Disney LongBox Reviews : Disney Duck Tales #0

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE LAKE

WRITTEN BY : JOE CARMANGA

ILLUSTRATED BY : PAOLO CAMPINOTI AND ANDREA GEPPI 

FIRST PUBLISHED IN DUCK TALES #0

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : ITALY 

Our first story begins with Donald Duck acting as a tour guide on excursions on Little Lake, as Donald points out, is in fact a much bigger lake but is rather shallow allowing tourists to see the famous purple sponges that live within the lake. Donald is making a decent profit out of this but the nephews soon prepare to get into hijinks with a kayak in tow.

Donald lets them on one condition, that their canoe have to be towed behind the tour boat that Donald operates. The nephews, obviously do not like this idea and come up with a way to have the rope tied once Donald’s boat reaches a certain speed near the island. But a irksome tourist distracts Donald making the ship go faster than it usually does, crashing onto the island. Donald orders everyone to walk back home but there is one catch to the lake when it comes to night-time.

 

Will Donald, the irksome tourist and the nephews find a way off this island ? Find out when you read the full story in Duck Tales #0

 

 

THE REPEATING REVENGE OF THE SCREAMING DUCK

WRITTEN BY JOE CARMANGA

ILLUSTRATED BY : GIANFRANCO FLORIO

FIRST PUBLISHED IN DUCK TALES #0

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : ITALY

This adventure begins in the Penguin Mountains as Donald is prepping for a hotel’s re-opening for the first time in ten years. The nephews use some luggage carts to go explore the hotel whilst Donald can supervise them with built in GPS tags.

The boys soon hear a scream while they explore the hotel and decide to enter the room to go investigate. But they soon walk into the set of a movie  being filmed by Mallard Hitchcock ( a reference most people my age would not get but a great reference overall), He tells the boys that he is filming the latest in his Screaming Duck trilogy inside of the hotel but lacks a crew thanks to his taking his work a little too seriously.  He soon enlists the help of the nephews to help with his project.

During the filming, they scare an un-suspecting Donald as the director wants him in the film at any cost as the nephews soon follow him around with the camera scaring him at any point.

Want to see how the story wraps up ? You know what to do, get out your iPad or go to your comic book store folks

OVERALL THOUGHTS : 

 

I love the direction this new comic is heading, it acts more or less as a prequel to the TV show giving us the readers a glimpse of Donald and the nephews’ lives before reuniting with the long faded away Scrooge McDuck in next month’s television movie airing on August 12 on Disney XD.

The writing is top notch showing a Donald that is more concerned with the safety of his nephews than quick get rich schemes as shown in the early Carl Barks comics before Scrooge came into the picture. The art captures perfectly the style of the new Duck Tales animated series going for a semi retro look with its ink dots covering the background giving the book a fake Four Colour feel.

Duck Tales #0 is the perfect companion book to the upcoming Disney XD animated series full of bright colours, top notch humour exploring the further adventures of the classic Duck Tales gang.

This may not be the original Carl Barks comics or the original 1987 Duck Tales series but this is a welcome addition to the Duck Universe and I  for one can’t wait to see what IDW has in store for Duck fans everywhere around the world itching for more adventures of Scrooge Mc Duck , Donald Duck, Launchpad McQuack, , Huey, Dewey , Louie, Webby and much more.

You can buy your copy of Duck Tales #0 through the official IDW website, Comixology or by going to your local comic book store.

CREDITS : 

EDITOR : SARAH GAYDOS

ARCHIVAL EDITOR: DAVID GERSTEIN

PUBLISHER: TED ADAMS

PUBLISHED BY IDW PUBLISHING 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  • Deb

    I liked this issue very much. While we don’t see Uncle Scrooge in this issue, it does a good job of setting up the family dynamic of Donald and the boys. Donald Duck as an overprotective parent who is trying to provide a stable way of life for his nephews despite being a magnet for disaster feels both contemporary yet compatible with the classic Donald Duck comics. Giving each nephew his own personality and clothing style also works better here than it did on Quack Pack. Louie so far seems to be the stand-out, as the snarky, apparently money-loving triplet. Huey has some good scenes as the enthusiastic Junior Woodchuck opposite of Louie. Dewey hasn’t really gotten a chance to shine so far in this issue. I am looking forward to future issues of DuckTales.

  • well that was quite interesting

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