In 1983 Another Rainbow took up the daunting task of collecting the entire Disney comic book ouvré of Barks—over 500 stories in all—in the ten-set, thirty-volume Carl Barks Library. These oversized hardbound volumes reproduced Barks´ pages in pristine black and white line art, as close as possible to the way he would originally drawn them, and included mountains of special features, articles, reminiscences, interviews, storyboards, critiques, and more than a few surprises. This monumental project was finally completed in mid-1990.
In 1985 a new division was founded, Gladstone Publishing, which took up the then-dormant Disney comic book license. Gladstone introduced a whole new generation of Disney comic book readers to the wondrous storytelling of such luminaries as Barks, Paul Murry, and Floyd Gottfredson, as well as presenting the first works of modern Disney comics masters Don Rosa and William Van Horn. Seven years after Gladstone's founding, the Carl Barks Library was revived as full-color, high-quality squarebound comic albums (including the first-ever Carl Barks trading cards) - the Carl Barks Library in Color.
Carl Barks Library (CBL) is a series of 30 books with all Disney comics and covers written and/or drawn by Carl Barks. A few stories were modified, sometimes for production reasons and sometimes in an attempt to remedy censorship in the original publication, restoring the published work to Barks' original intent. The books are collected in ten sets with three books in each, a total of about 7400 pages. It was published from 1983 to 1990 in the United States by Another Rainbow Publishing under license from The Walt Disney Company. The comics were printed (with a few exceptions) in black and white. In addition to the comics, there are numerous articles with background information.
SET III - The portfolio of art contained in this envelope reproduces the classic covers of the first twenty issues of Uncle Scrooge comics as they appear in Set III of The Carl Barks Library. These covers originally appeared between 1952-1958 in the smaller, regular comic book format, but are done here in a beautifully rendered 12 ofrac14;hrd" X 8 5/8nrd" size. These all show the full untrimmed pages of art, just as Barks drew them! Every effort has been made in these recreations to make them look as they might have if Carl Barks had originally colored them himself. All covers in this set are by Barks. Also included is the slipcase cover, drawn and colored by Barks especially for the Library. The reverse pages include Uncle Scrooge one page gag fillers, and threee editorial commentaries on his stories by the Duck Man himself.