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Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Sun

(The Don Rosa Library #1)

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Great howling crashwagons! The Richest Duck in the World is back and so are noisy nephew Donald, wunderkinder Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and rascally richnik Flintheart Glomgold! Because you asked for it, we re proud to present our first complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by modern fan favorite Don Rosa following in the footsteps of Disney legend Carl Barks with ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 4th 2014 by Fantagraphics (first published June 20th 2014)
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♛ Garima ♛
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, children-s
I wish there was entire series label for this instead of #1, #2 and so on...because I am now going to read entire series shamelessly...

I've already read "Life and Time of Scrooge McDuck" series so I am comparing it with this


It is not as impactful as former one, but still enjoyable...

To all Scrooge fans, I'd surely recommend 'Life and Time of Scrooge McDuck' series.
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Diz
Sep 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, disney
Don Rosa is the ultimate Carl Barks fanboy, and his love of Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and the rest of the Disney ducks really shines through in these stories. This volume contains some of Rosa's first duck stories, so the art is not as refine as it will be later in his career. However, it is interesting to read his notes on the stories that he created. The commentary on these comics provided by Rosa is one of the highlights of this collection. ...more
Max Urai
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
I am very, very selective about which books I give five stars. It's not just books that I find amazing (those I give four) but books that completely changed my life. And that is what the Don Rosa Donald Duck stories did for me. They might have been the first stories to do so. I read these things obsessively when I was a child. There are panels from these stories that I could redraw from memory if I wanted. Reading them now, as a sort of adult, I am struck by just how much my experience with thes ...more
Eric
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who read comics in the 1950s remembers the great Uncle Scrooge/Donald Duck stories like "Lost in the Andes" and "Only a Poor Old Man". But back then, nobody outside the Dell Comics offices knew who "the good artist" was who wrote and drew all the best stories. By the 1960s, all those in the world of comics fandom knew who it was: Carl Barks. Barks is now a revered name in comics, both for his art style, and his writing, which combined high adventure, slapstick comedy, and historical detai ...more
Addison
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like the Carl Barks Library before it, also published by Fantagraphics, this first volume of the Don Rosa Library is fantastic. The book itself is beautifully bound and composed. The introduction in the beginning and extra info in the end of the volume, all written by Don Rosa himself, is all fantastic. There’s enough trivia and never-before-published material to satisfy any fan of these Scrooge and Donald stories. And speaking of the stories themselves, they are gems. Classic comedy-adventures ...more
Brynjólfur Erlingsson
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I was a kid I got serialised Donald Duck comics for about 10 years sent to my home. They weren't much in terms of quality but I remember fondly that everyone always waited for a new Don Rosa story. They stood out in every way: The art was better, the story was full of adventure and there was a rich history and backstory to the world it portrayed. Duckburg and Scrooge really came alive. It was like the difference between watching a pretty bad 80's kids movie and watching Indiana Jones.

I pick
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Shadowdenizen
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Disney Fans, Duck fans, Classic Comic Fans, Don Rosa fans
Shelves: carl-barks-ducks
Disney Ducks" comics have had innumerable artists work on these characters over the years. But if there's one "Ducks" artist that even comes close to the legendary Carl Barks (The "Good Duck Artist"), it's Don Rosa.

THis series compiles all the Ducks comics that Rosa wrote over the years into gorgeous oversized volumes that really showcase the insane details that goes into each issue.

And the annotations and tibits are also quite interesting, adding a level of complexity to the already rich stori
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Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Those earliest Rosa stories showcase him, on one hand, still learning the tools of his trade as an artist but, on the other hand, proving that he was an accomplished storyteller from the get-go. Even if you, like me, might not look favourably to some of Rosa's peculiar rules he set for himself -- such as placing the stories in a specific timeframe in the past (which goes against the Disney comic tradition) and only acknowledging Barks stories (which, if you're not kind to Rosa, you might even co ...more
Rudi
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
The first volume, featuring the earliest duck stories by Don Rosa. He is good from the get go, but this collection features mostly short gag stories, and only two really great adventures. This also affects his own commentary, because it's obvious he hasn't really a lot to say about the shorter stories. That said, it's a beautiful book, and worth it just for "The Son of the Sun" and "The Last Sled to Dawson". ...more
Karen GoatKeeper
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The stories are fun. They are totally for fun. The drawings are great, filled with detail, bright and a story of themselves.
The title story takes Scrooge to the Andes in a race against his nemesis Flintheart Glomgold. Of course Donald and the nephews go too.
Gladstone Gander makes appearances. Donald's car stars in another. The Beagle Boys manage to rob the money vault with fun consequences. Scrooge makes a return to the Klondike in a story that will keep the reader guessing to the last frame.
Don
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Krzyś Dz
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As usual Fantagraphics did great job. Hardcover, nice paper, nice colors. But what is inside? First Rosa's introduction. Then, as it is obvious for first volume, great stories from beggining of Don's career (1987-88) included marvelous Son of the Sun, Last sled to Dawson, and few very funny ten-pagers. After that we have Rosa's comments about each stories: background, fun facts, its history, D.U.C.K. spotters guide or hidden Mickeys. It's funny that in almost every story Don stated that as it is ...more
Nathan Dehoff
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one has Rosa's earliest stories set in the Duck universe, with a rougher art style than what he'd later use, but still a lot of background details and references back to Carl Barks stories. Rosa saw his work as Barks-consistent, so even though the character of Donald Duck was presumably created to be a non-aging cartoon character, Rosa prefers to stick to the time period in which Barks wrote, as otherwise Scrooge would have been well over one hundred years old. I can respect the adherence t ...more
Baal Of
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pumpkin
Don Rosa truly was a worthy successor to the great Carl Barks. His stories carry on the legacy of the wildly imaginative and surprisingly human approach that Barks had such mastery over. As with Barks, his best stories are the adventure oriented yarns, with some of the gag-oriented stories being less good. For example, Recalled Wreck essentially punishes Donald for being responsible and thorough in his car maintenance, rather than for excessive hubris, which would have been the standard for a Ba ...more
Nicholas Driscoll
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just what I needed—the comics of my youth with all their cleverness and charm intact, returned to me in my hour of need, stuck in the hospital. I love Don Rosa’s art and his crazy background details and gags and his love of puns and literary humor, and thus collections pulls together his earliest duck stories, including some of my favorite gag stories. Plus lots and lots of behind the scenes information and photos—so much it’s kind of overwhelming.

