Carl Barks Comic Book Art

SURVIVING ARTWORK

.................PAUL MURRY SURVIVING COMIC BOOK ART.................

 

Just as Carl Barks, the Disney artist Paul Murry ( November 25, 1911 - August 4, 1989 ) was employeed by Western Publishing for drawing comics.

Especially the long Mickey Mouse 24 pagers continued stories over 3 issues, written by Carl Fallberg was the trademark of Paul Murry.

And as the original artwork by Carl Barks was routinely destroyed so was sadly also the artwork by Paul Murry.

In the period from 1950 - 1984 Paul Murry drew  5.821 comic book pages. Of this number of pages we know for certain that around 346 pages ( 6 % ) has survived - and 99 % of the surviving material are from the period 1970 - 1984.

Only 3 - 4 pages from the 1960`ies has survived - and none from the 1950`ies period has been saved. Finding a single 1950`ies page would be the "holy grail" talking about Murry comic book pages. ( 2 comic book covers from 1954 is the only 1950`ies material existing to this day ).

It was when professor and collector Don Ault in around 1970 asked Western editor Del Connell if they had made the same mistake by destroying the artwork by Paul Murry – and Del replied they sadly had – that the remaining artwork from 1970 and up to 1983 was kept and saved.

The most sought after and best original pages from 1950`ies and 1960`ies by Murry is therefore actually not existing. Only a few Mickey Mouse pages by Murry from 1960 has survived.

Hopefully more pages from the early period will appear over time – but doubtly not.

So what is left and saved is some of the 24 pager stories from 1970 – 1973, and actually only some parts of them.

These pages are the most interesting for collectors and though a lot of 8-pager stories from 1971 – 1983 has survived too, these are not considered to be the best quality of artwork by Murry.

The similarities between Carl Barks and Paul Murry regarding the surviving comic book pages are therefore very the same.

Both had nearly all of their best period of original artwork destroyed by Western Publishing and both were the main artists who drew longer stories published in WDC & S + in the individual comic figures magazines as ; Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, ( Carl Barks ) and Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck ( Paul Murry ).

Just like the Barks index on this site I have now made a section for showing the surviving original comic book pages by Paul Murry that is known to exist.

The colored pages are the ones where I don`t yet have seen evidence or obtained a photo of the original artwork, but most probably the whole Part of the story exist.  The pages displayed in black ink on cardboard are photos of the original comic book pages.

If you have any original pages - or know about pages not is not yet displayed on this site please contact me on : marsnermail@adr.dk

Some covers from comic books has also survived and these are shown underneath the photos of the original comic book interior pages.

Just scroll down for seeing the original comic book pages and covers.

A special thanks goes to Germund Von Wovern , Joakim Gunnarsson, Monty Bali and Ulrich Merkll  for their important contributions for making this section about the surviving comic book art by Paul Murry possible.


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PAUL MURRY SURVIVING ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK PAGES & COVERS


Paul Murry surviving original pages : 1960 - 1983.

Black = Survived stories / pages. 

Yellow = Possibly survived stories / pages – but no seen examples.

Red = No examples seen. Probably only some Part of stories has survived. ( The ones marked in black ).

WDC = Walt Disney Comics & Stories. MM = Mickey Mouse Comic

SURVIVING COMIC PAGES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER :

WDC # 234 - 235 - 236 : "The Pineapple Poachers".1960. 24 pager. At highest 8 full pages has probably survived from this story, though only 6 half pages has been officially known to exist.  All from part 2.

MM # 78 : "Showery Surprise" 1961. 2 censored panels has survived.

MM # 96 : "The amazing Hanjibug Jug". 1964. 1 unpublished page. Published later in HOF ( Hall of Fame ).

WDC # 357 – 358 - 359 : "Journey to No-No Land". 1970. 24 pager. : Page 1 / Part 2. + Page 6 / Part 2. + Page 8 / part 2.

WDC # 360 – 361 - 362 : "The Sign of the Scorpion". 1970. 24 pager. Page 1, 5, 8 / Part 1.

WDC # 363 – 364 - 365 : "Mystery of The Counterfelt Masters". 1970. 24 pager : Page 2 / Part 3, Page 3 / Part 3, Page 4 / Part 3, Page 5 / Part 3.

