Gladstone Index; new Don Rosa album
H.W.Fluks at research.ptt.nl
Thu Sep 10 13:19:25 CEST 1992
1. The Gladstone list
I mailed the Gladstone list to Per Starback (as I promised).
2. Don Rosa
I bought the Don Rosa album this week. Some points of interest (also for our
. The book is comic-sized, i.e. smaller than the graphic novels Gladstone
. The book is called "Walt Disney's Donald and Scrooge" (that's all).
. Rosa drew a new cover for it, loosely related to 'The Money Pit'. Disney
gave the cover the code KJ8C33-1 (quite a ridiculous code 8-)
. The stories that were mentioned in the Rosa list are indeed reprinted here:
Money Pit, Xanadu, Glass, Landscapist, Stolen Time, Tower. Note that the
ads for this book state that 'Incident at McDuck Tower' was never reprinted
before. It was actually reprinted in Uncle Scrooge 268.
. The 3 covers for Money Pit, Xanadu and Glass are reprinted (small size) in
. On the inside back cover, Don Rosa wrote an afterword. In it, he explains
how he got the ideas for the stories in the book. Some quotes:
"Several of my Duck adventures have been reworkings of my old fan comics
which I originally pictured as Duck adventures but into which I reluctantly
substituted my own characters. Eventually I'll rework *all* my old stories
into Duck adventures!" [Incident at McDuck Tower is one of them.]
"I must acknowledge the debt I obviously owe Unca Carl. Every Duck story
I produce owes its very existence to that unmatchable body of work produced
by 'The Old Master'! In fact, (..) find the *dedication* hidden in every
Duck story I've ever done. In each splash panel you'll find a 'D.U.C.K.',
meaning 'Dedicated to Unca Carl from Keno' (Keno being my actual first
name). For the first few tales I did for GPS [Gutenberghus], the editors
removed the dedication from the art (until I explained to them what it
was... and *hid* it better). So you'll only find the 'D.U.C.K.' in the
first two stories [Money Pit, Xanadu] and the last story [Tower] in this
volume. I also hid it in the new *cover*. Fair enough?"
"For pete's sake, it was just a nickel!"
"Yes -- go on... it was a nickel... so what's your point?"
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