Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: "Return to Plain Awful": The Don Rosa Library Vol. 2 (Hardcover)
This is the second collection of Don Rosa’s wildly popular riff on Carl Barks’ Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics.
“Jumpin’ jacksnipes!” Duckburg’s richest tycoon is on the hunt for legendary square eggs—and he’s bringing Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie along! It’s our second complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by internationally celebrated fan favorite Don Rosa—following in the footsteps of Disney legend Carl Barks with his own distinctive style! Famed for his prizewinning Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Rosa wrote and drew two decades’ worth of ripping Duck yarns and is among the world’s most beloved modern cartoonists. Star stories in our second Rosa book include “Return to Plain Awful,” Rosa’s sequel to Barks’ “Lost in the Andes.” Then, in “His Majesty McDuck,” Scrooge beats the IRS by seceding from the Union... only to have his new country colonized by the Beagle Boys! Plus more! Presented with a rich archive of Rosa’s cover art and behind-the-scenes factoids, these Duckburg epics are getting a definitive, comprehensive North American edition for the very first time—at a bargain price worthy of Scrooge himself!
— J. Caleb Mozzocco - School Library Journal
The work itself remains essential: More than 'just' a Barks homage, Rosa carried the Good Duck Artist’s legacy into legitimately new territory, exposing and massaging the pathos and wicked humor at the core of every good nostalgic exercise.
— Tim O'Neil - The A.V. Club
…Rosa is so sincere in his desire to revive Barks's style of adventure and humor it shows in every panel, every detail of his work. He's taking this seriously, folks, and its all there. … Good stuff, sez I.
— Jerry Beck - Cartoon Research
I love [Don Rosa's] body of work. I've bought it multiple times. I'll be happily buying it again when Fantagraphics reprints it this fall. Love, love, love.
— Augie de Blieck Jr. - Comic Book Resources
On the short list of comic book creators responsible for genuine masterpieces of the medium, Don Rosa‘s name is pretty darn close to the top. ... In his time on the Ducks, Rosa was responsible for over 80 stories that include some of the best comics of all time...
— Chris Sims - ComicsAlliance
In the handsome reprints of Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library, ...cartooning journeyman genius Rosa displays his penchant for turning out issue after issue of globetrotting adventures… The work is more than deserving of a collection centered on the work of a funnybooks auteur…
— Aaron Ragan-Fore - Eugene Weekly
Rosa's comics may be the best comics ever done in the voice of another creator. They're very funny, satisfying yarns, and this presentation -- particularly the color -- is super-handsome. This would have been my favorite book ever at eight years old, and I'm fond of it now.
— Tom Spurgeon - The Comics Reporter
Let me be perfectly clear: The Don Rosa & Carl Barks Duck books are as good as comics get. Period. Nothing surpasses -- only matches -- the pure imagination, humor, adventure, and heart of these Donald Duck & Uncle Scrooge stories.
— Vince Ostrowski - Multiversity Comics