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Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge #212
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February 6th, 2014 by Rusty

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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #212 cover

Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge #212

Date: December 1986
Publisher: Gladstone Publishing
Cover Price: 75¢
2014 Price Range: $2 – $15
Stats: 30 color pages plus “Letters to Uncle Scrooge” and house ads
Writers: Byron Erickson, Carl Barks
Artists: Carl Barks, The Gutenberghus Group, John Clark, Ken Feduniewicz, Mike McCormick
Notable Notes: The ducks search for treasure on a tropical island!

Finally… The Next Issue!

Uncle Scrooge issue #211 was the first comic book I reviewed for this blog, and now after 1 and 1/2 years I decided it was time to search out some more of these fantastic, classic Disney books. I got a good deal on a bunch of them on eBay, and have whole-heartedly enjoyed reading me some great duck stories from some of the most famous duck authors! If you are a fan of classic duck stories then you’ll most likely love this issue too.

Synopsis:

This excellent issue of Uncle Scrooge has 4 stories – so to speak.

1) In “The Sunken Chest” Scrooge creates a foolproof, thief-catcher to watch over his loads of money and keep it safe. With his mind now at ease, he sets off with Donald and the nephews to search for treasure on a tropical island far away. Little does he know that Magica De Spell is sending him on a wild goose chase! Once the duck gang arrives at their destination, they quickly learn that Scrooge’s arch-rival, Flintheart Glomgold, is also on the hunt for sunken treasure. The two rival groups work hard to be the first to find the goods, and are rewarded for their efforts.

2) There are also four 1-page gags known as the “Coffee Cup Capers” in which Uncle Scrooge goes to great lengths to get the cheapest cup of coffee possible at his local café. His shenanigans seem endless as he continually swindles the poor proprietor!

3) In “A Relative Solution” Donald challenges Scrooge to try and give away his money to a total stranger. That doesn’t go over too well as most people consider him to be a madman – and that gets him in trouble with the law!

4) In the final story Uncle Scrooge shows Donald his new state-of-the-art vault. It appears to have every type of thief deterrent possible except one – a weak floor! When the Beagle Boys show up to try and tunnel into the vault Scrooge goes crazy trying all kinds of things to stop them. He eventually ends up freezing the vault – which stops everybody from getting the money!

My 2 Cents:

  • Story: 5 stars – I thought all the stories were fun to read, and unique enough that I really enjoyed them. But what else was I to expect from some of the great, classic duck stories!
  • Art: 4 stars – Excellent art yet again! It was totally fun seeing the details of the ducks’ expressions!
  • Fun Factor: 5 stars – Great stories and great art combine to make this issue one fun read! I really love these classic stories, and I imagine that if you’re a duck fan you will too!

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