The Universe of Things that Interest Me – Now Open to the Public!
Comics, DVDs, Animation, Classic TV, Sports, and occasionally more. Please enjoy your visit!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
On Sale Today: UNCLE SCROOGE # 403!
BIG DISAPPOINTING NEWS FLASH!
My scripting credit was LEFT OFF the lead story of UNCLE SCROOGE # 403: “The Pelican Thief”.
Of course, I’m unhappy… but things happen.
Donald has kindly agreed to express my emotions over this unfortunate turn of events.
Let’s just imagine the credit is where it belongs, on the inside front cover, and get on with our regularly scheduled Blog post.
UNCLE SCROOGE # 403 (May, 2011): As if it weren’t joy and honor enough to “collaborate” with Paul Murry a mere seven days ago, I get to do the same with Romano Scarpa in this issue! Again, separated by a few decades! (…Livin’ the dream, folks!)
“The Pelican Thief” gives us every bit of the wonderful loopiness you expect from the maestro – which made such a perfect counterpoint to the comparatively “straight and logical” Scrooge stories created by Carl Barks.
Scrooge’s Money Bin is being looted… by trained pelicans! Where did they come from? Who is using them for criminal activities? And, how does this tie in with the abrupt pre-emption of Scrooge’s favorite TV show? Do the Junior Woodchucks have the answers? …Whadda you think!
I peppered my script with every gag, show-biz, and political reference I could dig-up, in service to Scarpa’s art for this tale. And, I believe I’ve done something with the villain that has never been done before. …All because I didn’t care for the name he “came with”.
Let’s not forget, there’s a Daan Jippes story in there too... with a big ol' BEAR in it!
Not to mention a cover by Marco Rota... even if (sniff!) I am nowhere to be found! (sniff!) Meet ya back here after a trip to the comic shop!