After the disaster that was Boom and a few years of nothing, IDW is now publishing in the US. With lots of stories gotten from the Italian canon, concepts that for us Europeans are old hat are now being introduced to a whole new audience. Discuss the latest IDW releases here!
Donald Duck #11 Jan Kruse, Dick Kinney (w) • Mark De Jonge, Al Hubbard (a) • Andrea Freccero (c) “The Incredible Quest for Cooties!” When Donald finds a lost world of Thanksgiving-style Pilgrims, he does the sensible thing—and gets crowned king! What could possibly go wrong? FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Donald Duck #11—Subscription Variant Jan Kruse, Dick Kinney (w) • Mark De Jonge, Al Hubbard (a) • John Loter (c) FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Mickey Mouse #10 Andrea “Casty” Castellan (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a & c) “Day of the Colossus, Part 1 of 2!” When a skyscraper-size Greek statue comes to ferocious life, Mickey, Goofy and Eurasia Toft might wind up with their own lives at stake! FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Uncle Scrooge #12 Pat & Carol McGreal, Romano Scarpa (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano, Romano Scarpa (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c) “Ten Little Millionaires”: When Scrooge McDuck takes ten fellow tycoons on an outer space voyage, he’s got profit and parsimony in mind—until disaster strikes!
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #729 Bruno Sarda, Jonathan Gray (w) • Franco Valussi, Tony Strobl (a) • Ulrich Schröder (c) Fearless Mickey chases a ghoulish mystery girl across Monterey Beach in “The Search for the Zodiac Stone, Part 9!” Then it’s Donald vs. super-lucky Gladstone Gander: “May The Better Man Win!” FC • 40 pages • $3.99 Uncle Scrooge: Timeless Tales, Vol. 1 Rodolfo Cimino, Miquel Pujol, Giorgio Pezzin, Alberto Savini, Romano Scarpa, Luca Boschi, Jan Kruse, Frank Jonker, Paul Hoogma, Evert Geradts, Freddy Milton (w) • Romano Scarpa, Andrea Freccero, Bas Heymans, Miquel Pujol, Marco Rota, Maximino Tortajada Aguilar, Rodolfo Cimino, Tony Strobl, Al Hubbard, Freddy Milton (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c) Jumpin’ jacksnipes! The first six issues of IDW’s epic Uncle Scrooge come together in a giant collectors’ hardback edition—with all the excitement, all the variant covers, and even a Beagle-busting extra or two! Enjoy international tightwad tales by fan favorites Romano Scarpa, Mau and Bas Heymans, Giorgio Cavazzano, Freddy Milton, Marco Rota and more… brought into canon “Duck English” by Jonathan Gray and other prized Carl Barks pundits. What Scrooge McDuck fan could resist a bargain like this? HC • FC • $29.99 • 240 pages • 7.25” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-566-2 Donald Duck: Tycoonraker Lars Jensen, David Gerstein, Massimo Marconi, Jan Kruse, Luciano Bottaro, Joe Torcivia (w) • Flemming Andersen, Tony Strobl, Romano Scarpa, Bas Heymans, Luciano Bottaro (a) • Stefano Turconi (c) From saddling a super-powered bucking bronco with the Tamers of Nonhuman Threats to battling a mad scientist for Uncle Scrooge’s McDuck Intelligence Agency, Donald is right where the secret action is… and right where Donald secretly wishes he wasn’t! We’ve got pages and pages of feather-raising thrills–and legendary tales by top Disney Comics talents, including Romano Scarpa, Lars Jensen, Flemming Andersen, and Giovan Battista Carpi. Collects issues #7–9. TPB • FC • $12.99 • 120 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-553-2 APRIL SOLICITS
