Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On Sale Today: UNCLE SCROOGE # 1 from IDW!

Today is Ye Day!  So, finish reading this post, race over to your local comic shop, and pick up a copy of UNCLE SCROOGE # 1 (Traditional Numbering # 405) from IDW!

In it, you’ll find “Gigabeagle King of the Robot Robbers”, by Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Jonathan Gray, and Rodolfo Cimino. 

I waited until today to read this story, just so I can have something new and good to read to celebrate the return of UNCLE SCROOGE to the comic book retail shops of the United States! 

You’ll also find a 16 page back-up titled “Stinker, Tailor, Scrooge, and Sly” – by Romano Scarpa and Luca Boschi, dialogued by yours truly, and featuring Scrooge, Brigitta MacBridge, Jubal Pomp, and a sinister Brutopian Tailor. 

As I said in another post:  Can Scrooge get “the goods” on that Brutopian “sew and sew”?  By now, you might even know the answer! 

Of course, once you’ve read the issue, please come back and join the discussion in our Comments Section! 

I’ll be happy to discuss Maestro Scarpa and Jonathan’s work from the perspective of a fellow fan – and my own from the perspective of being part of the creative process.   So, bring your comments and questions, folks! 

Just remember, I do not speak for IDW, or anyone in its employ.  I speak strictly for myself as fan and as dialogue creator – and those opinions are strictly my own.   

So, see you on the “other side” of UNCLE SCROOGE # 1 from IDW!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

On Sale This Week: UNCLE SCROOGE # 1 from IDW!

Well, it's no "Surprise" to the readers of this Blog, but IDW's UNCLE SCROOGE # 1 (Traditional Numbering # 405) goes on sale this coming Wednesday - April 22, 2015!  

And, I'd like each and every one of you to welcome old Scrooge McDuck back to the comic shop shelves as enthusiastically as I will!  

Our favorite miser with a (secret) heart of gold has been absent from our comic book pull lists for far too long.  Since THIS DAY -- or, perhaps more accurately, THIS DAY.  

So, I'll see you at the comic book shop, and in the pages of IDW's UNCLE SCROOGE # 1, this Wednesday!  

Be there - and "Make it SQUARE!"   

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Today’s Mind-Blowing Thought!

Talk about Mind-Blowing! 

If all goes as expected, one week from today, we will have in out hot little hands the first IDW issue of UNCLE SCROOGE!  

That will be April 22, 2015.  

The first IDW issue of UNCLE SCROOGE 2015!

What amazes me is that we had another "first issueof UNCLE SCROOGE - twenty-five years ago, at this time!  

It was the first Disney Comics issue - part of Disney's initial onslaught of releasing all eight of their new line titles in a single day, in April 1990!  

The first Disney Comics issue of UNCLE SCROOGE 1990! 

At this point, even I cannot remember the exact date, but that it was actually twenty-five (25!) years ago is today's mind-blowing thought!

Oh, and sorry for not posting anything for 15 days.  For that you can blame THIS BOOK...

...And this guy!  

Yes, he's coming!  Beware!    

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It’s April, and We’re NOT Foolin’!

April, 2015 sees the long-awaited return of the "Core Four" Disney comic book titles, courtesy of IDW - in my view, one of the very best publishers of comic material presently in the business.  

And, what better way to kick things off than with UNCLE SCROOGE!  

Carl Barks' lovable miser has been entertaining generations of comic book readers and fans since achieving his own title in 1952...

...And the tradition resumes this month with IDW's UNCLE SCROOGE # 1 (Traditional Numbering # 405)!  

The return of UNCLE SCROOGE is very special for me, on a personal level, as well.  For those of you who may have enjoyed my past scripting efforts for these comics, the return of UNCLE SCROOGE is also a "return for me" too... so far, in the first three issues. 

So, if you can tolerate my unbridled enthusiasm for a few paragraphs, please permit me to run down those moments I hope we'll be sharing in the pages of this classic comic book series.   

Cover by Giorgio Cavazzano

UNCLE SCROOGE # 1 (Traditional Numbering # 405.  Available: April, 2015)

"Stinker, Tailor, Scrooge, and Sly" (Backup to lead feature: 16 pages)  Original story by the great Romano Scarpa.  

Scrooge, Brigitta MacBridge, Jubal Pomp, and a sinister Brutopian tailor  (...Yes, really!)  

Can Scrooge get "the goods" on that Brutopian "sew and sew"?  Join us later this month to find out!  

Cover by Jonathan Gray

UNCLE SCROOGE # 2 (Traditional Numbering # 406. Available: May, 2015)

"Meteor Rights" (Backup to lead feature: 10 pages)  Original Dutch story.

A potentially precious meteor has fallen to Earth, in the Dismal Swamp outside Duckburg.  Uncle Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold both want it.  

They get more than they bargain for.  Hoo-Boy, do they ever!  

Cover by Marco Rota

UNCLE SCROOGE # 3 (Traditional Numbering # 407. Available: June, 2015)

"The Duckburg 100" (Lead Feature: 32 pages)  Original story by the great Romano Scarpa.  

As a promotional gimmick, a bank is issuing 100 dollar awards to lucky random recipients.  All's well until Scrooge finds out he OWNS the bank!  

Do "the bucks stop here"?  They will, if Scrooge has anything to say about it!  ...And wait'll you see Donald's latest obsession! 


The first two issues lead off with superb work from Jonathan Gray.  I can say that simply because it IS Jonathan Gray... and when is his work anything other than superb!   

Indeed, I've declined to read Jonathan's work in advance simply because *I* want to have something great to read when the issues are released, just like the rest of you!   

Finally, no such post would be complete without mentioning the superlative efforts of David Gerstein, Sarah Gaydos, and everyone at IDW, who have made this all possible!    


Please note: The specific issue contents described in this post are as I understand them to be at this time, and are always subject to change.  I do not speak for IDW, or anyone in its employ.  My words - and my enthusiasm for these comics - are strictly my own.  Though I sincerely hope you'll join me in that enthusiasm.  

...And it all starts THIS MONTH!  

Welcome Back, Uncle Scrooge!