Race to the South Seas!

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"Race to the South Seas!"
Story code W MOC 41-01
Story Carl Barks
Ink Carl Barks
Date 1949
Pages 22
Layout 4 rows per page
Appearances Donald Duck
Huey, Dewey and Louie
Gladstone Gander
Uncle Scrooge
First publication March of Comics #41

"Race to the South Seas!" is a 22-page funny animal comic book short story written, drawn, and lettered by Carl Barks. Characters in the story include Donald Duck, his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Gladstone Gander, and Uncle Scrooge. The story was first published in March of Comics #41 (1949), and has been reprinted several times.[1] Race is one of Barks's first stories to present Gladstone's good luck to be something almost supernatural.[2]


Uncle Scrooge has been lost at sea, but is believed to be alive on some remote Pacific island. Donald and Gladstone each set sail to be the first to rescue their favorite uncle. Gladstone has all the luck and smooth sailing while Donald and the nephews have rough going. Scrooge is finally found on an island where he has the natives worshiping and waiting on him like an idol and king. He is running his business from the island because he doesn't want his relatives interfering. When Gladstone appears, Scrooge removes him from his will. He promises to leave his fortune to Donald because he has kept his distance. Donald sails home the winner.[3]

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  1. ^ "March of Comics #41 (1949)". Grand Comics Database. Retrieved 10/22/22013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Andrae, Thomas (2006). Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book. University of Mississippi Press. p. 90. ISBN 1-57806-858-4.
  3. ^ Barks, Carl (2013). Walt Disney's Donald Duck in "Lost in the Andes" (2nd ed.). Fantagraphics Books. pp. 53–74, also unpaged 'Story Notes'. ISBN 978-1-60699-474-0.