The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, January 21, 2005

The squealing fanboy in me

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 good too.

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 Barks.

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).

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