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Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes

(The Carl Barks Library #7)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  977 ratings  ·  70 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 5th 2011 by Fantagraphics
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Mohammed Arabey
Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
A Nice Collection of the very early Donald Duck's comics by Carl Barks that back to the 1949

Uh Oh...Not that early.. :)
It's just early enough to see the Kids Huey, Dewey and Louie still 3 little immature brats sometimes...very kiddish -not as they later join the Junior Woodchucks.

And early enough to see Uncle Scrooge is that distant uncle who is not that close with Donald as the later adventures..He's even "extra" mean at these early comics.


As the Collection ...It's super..neat
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
I'm thrilled that Fantagraphics is reproducing all of Carl Barks's Duck family stories in these handsome, durable hardbound editions. I've tended to remember only Barks' epic adventures, usually featuring Uncle Scrooge, but this series also includes the shorter 10-pagers and one-page gags, which is a good decision because it really brings out the range and depth of Barks' genius. Owing to Disney's policy of not naming the artists who work on their comics, Barks was for too long an unsung master ...more
Sage LaTorra
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
With the exception of a few horribly racist remnants of the age these comics come from, it's a delightful collection of some of the best comics ever.
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
I first discovered Carl Barks when I was in 1st grade, and I've enjoyed his unique storytelling ever since. Barks brought depth and humanity to Disney's characters, and created Uncle Scrooge, a character whose adventures people my age grew familiar with in the '80s cartoon Ducktales (which in turn had adapted many of its episodes from Barks' Scrooge comics from the '50s). I'm very excited that Fantagraphics is reprinting these stories in such attractive editions. Barks has had many fans ...more
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
When I was a child in the late eighties my imagination was captured by heroes of the comic page, especially Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Silver Surfer. I remember asking my mother if she read comics as a kid and to my surprise (which I still can't get over) my own mother who hates everything, including music, was once a comic book fan. She told me how she and her siblings enjoyed Disney comics.

Initially, I thought vary little of this, I mean Disney characters were primarily from an animated
Melissa Koser
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loads of fun reading about Donald and his nephews! The analyses at the end of the book, however, are mostly dull, repetitive, and unnecessary. Who cares what deep lessons random So-and-so extrapolated from these stories? Not me.
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I was a kid I had (or someone near me had) a book of Barks' Donald Duck stories, and I loved it. Of course I proceeded to forget all about them, having not even known Barks' name at the time. Recently I read up on him and thought, "Man, I'd really like to revisit those stories" which is what prompted me to pick this up.

I just picked a collection at random and of course the story I really wanted to read - and which I can still only half-remember - isn't in here though it is referenced in the
Curtis Hempler
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great Carl barks art and classic duck stories, in a nice hardcover format. I love it when the cover image is printed right on the cover (no pesky dust jacket).
This is good, classic Disney comics, and a good mix of longer and shorter stories including few single-pagers. Carl Barks was a master cartoonist. I didnt get around to the editorial material yet, but it looks good too.
2 negative concerns:
- it would have been nice if Boom had collected the Christmas stories in their own volume, as this
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have always heard what a genius Carl Barks was and I am glad to finally get a chance to read a really good collection of his work. The writing and art are incredibly imaginative and well done, as good as I had heard and hoped. I hope that there will be more volumes coming soon.
Jun 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Great old school comics. The critical essays are a little over the top sometimes with their deep insights. I couldn't help but keep flashing back to watching DuckTales, though, which is based on later versions of these characters.
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, media
very fun.
was pleasantly surprised to find myself reading the story that was the inspiration for the Mythbusters raising a sunken boat with ping pong balls.
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Some of the essays at the end make a little too much of things, but the comics are excellent. Looking forward to the Uncle Scrooge volume that comes out this summer.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aa, comicbook
As the first of these Carl Barks collections to be released by Fantagraphics, it comes with a slightly different format that I actually kind of prefer to the others I've been reading. The contents are split into three parts: full-length stories, 10-pagers, and 1-page gags. It appeals to my organizational side to know exactly how many pages I'll be encountering with each new story I turn to. It's a little jarring to read a 30-page, plot-heavy comic, then switch to a silly short gag, then head ...more
Gijs Grob
The very first volume of the Fantagraphics Carl Barks Donald Duck reissue series wisely chooses 1949 as its starting point. This is right in the middle of the classic period (ca. 1947-1952) containing such classic tales as 'Race to the South Seas' (the first adventure to show Gladstone Gander's impossible luck, and the first to connect him to Uncle Scrooge), 'Lost in the Andes', with its bizarre square egg story, and 'Voodoo Hoodoo', which may be hampered by its racist stereotypes, but which ...more
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great art and good memories

This is a great collection of classic Dick stories. You can see elements of the stories and characters that are now flourishing in the reboot of Ducktales. I mostly got this collection for the “Lost in the Andes,” story, the first installment of the Duck’s journey to the city of plain awful, a mysterious city with square chickens who lay square eggs. This story has a sequel where Donald and his nephews return with Uncle Scrooge.

