My new favorite book
Most folks who've known me for a while know I'm a huge fan of the Disney Ducks. Scrooge is my favorite, though you'd never know it from the huge portrait of Daisy Duck that hangs on my office wall.
But I love Scrooge best of all. I grew up on the classic Barks/Rosa canon, and I was delighted to discover that Boom! has put Rosa's magnum opus, "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck," back in print. I never had a chance to read it, so I'm enjoying it double now!
Don't spoil me! I'm only thirty pages in! But I think I may have just found my all-time favorite page-turn gag.
Set-up: the young Scrooge is on a Mississippi paddle-boat with his uncle in a high-stakes race to sunken treasure, when their villainous rivals attempt to drive them off a waterfall. Except....
AHAHAHAHAHAH! That moment still cracks me up, and I've read these two pages at least twenty times since this morning on the A train when I snickered too loud and everyone glared at me.
PS - check out these rockin' endpapers! Props to the designer.