WDC # 366 – 368 : "Kingdom in the Clouds". 1971.  24 pager.

WDC # 369 . 371 : "The Big Switcheroo". 8 pager.

WDC # 370 – 372 : "The Viking Stone Mystery". 1971. 24 pager.

WDC # 373 : "Haunted Hanadoom". 1971. 8 pager.

WDC # 374 : "Pluto & Jiminy Cricket: Canine Conscience". 1971 – 4 pager.

WDC # 374 – 375 - 376 : "The Pirates of Port Placid". 1971. 24 pager. Page 2, 4, 5 / Part 1.

WDC # 377 – 378 - 379 : "The Golden Helmet"  1971. 24 pager : Page 5, 7 / Part 1. Page 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 /Part 2 + Page 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 /Part 3.

WDC # 380 – 381 - 382 : "Message in a Nutshell" : 1972. 24 pager. : Page 1, 2, 4, 5 / Part 1. Page 2, 3, 5, 6/ Part 2. Page 1, 4, 6, 7, 8 / Part 3.

WDC # 383 - 384 - 385 : "The Mystery Monster from Smoggy Bog". 1972 – 24 pager.

WDC # 386 – 387 - 388 : "The Old Pirate`s Mansion". 1972.  24 pager. Page 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 /Part 1.

WDC # 389 - 390 - 391 : "The Case with the Talking Tooth". 1973. 24 pager. Page 4 / Part 1. Page 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 / Part 3.

WDC # 403 : "The Long, Long Nap". 1974. 8 pager.

WDC # 403 : "Pluto. Prize-Taker". 1974. 2 pager

WDC # 404 : "Pluto: The Vacation Cottage". 1974. 2 pager.   

WDC # 410 : "Wrong Warpath". 1974 – 8 pager.

WDC # 411 : "The Strange Gob `O` Goop". 1974. 8 pager       

WDC # 413 : "Moose Call". 1975 - 8 pager.       

WDC # 416 : "The Finger Genius". 1975. 8 pager

WDC # 417 : "Rip van Goofy". 1975. 8 pager.

WDC # 418 : "Finders Keepers". 1975. 8 pager

WDC # 419 : "High-Sea Piracy". 1975 – 8 pager.

WDC # 420 : "Secret of the Castle Tower". 1975 – 8 pager.

WDC # 421 : "Pluto`s Drumstick Dilemma". 1975, 8 pager.

WDC # 422 : "The Sleep Creeps". 1975. 8 pager

WDC # 424 : "The Snoozer". 1975 – 8 pager.

WDC # 425 : "The Snow Queen". 1975 – 8 pager

WDC # 426: "To Catch a Phantom". 1975 – 8 pager.

WDC # 427 : "The Feathers of P´towwa". 1976 – 8 pager.

WDC # 428 : "The Super-Duper Diamond". 1976 – 8 pager.

MM # 155 : "Take a Giant Leap" 1976. 13 pager.

WDC # 429 : "Turtle Triumph". 1976. 8 pager        

WDC # 430 : "The Case of the Secret Saucer". 1976 – 8 pager.

WDC # 431 : "The Undercover Caper". 1976. 8 pager

WDC # 433 : "Showdown in Tumbleweed". 1976 : 8 pager

WDC # 434 : "The Crooked Clown Case". 1976 : 8 pager.

WDC # 435 : "The Man in the Hat". 1976 – 8 pager.

WDC # 436 : "Gum Fight at O.K. Corral". 1976 : 8 pager

WDC # 437 : "Power Pin Pickle". 1976 – 8 pager.

WDC # 438 : "The Clarabelle Caper". 1977 – 8 pager.

WDC # 439 : "A Hit and Misses". 1977 – 8 pager.

WDC # 440 : "Sword of Sunbeard". 1977. 8 pager.

WDC # 441 : "A Square Deal" – 1977. 8 pager.

WDC # 442 : "The Ghost Noises". 1977. 8 pages

WDC # 445: "Dilemma at Deep Cove". 1977 – 8 pager.

