Friday, 30 March 2018

Review: Uncle Scrooge #32

It's been a long time since I bought an Uncle Scrooge comic. Well, actually, the last time I bought one was in 2005 when Otter Press tried to bring it, and a number of other Disney comics back in print in Australia. Sadly, the Australian revival of Uncle Scrooge and other titles was short lived, lasting about six months or so. Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, Disney comics (usually imports from the US,) were far more abundant in Australia.* I used to buy them (mainly Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse,) from a comic shop in Twin Street where my Uncle T used to work. (Later, Uncle T ran a comics stall at the Reynella Markets, and eventually became a bookseller.)

Anyway, on a whim, I stopped by Pulp Fiction comics and had a look at their well stocked younger readers section, which was abundant with some lovely imports from the US. This Uncle Scrooge comic was one of them. Anyway, this particular comic featured Whom the Gods Would Destroy, an adventure that was originally published in Sweden and tells a fun, family friendly story in which Magica De Spell and the Beagle Boys team up to raid Scrooge McDuck's money bin. It's not the most original plot to feature the characters, but it's fun and, as always, it's the details (in this case a stolen wand) that make for fresh and entertaining reading.

Lots of fun.

*Most Disney titles ceased publication in Australia in the 1970s. You can read more about Australian Disney comics here.