Hello DuckFam! I hope you are ready to explore some new adventures of Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and all of our favorite characters because I am about to review issue #38 (or issue #442, but who is counting?) of IDW’s Uncle Scrooge comic. We’ve been excited to expand our knowledge of DuckTales characters and stories beyond the 1987 and 2017 animated shows. So I sat down this week and read an advanced copy of IDW’s Uncle Scrooge comic. You can pick up Uncle Scrooge #38 at a local comic shop or digitally on ComiXology or Kindle Wednesday, August 8th.
To begin with, I want to point out that I really enjoyed the art and the different takes on the characters designs. I really like the design of the duck’s bills and the expressions of their eyes. These artists produced a fabulous looking comic.
The first story is titled “Mismatched Mentors,” and it begins with Magica once again trying to steal Scrooge’s number one dime. As luck would have it, Gyro is there and is able to offer Scrooge assistance to ward off her magic. Magica decides she may need help and visits a wizard mentoring convention to find someone. At the same time Scrooge is experiencing something similar when he is appointed a mentee by his wealthy business people club.
The story was a lot of fun, and it was great seeing both Scrooge and Magica as they work with their wards. I’m sure you can guess how things work out in the end, but it’s a fun ride to the destination.
The second story “Bean Buffet” is a much shorter story where Gyro and Donald become tired of only being able to afford beans to eat. So they do the most logical thing and Gyro creates genetically modified food from beans. There is just one small problem, but I will let you read the story for yourself to find out.
I really enjoyed both of these stories. They were translated from stories that were published in Germany in 2015 and 2003, and this is the first time they have been available in the US. They were both very fun, and I’m looking forward to allowing my kids to read them. I think these comics can be enjoyable for both adults and kids. If you want to introduce your kids to comics IDW’s Uncle Scrooge is a great place to start!
I will be adding Uncle Scrooge to my monthly reading list. I hope you give it a try and enjoy more Disney Duck stories!
Here is a preview from IDW! Just click the cover below.