These volumes are so much fun, with the
Michael Emond
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
What do you want? I love Carl Barks and he is a genius in the field of comics. I would say he hasn't even fully hit his stride in this volume but it is still more fully formed than previous volumes in terms of story quality and art.

So, not my fav collection of the Barks Ducks (hey, I love Uncle Scrooge stories - what can I say?) but still one of the better ones and still better than almost anything in the history of comics in terms of fun and creativity. Yes, written for children but good story
Rachel Rogers
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Carl Barks was a genius when it comes to Donald Duck. It was nice to read the ones I've missed over the years - like the original visit to Plain Awful. Also a nice trip down memory lane to read the story where the boys and Donald run a salvage company and raise a ship using ping pong balls. Some of the stories and especially the artwork are horribly racist by today's standards, but read as a product of their times - and focusing on the real humor works. Or skip those stories and focus on the ...more
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: may2019
It's fascinating watching these characters evolve from the stock versions found in the early cartoons to the more nuanced portrayals that appear in the Don Rosa/DuckTales era. I was more amused and less annoyed by this volume than with the two previous ones. Even though Scrooge is still a jerk and Donald is still the butt of all the jokes for the most part, there are glimmers of the ducks they will become. Good stuff.
Vittorio Viegas
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic from beginning to end. The stories are all so good and fun, and they can really take you back in time.
If I were to pick a favorite I'd say the one where the witch tries to ruin Christmas and it's up to Donald to save it.
Marina Mangiararina
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Donald Duck: quite resourceful
Kids: Like him, except moreso
Scrooge in this book: kind of a jerk, unlike l8er $cr00g3
Gladstone: a short lived nemesis that overstays his welcome
Exotic places: pretty good

Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great volume in the series. The characters are developing into the more familiar way they would become. The themes are sometimes dated - reflective of he time they were written.
Jan 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
tbf, I skimmed some the ten pagers and the one offs
Norman Cook
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fantagraphics Books has obtained the rights to republish the body of work of Carl Barks, regarded as one of the greatest cartoonists in history. Barks worked in obscurity for most of his career because comic book policy throughout his tenure precluded creators from being acknowledged with bylines. Only after his retirement in 1966 did most fans realize the “good duck artist” was Carl Barks.

Although Barks didn’t create Donald Duck, it is his interpretation that probably resides in most people’s
Nicholas Palmieri
So these are about as good as everyone says. Who knew?

As far as "timeless classics" go, these are right up there with the Looney Tunes cartoons of the same era.
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantagraphics is publishing classic Disney comics and this is early Donald Duck when Scrooge McDuck was a twinkle of a plot device in Barks' eye. The titular Lost in the Andes is the original story of Donald and the kids' adventure to Plain Awful! I always thought Professor Rhutt Betlah was lost in the mists of time and the high Andes, but this is the thing! It's early Barks yet, but Ducks eat square eggs and are imprisoned for round objects, as in future Plain Awful. Good stuff. All comics are ...more
Russell Grant
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I blind bought this one after having spent years hearing how amazing Carl Barks was and how great these stories are. In the annals of cartooning and comic books, few names are spoken more highly then Carl Barks and his work on Donald Duck comics.

It is all deserved.

The art is simple yet beautiful. The long form stories are fun, action pack adventures that are surprisingly thoughtful. The short stories are just as good and the single page gags are equally as strong. Donald is actually a nuanced
Nathan Dehoff
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’d been meaning to read some of Barks’s Disney comics, and they’re currently being reprinted in collected volumes. This was the only one the library system had, but there’s also an Uncle Scrooge volume, and A Christmas for Shacktown is coming soon. Lost in the Andes includes some longer adventure yarns, ten-page stories, and one-page gags. Barks was responsible for fleshing out much of Donald Duck’s universe, inventing such characters as Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose, and Scrooge McDuck ...more
I can't quite give this five stars, for two reasons. First, much as I like the stories herein, Barks does have better ones. "Lost in the Andes" is fun and amusing but far from the best of the Donald Duck adventures, in my opinion. I'm also not entirely clear on the structural logic; this is a nice mix of long stories, ten-pagers (including several delightful ones) and gag strips that show off Barks's ability, but there doesn't seem to be an underlying unity to the selection. And, despite being ...more
Baal Of
May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
It's about time Fantagraphics got hold of the rights to publish the works of Carl Barks. I've been wishing for a hardback collection to be issued for a long time, since the only other complete library that I know of is very difficult to get hold of, and very expensive. Fantagraphics have a history of doing justice to these kinds of collections, and they do not disappoint here. The binding, printing, and coloring are top-notch.

This volume starts with one of my favorite Donald Duck stories that I
Stefan Hoeppner
Jan 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful collection of classic Barks stories, including the controversial "Lost in the Andes" story that fueled Ariel Dorfman's and Armand Mattelart's criticism of Disney comics being a tool of colonial power. While they may have a point, you will have a hard time coming by any more beautiful Donald Duck classics. Having grown up with the German translations (I taught myself reading with Donald Duck comics when I was five), it's still odd to me to read the original. Barks's German translator, ...more
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Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was an American Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator, who invented Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), The Junior Woodchucks (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Cornelius Coot (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). ...more

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