Pluto and Mickey Mouse? On an UNCLE SCROOGE cover?
What's it all about, anyway? Why are they in costume? Why are they jailed? And why is PLUTO (not in costume) their only seeming salvation?
You won't find the answer inside, because the cover has nothing to do with the interior contents - or anything else for that matter.
That's just part of this very strange month!
A month in which it would appear that the other THREE of the “Core Four” Disney comic books (…two of which containing stories I worked on and the other containing one of the most favorite Non-Barks Donald Duck short stories of my childhood - “The Planet X Mystery”) coming on the SAME DAY of perhaps the most horrifically busy week (of a horrifically busy period) I’ve had in several years!
Oh, and in the same issue of UNCLE SCROOGE, The Beagle Boys get NAMES!
The floodwaters of my (all together now) "horrifically busy period" are expected to crest starting tomorrow and into the middle of the coming week before subsiding. I very much regret not being able to produce posts on the great IDW Disney comics of December and January.
We may try to do some retroactively. But, I still manage to steal some time to enjoy things.
And one of those enjoyable things was this amazing gag from the lead story of UNCLE SCROOGE # 10, and our Archival Editing Translator and Dialogue Writer David Gerstein.
Scrooge is checking on the whereabouts of some of his old mining partners to see if he may have won an ages-old bet. He gets the scoop on one of the poor unfortunates here...
Now, I've only had time to read the first 11 pages of "The Eternal Knot" (horrifically busy, you know), but "The Czech is in the male!" just might be the most awesomely funny pun these comics have ever seen! ...And, if there's one thing you all know I appreciate, it's awesomely funny puns!
David is thanked for the welcome gift of a supreme laugh-out-loud moment, smack in the middle of such a (all together now, again) "horrifically busy period"!
In trying times, laughter is indeed the best medicine - and that was one prodigious dose, at the perfect moment!