and Mickey goes noir in the collection of comics starring the universally beloved characters.
Uncle Scrooge wants to publish a historic tell-all interview with World War I flying ace Eddie Brickenbatter. But the legendary hero has amnesia ― so to cure it, Scrooge tells Donald Duck to reenact the plane crash that caused Brickenbatter to lose his memory in the first place! Then, in “Plantastic Voyage,” Donald and Scrooge shrink down to the size of germs on a leaf. And Daisy Duck embarks on a super-secret mission in “The Dazzling Duck She-Venger.” Finally, Mickey Mouse, on the trail of a missing man, finds himself in a twisting mystery of film noir thrills and chills in “The Case of the Cut-Off Calls!” Full-color illustrations throughout.
About the Author
GIORGIO CAVAZZANO, among Italy’s most celebrated comics artists, brings his outrageous energy, emotive characters, and wild “techno” style to our shores in this unprecedented collection ― featuring four of his most acclaimed Disney adventures.
The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 23: Under the Polar Ice
Release Date: 9/8/20
In this collection of internationally acclaimed Donald Duck comics, Donald and the nephews are stranded in the Arctic and face peril in the jungle!
In this collection of classic comic book stories, Huey, Dewey, and Louie earn a trip to the North Pole in a submarine ― and Donald stows away! Fortunately, when they find themselves stranded, Gyro Gearloose invents a flying sled! Then, when Donald announces that he’s taking the nephews to South America, he pledges to protect them from all the dangers in “the wildest part of the jungle” ― including a sheer mountain cliff, a raging river, and a swarm of crocodiles. But who is saving whom? This book has 170 pages of story and art, each meticulously restored and newly colored, as well as insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts. Full-color illustrations throughout.
Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Gift Box Set: “The Lost Peg Leg Mine” & “The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama”
Release Date: 9/8/20
400 pages of internationally acclaimed, classic comics in two volumes, snugged into a sturdy slipcase at a special price and that even Uncle Scrooge couldn’t resist!
This holiday season’s Carl Barks Library gift box collects two of our earlier volumes in this popular series: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: “The Lost Peg Leg Mine” and Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: “The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama.”Full-color illustrations throughout.
Disney Masters Vol. 14: Donald Duck: Follow the Fearless Leader
Release Date: 9/22/20
With this volume of the Disney Masters series, we begin collecting the Duck tales of Dick Kinney and Al Hubbard ― for the first time in North America!
Donald’s nerdy cousin Fethry Duck is a mallard on a mission, determined to include Donald in all his sudden passions: from a super exercise regimen to building an indoor farm, to stage magic that turns startlingly real! With this volume of the Disney Masters series, we begin collecting the Ducktales of Dick Kinney and Al Hubbard ― for the first time in North America! Kinney and Hubbard were a Disney dream team in the ’60s, hatching Donald Duck co-stars like Fethry, master spy Mata Harrier, and terrible tomcat Tabby. From Fethry’s very first story through the doggy doings of Scamp to Uncle Scrooge in “The Case of the Purloined Pearls,” Kinney and Hubbard keep the laughs rolling and the hijinks hopping. Full-color illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Richard Timothy “Dick” Kinney (December 15, 1916 in Utah – March 24, 1985 in Glendale, California) was an American animator and comic book writer. His comic book work was mostly in Disney comics, writing stories featuring Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck. He was the writer who, along with artist Al Hubbard, created Fethry Duck and Hard Haid Moe. Kinney is the younger brother of fellow Disney animator Jack Kinney. Earlier, as an animation writer, Kinney was part of the story crew on various Disney, Walter Lantz Productions, UPA and Jack Kinney Productions/King Features Syndicate theatrical and TV cartoons. The Lantz cartoon “Niagara Fools,” featuring Woody Woodpecker, represented perhaps Kinney’s most fondly remembered original storyline. Later, Kinney would remake the story for comics with Fethry Duck in, essentially, the Woody role.
ALLAN “AL” HUBBARD (1913–1984, d. Fallbrook, California) joined the Disney animation department in 1937 then left in 1941 to become a full-time comics artist.
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