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Throwing the Books at You

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, by A. Lee Martinez – I haven’t read all of Martinez’ books, but I believe each one takes place in a different universe, at least as far as we know. He definitely has a … Continue reading

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Droids and Ducks

The Automatic Detective, by A. Lee Martinez – It seems like every comedy author eventually takes on the noir private detective genre. Martinez, author of fantastic humor novels, sets his tale in Empire City, a retro-futuristic urban center full of … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Scrooge

The Life and Times of $crooge McDuck, Volume 2, by Don Rosa – You may remember I read the first volume almost two years ago, but the collection is out of print and the library didn’t have the second. Now … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Mouse

Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot and Lost in Lands of Long Ago, by Floyd Gottfredson – These are the fifth and sixth volumes of Fantagraphics’ reprints of the classic Mickey strips. I still haven’t read the third and fourth, … Continue reading

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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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