Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. I figured it would be a fun bit to do, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!
We continue with Day 2, which is A Comic You Recommend to Everybody No Matter What.
Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
I actually was thinking a whooooooooole different type of thing before I noticed that Seth himself had gone with an All-Ages comic for this choice, which made me realize that the title did say “to EVERYbody,” which certainly DOES seem to suggest an All-Ages comic, no?
So I decided to go with the first book in Fantagraphics’ Carl Barks Library, Lost in the Andes…
Carl Barks’ Duck comics are one of the few comic books that I could wholeheartedly recommend to EVERYone. They can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. This first volume (not the first chronologically, though, as Fantagraphics decided to release the collection with the best story first) contains the Barks’ classic “Lost in the Andes,” which is best known as the square egg epic, as Donald accidentally discovers some mysterious square eggs…
The end result is Donald and Huey, Dewey and Louie being sent on a journey through the Andes where they encounter a mysterious lost civilization….
It turns out it was visited before by a Professor from the U.S. South around the time of the Civil War who has transformed the lost society into a bunch of Pre-Civil War Southerners.
This story has it all – action, comedy and even a goodly amount of social satire.
And this is just the MAIN story in this collection of great Barks’ stories.