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Monstrous Women in Comics$
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Samantha Langsdale and Elizabeth Rae Coody

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496827623

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.001.0001

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SeDUCKtress! Magica De Spell, Scrooge McDuck, and the Avuncular Anthropomorphism of Carl Barks’s Midcentury Disney Comics

SeDUCKtress! Magica De Spell, Scrooge McDuck, and the Avuncular Anthropomorphism of Carl Barks’s Midcentury Disney Comics

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(p.171) 10 SeDUCKtress! Magica De Spell, Scrooge McDuck, and the Avuncular Anthropomorphism of Carl Barks’s Midcentury Disney Comics
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Monstrous Women in Comics
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Daniel F. Yezbick

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.003.0011

This chapter selects a fascinating duck-faced character to highlight a sexual tension. Even as a duck, Magica De Spell defies the traditional connection between women and children is thus a monstrous threat to the order of Scrooge McDuck’s empire. Her malevolence and charm demonstrate a power to be reckoned with in Duckburg, and as a part of Disney’s influential picture of the wider social world, she exposes mid-century America’s most flagrant hypocrisies of gender and class.

Keywords:   Disney, monstrous sexuality, Scrooge McDuck, Carl Barks, children

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