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You’re in Luck

I’d thought before about how the appellation “lucky” is applied to so many Oz characters. Well, only three that I can think of, but that’s still kind of weird. They were introduced by three different authors, however. The first is … Continue reading

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Just Ducky

It’s too bad that, these days, the default Google suggestion for “Donald” is our not-so-esteemed president rather than the duck. The two of them do have something in common (aside from the terrible temper), in that both had mothers from … Continue reading

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Martian Magic, Monoliths, and Mallards

Two Necromancers, a Bureaucrat, and an Elf, by L.G. Estrella – This author has written quite a bit of self-published material, much of it in the humorous fantasy and science fiction vein, but this is the first one I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Mice, Ducks, and Aliens

The Song of Wirrun, by Patricia Wrightson – Paul Dana recommended this trilogy of books based on Australian mythology: The Ice Is Coming, The Dark Bright Water, and Behind the Wind. I have a passion for mythology, but I haven’t … 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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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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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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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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Anthropomorphic Antics

In this post, I’m going to look at the age-old question about how the talking Goofy and non-talking Pluto can both be dogs in the same universe. This kind of thing often seems to happen with anthropomorphic animals. Hey, in … Continue reading

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