on 12 December 2005
If you are a duck lover, you really should owe the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. It's the story about young scroogey till present day. The story tells about scrooge's years in Scotland, America ( 1st time ), Afrika, Australia and back to America where he learns to know Cornelius Coot.
Scrooge McDuck is still living in poverty and in search of his fortune at the beginning of this volume, but that all changes when he uses the skills he's developed over the years to strike gold at White Agony Creek in the Yukon. From there he develops his fortune into several other businesses and becomes a billionaire. Construction of his money bin on Killmotor Hill in Duckburg soon begins, but his younger sisters (and nephew Donald) do not like the person that Scrooge has become and eventually desert him, leaving Scrooge alone and heartbroken at a tough life of endless profit at the expense of family.
As with the first volume, this one has the power to make you laugh on one page and cry on the next. Watching Scrooge change over the years and seeing the guilt and zeal that he tackles on a daily basis makes for a great character. Hold it up next to Peter Parker moping over Uncle Ben or breaking-up with Mary-Jane and you'll see that there's no comparison. The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck is a far, far better story than most of Marvel and DC.
The DuckTales universe is probably the most expansive of all Disney properties, and most certainly the longest-running. Originally developed by Carl Barks the series has been consistantly popular in Europe for decades, moreso than in the US, strangely. Carl Barks wrote many stories, and hinted and loads of others. Don Rosa expanded on the stories that were merely hinted at, and the first of his efforts are presented here.
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck is no mere kiddies comic strip, it's a genuine biography of deep, complicated character filled with history, great visual humor, inventive stories, and more adventure than anything a typical issue of Spider-Man or Iron Man has to offer.
All fans of McDuck should/must own this tome.
on 1 November 2011
This is a terrific collection of stories.This is a beautifully presented edition.Like Carl Barks before him,Don Rosa has a terrific eye for detail and historical accuracy.Scrooge McDuck might be fictional but he meets many historical characters such as Theodore Roosevelt. I have passed this book on to nephews and all have been enraptured by it.
The complete story (you will need volume one as well) traces the rise of Scrooge McDuck from poverty to riches and seamlessly fits between all of Carl Barl's stories.
Buy it- you will not regret it!
on 16 January 2007
How can anyone not love this duck? And who does it better than Don Rosa? I dare say no one, not even Carl Barks does it better... if you ask me. I am a huge McDuck fan, and this edition of Life & Times satisfy your every craving to more about the adventurer, the richest duck alive. Packed with amazing cartoon art, and brilliant facts, written by Don Rosa himself, it's a must for every fan! Hours and hours of entertainment of the very mest kind!