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Quack-Breaking Work

Donald Duck: The Old Castle’s Secret, by Carl Barks – This volume collects stories from 1948, which involve Donald working as a night watchman, telegraph messenger, paperboy, Coast Guard agent, and Western deputy sheriff. He travels to Africa in search … Continue reading

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Barks’s Ducks, Dahl’s Chickens

Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain, by Carl Barks – The Fantagraphics collections of Barks’s comics go back a bit for this one, which features the first appearance of Scrooge McDuck. Scrooge softened over time, despite always remaining a money-obsessed … Continue reading

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Who Gets Stuck with All the Bad Luck?

Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown, by Carl Barks – This is the third volume published in Fantagraphics’ reprints of Barks’s comics, but it’ll be the eleventh in the entire series, if all goes according to plan. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Scrooge’s Early Years

The Life and Times of $crooge McDuck, Volume One, by Don Rosa – I would like to have reviewed both volumes of this together, but it looks like the library system only has the first one, so I don’t know … Continue reading

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World’s Wealthiest Waterfowl

Uncle $crooge: Only a Poor Old Man, by Carl Barks – As you may know, Barks invented the character of Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck’s uncle, richest man in the world, and user of a dollar sign in his name long … Continue reading

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Goofy Genetics

One question that I’ve seen raised many times is, if Pluto is a dog, then what is Goofy? I’ve even looked at it myself, but I think it might be time to examine it again. These certainly aren’t the only … Continue reading

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The Dead Duck Dilemma

I’ve come across several references on the Internet to Scrooge McDuck having died in 1967, and it turns out this is the idea of Don Rosa, the author of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck and in many ways … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Dangerous

Darkwing Duck: The Duck Knight Returns – From what I’ve read, this comic was fully intended as a somewhat nostalgic project, geared toward people who watched the cartoon growing up. It uses the cliché of the superhero coming back onto … Continue reading

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Calisota, Here We Come

As I just read some of Carl Barks’s Duck comics and I have an interest in locating fictional places, let’s take a look at Donald Duck’s hometown. While Barks originally claimed his hometown was Burbank, where the Disney Studios are … Continue reading

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Ducking the Issue

Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes, by Carl Barks – 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 … Continue reading

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