Thursday, August 22, 2019

Moby Duck

I read Moby Dick for the first time not long ago, and it took me seven months to finish it.  That's a long time.  With school just around the corner, some of the young people may be thinking, "Couldn't I just read the Donald Duck version (a mere 77 illustrated pages) instead?"

As a service to the Youth of America, I have compiled a list of things not to include in your book report on Melville's classic novel.

1.  Any of these character names:

None of these are right, a sure tell that you didn't read the book.

2.  There is sadly no giant squid in Moby Dick.

Not even a tiny squid.

3.  There are no pirates in Moby Dick.

You'd think there would be at least a couple pirates, but no.

3.  The whale never eats anybody

At least not on purpose.

4.  Nobody lives in Moby Dick's belly and also there is no treasure contained within

and you can't escape by lighting a fire and making him sneeze.

You're thinking of Monstro, you idiot.

Everything else is spot on, especially the part where Magica DeSpell curses the boat.

You're welcome.

Moby Dick starring Donald Duck
script by Francesco Artibani
(amazing!) art by Paolo Mottura
colors by Mirka Andolfo
Translation by Erin Brady
Letting by Comicraft

Dark Horse Books 2018

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