We may be in the midst of a break between season one and two of DuckTales, but the comics keep coming. This month’s issue of DuckTales follows the familiar format of two stories per comic.
I have been very excited for this issue ever since I saw that it would include a story with one of my favorite characters from the new show, Gladstone Gander. Gladstone’s episode of DuckTales “The House of the Lucky Gander!” was one of my favorite episodes of the series and lasted in my top ten well into the second half of season one. The second story also promised a great adventure as Scrooge and his family are introduced to a new McDuck… at least someone new who said they were a McDuck. Check out IDW’s description and covers below.
DuckTales #12—Cover A: Giuseppe Fontana & Cover B: Marco Ghiglione
Steve Behling • Gianfranco Florio (a) • Giuseppe Fontana (c)
Gladstone Gander takes Donald’s place on Scrooge’s next adventure! Will he prove to be a good luck charm? Plus: Scrooge and the kids meet Huge McDuck, another billionaire who claims to be a long lost relative! But can he be trusted?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Sometimes I have been concerned that my reviews of IDW’s DuckTales comic aren’t critical enough, but I have honestly enjoyed every story up to this point. I still contend that the stories have been good, the art has been fun, and my kids have loved the comic. I am a fan of all-ages comics, and I am willing to buy them if my kids will read them. That being said, I feel like the two stories in issue twelve weren’t the best we’ve read so far.
The first story, centered around the mysterious new McDuck, had me very intrigued, and it even offered some very exciting moments. The adventure level is cranked to eleven as Scrooge leads the kids on TWO epic adventures. However, the ending left me wanting more. Maybe they plan on picking up this story later, but I wasn’t overly excited about the ending.
The second story was the main reason I was excited for this issue, but again I was left feeling like I needed more from this story. The setup is fun, and I could definitely see it being the story of an episode of the show. Gladstone and Donald have a bet over luck. Gladstone is his smug self that we are familiar with from “The House of the Lucky Gander!” and Scrooge is very dismissive of him and his luck.
I look forward to hearing my girls’ review of the comic. You can check out the preview below, and don’t forget to let us know what you thought of issue 12 of DuckTales!