The DONALD DUCK title makes its IDW debut, joining UNCLE SCROOGE, with issue # 1 (Legacy Numbering # 368)!
And, as with UNCLE SCROOGE, you’ll find it chock full of great work by Romano Scarpa, Jonathan Gray, Mau Heymans, and classic American creators Dick Kinney and Al Hubbard. Why, there’s so much ducky splendor here, they didn’t even need me for this one!
In “Shellfish Motives: Part One of Two”, Scarpa introduces Scrooge’s righteous little brother Gideon McDuck! Now, I daren’t say how Donald’s “Uncle Gid” fits into any previously established McDuck family tree – but, if “Uncle Rumpus McFowl” could show up one day and achieve general acceptance, I say why not the same for “Uncle Gid”!
And check out this “Tex Avery-Style Taxicab Action”!
“Wrecks, Lies, and Videotape” finds Don entering a “funniest video contest” – his Gray-supplied lines are funnier than his fall.
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To Digress: If there's one thing I feel is characteristic of the "New-To-The-USA" stories appearing in the IDW line (certainly so far), it's that, in addition to art and story, there is one added dimension.
Every page, sometimes even every PANEL, will give you something good to read, script-wise! It may be a gag or pun, a pop-cultural reference, a dose of "Meta", or even a mere turn-of-phrase, but the reader is nicely rewarded for the time spent between the covers! End of Digression.
Finally, as much as we and Donald would sometimes like to, who can forget Cousin Fethry, in Kinney and Hubbard’s ‘60s era “Do It Yourself”!
You’ll “Do [It] Yourself a Favor”, if you run out and grab a copy of IDW’s DONALD DUCK # 1!
A quick personal note: This Blog may, unfortunately slow down for a while, due to personal situations, and more professional comics work!