Walt Disney's Donald Duck

Walt Disney's Donald Duck : Lost in the Andes

By (author) Carl Barks

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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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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 186 x 258 x 24mm | 798.32g
  • 30 Mar 2012
  • Fantagraphics
  • Seattle
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 1606994743
  • 9781606994740
  • 20,799

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Even the silliest premise, when executed by an artist in perfect control of his gifts, can land with deftness and grace - that's something that strikes you again and again as you read Barks' work. [T]his collection makes a perfect introduction to one of the greatest all-ages comics artists of all time. --Glen Weldon"

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ducktastic

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 :-)show more
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