History Creator / DonRosa

2nd Aug '16 5:09:00 PM BatmanKalEl
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* MissingEpisode: "The Starstruck Duck", a comic by Don Rosa that didn't go beyond the sketch stage.
23rd Jul '16 4:23:36 PM nombretomado
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'''Keno Don Rosa''' is a big fan of CarlBarks who eventually got promoted to write the official [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] stories in the spirit of ''[[CarlBarks The Good Duck Artist]]''. He is one of those rare few writers who have managed to make an excessive use of ContinuityPorn into great stories, and is widely regarded as one of the best things that ever happened to Disney comics.

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'''Keno Don Rosa''' is a big fan of CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks who eventually got promoted to write the official [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] stories in the spirit of ''[[CarlBarks The ''The Good Duck Artist]]''.Artist''. He is one of those rare few writers who have managed to make an excessive use of ContinuityPorn into great stories, and is widely regarded as one of the best things that ever happened to Disney comics.



He got the job, and he created Donald Duck and Scrooge [=McDuck=] comics from 1987 to 2005. Because he was a great fan of ''[[CarlBarks The Good Duck Artist]]'', he created what can be considered an ExpandedUniverse based on the Duck-master's works. That is to say, he used ContinuityPorn, lots of Continuity Porn. Even Carl Barks told him he did too much Continuity Porn, but he didn't listen. He even dedicated all his comics to Carl Barks by hiding the word D.U.C.K. (Dedicated to Uncle Carl from Keno,) usually on the first page of each story.

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He got the job, and he created Donald Duck and Scrooge [=McDuck=] comics from 1987 to 2005. Because he was a great fan of ''[[CarlBarks ''[[Creator/CarlBarks The Good Duck Artist]]'', he created what can be considered an ExpandedUniverse based on the Duck-master's works. That is to say, he used ContinuityPorn, lots of Continuity Porn. Even Carl Barks told him he did too much Continuity Porn, but he didn't listen. He even dedicated all his comics to Carl Barks by hiding the word D.U.C.K. (Dedicated to Uncle Carl from Keno,) usually on the first page of each story.



** CarlBarks himself thought that Don Rosa made too much Continuity Porn, and he encouraged Keno to write original stories without the influence of his stories that were made in the 50s. One of the main reasons behind this is that Carl Barks m.o. was to make all his stories original, and that he was ashamed of reusing elements from earlier stories, even if those stories turned out to be great.

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** CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks himself thought that Don Rosa made too much Continuity Porn, and he encouraged Keno to write original stories without the influence of his stories that were made in the 50s. One of the main reasons behind this is that Carl Barks m.o. was to make all his stories original, and that he was ashamed of reusing elements from earlier stories, even if those stories turned out to be great.
13th Jul '16 9:02:33 PM timotaka
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** This is finely demonstrated in Don Rosa recounting a tale about him doing background research for the chapter of ''Life and Times'' which takes place in Australia: He talked to an expert in Australian Aboriginal mythology and asked what would be a suitable name for a certain kind of mythological being. The expert told not to worry about it, as Don Rosa was at a point where maybe half dozen people in the entire United States would notice anything was off. He still decided to not slack off there.

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** This is finely demonstrated in Don Rosa recounting a tale about him doing background research for the chapter of ''Life and Times'' which takes place in Australia: He talked to an expert in Australian Aboriginal mythology and asked what would be a suitable name for a certain kind of mythological being. The expert told not to worry about it, him it didn't really matter, as Don Rosa was at a point where maybe half dozen people in the entire United States would notice anything was off. He still decided to not slack off there.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The second generation of Beagle Boys, last seen at the end of chapter ten of [[Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Life and Times]] when Blackheart Beagle tells them to get married and start families [[IWantGrandkids so there would be more Beagle Boys]]. The next time Scrooge meets Beagle family is forty-five years later in chapter twelve, when it's already Blackheart plus his grandsons. The middle generation is never mentioned again.

