favorite homages Mar 22, 2019 19:10:45 GMT
Post by Matilda on Mar 22, 2019 19:10:45 GMT
What are your favorite homages to other "properties" (movies, TV shows, music, whatever) in Disney comics stories? I'm excluding here the "parodies" where a version of the original story/novel is retold with the characters "played" by the Ducks/Mice. Here, for inspiration, is my short list:
The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (I saw the longer, serialized version shown on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color)--the Shaws' The Hanged Man (no one on INDUCKS seems to have realized that it's an homage to the Scarecrow)
Brigadoon--Gail Renard's Brig-a-Dog
Star Trek--Korhonen's Beam Me Up, Mr. Fargone (definitely an homage, not a parody--no particular Star Trek characters/aliens are portrayed, but it's inspired by Star Trek and its fandom)
Scarecrow was perhaps the most memorable TV movie I saw in my childhood; Brigadoon was my favorite movie in my adolescence; like Korhonen (and Korhonen's Donald--see Globetrotters) I've been a Star Trek fan since early on; and Gilbert & Sullivan records were the background music at most family dinners thanks to my dad. It's fun when the things you love overlap like this, because it means that the creators of the Disney comics love some of the same things you do!
Oh, I also have loved the Peter Wimsey mysteries since adolescence, and there's a story that is not so much an homage as it is (ahem) "inspired by" the original: A Book of Value takes its plot directly from Sayers' Wimsey short story "The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head." Believe me, it's too close to be a coincidence.
Which homages are your favorites? Do you like the Harry Potter homage/mash-up in Temping Trouble? Or the Tolkien homage? Or one of the many Sherlock Holmes-inspired characters? (There's one story where it's the "real" Sherlock Holmes (though not so named, of course), real in this universe, who is called forward in time to the Ducks' present to help them solve a mystery.)