|March Disney comics from IDW|
This post will be a quick summary of what I liked and some things I didn’t like from the March lineup of Disney comics from IDW.
Donald Duck #11 (378)
|"Syds in Your Eye"|
Mickey Mouse #10 (319)
|"Shadow of the Colossus"|
|"No Good Deed"|
Uncle Scrooge #12 (416)
|"Gem Scam Jam"|
I was looking more forward to Gem Scam Jam, a Scarpa story with Jubal Pomp that I’ve never read before. But the dialogue ruined the story real quick... I’ve seen discussions about the dialoguing in the new IDW monthlies on other blogs, but even if I have mixed feelings about some stories I’ve never cared too much about discussing it. But this time, even if I have no clue what the original text is I can clearly tell that parts of the dialogue has been rewritten. When Jubal talks about "Mummy disguise" and an ark it’s obviously a reference to other recently published stories in Uncle Scrooge. This is not something I’d like to see in a professional translation/dialoguing – it sounds more like an unnecessary fan rewrite.
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #729
We also got Hocus Focus another story with a plot idea by Carl Barks and script/art by Daan Jippes. In the last one, The Doorman Doormat in Uncle Scrooge #8 (412), Jippes made the story based on an idea written on the back of an invoice. I don’t know the origin of the idea used for "Hocus Focus", but it might be from the Gyro folder with unused ideas that Joakim Gunnarsson bought. "Hocus Focus" is just a 1-pager so not too much to be excited about even if it's co-credited to Carl Barks. The gag reminds me of Machine Mix-Up, another 1-pager by Barks.