Graphic Content – Uncle Scrooge: The Second-Richest Duck

List Item:  Read half of the 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die
85/501Title: Uncle Scrooge: The Second-Richest Duck
Carl Barks
Year: 1956
Country: USA

Aside from general things online, this is the first thing that I have read since the first few weeks of the March 2020 lockdown. A mixture of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and ongoing depression meant I haven’t really been one for reading recently. Especially not then writing about what I read.

Okay so Uncle Scrooge: The Second-Richest Duck isn’t exactly War and Peace but it’s baby steps towards starting my reading again. Also, who can say no to a comic featuring the great Donald Duck? Sure, he’s a supporting character to the avarice of his uncle, but it’s just nice to see him with his lovely nephews.

I’m not entirely sure why this particular Scrooge comic is on there, but I guess this is an exemplar of his series. This is the beginning of Scrooge’s rivalry with Flintheart Glomgold, which becomes a big part of future comics – also the story is perfectly written over the 20 pages. This story of ‘who is the richer duck’ is balanced so well that even as an adult you can find so much joy in it. Although I am with Donald, I’d rather buy myself a milkshake than rummage through the garbage to save on buying a newspaper.

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