WDC # 446 : "Mystery Mountain". 1977. 8 pager

WDC # 447 : "Case of The Talented Ears". 1977. 8 pager

WDC # 449 : "The Secret Key Mystery". 1977 – 8 pager.

WDC # 450 : "A Ticklish Situation". 1978 - 8 pager.

WDC # 452: "Cave of Kuhdoom". 1978 – 8 pager.

WDC # 453 : "The Whirlpool Monster". 1978 – 8 pager.

WDC # 454 : "Musclemania". 1978 : 8 pager                 

WDC # 455 : "Grocery Grabbers". 1978 – 8 pager.

WDC # 458 : "Dude Ranch". 1978 - 8 pager.

WDC # 459 : "No Deposit, No Return". 1978 - 8 pager.

WDC # 460 : "The Wax Museum Mystery". 8 pager.

WDC # 461 : "The Ghost Zoo". 1978 – 8 pager.      

WDC # 462 : "Mystery in 3-D". 1979 - 8 pager.

WDC # 464 : "Desert Dilemma". 1979. 8 pager

WDC # 465 : "Fly Guy`s". 1979. 8 pager                    

WDC # 466 : "Smuggler´s Cove Caper". 1979 – 8 pager.

WDC # 468 : "Case of the Vanishing Buttons". 1979 – 8 pager.

WDC # 470 : "Mission to Junglavia". 1979 – 8 pager.

WDC # 471 : "The Time-Travel Trek". 1979. 8 pager.

WDC # 472: "Detective Pluto". 1979 – 8 pager.

WDC # 474 : "The Cat´s Meow". 1979 – 8 pager.

WDC # 475 : "Mystery of the Mesa". 1980 – 8 pager.

WDC # 477: "The Riverboat Mystery". 1980 – 8 pager.

WDC # 479 : "The Midnight Delivery". 1980 – 8 pager.       

WDC # 482: "The Haunting Hand". 1980 – 8 pager.

WDC # 483 : "The Fix-it Mix-up". 1980 – 8 pager.

WDC # 484 : "Trail of the Tumbleweed" . 1980 – 8 pager.

WDC # 488 : "The Case of the Stone Statues". 1981 – 8 pager.

WDC # 490 : "The Return of the Bat Bandit". 1981 – 8 pager.

WDC # 492 : "The Geyser Mystery". 1981 – 8 pager.

WDC # 493 : "The Time Trip Gyp". 1981 – 8 pager.

WDC # 495 : "Ghost Stage". 1981 – 8 pager.

WDC # 509 : "The Time Trek". 1982 – 8 pager.

WDC # 510 :"The Remote Control Caper". 1982 – 8 pager.

MM : "The Dream House" : 1982. Unpublished. 8 pager. Later publ.

MM : "The Blot Task Force" : 1982. Unpublished. 8 pager.

MM : "Too Many Monsters". 1982. Unpublished. 8 pager.

MM : "The Clone Plot". Unpublished last ? story by Paul Murry. 1983. 8 pager. Later publ. in HOF.

Displayed on below are the Parts from the 24-pager stories, which always ran over 3 issues.

Only the Parts where existing pages are known to exist has been displayed.

Still all pages from the parts with some survived pages has been displayed as it would be common sense that the whole story has survived. When original pages appears over time the index will be optimized with these.

You will be able to see the survived original pages under each example of the colored published story.


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WDC # 235 : "The Pineapple Poachers". 1960. 24 pager.


WDC # 235 Lower Halfpage 1 B ( In WDC Page 24 )


WDC # 235 Lower Halfpage 3 B ( In WDC Page 26 )


WDC # 235 Lower Halfpage 4 B ( In WDC Page 27 )


WDC # 235 Lower Halfpage 5 B ( In WDC Page 28 )


WDC # 235. Upper Halfpage 7 A. ( In WDC Page 30. )


WDC # 235 Lower Halfpage 8 B ( In WDC Page 31 )


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MM # 96 : "The Amazing Hanjibug Jug". 1964. Unpublished page.


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WDC # 357 – 358 - 359 : Journey to No-No Land. 1970. 24 pager. : Page 9, 13, 14, 16 / Part 2.

