As a kid, my absolute favorite comic book was “Uncle
Scrooge” (although I read a slew of others, like “Donald Duck,”
“Bugs Bunny” or even the occasional “Richie Rich”) but for some
reason some issues just weren't that great. I couldn't exactly pin down
why some of the issues were lackluster but just a quick glance
through a comic and I could just tell, by look, if it was worth buying or
not. The artwork alone was clue enough if a particular issue of “Uncle
Scrooge” was worth it or not—if the artwork was good, then the story was
Now, what my 36 year old self knows that my 9 year old self didn't know,
is that the “good” issues (and therefore why “Uncle Scrooge” is my
favorite comic book) were all done by Carl
I just love his work.
But the thought never occured to me that “Uncle Scrooge” would be
available through Amazon. That is, until I read InstaPundit.
Oh, now this is exciting.
Well, at least to me, Scrooge fanboy that I am (and I'm amazed
that I haven't written more about Uncle Scrooge or Carl Barks).
“Ah, come on Sean, you know you like Frontpage.”
“Okay Smirk, what drugs are you on and can I get some?”
“If I give you some, will you take them?”
“Oh sure. I'll take them; down to the corner to sell them.”
“Yeah, I'll take your drugs and sell them back to you.”
“You're going to blog this, right?”
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