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Book Review:Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold

Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold (The Carl Barks Library, #14) Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold by Carl Barks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This volume of Uncle Scrooge Comics collect Uncle Scrooge stories from the 1950s by Carl Barks combining epic style adventures that would become the basic for the TV show Duck Tales (one story "The Lemming with the Locket" would be directly adapted.) My favorite story in here is, "The Mysterious Stone Ray," a great story that mixes Science Fiction, mystery, and philosophy.

The shorts are amusing. As they do say in the rather extensive commentary, the latter half of the book comes during a weaker period in Bark's career so, "The Great Steamboat Race" and "The Golden Fleecing" aren't up to high standards. Still, Scrooge remains a fascinating and very fun character, and if you grew up reading these comics or grew up watching Duck Tales 30 years later, this is definitely a worthwhile read.



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Published on September 02, 2015 22:14 Tags: duck-tales, uncle-scrooge

Book Review: Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Twenty-Four Carat Moon

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Twenty-Four Carat Moon Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Twenty-Four Carat Moon by Carl Barks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book collects a large helping of Uncle Scrooge stories by Carl Barks. While not as good as some of his earlier works in terms of the writing, they still are quite enjoyable with a mix of full length stories, six-page shorts, and half-to-one page jokes, bolstered by superb art. This book features Scrooge's rematch with Flintheart Glomgold and the Twenty-Four Carat moon story is great. My favorite is, "The Magic Ink" which is just a delicious bit of comedy.

Included in the collection are some Gyro Gearloose-led stories which are decent, though not as good as the Uncle Scrooge tales. The book also features some well-done and insightful commentary on each story in the collection.

A very solid and engaing read.



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Published on March 24, 2021 22:15 Tags: uncle-scrooge

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