first announced. In fact, my very first blog post was about the Carl Barks Donald Duck stories and how they were being reprinted in Europe in nice hardcovers but not in the U.S. I'm glad they are finally here and even more glad that Fantagraphics Books is in charge of putting them out. I don't think they would get quite the same loving treatment if they were put out by another company.
In August I posted a brief preview of the book. But now the publisher has a more in depth sample for you to check out. Go here to see a 17 page PDF sample as well as a look at the book on video.
Also, go here to check out an updated link to an article detailing the less than optimal coloring job the previously released European collections had. Then go here to check out an article over on the Robot 6 blog with Rich Tommaso about his approach to coloring this release. From what I've seen the coloring job on this release is MUCH better than the European collections.
Publishers weekly also has an interview with Gary Groth, co-founder of Fantagraphics books and editor on the Carl Barks series, where they discuss Carl Barks and even talk about the recoloring. Go here to check it out.
Lastly, if you have any interest in the Carl Barks Donald Duck stories then you NEED to pick up these releases. You will kick yourself if you don't. I've included a link to Amazon.com below to make it even easier. Buy a copy for yourself, buy a copy for your kids, buy a copy for your niece and/or nephew, buy one for your loved one, buy one for everybody you know! Well OK maybe not that many, but it is really good and I think it would make an excellent gift to give people. If you REALLY wanted to buy a copy for everybody you know, I'm sure they wouldn't mind. ;-)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: "Lost in the Andes"
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