Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fortune favors the bold

Don Rosa is the greatest. Rosa is a cartoonist and avid Carl Barks fan who got to live the dream and create Duck stories of his own. Rosa's comics are hilarious and imaginative, and many fans (like me) consider him to be Barks' true successor.

Rosa's Uncle Scrooge stories are more continuity-obsessive than any superhero book; in Rosa's Duckburg all the Carl Barks stories took place in the 1950's and early 60's, and his own stories often use the Barks tales as their starting point. Rosa has written sequels to the classic Barks stories and spun throwaway lines of dialogue into full comics. Eventually Rosa tied all the little hints and clues that emerged about Uncle Scrooge's over the years into the amazing "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" series, the definitive biography of the character.

Sadly, all great legends must end, and above we see Rosa's vision of that ending. I'm not sure where the above image came from originally, but I found it at this Italian website.

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