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IDW Announces Artist’s Editions For Carl Barks And Don Rosa’s ‘Uncle Scrooge’ Comics

IDW seems dead set on taking as much of my money as it possibly can. Not only has the publisher produced high-end ‘Artist’s Editions’ of some of my favorite comics, including Jack Kirby‘s Fourth World, Frank Miller‘s Daredevil and Walt Simonson‘s Thor, but as part of this year’s New York Comic-Con, it’s announced upcoming Artifact and Artist’s Editions respectively for Carl Barks‘ and Don Rosa‘s Uncle Scrooge stories.

The announcement comes as part of a resurgence of interest in the creators’ work on the World’s Richest Duck, which also includes new hardcover collections of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge from Fantagraphics. The IDW collections, however, will print the original art at its original size.


Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge Artifact Edition


Barks, who created Scrooge McDuck back in 1952 and was primarily responsible for his appearances over the next 20 years, will be getting the spotlight in an ‘Artifact Edition’ of his work. While IDW has yet to announce which stories will be included, one assumes there will be plenty of room, since Barks’s works tended to be short stories, and those IDW hardcovers are usually pretty thick.


Don Rosa Uncle Scrooge Artist's Edition


Rosa, on the other hand, will be getting a standard “Artist’s Edition.” Again, the actual contents haven’t been announced, but I’m personally hoping that they include “A Matter of Some Gravity,” my all-time favorite Duck story, which you can snag for free over at Comixology thanks to its appearance in this year’s FCBD book from Fantagraphics. Rosa retired from Duck comics early last year, after a long career that included the Eisner-winning Barks-inspired Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck,

The Artifact/Artist’s Edtion hardcovers are scheduled for release in early 2015.

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