No one has ever created better Christmas comics than Carl Barks. "Christmas on Bear Mountain" is more than just another Barks Christmas Classic, however: it has the added historical significance of being the story for which Barks created his most famous character: Scrooge McDuck – Uncle Scrooge to Donald and his nephews. Scrooge – obviously patterned after the character of the same name form Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol – was originally created simply as the dramatic foil for Donald and his nephews in this particular story that was originally released for Christmas in 1947, and that was supposed to be that... but Barks quickly realized that Scrooge had a lot more to offer, and he gradually grew to be second only to Donald himself in the Disney Duck Pantheon. In addition, this volume contains three more full length classic full length Donald Duck adventures by Barks: "Volcano Valley", "Adventure Down Under," and "Ghost of the Grotto, as well as seven more of his inimitable ten-pagers from Walt Disney's Comics & Stories. All works in this volume were created in 1947. As always when it comes to comics by Carl Barks, this one is... Recommended!