This month IDW is treating DuckFans to a new mini-series published in the US for the very first time. Uncle Scrooge: My First Millions was first published in Italy in 2007. I have mentioned on this website before how much I enjoy the Italian comics, and I have been looking forward to this series. It is out tomorrow (9/26), but we received an early copy for review. Here is the description provided by IDW.
Uncle Scrooge: My First Millions #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Marco Gervasio
Fausto Vitaliano [w] • Marco Mazzarello [a] • Marco Gervasio [c]
The origin of Uncle Scrooge like you’ve never seen it before! We travel back in time to find out how Uncle Scrooge made his first, second, third, and fourth millions in part one of a four-issue mini-series that answers all your burning questions about how Scrooge McDuck got so very, very rich!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 you enjoy the Italian stories being released by IDW in their Uncle Scrooge comic you should enjoy this four-part story. It is nice to read a longer story from these creators.
The comic begins after a large meal. Scrooge, Donald, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Grandma are settling in front of a large fire when Grandma hands Scrooge an old photo album. The album contains pictures of Scrooge’s early adventures when he was making his first millions. This of course leads to him telling his younger relatives the stories for the first time.
I am currently reading through Fantagraphics’ Don Rosa Collection, and I am about halfway trough “The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.” These stories are without a doubt my favorite Scrooge adventures, and I am kind of excited to see if there are indicators that those stories are incorporated into this series. I know Rosa is very popular in Italy and I expect anyone working on a Scrooge comic to be Camille with them.
The art in the book is a lot of fun, and the story is similar to other stories I’ve experienced from the Italian Scrooge comics. I’m afraid it is missing those personal touches that Rosa includes when he pens McDuck stories. Scrooge’s only motivation is to make a list of millionaires before the clock runs out… and that doesn’t seem like the Scrooge I know. Another issue that I’ve had is his fascination with luck in this story… Although I did like his one comment that he believes good luck is the absence of bad luck.
Overall, I did enjoy the comic and look forward to sharing it with my family. You can check out the preview by clicking the cover below, and pick up your copy of the comic at your local comic shop on Wednesday.
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*Update* IDW added the incentive cover!