Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Potentially great duck comic news.

Here. It's still rumor, but

I understand that Boom Studios has won the comic book license for "Walt Disney Comics And Stories," "Mickey Mouse And Friends," "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck," "Donald Duck" and more.

Boom has recently shown much promise with its well received Disney Pixar and "Muppet Show" comic books, and this seems reward for its efforts,

Both titles were previously published by Steve Geppi's Gemstone, a publisher that has been seen to be suffering of late.

Fucking sweet. I'm not sure what "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" means, unless they're reprinting Rosa's magnum opus, which would be great but which wouldn't seem to count as a full, ongoing line, exactly. Probably it just means "Uncle Scrooge." Let's just hope that Boom has as much love and respect for the comics and their history as the late Bruce Hamilton's Gladstone did (Gemstone wasn't bad, but not quite in the same league--too much reliance on European imports and not enough on rarely-seen vintage stories, if you ask me).

Next step: seduce Don Rosa back into the field with a blank check and total artistic freedom.

Step after that: reprint "Sign of the Triple Distelfink," so that that fucking US310 stops mocking me by not being available anywhere for less than three hundred dollars.

Final step: hardbound, acid-free Carl Barks Library in Color.

And literally all will be well with the world.


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