Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ducktales #10 Review

Writer: Joe Caramagna, Steve Behling Artist: Emilio Urbano, Ciro Cangialosi, Christina Giorgilli, Dario Calabria Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99
Review by: Wheezy

The last issue was generic Ducktales and this reviewer said as much, I am now over the hump of expectation and realise that these are never going to be anything more than the Disney shorts we got as youngsters it will make the reviewing experience easier. Again, two stories so the odds are in my favour again.

Story A – The Hedge Enigma
The issue opens with Huewey waking up in the middle of the night and catching Dewey sneaking out under the cover of darkness. Hueweys suspicions are raised when he realises there is a mysterious hedge trimmer operating at night, shown to us through the morning paper. Huewey is reluctant to snoop on his Brothers activities until he can no longer stand it and decides to confront his brother about his extra curricular activities, naturally it doesn’t end well with Dewey storming off and then Huewey proceeds to follow him, where it is revealed that it is indeed Dewey who is involved in a hedge trimming ring. Huewey goes undercover and joins the ring and successfully rescues his brother just in time before the police are called and arrest the other members. Its nice warm feeling as its explained you don’t have to rebel or cause trouble to stand out from the crowd.

Story B – The Twisted Tale of the two Headed Horse

The Second half of the book has Donald Duck complaining to Scrooge McDuck that his adventures are not safe for his children. The answer seems to be that they all go on an adventure which ensure that most of the issue is Donald complaining to Scrooge about how dangerous things are as they battle through a seven headed hydra, a 3 headed dog in order to steal a horses head statue from hades. There was a couple of flashback panels which had curved corners which I liked as the basics of comic book architecture are nailed down, and the pacing was good throughout both of these sections.
Bits and Pieces:
Both Stories were good even and you get what you pay for in all honesty, Ducktales will never be war and peace, but the creators do everything right, there is enough thought and plot to keep the story going as long as it needs (something which some of the writers at the big 2 struggle to do, I may add) and there were a few moments where I had a bit of laugh too so even though the all ages deal is in full force it is not as bad as you might think.

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