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    Default Scrooge! Donald! Mickey! Disney Comics Appreciation!

    When I was a kid I preferred the Looney Tunes, MGM, and Fleischer's black and white Popeye cartoons to the Mouse House's offerings, but as an adult I've discovered that Disney rules the comic pages hands down! The reason: they were where some of the best cartoonists, like Carl Barks, Floyd Gottfredson, and Don Rosa, worked almost exclusively! Thankfully, these days we've got Fantagraphics cranking out hardcover collections of all this good stuff.

    I was inspired to create this thread today because I just got a call from my sister on vacation. Apparently at some beach-side comic store she found some Uncle Scrooge comics in a $1 bin and bought them for me. Sent me a picture, too! I looked them up on INDUCKS and whatdoyaknow; two Barks stories and two Marco Rota (besides Barks and Rosa his are the duck stories I find strongest) stories I don't have! How cool is that?
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    Carl Barks is my favorite Disney artist. Not a big fan of Don Rosa's art but I highly appreciate how he connected the dots between all of the various Barks stories and references. William van Horn is great, really carries on the 10-pager tradition.
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    You should edit out the word Thread and replace it with Appreciation since the word 'Thread' is redundant and goes against forum rules
    Huh, okay - done. Had no idea.

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    Everyone should pick up the collections by Fantagraphics. They are awesome books. Amazing stories.
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    Those collections from Fantagraphics are really well done. Their Mickey Mouse volumes have so many great extra features such as essays, comic book covers, even some related modern-day stories in some cases. I always wait until the Fall and get the box sets, they look great with the enlarged Gottfredson art. The general graphic design of the boxes is just plain awesome, and looks classy on a shelf side by side.

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    I'm honestly a bit jealous that Fanta's Mickey Mouse volumes get so much more extra material than the Duck books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angilasman View Post
    Huh, okay - done. Had no idea.
    I shouldn't have nit-picked.

    I wish we would get new translated European material printed in the U.S. Is there any new imported material in digital form?

    Would love a nice hefty volume of some translated Romana Scarpa material. I find that his stories really blend humor and adventure really well, making him deserving of the reputation on 'The Italian Carl Barks.' Especially his longer, older stories.

    Do any of you remember the two part story where Scrooge had to re-assemble a sphinx block-by-block across the river. That was a really good story that ran during the Gladstone Era, unfortunately I missed part one but a good story nonetheless.
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