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September 4th, 2009
01:34 pm
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More Disney/Marvel cartoons
Cagle.com has a lot of Disney/Marvel cartoons at their site.

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August 31st, 2009
10:10 am
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Disney to acquire Marvel for $4 billion

LOS ANGELES – The Walt Disney Co. says it is acquiring Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing characters like Iron Man and Spider-Man into the Disney family.

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters.

Disney said Monday that Marvel shareholders will receive $30 per share in cash plus 0.745 Disney shares for every Marvel share they own.

It said the boards of Disney and Marvel have both approved the transaction, but it requires an antitrust review and the approval of Marvel shareholders.


I'm wondering if this will mean anything for the Gargoyles comic book series that was published by Slave Labor Graphics.

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August 7th, 2009
06:26 pm


Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Appendix 2: Scrooge & Family
It's been a while, I know, but finally -- here is the fourth and final installment in my "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" series! If you remember, the first two posts covered Scrooge's rise from poor showshine boy to the World's Richest Duck, as chronicled in Don Rosa'a magnificent twelve-part epic, while the third post (the first of the two appendixes) examined his stormy romance with Glittering Goldie O' Gilt, as told in additional comics by Rosa -- and of course by Carl Barks, Scrooge's creator.

In this second appendix, we'll take a closer look at the one thing Scrooge didn't get to really experience until he was an old duck, namely family, and how he finally got to be properly part of one.

Meet the ducks behind the cut! )

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May 29th, 2009
01:05 am


Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Appendix 1: Scrooge & Goldie
My earlier posts here on Don Rosa's magnificent epic, The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck seemed to go down well, so I decided to spread the praise for the richest duck in the world a little further, and present some scenes from other important parts of Scrooge's life, stories that weren't included in the twelve-part miniseries but still fit into its continuity.

There'll be two "appendix" posts, both including snippets not only from Don Rosa's comics but also a bit from the late, great Carl Barks. And this first of the two is, of course, dedicated to Scrooge's one-true-love-that-almost-was, Glittering Goldie O'Gilt.

(Oil painting by Carl Barks)

Scrooge and Goldie, behind the cut... )

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May 19th, 2009
11:25 am


Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (2/2)
And we're back, with the second and final part of my run-through (with commentary) of Don Rosa's marvellous recounting of Scrooge McDuck's eventful life.

(In case you missed it, here's the first part.)

It's my hope to manage conveying that just because the main protagonist is a three-foot-tall duck in a funny animal world, the story is not necessarily pure and toothless kiddie fare. (And it doesn't have to be "erotic furry" to have something to say to adults either. ...Not that Omaha the Cat Dancer wasn't a decent comic, but... uh... well. That's a post for another day, don't you think?)

In any case...

Behind the cut awaits action, adventure and ducks with huge tempers! )

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May 18th, 2009
01:51 pm


Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (Part 1/2)
Because Disney comics need more love.

I live in Norway, and the biggest comic star on the Norwegian market is Donald Duck -- yep, you read that right. The weekly Disney anthology comic book, Donald Duck & Co. (which features lots of Disney characters but consistantly has the Duck as the flagship char, since in Scandinavia he is much more popular than Mickey Mouse), sells roughly one million copies every week, not to mention all the related specials and collections of classic stories...

Everybody has read at least one Disney comic in their lives, and this is so ingrained in the Norwegian soul that if you say "comic book" to your average Norwegian, said average Norwegian will instantly think "Disney," most likely "Donald Duck."

By contrast, in Disney's country of origin, U.S.A., the majority of people don't even seem aware of the huge amount of Disney comics out there. Sure, a fair few of these comics are absolute crap -- but a lot of them are really good too.

And here is one of the really good ones.


Adventure, comedy and tragedy behind the cut! )

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April 25th, 2009
04:16 am



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March 8th, 2009
10:43 am


Caught in the act

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