Friday, May 27, 2011
Comics Review: UNCLE $CROOGE -- DUCKTALES: MESSES BECOME SUCCESSES (May 2011, kaboom!)
This second collection of stories from the DUCKTALES phase of Boom!'s UNCLE $CROOGE (issues #396-#399) is a variegated popcorn bag of crunchy kernels, duds, and the occasional unexpected jujube (to wit: backup reprint stories from Carl Barks, William Van Horn, and even the old DUCKTALES ACTIVITY MAGAZINE). I will say that the best true DT tales on display -- "The Arcadian Urn" (U$ #399), "Double Indemnity" (U$ #396) and "The Last Auction Hero" (U$ #397) -- are much more successful than the well-meaning, but seriously bungled, effort that Warren Spector gave us this past week in the first (and, more than likely, one of the very few) issue of kaboom!'s DUCKTALES. But that's a story for another post... which you'll see later this weekend, once I finish my duties from May Term.