But it just feels so good to read these again n
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BVZM
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, english, paper
4 stelle solo perchè altrimenti dovrei darne almeno 8 ai volumi con le storie della Saga di Paperon de' Paperoni. Edizione fantastica sotto tutti i punti di vista. / 4 stars only because otherwise I should rate at least 8 stars the upcoming volumes with the Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck saga. Fantastic edition in all respects. ...more
Andrew
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, children-ya
Rosa's first Duck stories are wonderfully entertaining, but there are some annoying fanfic tendencies, as Rosa attempts to shoehorn in as many references to the Carl Barks Duck comics as he can. Rosa's sentimental streak also undercuts some of the satire of Capitalism and greed found in the Barks classics he is otherwise keen to imitate. ...more
Mateen Mahboubi
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
A throw back to the Scrooge comics that I used to read as a kid/my love for Duck Tales. I enjoyed the stories here. Some nice longer adventure ones and some fun short ones. My kids loved it and I'll be looking for subsequent volumes to read with them as they're obsessed. Some nice supplementary material is included too in the collection. ...more
Lauren Stein
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’m pretty sure that all the volumes in this series are going to get five stars from me. Don Rosa is my favorite of the Duck cartoonists, narrowly beating out Carl Barks, so the stories themselves are great... but I absolutely loved reading the behind the scenes appendices with background info and “insane details” on all the strips. What a joy to read.
Dave Woodward
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A solid compilation of some of Don Rosa's best comic book stories. I understand that Don Rosa expands Carl Barks' already existing material but he does it in such a tasteful, funny, and creative style. Rosa's stories remain memorable and his very detailed landscape artwork is admirable. ...more
Rachel Rogers
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
These are so delightfully detailed and fun. Some repeats from other collections, some I've never read before. Every one of Rosa's stories is full of detail and character development and throw backs to his own works and Carl Barks'. So much fun ...more
Bill
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
C'mon . . . Donald Duck? Don Rose? Uncle Scrooge? How could it possibly be less than 5 starts?
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Carey Appling .
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the greatest comic series ever written. This is merely the first Volume out of tons that are just as good for all ages. Kids and Adults
Peter Parker
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
the duck's adventures are very fun. ...more
Judith Groen
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was so lovely! There was not a bad story in this book. Can't wait to read volume 2! ...more
eric garza
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First dip into the famed Duck comics and I am in love. From the stories, characters, Rosa’s gorgeous artwork, and Fantagraphics’ pristine production quality... these books are a new obsession.
R Qualls
Jun 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
A nice intro to Rosa with some good stories. Rosa seems a little precious, but the background info is still nice.
Nicholas Karpuk
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
There's comics from the 80's and 90's that I take issue with because in an attempt to seem more respectable and more literary they mostly just got insanely wordy.

It's the same problem I have with a lot of Alan Moore books and the Chris Claremont X-Men years: every page is swamped with text, even when it makes no sense.

Bad comics never shut up. They'll have relentless banter even during fight scenes. I often wonder how the artists feel about the amount of real estate given over to dialogue that o
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Ned
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of "the good duck artist" aka Carl Barks. His comics are legendary and some of my personal favorites. So, when I first picked this up I was skeptical "there's another famous duck artist?" I had no idea! I was pleasantly surprised to find that this totally worth reading. All though I found the writing left a little something to be desired the art is amazing. I felt that this was a fitting tribute to Carl Barks the best duck artist of all time. No offence Don Rosa! :)


(also if you w
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Jeff Lewonczyk
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
If Carl Barks is Shakespeare, then Don Rosa is like a mini-Bill, an apprentice turned protege turned keeper of the flame, whose work is a true organic continuation of what came before - imagine having a few dozen more Shakespeare plays, which, even if they aren't all Hamlet, at least lengthen the enrichment and enjoyment provided by the originals. The fact that he was able to churn out stories in a style and featuring characters that he didn't originate, but that build from and continue the work ...more
Kyle Burley
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
In 1986 Disney and Gladstone publishing found a worthy successor to the great Carl Barks with the talented Don Rosa. He wasn't quite the effortless storyteller Barks was, but he's a solid plotter who really understood the characters and his art is often breathtaking. While superhero comics were entering their decades-long grim-and-gritty phase, Rosa was providing quality all-ages entertainment and further establishing Scrooge McDuck as one of the best characters in the history of American comics ...more
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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 Duck Family 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
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Other books in the series

The Don Rosa Library (10 books)
  • Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Return to Plain Awful (The Don Rosa Library, #2)
  • Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Treasure Under Glass (The Don Rosa Library, #3)
  • Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Last of the Clan McDuck (The Don Rosa Library, #4)
  • Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Richest Duck in the World (The Don Rosa Library, #5)
  • Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Universal Solvent (The Don Rosa Library, #6)
  • Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Treasure of the Ten Avatars (The Don Rosa Library, #7)
  • Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Escape From Forbidden Valley (The Don Rosa Library, #8)
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