Given that the DuckTales cartoon series plays a major part in the blog’s theme, that I love Disney’s Ducks, that I grew up on the cartoon, and that I miss yacking about the adventures of Donald, Scrooge and the kids a great deal, it appears I may have some celebrating to do as Uncle Scrooge, the nephews, Launchpad and the gang will again be featured in Disney’s DuckTales.
From Boom! Studios recent press release:
One of the most action-packed Disney franchises returns to the comic page in a big way this summer from BOOM Kids! Mickey’s Mailbag has been overflowing with requests for a trip back to the world of The Disney Afternoon, and because the fans demanded it…DuckTales returns starting in UNCLE SCROOGE #392 this June.
The premiere of DuckTales in UNCLE SCROOGE #392 will appear on store shelves the same month as BOOM!’s new DARKWING DUCK mini-series that was announced this past weekend.
‘DuckTales is one of the most beloved television shows of the ‘90s,’ said BOOM Kids! editor Aaron Sparrow. “It’s just spectacular to be bringing it back for a whole new generation to discover and enjoy!’
The fun begins in UNCLE SCROOGE #392, as BOOM Kids! kicks off the four-issue arc, ‘Like a Hurricane!’ Fans of both the groundbreaking animated series and the classic Carl Barks comics it was based on will delight at the chance to get their hands on these stories, never before seen in the United States, that are coupled with some old favorites printed at the time of the original television series.
Non-stop adventure is what’s in store when Uncle Scrooge is accompanied by his nephews, plus the unpredictable Lauchpad McQuack! Add in some super-heroics from the amazing Gizmoduck, and you have a recipe for an epic good time!
The first Duck Tales arc starting in UNCLE SCROOGE #392 includes scripts by veteran Disney writers Paul Halas, Tom Anderson, Didier le Bornec, Chris Weber, Karen Willson, Doug Murray and Régis Maine with outstanding art by modern masters Xavier Vives Mateu, José Maria Carreras, Roberto Santillo, Cosme Quartieri, Wanda Gattino, and José Cardona Blasi.
UNCLE SCROOGE #392 contains the first installments of the ‘Like a Hurricane!’ saga entitled ‘The Everlasting Coal’ which is written by Paul Halas & Tom Anderson, with interior art by Xavier Vives Mateu. UNCLE SCROOGE #392 also includes the classic backup ‘The Littlest Gizmoduck’ written by Chris Weber and Karen Willson with interiors by Roberto Santillo. This kick-off issue features two covers in a 50/50 split by Michel Nadorp and Magic Eye Studios and carries a cover price of $2.99 and ships this June.
I gotta tell you that I’m really glad to hear this. That said, I have temper my enthusiasm a little. With a few exceptions, and with all due respect, I’ve not been extremely impressed with Boom! Studios handling of the Duck license thus far, but I certainly want to enjoy the line again so DuckTales (in the pages of Uncle Scrooge) is definitely something that I’ll plan on trying given my enthusiasm for the endeavor and that they’re as willing to try and make it succeed. If it’s something I find I can enjoy, expect more in the months to come.
Also, love that cover!