Completely forgot to mention this a while back, but thought it needed covering just in case you missed it.
It’s going to be a great year for Fantagraphics (and for us comic fans) – as they’ve recently announced that they’ve acquired the right from Disney to produce what may well become the definitive Carl Barks Donald Duck Comics. The first volume, priced at $25, comes out in autumn 2011, with two volumes a year after that.
It might be definitive, but unlike Fantagraphics beautifully done Peanuts collection, it wont be chronological. The first volume contains the classic “Lost In The Andes” whilst the second volume jumps around a little to give us the first Uncle Scrooge tale. Following that the subsequent volumes will start filling in the gaps of the earliest work.
Overall, with two volumes a year we’re looking at roughly a 15 year publishing commitment from Fantagraphics. And doesn’t that sound great?