Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes

Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes

Book rating: 05 Hardback The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library

By (author) Carl Barks

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  • Publisher: Fantagraphics
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 258mm x 24mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Seattle
  • ISBN 10: 1606994743
  • ISBN 13: 9781606994740
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 20,033

Product description

Carl Barks Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics are considered among the greatest artistic and storytelling achievements in the history of the medium. After serving a stint at the Walt Disney studios as an in-betweener and a gag-man, Barks began drawing the comic book adventures of Donald Duck in 1942. He quickly mastered every aspect of cartooning and over the next nearly 30 years created some of the most memorable comics ever drawn as well as some of the most memorable characters: Barks introduced Uncle Scrooge, the charmed and insufferable Gladstone Gander, the daffy inventor Gyro Gearloose, the bumbling and heedless Beagle Boys, the Junior Woodchucks, and many others. Barks alternated between longish, sprawling 20- or 30-page adventure yarns filled with the romance of danger, courage, and derring-do, whose exotic locales spanned the globe, and shorter stories that usually revolved around crazily ingenious domestic squabbles between Donald and various members of the Duckburg cast. Barks s duck stories, famously enjoyed equally by both children and adults, are both evanescent celebrations of courage and perseverance and depictions of less commendable traits greed, resentment, and one-upmanship. Our initial volume begins when Barks had reached his peak 1948-1950. Highlights include: The title story, Lost in the Andes (Barks s own favorite). Donald and the nephews embark on an expedition to Peru to find where square eggs come from only to meet danger in a mysterious valley whose inhabitants all speak with a southern drawl, and where Huey, Dewey, and Louie save Unca Donald s life by learning how to blow square bubbles! Two stories co-starring the unbearably lucky Gladstone, including the epic Race to the South Seas, as Donald and Gladstone try to win Uncle Scrooge s favor by being the first to rescue him from a desert island. Two Christmas stories, including The Golden Christmas Tree, one of Barks s most fantastic stories that pits him and the nephews against a witch who wants to destroy all the Christmas trees in the world. In other stories, Donald plays a TV quiz show contestant and ends up encased in a giant barrel of "Shaky-Jell," a truant officer who matches wits with his nephews, and a ranch hand who outwits cattle rustlers. These new editions feature meticulously restored and re-colored pages in a beautifully designed, affordable format geared to the mainstream book buyer. Discover the genius of Carl Barks!"

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By anthony holt 16 Jan 2013 5

These new reprints of classic comic book stories featuring the beloved disney ducks are wonderful, and printed in such a retro stylised way you could almost believe that you had bought them in the 40s, lovely quility hardbacks with a lightweight feel so not too hard for little hands to hold as well as us older readers these books deserve too be read and reread by many generations of children and adults alike.

If you are new to donald and company and feel like something fun and light hearted then these books are cheap enough too pick up, these already three volumes available, one being a scrooge mcduck and two donald duck, and with more too come in the months that follow start your wonderful collection now :-)

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The new Carl Barks book from Fantagraphics might be the best designed, best realized reprint book any company has done to date. --Dustin Harbin (Dharbin, Diary Comics)"