Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Some people seem to think that the issue of Gyro Gearloose (FC 1184) in which today's story appeared was actually written by Mr. Barks, but this seems unlikely. Neither the dialogue nor the plots themselves feel at all Barksian--but they do feel very characteristic of the work of Mr. Lockman.Read more »
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
"Donald Duck and the Rheinegold"
Here's an interesting thing (actually, it may turn out to be a really banal thing; you decide): I was reading this issue of the French digest Mickey Parade, which includes back-to-back printings of duck stories based on/inspired by the Iliad and Wagner's Ring Cycle. Both of these were written by Ol' Man Martina. The one was first published in January of 1959, the other in May. So pretty similar, you'd think. And yet, I was reading the first--which was the one I was most keen on reading, onaccouna Luciano Bottaro's art--and in spite of its high inducks ranking, it wasn't doing anything whatsoever for me. I just found it lame and tedious, and to top it all off, you have Gladstone in the Paris-ish role acting wildly out-of-character (out of character for Gladstone, I mean. I say if you're going to do these literary adaptations, you need to find a way to integrate the characters into them while more or less maintaining their personalities. Otherwise, there's just no point to it).
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