Donald Duck #12 Osvaldo Pavese, Joe Torcivia (w) • Romano Scarpa, Daniel Branca (a) • Dave Alvarez (c) “Vicious Cycles!” Scrooge’s latest money-making scheme requires Donald to win a pro bicycle race—and beat brutal biking champ Two-Wheel McHeel! FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Donald Duck #12—Subscription Variant Osvaldo Pavese, Joe Torcivia (w) • Romano Scarpa, Daniel Branca (a) • Marco Gervasio (c) FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Donald Duck #12—Art Appreciation Variant Osvaldo Pavese, Joe Torcivia (w) • Romano Scarpa, Daniel Branca (a) • Wouter Tulp (c) FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Donald Duck: Timeless Tales, Vol. 1 Romano Scarpa, Al Taliaferro, Daan Jippes (w) • Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Giovan Battista Carpi, Al Taliaferro, Daan Jippes (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c) Wak! IDW’s first six issues of Donald Duck are gathered in this classy collector’s volume… including great works by Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Daan Jippes—and the first-ever U.S. publication of “The Diabolical Duck Avenger,” Donald’s classic 1960s debut as a super-anti-hero! With special extras for true Disney Comics aficionados, this Donald compendium provides pages of history and excitement. HC • FC • $29.99 • 256 pages • 7.25” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-572-3
Mickey Mouse #11 Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Jonathan Gray (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Andrea “Casty” Castellan (c) “Day of the Colossus: Part 2 of 2!” There’s a giant-size, ancient Greek robot warrior on the loose—and a modern madman at the controls! Do Mickey and Eurasia Toft have the machinepower to stop him? FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Mickey Mouse #11—Subscription Variant Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Jonathan Gray (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Fabio Pochet (c) FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Mickey Mouse: The Chirikawa Necklace Abramo Barosso, Giampaolo Barosso, Joe Torcivia, Romano Scarpa, Jonathan Gray (w) • Romano Scarpa, Michel Nadorp, Wilfred Haughton, Joaquin Canizares Sanchez (a) • Henrieke Goorhuis (c) Mickey Mouse comics “maestro” Romano Scarpa takes the helm for two of his most amazing and legendary long adventures! In “The Chirikawa Necklace,” Mickey suffers from numbing nervous breakdowns—is a strange piece of jewelry responsible, and could Pegleg Pete be behind it all? Then, in “The Christmas Tree Crimes,” silent nights in Mouseton are shattered by a bizarre Phantom Blot crime wave! Collects issues #7–9. TPB • FC • $12.99 • 120 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-575-4
Uncle Scrooge #13 Francesco Artibani, William Van Horn (w) • Alessandro Perina, William Van Horn (a) • Alessandro Perina (c) “Scrooge’s Last Adventure: Part 1 of 4!” When Glomgold, Rockerduck, Magica and the Beagle Boys team up to beat Scrooge, what happens after they win? Then William Van Horn teams Scrooge and Uncle Rumpus in “Nothing Like It!” FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #730 Ben Verhagen, Bruno Sarda, Jonathan Gray (w) • Ben Verhagen, Franco Valussi (a) • Henrieke Goorhuis (c) Uncle Scrooge wishes his orchard grew more fruit for less money—until Donald’s magic “Music for Melons” turns the crops skyscraper-size! Next, it’s a hunt for pirate gold in “The Search For the Zodiac Stone,” Part 10! FC • 40 pages • $3.99
Have to admit, of all these solicits, the most interesting element seems to me the fact that "Scrooge's Last Adventure"'s getting an US release! I quite liked reading it, although I seem to recall the conclusion kinda petered out. The main hook, obviously, is Rockerduck and Glomgold's collaboration, and they seemed to capture that well. Glomgold kinda steals the show, even art-wise, as I recall he seemed visually more based on Barks than everyone else, who's more based on the usual Italian house style.
Hey, thanks for putting together this forum. Hope it catches on. "Scrooge's Last Adventure" conveniently appeared in French while I was living in Morocco--all four parts in one issue of Super Picsou Geant. It was a bit gimmicky, as perhaps team-ups like this must be, and not wholly satisfying, but it's definitely worth having in English! Also glad to see Van Horn back on these shores.