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The second generation of Beagle Boys, last seen at the end of chapter ten of [[Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Life and Times]] when Blackheart Beagle tells them to get married and start families [[IWantGrandkids so there would be more Beagle Boys]]. The next time Scrooge meets Beagle family is forty-five years later in chapter twelve, when it's already Blackheart plus his grandsons. The middle generation is never mentioned again.again.
** Donald's parents (his mother being Hortense [=McDuck=], Scrooge's sister) as well as his sister (the mother of Huey, Dewey and Louie) are last shown in chapter eleven, with no further appearances or mentions about what happened to them. We do see Scrooge's other sister Matilda in ''A Letter from Home'' living in their ancestral castle. Don Rosa had wanted to use Hortense in her place, but an editorial mandate stated Donald's mother is not to appear in a present-day story.
* YouAreNumberSix: According to ''The Beagle Boys vs The Money Bin'' the Beagle Boys ''themselves'' have no idea what their names are, as their parents would only refer to them by numbers. If you wanted to know your own name, they could be persuaded. Say, for two hundred bucks.
11th Jul '16 1:09:03 PM timotaka
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** At the same time, none of this diminishes Magica de Spell trying to get her hands on the Dime. In several stories Don Rosa also plays with Magica's spell literally requiring the first earned coin of the world's richest person, which may not be Scrooge at any given moment. For example, see the above entry.

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** At the same time, none of this diminishes Magica de Spell [=deSpell=] trying to get her hands on the Dime. In several stories Don Rosa also plays with Magica's spell literally requiring the first earned coin of the world's richest person, which may not be Scrooge at any given moment. For example, two examples, see the above entry.entry. In a third, Scrooge discovered the riches of Croesus complete with his own Number One Drakhma. Scrooge promptly handed that over to Magica to use in her spell, figuring it was a win-win situation: If the spell is successful, she will stop hounding Scrooge. If not, it proves he is richer than Croesus.
10th Jul '16 6:09:54 PM timotaka
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** This is finely demonstrated in Don Rosa recounting a tale about him doing background research for the chapter of ''Life and Times'' which takes place in Australia: He talked to an expert in Australian Aboriginal mythology and asked what would be a suitable name for a certain kind of mythological being. The expert told not to worry about it, as Don Rosa was at a point where maybe half dozen people in the entire United States would notice anything was off. He still decided to not slack off there.
10th Jul '16 6:03:31 PM timotaka
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* DoingInTheWizard: Don Rosa openly dislikes the concept of Scrooge's Number One Dime being some kind of magical good luck charm that enables him to gather his riches, and from his pen Scrooge himself several times dismisses that as nonsense. Is is "only" an important memento for Scrooge and a symbol of his drive to become what he is through hard work. However, losing the Dime may in some cases have a severe ''psychological'' effect on Scrooge to the point where his entire financial empire would eventually slip through his fingers.

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* DoingInTheWizard: Don Rosa openly dislikes the concept idea of Scrooge's Number One Dime being some kind of magical good luck charm that enables him to gather his riches, and from his pen Scrooge himself several times dismisses that as nonsense. Is is "only" an important memento for Scrooge and a symbol of his drive to become what he is through hard work. However, losing the Dime may in some cases have a severe ''psychological'' effect on Scrooge to the point where his entire financial empire would eventually slip through his fingers.
10th Jul '16 3:55:40 PM timotaka
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* DoingInTheWizard: Don Rosa openly dislikes the concept of Scrooge's Number One Dime being some kind of magical good luck charm that enables him to gather his riches, and from his pen Scrooge himself several times dismisses that as nonsense. Is is "only" an important memento for Scrooge and a symbol of his drive to become what he is through hard work. However, losing the Dime may in some cases have a severe ''psychological'' effect on Scrooge to the point where his entire financial empire would eventually slip through his fingers.
** At the same time, none of this diminishes Magica de Spell trying to get her hands on the Dime. In several stories Don Rosa also plays with Magica's spell literally requiring the first earned coin of the world's richest person, which may not be Scrooge at any given moment. For example, see the above entry.
26th Jun '16 9:10:55 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FandomNod : The Quest for Kalevala for the Finnish fandom
20th Jun '16 1:41:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* NoHonorAmongThieves: In "Dream of a Lifetime", the Dalton brothers whine about the Beagle Boys stealing the horses that they themselves had stolen the other day.
28th May '16 8:34:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ToxicInc: The evil boss of the logging company in the Don Rosa ''Scrooge [=McDuck=]'' story "War of the Wendigo" goes really over the top with this when the Pygmy Indians and their natural allies [[GaiasVengeance storm the building]] to stop him cutting down all the trees. He orders his workers to pump out lethal gasses to kill the bats nestled in the exhaust pipes, dumps acid in the drainage to boil the frogs clogging up the sewer, and when his employees decide ScrewThisImOuttaHere he goes completely AxCrazy with a flamethrower to burn the whole forest down.
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