Post by Hector on Oct 11, 2020 23:10:11 GMT
A poorly and sloppily written story that is somewhat salvaged by its good art.
It begins with Scrooge showing his nephews his treasures for what is seemingly the umpenteenth time. This scene gives off some Barks/Rosa vibes.
Suddenly, he's like, 'You know what? What if I produced copies of my lucky dime and sold them? Am I a genius or what?'
When Magica finds out, she has an idea. She has her raven spray on those dimes a potion that brings bad luck.
As a result, all people who buy those dimes have a series of accidents, which makes them believe that those dimes bring bad luck after all.
An angry crowd bursts into the money bin of the richest duck in the world, which presumably has no security guards and anyone can just walk in anytime! Scrooge refuses to give any refunds, but, after being physically threatened, he does so.
Magica exploits that opportunity to disguise herself and enter the money bin. Then she hypnotizes Scrooge with a ray or something and makes him give her his lucky dime. Which makes one wonder: Did she do all that just to mingle with the crowd and enter the money bin? If she had had a hypnotizing ray all along, why couldn't she have just dropped by Scrooge's place and hypnotized him anytime in the past? I mean, as we saw a few pages ago, it's not like there were any security measures that prevented random folks from bursting in.
A few days later, when the nephews find out what has happened, they reignite hope in the heart of the depressed tycoon by formulating a plan.
They go to Magica's volcano. Conveniently, the attractive witch hasn't melted the dime yet!
Scrooge, Donald and the nephews disguise themselves and make Magica believe that a series of unfortunate events has happened to her, which makes Magica believe Scrooge gave her one of the unlucky dimes. But if she did have the lucky dime, shouldn't her luck have foiled the nephews' plan by preventing her from being tricked into believing that those unfortunate events really happened?
Darn, this story makes so little sense that it hurts!
Anyway, Magica throws the lucky dime away, believing it to be unlucky, Donald catches it and the ducks flee.
The story ends with Donald tripping over and the lucky dime falls in the heap of the unlucky dimes. Predictably, Scrooge is furious. So am I that I wasted my life reading this story.