What happens when you combine a hardcore Disney fan with a line of new Disney comics? Well, I'll tell you, it's a glorious feeling. However, you might feel conflicted on the matter. How could I call myself a hardcore Disney fan if my interactions with the classic characters in comic form were few and far between? Since IDW Publishing's announcement of the re-launches I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Uncle Scrooge #1 (405). I wasn't sure what to expect, but after reading the issue I can safely say I had a pleasant time in Duckberg.
The issue is pretty hefty with 40+ pages of content, making it worth the $3.99 price. It's laid out in a similar way to BOOM! Studios' Peanuts, meaning there are a few separate stories throughout the issue. Gigabeagle: King of the Robot Robbers, written by Rodolfo Cimino, with art by Romano Scarpa, Pure Viewing Satisfaction, written by Alberto Savini, with art by Andrea Freccero, and Tinker, Tailor, Scrooge and Sly, written by Romano Scarpa and Luca Boschi, with art by Romano Scarpa. The first and last stories are longer with a shorter one in between. At the end of the day, it's just nice to see this money loving crazy duck in print obsessing over things in his normal Uncle Scrooge fashion. You can hear the raspy voices of Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they participate in the misadventures with their Uncle too. Donald also makes some appearances as well. Each story has something special to offer. The illustrations capture the group of iconic ducks the way we all know and love them, right down to the tantrums that they all tend to throw at one time or another.
I'd like to think that children will gravitate towards the shelves of their comic book store more easily because of IDW Publishing re-launching Uncle Scrooge and more. When Xbox brought back the classic Ducktales game, Uncle Scrooge easily found his way back into the spotlight. So children that wouldn't normally recognize the character, will definitely notice him now. Besides children, I'm sure I'm not the only Disney fan out there that hasn't encountered too many of the comics. Just like the New 52, this gives fans an entry way point into a line of comics that would be too daunting to start from the very beginning. I look forward to experiencing the re-releases of all the Disney comics, but I especially can't wait for Mickey Mouse. Be sure to check out IDW's release schedule below.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.