April, 2015 sees the long-awaited return of the "Core Four" Disney comic book titles, courtesy of IDW - in my view, one of the very best publishers of comic material presently in the business.
And, what better way to kick things off than with UNCLE SCROOGE!
Carl Barks' lovable miser has been entertaining generations of comic book readers and fans since achieving his own title in 1952...
...And the tradition resumes this month with IDW's UNCLE SCROOGE # 1 (Traditional Numbering # 405)!
The return of UNCLE SCROOGE is very special for me, on a personal level, as well. For those of you who may have enjoyed my past scripting efforts for these comics, the return of UNCLE SCROOGE is also a "return for me" too... so far, in the first three issues.
So, if you can tolerate my unbridled enthusiasm for a few paragraphs, please permit me to run down those moments I hope we'll be sharing in the pages of this classic comic book series.
|Cover by Giorgio Cavazzano|
"Stinker, Tailor, Scrooge, and Sly" (Backup to lead feature: 16 pages) Original story by the great Romano Scarpa.
Scrooge, Brigitta MacBridge, Jubal Pomp, and a sinister Brutopian tailor (...Yes, really!)
Can Scrooge get "the goods" on that Brutopian "sew and sew"? Join us later this month to find out!
|Cover by Jonathan Gray|
"Meteor Rights" (Backup to lead feature: 10 pages) Original Dutch story.
A potentially precious meteor has fallen to Earth, in the Dismal Swamp outside Duckburg. Uncle Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold both want it.
They get more than they bargain for. Hoo-Boy, do they ever!
|Cover by Marco Rota|
"The Duckburg 100" (Lead Feature: 32 pages) Original story by the great Romano Scarpa.
As a promotional gimmick, a bank is issuing 100 dollar awards to lucky random recipients. All's well until Scrooge finds out he OWNS the bank!
Do "the bucks stop here"? They will, if Scrooge has anything to say about it! ...And wait'll you see Donald's latest obsession!
The first two issues lead off with superb work from Jonathan Gray. I can say that simply because it IS Jonathan Gray... and when is his work anything other than superb!
Indeed, I've declined to read Jonathan's work in advance simply because *I* want to have something great to read when the issues are released, just like the rest of you!
Finally, no such post would be complete without mentioning the superlative efforts of David Gerstein, Sarah Gaydos, and everyone at IDW, who have made this all possible!
Please note: The specific issue contents described in this post are as I understand them to be at this time, and are always subject to change. I do not speak for IDW, or anyone in its employ. My words - and my enthusiasm for these comics - are strictly my own. Though I sincerely hope you'll join me in that enthusiasm.
|Welcome Back, Uncle Scrooge!|