Praise for The Carl Barks Library Series:
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes ranked #1 on The A.V. Club's Best Comics of 2011: Graphic Novels & Art Comics Archival Collections
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes ranked #1 on The Ten Best Reissues/Collections of 2011 by Paste
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man ranked #1 on Paste magazine's "The Top 10 Best Comic-Book Collections and Reissues of 2012"
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man named one of the "Top Ten Comics Book Reissues of 2012" by Comics Bulletin
"One of comics revered masters gets a fresh new reprinting worthy of his work and accessible to kids.... This volume finds [Barks] at a creative peak, combining the bold adventuring of Tintin with the wisely cynical view of human weakness of John Stanley.... Despite the dark undertones, the comic expressions and dialogue is still laugh-out-loud funny. A wonderful project that should put Barkss name in front of new generations of admirers." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Barks' duck stories have been reprinted several times over the years, in different formats of varying quality. Now, Fantagraphics has published the first volume of its new series of hardcover reprints, and there's much to be heartened by.... 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. And it's a lesson that won't get lost on any kid with whom you might choose to share it, which is convenient, as this collection makes a perfect introduction to one of the greatest all-ages comics artists of all time." Glen Weldon, NPR - Monkey See
"Even now, Barks stories are clever and funny, as he leads the ducks into impossible situations and then gives them unexpected ways out. And theyre poignant in their own way, too.... Whats impressive about Fantagraphics Lost in the Andes is that it encourages both a fannish and an intellectual approach to the material." Noel Murray, The A.V. Club
"Barks, the artist, is a master cartoonist, drawing lively, expressive characters with a graceful sense of movement. His beautiful, detailed backgrounds plant the ducks in a fully realized world that adds weight to his storytelling.... But besides the entertaining plots, Barks appeal is in his characters. He gives his ducks many human frailties and while they usually try to do the right thing, they make mistakes, get angry, frustrated, and even fail. Fantagraphics Books... does its usual high quality work here as well. The design and layout of the book is a handy comic-book size hardcover with bright, colorful reproductions of the comics. Besides the comics, there are articles on Barks and analysis on each story... For both newcomers to Barks' work and diehard fans, this is a book that any comic book reader would love..." Rich Clabaugh, The Christian Science Monitor
It's off to Shangri-Lala for Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, on a perilous expedition to bring back a rare unicorn for Uncle Scrooge! But it's not as easy as it sounds, with a mysterious stowaway, intrigue, and double-crosses in this land of many secrets. But once you do catch a unicorn, what, exactly, do you do with him? Then, in a trio of frigid challenges — "Luck of the North," "Land of the Totem Poles," and "Serum to Codfish Cove" — the Ducks must face the perils of the north.
Each story has been meticulously restored and re-colored. Insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts. Introduction by Jeff Kinney, bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Edited by Gary Groth.
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