Monday, April 27, 2015

Uncle Scrooge #1

   Behold, the review-proof comic.

   That's because Uncle Scrooge McDuck is one of the greatest comic book characters ever created - and no single story, no matter how bad, is going to make much of a dent in that reputation.

   Happily, there are no bad stories in evidence here. None of them are particularly exceptional - the great burden each Uncle Scrooge story faces is living up to the classics created by the twin titans, Carl Barks and Don Rosa.

   None of the stories here manage those lofty heights, but it's all good clean fun. One features the Beagle Boys unleashing a giant robot on Scrooge's vault, and the other involves a secret map and a hidden treasure (stop me if you've heard this one).

   It occurs to me that Scrooge's adventures are sort of like a traditional team comic - you have Scrooge, Donald Duck, and nephews Huey, Dewey and Louis working together to fight the bad guys or overcome a challenge no single duck can face.

   OK, it's a stretch - but it's wonderful to see this comic back on the stands again. Long may it run!

Grade: B+



El Vox said...

I wonder how a Howard the Duck and Uncle Scrooge would work out or an Uncle Scrooge and Richie Rich? Maybe someday.

Glen Davis said...

All I can say is that the artist got the numbers on the Beagle Boys' chests wrong. Except in special cases, they all have six numbers, not 4.