The DuckTales news has been kind of crazy lately. It has been nice to have the one consistency of the IDW comic book coming out each month. If it seems the issue is a little early this month, that actually happened last month. So it looks like we should expect our DuckTales comic on the second week of the month moving forward.
But enough of that, let’s talk about this comic!
DuckTales #8—Cover A & Cover B: Marco Ghiglione
Joe Caramagna • Luca Usai, Lucio De Giuseppe, Emilio Urbano, Andrea Greppi, Manuela Razzi, Danilo Loizedda, Cristina Stella, Kawaii Studio (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)
Scrooge finally finds someone he trusts to run his business while he’s out adventuring: Manny, the Headless Man-Horse! Plus, Mrs. Beakley is called back into spy duty by British Intelligence, but when she isn’t available, she’s replaced by Webby and Lena Le Strange!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
That’s right! It is the return of the Headless Man-Horse! Who is apparently named Manny…? When did this happen? I feel like I knew this… and yet I can’t place when I first heard it. The Headless Man- ah man… it is just easier to call him Manny… Manny first appeared as a hilarious joke in DuckTales 2017’s premiere episode on Disney XD. Not much is known about the character, but we learn more about him in this comic. Is he a villain, or was he just misunderstood in his appearance in the premiere?
This fun tale provides fans with insight about a character we hope to see return both in the comic and on the show. We also learn more about the “finance buzzards” who help Scrooge McDuck manage his fortune. Oh! Plus we get some Scrooge and Launchpad adventuring!
The second story focuses on the kids again. We had previously been told the second story would be about Webby and Lena, but it appears that story has been pushed back to a later issue (we are assuming because it would spoil something on an upcoming episode of the show). Story B is about sleeping. No seriously, it is. Dewey decides that his dreams have not been as adventurous as his life has been, and decides to change that. The only problem is he did not consider the possibility that he may let loose an ancient evil on the world!
the stories are great, and the art continues to please. I did notice the art in Story B is a little more “cartoony”. And I don’t mean that in a negative way. The characters are still “on model” but their expressions and movement are a little more exaggerated.
DuckTales #8 is another fun read for fans of DuckTales and if you want to purchase a copy you can follow this link to amazon where you can order a digital or physical copy (and by doing so you support this website at no additional cost to you!) IDW DuckTales #8
This month we have the added bonus of sharing a preview of the comic. Enjoy!