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The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck Paperback – June 19, 2007
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The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck follows Scrooge from just before his tenth birthday in his homeland of Scotland, and shows his adventures, begining with aquiring his Number 1 Dime. Scrooge travels to America to make his fortune, becomes a cowboy, a prospector and Argonaut, travels to the Klondike, Australia, South Africa, and even returns to Scotland before building his money bin, founding the town of Duckburg, and then begining the 27-year adventure that would bring him from simple billionaire to the lofty status of "Richest Duck in the World." You really get a distinct understanding of just how tough of an old miser Scrooge McDuck is by reading through this book.
Needless to say, Rosa did a brilliant job putting together "The Life and Times," particularly considering that the majority of the facts within the story came from random bits of dialogue from Carl Barks comics. Rosa won an Eisner Award back in 1996 for "The Life and Times" stories, and it is very well deserved.
There's a whole life behind these characters that you would never know from the Ducktales cartoon. These comics are the truest way to experience the depth and richness behind these characters, and "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" is a fantastic place to start.
The title of this collection says it all fairly well: the story is indeed the life and times of Donald Duck's miserly uncle. It's the way the story is constructed that makes it so engaging. Writer/artist Don Rosa painstakingly researched the original Uncle Scrooge stories by creator Carl Barks, pulling out references and little tidbits to construct a fascinating history in 12 chapters, beginning in 1867, when little Scroogie was a mere shoeshine boy in his native Scotland, to 1947, detailing Scrooge's reintroduction to his nephew Donald, as well as Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Furthermore, you get seamlessly interwoven backgrounds on many characters associated with or related to Scrooge.
Primarily, Don Rosa tells some funny and entertaining stories, but they can also be full of emotion, as when Scrooge and his sisters leave Scotland for America, or when we see Scrooge caring more for money than for his family. I tore through this book in two afternoons, not because it's a quick read (far from it), but because I had such a hard time tearing myself away!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Who doesn't like Scrooge McDuck?
This is a great volume that will bring you through the history of Scrooge McDuck. It will make you laugh and (most probably) cry. Read more
A necessary addition to any collection of Scrooge McDuck artifacts - Don Rosa is, of course, the true hear of Carl Barks" works.Published 12 months ago by Bill The Librarian
This is the most depressing book I've ever read. I have no idea how Rosa manges to be so popular. He is no where near as good as Barks, and he doesn't have an orignal idea. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mrs. Sharon M. Cook
Kids of my generation grew up watching Ducktales. Though it was a kid's show, the prime attraction had to be Scrooge McDuck, the most dauntless adventurer to ever appear in kid's... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Adam Graham, Superhero and Detective Fiction Author
First off--is this collection really out of print? For shame! How many now-adults who read every one of this miniseries they could get their hands on as a kid will never get the... Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by Likecroft
Loved this story. Sucks I had to pay so much for it, but my seller gave me a pretty good deal compared to some of the rest out there. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by T. Hudson
Don Rosa is as good if not better than Carl Barks. And this collection is just over the top! The stories and art have such intimate and accurate details it hard not to become... Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Justin
if you ever had any questions about the career of scrooge mcduck this book is for you. it will answer all your current questions about his life but leave you with hundreds more. Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by rushboy
impossible to explain how happy i was to have found this legendary work of art.. Finally.. I can enjoy the ingeniousness of RosaPublished on December 24, 2012 by shereen