Walt Disney's Donald Duck "Trail of the Unicorn": The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 8 (Hardcover)
December 2011 Indie Next List
“In Carl Barks' Duckburg we see all the human frailties: Donald Duck's anger, Scrooge's ambition, the Beagle Boys' greed. Barks was a virtuoso artist and writer who combined breakneck action with detailed and subtle art. You will find a master at his peak in 'Lost in the Andes,' and your inner-child will thank you.”
— Eric Schultheis, Books Inc., Berkeley, CA
Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie go to catch a unicorn for Uncle Scrooge in one of the stories in this collection of world-famous comics.
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, best-selling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
— J. Caleb Mozzocco - School Library Journal
These stories are now being presented in, arguably, their finest editions ever (at least in English), and they deserve the appreciation of every reader. ... The adventure stories are some of the best ever created. ...[J]ust open the book at random and read to be convinced of Barks' singular indispensability.
— Tim O'Neil - The A.V. Club
If there’s one person you want illustrating Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, it’s the magnificent Carl Barks. In this restored and recolored collection from Fantagraphics, Barks continues telling delightful tales starring Donald and company... The coloring, the attention to detail, all wonderful; making Barks’ work worth re-reading.
— Cameron Hatheway - Bleeding Cool
The colors are vibrant... and the larger print-size highlights Barks’s unmatched virtuosity as a comics storyteller. ... In short, another stunning installment of impeccable — and much needed — color reprints of the work of a comics master.
— Eric Hoffman - Comics Bulletin