Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Gold Odyssey

So here's my opinion: The Gold Odyssey, perpetrated by one Bob Langhans, is pretty excruciatingly bad. My duck-comic-related tastes have become significantly more catholic in recent months, so it seemed worthwhile to check this volume out, but I really have to put my foot down here: open-mindedness WITHERS AND DIES in the face of a story as poorly-plotted and -written as this one is. It's certainly not the same as indiscriminateness.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Let's give duck comic characters D&D statistics!

You all know how this works, right? The statistics are strength, dexterity, constitution, charisma, intelligence, and wisdom. The numbers generally range from three to eighteen, although they can go higher in exceptional circumstances. Any sentient character without serious mental disabilities will have an intelligence of at least five. Right now, we're dealing exclusively with Barksian characters.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Wailing Whalers"

Friday, March 12, 2010

"What a Life!" Carl Barks' Donald Duck as Nervous Modern

That's the title of an essay I wrote that appears in the Spring '10 issue of the International Journal of Comic Art. Check it out.

EDIT, 09/2217: Okay, I'm uploading the article to this blog for historical purposes, as the IJOCA doesn't make their articles available online.  It can be read here.  It's probably fairly basic for most readers of this blog, and there are a few things I would change with the benefit of added knowledge and experience, but it's still a reasonably overview, I think.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Safari from Komba Tomba"

Carl Barks was not the only creator of Disney comics back in the day, you know. That seems like an obvious statement, but given that Barks' work is constantly reprinted, whereas his contemporaries' is almost never, you would be forgiven for imagining otherwise.
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