WDC # 358 Page 9 ( In WDC Page 23 )


WDC # 358 Page 13 ( In WDC Page 27 )


WDC # 358 Page 14 ( In WDC Page 28 )


WDC # 358 Page 16 ( In WDC Page 30 )


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WDC # 360 : "The Sign of the Scorpion". 1970. 24 pager. Surviving Pages :1, 5, 8 / Part 1.

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WDC # 362 Page 21 ( In WDC Page 27 )


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WDC # 365 : "Mystery of The Counterfelt Masters". 1970. 24 pager. Page 2, 3, 4, 5 / Part 3

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WDC # 374 : "The Pirates of Port Placid". 1971. 24 pager. Surviving Pages : 2, 4, 5 / Part 1.

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WDC # 377 : "The Golden Helmet". 1971. 24 pager : Page 5, 7 / Part 1.

WDC # 377 Page 1 ( In WDC Page 23 )


WDC # 377 Page 5 ( In WDC Page 27 )


WDC # 377 Page 7 ( In WDC Page 30 )


WDC # 377 Page 8 ( In WDC Page 31 )


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WDC # 378 : "The Golden Helmet". 1971. 24 pager. Page 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 /Part 2

WDC # 378 Page 9 ( In WDC Page 23 )


WDC # 378 Page 10 ( In WDC Page 24 )


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WDC # 379 : "The Golden Helmet". 1971. 24 pager. Page 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 /Part 3.

WDC # 379 Page 17 ( In WDC Page 23 )


WDC # 379 Page 2 ( In WDC Page 24 )


WDC # 379 Page 4 ( In WDC Page 26 )


WDC # 379 Page 8 ( In WDC Page 31 )


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WDC # 380 : "Message in a Nutshell" : 1972. 24 pager. : Page 1, 2, 4, 5 / Part 1.

WDC # 380 Page 1 ( In WDC Page 23 )


WDC # 380 Page 2 ( In WDC Page 24 )


WDC # 380 Page 4 ( In WDC Page 26 )


WDC # 380 Page 5 ( In WDC Page 27 )


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WDC # 381 : "Message in a Nutshell" : 1972. 24 pager. Page 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / Part 2

WDC # 381 Page 1 ( In WDC Page 23 )


WDC # 381 Page 3 ( In WDC Page 25 )


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WDC # 382 : "Message in a Nutshell" : 1972. 24 Pager. Page : 1, 4, 6, 7, 8 / Part 2.

WDC # 382 Page 1 ( In WDC Page 23 )


WDC # 382 Page 4 ( In WDC Page 27 )


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WDC # 386 : "The Old Pirate`s Mansion". 1972. 24 pager. Page 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 /Part 1.

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WDC # 389 : "The Case of The Talking Tooth". 1973. 24 pager. Surviving Pages : 4 / Part 1.

WDC # 389 Page 4 ( In WDC Page 26 )


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WDC # 391 : "The Case of The Talking Tooth". 1973. 24 pager. Surviving Pages :20, 21, 22, 23, 24

WDC # 391 : "The Case of The Talking Tooth". 1973. 24 pager. Page : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24


SURVIVING ORIGINAL COVERS BY PAUL MURRY : 1954 - 1981


Original Cover 1954


"Goofy" Four Color # 562 - 1954


Original Cover 1954


"Pluto" Four Color # 595 - 1954


Original Cover - 1957


Mickey Mouse # 57 - 1957


Original Cover - 1961


Mickey Mouse # 76 - 1961


WDC # 277 ( Mickey by Murry )


WDC # 277 - 1963


Original Cover - 1964.


Mickey Mouse # 93 - 1964


Original Cover - 1966


Mickey Mouse # 106 - 1966


Original Cover - 1967


"Super Goof" # 6 - 1967


Original Cover - 1967


"Super Goof" # 7 - 1967


Original Cover - 1971


Mickey Mouse # 129 - 1971


Original Cover - 1975


Mickey Mouse # 155 - 1975


Original Cover - 1975


Mickey Mouse # 159 - 1975


Original Cover - 1980


Mickey Mouse # 204 - 1980


Original Cover - 1980


Mickey Mouse # 206 - 1980


Original Cover - 1980


Mickey Mouse # 209 - 1980


Original Cover - 1981


Mickey Mouse # 210 - 1981