Covers and 5-page preview of Uncle Scrooge 384 from Boom! Kids

Posted on October 9th 2009 in Boom! Studios, United States

On October 14th, Boom! Kids will launch the Uncle Scrooge series with issue #384 (pre-order here). It’s the first new issue of Uncle Scrooge in almost a year. The ‘richest duck in the world’ made his debut in the Carl Barks story “Christmas on Bear Mountain” in 1947. Barks used Scrooge a few more times in other Donald Duck stories and by 1953 the character had become popular enough for the publisher to grant him his own title.

While all other three of Boom’s classic monthly Disney comics are featuring long Italian 3-tier stories, this is the first comic to use 4-tier stories produced by Egmont Comic Creation in Denmark. However, as you can see in the scans below, Boom has cut up the story to show three tiers on each page. An interesting choice.

Boom is kicking off Uncle Scrooge with a series written by Swedish author Per Hedman with art by Argentinian artist Wanda Gattino. In the 6-part saga (this issue of Uncle Scrooge has the first chapter and part of the second) Uncle Scrooge and his nephews criss-cross through Europe in search of treasure as they are being chased by Magic De Spell who is, as always, after Scrooge’s Number One Dime.

Cover A is by Tino Santanach, Cover B is by Daniel Branca and an exclusive third Don Rosa cover is available at the Baltimore Comic-con this weekend.

I’m so excited that Uncle Scrooge is back! Head on over to Things from another World to order this first new issue of Uncle Scrooge for only $2.39. Here is a preview of the covers and the first five pages of the story.

Uncle Scrooge 384 Cover A
Uncle Scrooge 384 Cover A
Uncle Scrooge 384 Cover B
Uncle Scrooge 384 Cover B
Credits page
Uncle Scrooge 384 Credits
Page 1 of story (U$ 384)
Page 1 of story
Page 2 of story (U$ 384)
Page 2 of story
Page 3 of story (U$ 384)
Page 3 of story
Page 4 of story (U$ 384
Page 4 of story
Page 5 of story (U$ 384)
Page 5 of story


Oct 9, 2009
5:00 pm
#1 Elizabeth wrote:

I’m glad to see Disney comics being published again in the United States. I enjoyed the first part of “Wizards of Mickey,” and I’m totally psyched for Uncle Scrooge! But I’m not sure about all these long sagas. Is it an attempt to get people to commit to buying the comics for the next five or ten months? I wonder to what extent they will print shorter, self-contained stories when the current stories do end.

Oct 9, 2009
6:56 pm
#2 Arthur wrote:

I think they’re trying to commit buyers to buy all issues of a saga, but I think it also has something to do with Boom’s model to combine several issues into a graphic novel, which lends itself well to stories with multiple parts.

Oct 9, 2009
7:11 pm
#3 Mark D. wrote:

I’m all for long stories. Much preferred to the short gag stories that I think ought to be relegated to Comics & Stories which I want no part of. On the other hand, you’re paying $15 to $18 for one story—no bargain to be sure.

Oct 12, 2009
5:53 pm
#4 Carl wrote:

I think it’s a lot harder to write comedy than adventure, so I’m sorry to see the shorter stories go away. I don’t think I’ll be picking any of these up; since I’m not their target audience, I’m sure they won’t mind. Thank goodness for Bongo and The Simpsons, or I’d be comicless.

Apr 22, 2010
8:44 am
#5 BARRY wrote:

It IS high time we got the great McDuck back, but I really hate the two covers thing. Another pointless way to attempt generating more money!

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