Sunday, December 4, 2011
From Previous Offender to Newly Rendered
I'm not sure whether the trade paperback version of the collected DUCKTALES: RIGHTFUL OWNERS has actually been released yet, but I have been informed by occasional commenter Comicbookrehab that ONE of the notorious pages from DUCKTALES #3 was redrawn for the reissue. Specifically, it's the page in which Gladstone stares goonily into space and John D. Rockerduck appears to be talking to thin air. You can also see the page (and click on it for a better view than the one above) here.
The redraw (and, no, I don't know who did it) is actually a little dicey in and of itself. The eyes of Gladstone, Webby, and Cinnamon Teal in several panels look... strange. I can understand this insofar as Cinnamon goes -- she is a hypnotist, after all -- but, in the first shot of Gladstone in his car, the gander looks to be under the influence of something rather stronger than Gurgleurp Cola.
I shouldn't complain too much, however. After all, I think that I bear a good share of the responsibility for making this change happen in the first place.