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Oct 6 14 8:55 AM
Oct 6 14 9:35 AM
Oct 6 14 12:27 PM
kunimon wrote:Apparently, the 3rd Printing of Lost in the Andes (included in the boxed set) still has the same problem with the "South Seas" story.
Oct 6 14 4:35 PM
DrDoombot wrote:kunimon wrote:Apparently, the 3rd Printing of Lost in the Andes (included in the boxed set) still has the same problem with the "South Seas" story.What is the problem exactly?
Oct 6 14 5:19 PM
10/22/14 5:30 PM
I am reading these stories for the first time as they come out, and I have a question for those who are familiar with the material.
I just got the newest book, the Seven Cities of Cibola, and am really enjoying it. A number of reviews indicate that this marks a point where Barks started making Uncle Scrooge a frequent treasure-hunting adventurer, which is a theme I think I'd like. But I've also seen a lot of suggestions that this is the end of Bark's peak period and that his stories aren't as good going forward.
I've already pretty much decided that I'm not going to buy any book before Christmas on Bear Mountain, as the quality of the stories in those earlier books just isn't nearly as good in my opinion as it gets by the time of Christmas for Shacktown. I might even sell off those earlier volumes I already have. But what about the volumes that will come after Cibola? How big is the drop off, and when do you think I'd expect to see diminishing returns?
I'm also going to try out the Rosa books, so I'm going to have plenty of ducks to read, and I like to read a lot of other things, so there's not time for everything
10/22/14 6:57 PM
10/23/14 12:21 AM
robertk wrote:By the way, Amazon is listing the next volume ("The Pixilated Parrot") for May 15th. My guess is that this will be Volume 9 in the chronology. And I agree that "A Chritmas for Shacktown" is the best overall volume if someone is looking for a place to start.
10/23/14 6:58 AM
10/23/14 8:55 AM
10/23/14 9:34 AM
robertk wrote:What I meant was that, if I could only own one Barks book, "A Christmas for Shacktown" would be the one I would pick. I did not mean as a good place to start in a chronological sense. Where Barks' peak period starts and ends is to a certain degree a subjective judgement, but I feel somewhat safe in saying that the consensus would be that it would at least cover volumes 7-12 in the series. These volumes would be, "Lost in the Andes", "Trail of the Unicorn", "The Pixilated Parrot", "A Christmas for Shacktown", and "Only a Poor Old Man" as well as a volume to be named later. I personally would also include "The Old Castle's Secret" (volume 6) and probably "The Seven Cities of Gold" (volume 14) as well as the third Uncle Scrooge volume.
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