It’s DuckTales week presented by IDW Publishing! DuckTales has taken a winter hiatus on the Disney Channel, but you can still enjoy an adventure with our favorite ducks by picking up DuckTales #16 out on Wednesday at your local comic shop or digitally from ComiXology or Amazon.
You can check out a preview from IDW by following this link: DuckTales #16. Below we have the issue description and covers. Keep scrolling for my review of the issue.
DuckTales #16—Cover A & Cover B: Marco Ghiglione and Cristina Stella
Steve Behling (wr) • Gianfranco Florio (a) • Marco Ghiglione and Christina Stella (c)
Webby Vanderquack has a big problem: She’s shrinking right before everyone’s eyes! Find out why—and how—in the action-packed two-part tale, “The Incredible Shrinking Webby!”
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
This month DuckTales continues the trend of full issue stories. I think the tales told in the last three issues benefited from having a full issue to develop the story. We aren’t sure if this format is here to stay, but we know we get two part stories at least through #18.
As far as story goes there is nothing ground breaking happening in issue #16. The story is fun, exciting, and finally places the spotlight on everyone’s favorite granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack. The story begins with the family on their way to a fishing trip. However, in true McDuck fashion something as simple as a fishing trip becomes overly complicated. Gyro has another failed invention that places everyone’s life in danger, but thankfully an earlier laboratory accident has left Webby prepared to take on the monstrosity.
The characters continue to be written true to their source material with only some of the dialogue feeling simplified. DuckTales is an All-Ages book, and my kids love reading the stories. Don Rosa’s dialogue is something more difficult for my 8 year old so that gives you an idea of what to expect. I for one love and support many of IDW’s All Ages books because I can hand them to the next generation of comic readers once I’ve read them.
The art in DuckTales has always been amazing, and #16 doesn’t disappoint. They mimic the show’s look perfectly while adding a degree of exaggeration and movement that is necessary in a comic book.
I continue to be pleased with IDW’s DuckTales and I hope you pick up this issue to enjoy while the show is on a break. Don’t forget to share it with someone younger than you!