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Goodhearted and Good Fellowing, We Gaily Go Umbrellowing

The Magic Umbrella of Oz, by Paul Dana – The follow-up to The Law of Oz sees Button-Bright and Ojo further developing their magic, and trying to fight off the nasty Piper who had created the Phanfasms. The Piper recruits … Continue reading

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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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