Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DuckTales Indices: Another Country (Literally) Heard From

The publisher of an online German fanzine called BE has just released a 184-page DuckTales tribute issue, and it's a real sight to behold.  In the Teutonic tradition, it's nothing if not thorough.  Besides the expected episode summaries, character descriptions, references to Carl Barks stories that were adapted for animation, and so forth, the tome features a number of essays on specific aspects of the series (e.g., the role of female characters and the ways in which the Junior Woodchucks are portrayed); reviews of DT comics (including the kaboom! era), video games, and merchandising; and a colorful picture gallery showing all the different vehicles that Launchpad piloted (and crashed) during the course of the series.  Even if you don't read German, it's well worth paging through.


Comicbookrehab said...

That's beautiful. :) I mean, they even got close-ups of props from episodes, like the time teaser watch and Launchpad's Crash Chart, which I remember wondering if he ever got that free toaster.

Ryan Wynns said...

Wow! Really wish that I could read German!

-- Ryan

Chris Barat said...

CBR and Ryan,

It's pretty remarkable, isn't it? I wonder whether a paper copy exists in some form. It'd be well worth getting in that format.