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Informal Biography of Scrooge McDuck

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Published June 28th 1974 by Mirage Pr (first published June 1974)
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Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Almost 20 years before Don Rosa made his biography of Scrooge McDuck based on Carl Barks' writings, Jack L. Chalker did the same. The similarities ends about there. Chalker's book is a written account (and not a comic), and he is just as interested in Scrooge's adventures as an old man that he is in his back story. While this book does piece together Barks' stories, it does little to fill the gaps and expand upon them. And because Chalker is determined to include as many of Barks stories as ...more
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This was not the easiest book to read but the saving grace was that it was short.
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An interesting artifact, to be sure. Limited to 2,000 copies and published in 1974 by the Mirage Press, this 'zine sized book is exactly what it states: an informal (unofficial) biography of everyone's favorite Scottish bankvault diver, Scrooge McDuck. Based primarily on the Carl Barks written stories, this biography was ahead of its time as it constructed a life from the vignettes and yarns of a cartoon character: something that might tickle readers of Robert Coover or Donald Barthelme. On the ...more
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Besides being a science fiction author, Jack Laurence Chalker was a Baltimore City Schools history teacher in Maryland for a time, a member of the Washington Science Fiction Association, and was involved in the founding of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Some of his books said that he was born in Norfolk, Virginia although he later claimed that was a mistake.

He attended all but one of the
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