Uncle Scrooge: Like a Hurricane

Paul Halas and various, Boom! (www.boomstudios.com), $9.99 trade paper (128p) ISBN 978-1-60886-601-4
The classic adventures of Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Donald, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie as crafted by cartoonist Carl Barks in the '40s and '50s hold a special place in the hearts of many comics readers. When revived as the animated series DuckTales in the '80s, that interest was ignited in another generation of eager kids who have since passed the torch to their own children. Now the gang returns in this beautifully illustrated series of globe-spanning adventures with Uncle Scrooge and the usual cast of fellow duck adventurers along for the wild ride. The Brinjalbhaji Mountains, Egypt, the Spamazon Rainforest, and other locations real and imaginary feature as colorful backdrops to tales of intrigue and derring-do that would give Indiana Jones a run for his money, only geared toward a younger audience and without the violence. Culled from Italian-produced Disney comics, this collection puts pure, undiluted fun into the hands of readers and will keep these characters alive for new readers. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/07/2011
Release date: 03/01/2011
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