Comic Review: Uncle Scrooge #31 (IDW)

Uncle Scrooge #31, from IDW, is mostly about magic and is a magically fun book to read. There are two main stories in the issue, both pitting Uncle Scrooge against […]

Uncle Scrooge #31, from IDW, is mostly about magic and is a magically fun book to read.

There are two main stories in the issue, both pitting Uncle Scrooge against Magica De Spell, the witch. Magica is after Uncle Scrooge’s first dime. It’s his pride and joy, kept under lock and key. But she’s devious, and has help from other witches!

This issue’s stories are all reprints, beautifully translated from their previous European printings in Danish, Dutch and Italian. You’d never know they weren’t originally written in English, as the translations read smoothly.

I’m also impressed with the artwork of the two main stories. It’s as if Carl Barks, the legendary “good duck artist” provided character model sheets to the new generation of Disney artists. Their ducks, secondary characters, and even passersby look like they were illustrated by Barks.

The two shorter stories are excellent too, they just don’t have the same scope and space needed to really get established before they wrap up.

Highly recommended for family fun reading… at least 36 pages of comic content for $3.99, which is very good value for the money these days.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!