It has often been discussed which
of Carl Barks' multiple comic book stories from the Disney duck
universe is the most popular of them all, and countless polls
have been held in order to find out. This website already
contains several pages to that end, most of which are based on
Barks' own comments and opinions (The Best Stories is one example),
but it would probably be even more interesting to know what the
This website finds that there are more ways to go about such a project, but none of them are very practical, because they would in reality involve a massive number of readers, many of which would not be inclined to respond if asked. Therefore, it has been decided to approach the problem from another angle that has never been attempted before, namely based on the number of different Disney issues published around the world. This sort of scale should be a good indicator to find out which story is the best, because publishers around the world would never attempt to publish new issues (in this case of Barks' stories) if they would not be fairly confident that they could sell their product. So this is the way this website proposes to establish where Barks' top stories are situated on a popularity ladder. The sub-pages present the, sometimes rather surprising, results divided into 4 major categories.
HOW IT WAS DONE
In order to present the results in the most
comprehensible way the stories have been divided into the
4 well-known categories from where they once originated:
Donald Duck 10-pagers (WDCS), Scrooge
McDuck stories (U$), long adventure
stories (FC), and a mixed group
comprising of all the remaining issues (MISC.).