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I spent most of this Saturday at Atlanta's DragonCon, which takes place here every Labor Day weekend for the past 30 days, cosplaying as The Question under the Georgia sun. A recurring guest at the DCon is Disney comic books legend Don Rosa, who is almost unknown in his native US but is a very big name in the European comics scene.

I had the pleasure to chat with Don, and told him that I though he did a good job on continuing Carl Barks' work. He quipped "I think just you and me know who Carl Barks is in this room, kid".

While I'm sure it's an exaggeration, what I do know is we don't have enough Barks or Rosa here. So I'll post a sample of a 1996 Don Rosa story that was reprinted by Fantagraphics in 2014 for Free Comic Book day, called "A Matter of Some Gravity".



We have Donald cleaning up cobwebs for his tight-fisted uncle and falling off a ladder exactly on Ms. Quackfaster's desk while Scrooge's secretary was away. Naturally, he does her work for free too, including showing visits in.




Climbing the desks and stacking heavy stuff, such as money bags, gets them out of the office. Now it's out in the open.



It's neat how the upper half is our point of view, and the lower half is theirs.





Magica's getting into a cab and straight to the airport. Scrooge, Donald and the kids follow her using the boost from the sideways gravity. There's a scene inside a bus that'd be worth scanning, but I'd like to keep it under 7 pages.



Huey, Luey and Dewey grab on to the grownups and steer them towards the plane with a fire extinguisher.





Now everyone's upside down, including the plane!

They land the plane... somehow.








Date: 2017-09-03 03:05 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
What's with all the spoiler-style text?

Anyway, does Rosa still have the 'it's not Ducktales!' sign?

Date: 2017-09-03 02:53 pm (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
What text? What's it say?

Date: 2017-09-03 08:08 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Every bit of text in this post is white-on-white.

Date: 2017-09-03 10:06 pm (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Odd, I could see it all just fine... maybe because I was on mobile? Odd reason, though.

Date: 2017-09-03 10:10 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Dreamwidth is really strange about that sort of thing, sometimes.

Date: 2017-09-03 04:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Rosa's Donald and Scrooge stories are a joy. I'm glad Fantagraphics, through its reprints, has been giving him the North American exposure he deserves.

Date: 2017-09-03 07:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] plastefuchs
The second page is broken.

I remember reading this story back when it was released in the weekly Disney comic magazine around here. I think in Germany there was no connection between Magica and Italy, so the authors/translators created fantasy countries for her and the other "exotic" characters.

Thank you for sharing :)

Date: 2017-09-03 08:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelophile
Fantastic use of the media. What a pleasure to read!

Date: 2017-09-03 10:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skinrash
Love me some Rosa. Hope they adapt this or his other stories in the new Ducktales.

Date: 2017-09-03 07:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
They're certainly showing respect to the past creators, with some of the images in the opening titles being direct homages to Barks. so I hope they would look kindly on Rosa too.

Though the fact they seem to be reworking what backstory the triplet's mother Della had might mean a break from that.

Date: 2017-09-04 01:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
One thing I have noticed about the new series is that Magica has been notably absent from promotional material: Ma Beagle, the Beagle Boys, Glomgold, all have shown up, but not even a whiff of her.

Which seems to hint they are saving her for something big.

Date: 2017-09-04 01:39 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
As seems only right! :)

At least we know that magic definitely exists, given the number of mystic artefacts that show up in the first episode.

Date: 2017-09-05 01:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] an_idol_mind
I think Webby mentioned Magica when she was interrogating the triplets in the pilot.

Date: 2017-09-03 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
Poor Donald, no wonder he has anger issues

Date: 2017-09-03 02:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Magica is great :D

Date: 2017-09-03 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randyripoff
I cannot recommend The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck highly enough. One of the best comics I've ever read.

Date: 2017-09-03 06:58 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Absolutely!

Date: 2017-09-03 03:29 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (chibi superman kitty (sleeping))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
I love how the pilot just goes along his merry way amidst all the turmoil! :)

Very cool seeing the POV of Donald and Scrooge. I always loved these comics as a kid. Always clever and fun! :)

Date: 2017-09-04 01:40 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
You mean when he's not being mind controlled by Magica?

Date: 2017-09-04 10:22 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (rubber duckie)
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
You mean when he's not being mind controlled by Magica?

Exactly. :)

Date: 2017-09-03 07:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Such charming creativity!

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