Might solve a mystery! Or rewrite history! Ducktales returns to check out an uncharted island but something happens to old pal Launchpad. It seems he cares about safety now. Find out what happens in Ducktales: Faires and Scares #1 by IDW Publishing!

DUCKTALES: FAIRES AND SCARES #1 (OF 3)DUCKTALES FAIRES & SCARES #1 (OF 3) CVR A GHIGLIONE & STELLA

Writer: Steve Behling
Artist: Luca Usai and Gianfranco Florio
Colorist: Giuseppe Fontana and Dario Calabria
Letterer: Amauri Osorio
Editor: Chris Cerasi
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 1st, 2020

Previously on Ducktales: Huey, Dewey, and Louie were attending the Duckburg Science Fiction and Comic Conventions as well as the Duckburg Froyo Convention. Now their next adventure seems to be flying to an uncharted location under the unsafe piloting of Launchpad. What adventures will they fine there!

BODY DOUBLE

Uncle Scrooge, Launchpad, Huey, Dewey, and Louie have explored an uncharted island and are set to return back to McDuck Manor. However, Launchpad is acting a little funky. It is as if he is actually a competent pilot. When they return home, Launchpad spends a lot of time doing other outdoor vehicle activities. Perhaps what is more upsetting is that he is quitting McDuck enterprises. Dewey however is on the case and discovers Launchpad has been replaced by a shapeshifter and Dewey must convince him to return back to his family. Arriving at a race, Dewey attempts to convince Shifter Launchpad to return back home to his family.

A NICE SELF CONTAINED STORY

This story wrapped up quite nicely as a good self contained adventure; much like an episode of the cartoon would be. Considering that the target demographic isn’t for 26 year old me but more likely for my two year old daughter, the story is quite well written. The narrative arc has a rise and fall of tension and wraps up nicely for someone with a kid’s attention span.

The theme of the story is one of family. Dewey realized something was wrong when Launchpad decided to leave and it made him upset. It sucks when a family member or a friend leaves us! Additionally, shapeshifter Launchpad left his shapeshifter family and realizes he misses them! What a way to teach a kid about what I deem is an important lesson.

BOTTOM LINE: GOOD STORY

I write this as an adult reviewing a kids comic. The issue doesn’t grab me because the story isn’t written for my demographic. The art, writing, and lesson I think is simple and easy to understand. It may seem a little predictable but I would be glad to give this to my daughter and let her see talking ducks going on grand adventures. 4 out of 5 stars for Ducktales: Faires and Scares #1. 


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Ducktales: Faires and Scares #1

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Good Kid's Story

Considering that the target demographic isn’t for 26 year old me but more likely for my two year old daughter, the story is quite well written. The narrative arc has a rise and fall of tension and wraps up nicely for someone with a kid’s attention span.

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Christopher Rondeau is a storyteller based in southern California. Finding himself with little work, he ended up creating a job as a Game Master full time on the internet. Chris spends most of his days reading everything he can, writing bad fiction, and watching old Digimon cartoons with his daughter. Sometimes you can find him Dungeon Mastering a podcast or streaming on twitch. Most likely though, he is panicking about his creative thesis for his master's degree. Find out more at https://rondeaucreator.com

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