With cautionary comment, I present the covers of IDW's UNCLE SCROOGE # 34 and # 35!
These two issues may be forever linked in readers' minds because THEY WERE RELEASED ON THE SAME DAY -- April 11, 2018 (...or April 18, 2018, depending on your individual comic book shop)!
The reason this is significant - beyond the notion that # 34 was to be released in late 2017 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of this historic Dell comic...
... And that # 35, by its cover illustration, was clearly intended for release somewhere in the vicinity of Valentine's Day 2018 -- is that this HAS happened before! ...TWICE, in fact!
Anyone with marrow-chilling memories of those very dark days of the early-mid 1980s (pre-Gladstone Series I) may recall that THESE TWO ISSUES OF UNCLE SCROOGE WERE ALSO RELEASED ON THE SAME DAY! (193 and 194).
As were THESE! (198 and 199).
During the Whitman years (1980-1984), not unlike the period of late 2017 thru April 2018, we would experience a lengthy period of NO RELEASES, and then multiples would be indiscriminately dumped upon us, with no regard for scheduling or proper spacing between issues!
Eerily for me, the events of April 2018 have stirred those feelings! We all know what happened after that... the Whitman line of Disney, Warner Bros., Walter Lantz, MGM, etc., licensed comics petered-out and died of neglect!
The unceremonious end of the Dell/Gold Key/Whitman run of UNCLE SCROOGE in 1984!
Let us hope that history does not repeat itself, because the present IDW Disney Creative Core Four of David, Jonathan, Thad, and myself are doing such great work that it would be a gosh-darned shame to see that come to an end!
Meanwhile, enjoy these two great comics from IDW! I certainly have!
...And expect review posts on both of them relatively soon!
Just remember, I do not speak for IDW, or anyone in its employ. I speak strictly for myself as both a long-time fan and as a dialogue creator – and those opinions are strictly my own.
...And let's everyone hope I'm wrong about this! Okay?