If there's one thing I think we can all agree on, it's that comics have been suffering from a distinct lack of Uncle Scrooge lately. He is, after all, officially ranked at #3 on ComicsAlliance's definitive but sadly unpublished list of the greatest comic book characters of all time, but while reprints of his more famous adventures have been making their way back to shelves recently, he hasn't had a monthly book in almost four years.
Fortunately, that's a problem that's soon to be remedied: Starting in April, IDW will be publishing a new monthly Uncle Scrooge comic as part of a new line of Disney books, kicking off the return of the whole line with Donald Duck in May, Mickey Mouse in April, and the long-running Walt Disney's Comics And Stories in June.
As Ric Flair always said, "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it still has the longest line."
Perhaps the Nature Boy's wisdom is why Disney has chosen the ride to be the basis for a trilogy of graphic novels written by Bryan Q. Miller and illustrated by Kelley Jones and Hi-Fi Design, the first of which will hit in May 6, 2014.
Don Rosa, best known as the creator of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, one of the great comics epics of the 20th century, has quit comics. After a career spanning 40 years, 20 of which were spent following in the footsteps of his idol, Carl Barks, Rosa laid out his reasons for leaving comics in an epilogue meant to run at the end of a nine-volume career retrospective put out by his European publisher, Egmont.
When Disney acquired Marvel in 2009, the implications of getting Marvel's characters and properties into the Disney-dominated arenas of television and film were obvious. What wasn't addressed quite as much, however, was that it worked the other way around: After 70 years of licensing out their characters to comic book companies like Dell, Gold Key and Gemstone, Disney had acquired a company of their own with a massive presence in the comics market.
This week, Boom! Studios released The Walt Disney Treasury: Donald Duck vol. 1, a 160-page collection of stories about Duckburg's resident top-blower by cartoonist Don Rosa. Rosa may be best known for The Life and Times o
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