In this stand-alone collection of Scrooge McDuck’s amazing comics adventures, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the iconic character created by Carl Barks, Scrooge and Donald return to the site of their first meeting!
In 1947, Carl Barks's comics story "Christmas on Bear Mountain" didn't just introduce the Scrooge McDuck character — it took Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie to Scrooge's Bear Mountain cabin, where beastly bruins made for holiday havoc! In keeping with that memorable debut, Bear Mountain has been the site of countless Duckburg sagas ever since. This special single volume edition collects Daniel Branca's "Return to Bear Mountain," in which Scrooge engages in a gambit with nasty gnomes; Don Rosa's "The Richest Duck in the World," which features Donald's first visit to the fabled Money Bin; and there's a crash course with Launchpad McQuack in "New Year's Daze." An unforgettable batch of birthday stories and winter adventures is here!
About the Author
Carl Barks (1901-2000, b. Merrill, Oregon; d. Grants Pass, Oregon), one of the most brilliant cartoonists of the 20th century, entertained millions around the world with his timeless tales of Donald Duck and Barks’s most famous character creation, Uncle Scrooge. Over the course of his career, he wrote and drew more than 500 comics stories totaling more than 6,000 pages, most anonymously. He achieved international acclaim only after he semi-retired in 1968. Among many other honors, Barks was one of the three initial inductees into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 1987. (The other two were Jack Kirby and Will Eisner.) In 1991, Barks became the first Disney comic book artist to be recognized as a “Disney Legend,” a special award created by Disney “to acknowledge and honor the many individuals whose imagination, talents, and dreams have created the Disney magic.” He has been similarly honored in many other countries around the world.
First active in comics as the indie creator of Captain Kentucky and The Pertwillaby Papers, Don Rosa (b. June 29, 1951) made his jump to official Scrooge sagas with the launch of Gladstone Publishing, the watershed 1980s publisher of fan-friendly Disney comics titles. Rosa later switched to producing Duckburg comics for the pan-European publisher Egmont, leading to his capturing a remarkable international fandom. He lives near Louisville, KY.
Giorgio Cavazzano (b. 1947) is an Italian cartoonist and one of the most famous Disney comics artists in the world. He is recognized for bringing his outrageous energy, emotive characters, and wild “techno” style defining the modern expressive Italian style of Disney comics.