|Don Rosa Critics
-from Gladstone and Disney Letter Columns
|"Master Landscapist" was a great mastery story, following in Uncle Carl's webprints to a huge extent. I'm glad to see Don Rosa featured again and hope to read more of his ten-page "quack-ups." Vicar's story was funny but paled in comparison to Rosa and Scarpa.
Congratulations go to Don for his cover (The Prize of Pizarro"). Maybe Don should do a sequel to "Pizarro." He's done it in the past, and has always had wonderful results.
Don Rosa's new cover for "Twenty-four Carat Moon" was a winner. Perhaps he can do a sequel to the tale (a la "Return to Plain Awfull") where Scrooge faces off against the Fabulous Cattle King and the Maharaja of Eyesore again? Just hopin'...
I loved Don Rosa's new story about oolated squiggs. It was hilarious when Uncle Scrooge blew all the balloons (and Donald) out of the air.
Don Rosa's "Oolated Luck" story in the latest WDC&S was excellent. His work sparkles along with that of Daan Jippes and Fred Milton's
-Douglas J. Yazell
|The cover of "The Man from Oola-Oola" is among Don Rosa's best, and if there were ever Duck posters, I'd like to see that one on my bedroom wall!
I've always found myself agreeing with Don Rosa's suggestion that the ducks be kept in the 1940s/1950s. It just seems that those stories feel more natural, as that is the general era when Barks' tales were done.
"The Once and Future Duck" ended quite nicely. Although I missed Scrooge in this Rosa tale, it stood up well and had a nice twist to the end.
I'm always hesitant to declare something my favorite after having just read it. Usually, it's always the one which is freshest in your mind that stands out the most. However, Don Rosa's "A Matter of Some Gravity" is truly his funniest turn yet. He got to play around with a lot of stuff here, including lots of interesting backgrounds, some interesting panel layouts and designs, and some mind bending physics. Not only that, but he also managed to cram in a lot of funny things, at a rate of about one per page. I had to put this story down a couple of times because I was laughing so hard. I hereby banish "Incident at McDuck Tower" to second on my list.
-Augie De Blieck Jr.