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Moby Dick Starring Donald Duck from Dark Horse this November

Dark Horse is presenting an adaption of Herman Melville’s classic story with a feathery twist! From writer Francesco Artibani, artist Paolo Mottura, and colorist Mirka Andolfo comes Disney Moby Dick, starring Donald Duck. This tale of obsession on the high seas stars Donald, Scrooge McDuck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie!

In Disney Moby Dick, starring Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Donald, and nephews venture out on the high seas in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick who stole Captain Quackhab’s lucky dime. As Quackhab scours the ocean in pursuit of his nemesis, facing other dangers of the sea, the crew begins to wonder: how far will their captain go for revenge? When his ship is destroyed and his lucky dime stolen by the monstrous white whale Moby Dick, Captain Quackhab sets sail on a voyage of revenge against the fearsome leviathan. Joined by Ishmael, his first mate Mr. Storkbuck, and the island triplets, Huqueg, Duqueg, and Luqueg, and his crew of ne’er-do-wells, Quackhab won’t rest until he gets his prize. But whales aren’t the only danger the seas have to offer. Our heroes must contend with giant squids, pirate crows, and mighty storms before even catching a sight of Moby Dick. And when they finally come face to face with the great white whale, will any of them make it back to land in one piece?

Disney Moby Dick, starring Donald Duckgoes on sale November 21, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This 80-page graphic novel retails for $10.99.

Review: DuckTales #1

DuckTales01_cvrA-copyDuckTales #1 makes up for allllll the flaws of Uncle Scrooge. It continues the work of the rebooted TV show: establishing the triplets as three separate characters rather than one run-on sentence. The humor that the boys exude perfectly extends from screen to page–the unique humor that makes the show literally laugh out loud funny is inside the pages of DuckTales #1, as well.

The only flaw with DuckTales, which was a problem with Uncle Scrooge as well, is the mistreatment of Donald as a character. His anger seems weirdly under contol. Compared to the Donald that fans know and love, DuckTales Donald spouts less expletives and suffers more slapstick. The series is more about the boys, anyhow, which is where the book (and the new show) really shine.

DuckTales #1 is broken up into two stories: “The Chilling Secret of the Lighthouse” and “The Great Experiment of the Washing Machine”. Both were written by Joe Caramagna, who has an outstanding grasp of DuckTales both old and new. “Lighthouse” reflects a more classic television DuckTales story, with an ancient legend debunked by the triplets exploring “uncharted” territory. “Washing Machine” is a little more modern, with iPhones used for distraction tactics, and the boys displaying their individual personalities. Huey in particular gets to shine as the inventor of the group.

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They’ve come a long way from the original depiction of “the triplets”

The stories have different artists, but  both Luca Usai (“Lighthouse”) and Gianfranco Florio (“Washing Machine”) continue the tradition of pulling from 1940s Donald Duck comics. It’s one of my favorite things about the reboot, and I’m thrilled to see it continue on both show and book. The short tales are great, but I hope that an overarching plot emerges before long. Based on the teaser of issue #2, which features Della Duck on a quest with Donald and Scrooge, readers probably won’t have to wait for clues to a much larger mystery.

WooHoo indeed.

Story: Joe Carmagna Art: Luca Usai, Gianfranco Florio
Color: Giuseppe Fontana, Dario Calabria Letterer: Tom B. Long Editor: Joe Hughes

Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Donald Duck #21

Donald Duck #21

Carlo Panaro, Unn and Stefan Printz-Påhlson, Jonathan Gray (w) • Andrea Freccero, Victor “Vicar” Arriagada Rios (a) • Giorgio Cavazzano (c)

“Helmet of the Gods,” Part 2 of 2! Donald at last has Odin’s helmet in his grasp! But the sponsor of his treasure hunt now wants to stop him—by fair means or foul!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Donald Duck #20

Donald Duck #20

Carlo Panaro, Unn and Stefan Printz-Påhlson, Jonathan Gray (w) • Andrea Freccero, Victor “Vicar” Arriagada Rios (a) • Michel Nadorp (c)

“Helmet of the Gods,” Part 1 of 2! Who says Scrooge McDuck gets all the treasure-hunting fun? Donald’s out to find a Viking helmet once owned by Odin himself!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Donald Duck #19

Donald Duck #19

Rodolfo Cimino, Jonathan Gray (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Daan Jippes, Ulrich Schroeder (c)

“Kingdom Under the Sea!” Skindiver Donald chases a fish dinner straight into Princess Reginella’s awesome subaquatic world—just in time for duck-smashing deepwater danger!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Funko Comic Book Universe Is Born At IDW

funko-universeGet your FUNKO on this May! The insanely popular Pop! vinyl figures have successfully reshaped the collectibles landscape and are now primed to take comics by storm in a special month-long event from IDW Publishing. FUNKO and IDW are combining forces to bring fans FUNKO-ized versions of some of the most recognizable and beloved characters in all of pop culture.

Funko Universe Month will feature some of the most sought after Pop! vinyl figures coming to life in five off–the-wall one-shots courtesy of IDW’s creative stable: Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Strawberry Shortcake, and Judge Dredd.

The fun of FUNKO UNIVERSE MONTH will also extend beyond the core titles above to include special variant covers for Back to the Future #20, Orphan Black: Deviations #3, Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #8, Star Trek: Boldly Go #8, The Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie #1, Donald Duck #20, Mickey Mouse #20, Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #738, all hitting comic shops this May.

Preview: Donald Duck #18

Donald Duck #18

Lars Jensen (w) • Flemming Andersen (a) • Walt Kelly (c)

“Rue Brittania!” A constant menace to pilots are the Gremlins, who wreck planes with diabolical sabotage—until wannabe paranormalists Donald and Fethry are sent to de-gnome the airfield! What could possibly go wrong?

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Donald Duck #17

Donald Duck #17

Freddy Milton (w & a & c)

“The Big Sneeze!” Backed into helping the Duckburg Museum search for a shipwrecked sailor, Donald and the Junior Woodchucks find a Fountain of Youth—and a deadly dragon!

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Donald Duck #16

Donald Duck #16

Mark and Laura Shaw (w) • Flemming Andersen (a) • Fabrizio Petrossi (c)

“The Call of C’rruso!” In the city of Sp’too, deep under the sea, a mythical monster-god lies sleeping… till Donald’s awful singing voice wakes him up! Can Duckburg—and the world—be saved?

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Donald Duck #15

Donald Duck #15

Guido Martina (w) • Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Jonathan Gray (c)

“Revenge of the Duck Avenger,” Part 2 of 2! When Scrooge, Daisy and envious Gladstone close in on Donald’s secret life, it may take a grim, grinning ghost to change their ways!

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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