Hey, thanks for putting together this forum. Hope it catches on.
Thanks, I certainly hope so too- many seem to feel internet forums are obsolete in the current web panorama, but I feel there's still a place for them, and I was feeling a lack of english duck forums by this point.
"Scrooge's Last Adventure" conveniently appeared in French while I was living in Morocco--all four parts in one issue of Super Picsou Geant. It was a bit gimmicky, as perhaps team-ups like this must be, and not wholly satisfying, but it's definitely worth having in English! Also glad to see Van Horn back on these shores.
I generally agree with you, it also felt it was maybe trying to tackle a bit too much- it felt like a crossover such as this would've worked best as a massive story, even bigger than this one, with time to explore the relation of all the villains to each other and of Scrooge's situation. Still, if only in the interests of establishing a precedent, it's notable- I certainly hope it leads to more Italian stories with Glomgold.
Great to see a new English Disney Comics Forum, even though I do hope the "original" Forum will be restored at some point. Still, it's nice to see a few familiar members from the original forum.
"Scrooge's Last Adventure" is one of my favourite Italian Uncle Scrooge comics. I already have the comic in Dutch (the entire story was published in a Donald Duck pocket book some time ago). I'm curious as to how IDW is going to handle the fact that the story has four parts, and therefore can't fit within one trade paperback (three issues).
I'm curious as to how IDW is going to handle the fact that the story has four parts, and therefore can't fit within one trade paperback (three issues).
It looks like based on the way the issues are numbered that they're going to have that story split so that parts 1 and 2 are in one trade and 3 and 4 are in another with the whole story being in one book later on when the hardcover version releases.
Post by ElectricAngel on Jan 29, 2016 21:10:59 GMT
Oh my gosh, yes! They're localising Scrooge McDuck's Last Adventure! I remember going on Jonathan Gray's Tumblr and suggesting it the second he announced he'd be working on the IDW Disney comics line. That's great news! I'm sure it will reel in some DuckTales enthusiasts. Yes, the comics are different, but the familiar characters will do a great job sparking their interest in Disney comics. At least, I hope they will. ^^
Ah man, everyone talking about their first read on the story is getting me nostalgic too. Greece re-launched their weekly Mickey Mouse publication with the story in 2014 and since then I became obsessed with reading and collecting literally everything Disney getting published! As of now it's perhaps my favourite Scrooge McDuck story published, right after The Life and Times.
Post by Scrooge MacDuck on Jan 30, 2016 14:08:22 GMT
"After the disaster that was Boom and a few years of nothing, IDW is now publishing in the US. With lots of stories gotten from the Italian canon, concepts that for us Europeans are old hat are now being introduced to a whole new audience. Discuss the latest IDW releases here!" —> You are forgetting to mention the fact that those Italian stories are not translations but rescriptings, done mostly by rather talented people like Jonathan Gray, David Gerstein and Joe Torvicia. It's a fact that may not be self-evident to European Duck fans that the stories as the Americans will see them are not really like the stories they know… and vice-versa. So let's make it clear.
Anyway, very nice cover gallery, I applaud the creation of this new forum, and hello there Geox ! I'm Achille Talon in your blog's comment.
Good point Mr. Talon (nice to see so many names I recognize from those comment sections at DCR!), it really should be pointed to anyone familiar with these stories that they won't be faithfully translated, nor are they intended to. Of course, the question of whether that's an approach to take or not is something that can give you discussion for days, should anyone want to open that can of worms
I think it's cool that you have the advertisements for the March and April issues out already.
Managed to find the solicits for them, so figured why not.
By the way, have to thank your post for making it clear that for some reason guests are being allowed to post- I'd really rather that not happen, can open the doors to bots and all. So if you want to participate more, and I hope you do, I'm afraid I must ask you make an account first.