Comic Review: Uncle Scrooge #37 (IDW)

There’s a new issue of Uncle Scrooge from IDW. It features a done-in-one epic story written by Superman co-creator, Jerry Seigel! Jerry Seigel, who in the 70’s wrote for Disney’s […]

There’s a new issue of Uncle Scrooge from IDW. It features a done-in-one epic story written by Superman co-creator, Jerry Seigel!

Jerry Seigel, who in the 70’s wrote for Disney’s Italian licensee, Mondadori Editore, contributes “Money Is the Root of Upheaval!” This story, written in 1973, was published then in Italy, but not in the USA. This story, retranslated into English is being published in the USA for the first time!

First off, while Seigel did write this story in 1973, it has been ‘freshened up’ here and there for 2018. This has been handled seamlessly by Joe Torcivia. The current references (the word ‘cosplay’ for one) bring this tale up to date as if it were just written today.

And what a tale it is! Briefly, Uncle Scrooge gets sent back in time in pursuit of more money. More gold, more riches, more everything! It’s Scrooge’s reason for being, it gives him excitement! But as Scrooge, Donald and Gyro Gearloose find out, the combination of time travel, money and greed can be a really dangerous and sobering trio! Time and time again (haha) they are forced to confront the limited resources of the earth. It’s a story as relevant now as it was in 1973.

I have to recommend this story to comic readers for two reasons: the fact that it was written by the same mind that helped create Superman is just amazing. Second, the story holds up 45 years later, even with a bit of dialogue massaging here and there. It’s a witty, solid 31-page story that will captivate you, and make you appreciate the skills of Seigel and his team!

IDW, Uncle Scrooge #37, $3.99 for 33 pages of content, All ages

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!