The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion
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The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion (Roope Ankan elämä ja teot #2)

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You asked for them, and here they are... the pre-chapters, the post-chapters and the in-between chapters of Don Rosa's Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck! Included in this companion are the stories "The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty Sark," "The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff," "The Prisoner of White Agony Creek," "Hearts of the Yukon" and "Sharpie of the Culebra Cut." Finally roundi...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by Gemstone Publishing (first published 2006)
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Lani Thong
First and foremost, I have to thank a good friend of mine, - a comic aficionado-, who is kind enough to lend this book to me. Although I met Scrooge McDuck since I was a little girl and became a fan instantly, I barely read the English version, let alone knowing Don Rosa. Had I read the English version, I would have become an avid reader of Don Rosa's version earlier.

After reading the book, my long forgotten question about why Scrooge did not have a wife was finally answered perfectly. It is bit...more
Vilja
What can I say. I love Don Rosa's ducks to itty bitty bits, and I can never have too many of his young Scrooge stories.

Also, reading the Making Ofs to each chapter, it seems more obvious than ever that Keno Don Rosa is a total fanboy, which just endears him to me more. The bit about finding Carl Barks' pages on Glittering Goldie was nothing short of squee.

I maintain that The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck is that great live action film that will never be made. Sad!

*insert note about Scrooge...more
[Name Redacted By Goodreads Because Irrelevant to Review]
Rosa really knows how to inject pathos and meaning into what could have been a simple, silly alternate history of the world. Donald Duck meeting his dead mother, Hortense, as a dream-memory in his Uncle's mind is extremely touching -- even if it has to end in a bit of slapstick.

And honestly, I can't believe they didn't include Rosa's "Hearts of the Yukon" in the official "Life & Times"! It had an incredibly poignant ending, right up there with the deaths of Scrooge's parents in the official...more
Πάνος Τουρλής
Ο Ρόσα άπαιχτος. Ένας από τους λόγους που άρχισα να μαζεύω το περιοδικό ΚΟΜΙΞ όπου πρωτοδημοσιεύτηκαν αυτές οι ιστορίες ήταν το χιούμορ και η πλοκή των ιστοριών του αλλά και το σκίτσο του με τόσο συναρπαστικές λεπτομέρειες. Τι να πω, άπαιχτος. Εν τω μεταξύ και η έκδοση αυτή δεν υστερεί καθόλου, δεμένη, μεγάλο μέγεθος, ιλουστρασιόν χαρτί, απίστευτο για την ελληνική αγορά. Ευκαιρία λοιπόν να ξαναθυμηθώ τις πρώτες ιστορίες που αγαπησα και γέλασα τόσο και να θαυμάσω την έρευνα και τη δουλειά που έχε...more
Αλίκη
Όποιος διαβάζει τον "Βίο και την Πολιτεία", συχνά παρατηρεί κάποια κενά ανάμεσα στις ιστορίες, κάποιες αναφορές σε περιπέτειες που δεν γνωρίζει και πλήθος ερωτημάτων, όπως το τι συνέβη τελικά με την μυστηριώδη Γκόλντυ. Για να λυθούν όλες αυτές οι απορίες, ο Ρόσα εξέδωσε μια ακόμη σειρά με όλα τα χαμένα επεισόδια της ζωής του Σκρουτζ. Ο δεύτερος πολυτελής τόμος, περιλαμβάνει ακόμη περισσότερες περιπέτειες, όπως το "επεισόδιο 0", το ταξίδι του Σκρουτζ με το Κάτυ Σαρκ το διασημότερο ιστιοφόρο όλων...more
Orion Tippens
A must-have for those who enjoyed "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck."

Also, a nice standalone book of stories featuring Scrooge McDuck and company. Don Rosa's art and storytelling style remains masterful, perfect. Lots of humor, adventure, danger, and some revealing details (and expansion on Carl Bark's work). This includes Scrooge's first dime earned, his dealings in the Klondike and fight with some real life historical legends, his romantic relationship with Glittering Goldie, and a friends...more
Paula Marlene
Don Rosa kann man einfach immer und immer wieder lesen. Bei jeder erneuten Lachsalve wird ein Hintergrund Detail entdeckt was meisterhaft in irgendeinen Teppich, Geldhaufen, Bergkette, Holzplanke oder was auch immer eingearbeitet wurde.
Versteckte Andeutungen auf kleinen Papier Schnipseln am Rande eines Schreibtisches sind der Höhepunkt für Jäger ebensolcher Schätze und ich freue mich jedes Mal dumm und dämlich über diese kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten.

Historisch akkurat schickt Don Rosa unsere geliebt...more
Bill
The beauty of this book is that it enhances Rosa's "L&ToSMcD" story with additional chapters, but you don't need to read this to fully appreciate the earlier book, nor do you need to have read that to enjoy this book. It's a Companion in every sense of the word.

But you really should read both. Good stuff abounds, and one of the supplemental chapters included here, IIRC called "The Prisoner of White Agony Creek," is probably the best story of the entire cycle.
Jim Berkin
Rosa adds some tangential tales to his earlier multipart graphic biography of Scrooge McDuck, further developing the character and even giving us one story that the movie "Inception" seems inspired by. I learned to read from the original comic books & will always enjoy seeing the spirit of Barks' creative view of history & mythology turn up in the works of others who also revere him. Don Rosa's work is just flat out great.
Rachel Rogers
Start the year out with something incredibly fun and frivolous! Don Rosa is a genius! His stories are deep (for Uncle Scrooge. let's face it, they're comic books) and somewhat historical. How old IS Scrooge, anyway. Alot of fun seeing what made him the tycoon he is "today". Background stories by Rosa also explain the origins of the stories. Great fun for kids and adults.
Rosa
This volume includes stories of Scrooge's life prior to acquiring his fortune. Interspersed among the stories are blurbs from the author giving further details on the stories and sometimes his process. The whole thing was really interesting and I've always loved Scrooge b/c I was a huge Duck Tales fan growing up. I've even got them all on dvd now.
Bubba
Not as good as "The Life and times of Scrooge McDuck" but still entertaining. Scrooge has run ins with Theodore Roosevelt (again), Wyatt Earp, Jack London, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and others. It's a good supplement to Don Rosa's other Scrooge stories.
Thomas Maluck
Scrooge McDuck's life story has more narrative twists, substantive character moments, and storytelling tricks than any superhero "event." I can only wish for comics to be "for kids" the way this series was.
Emanuela
Amazingly funny. I first read it in Italian when I was a child, then recently re-read it in the original version.

Scrooge McDuck is just too much! One of my top favourite Disney characters!
Geoffrey
This should be read in conjunction with the L&T. More great stuff. "Hearts of the Yukon" will break your heart.
Aaron Goodier
I really like Scrooge McDuck. Don Rosa is a little goofy, but that's okay.
Brent
Mar 27, 2013 Brent rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: carl-barks
See my The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck review
Timo Majoor
Apr 13, 2011 Timo Majoor added it
Shelves: own
Don't you dare mocking this :P
Best comicbook ever
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Keno Don Hugo Rosa (born June 29, 1951), is an American comic book writer and illustrator known best for his stories about Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and other Disney characters. Many of his stories are built on characters and locations created by Carl Barks.

In 1995 he won the Eisner Award for "Best Serialized Story" for his 12-chapter work The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. He received the a...more
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