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Marvel is taking on Uncle Scrooge (And Disney's entire Duck Family)

The richest duck in the universe heads back to comic shelves in an adventure written by... Jason Aaron?

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Well, we certainly didn't see this one coming.

Scrooge McDuck, who headlined a truly legendary series of Disney comics before becoming an animation staple not once, but twice, is headed back to the world of sequential art, thanks to the House of Ideas itself.

Marvel's Uncle $crooge and the Infinity Dime #1 is a one-shot oversized issue set for release some time this June. And by the looks of it, it's going to be about as Marvel-y a story as can be. Check out the official synopsis, released today:

"Uncle $crooge and the Infinity Dime #1 will see Scrooge embark on a time-honored Marvel adventure as he explores the multiverse to stop a twisted alternate Scrooge from becoming the all-powerful and incomprehensibly rich Scrooge-Above-All!"

It continues, "One of the greatest characters in the history of comics leaps into his most epic adventure yet, in the manner only MARVEL can deliver! When Uncle Scrooge’s fabled money bin gets stolen by a shocking culprit, the world's toughest duck must undertake a quest unlike any other, alongside a surprising array of allies: other versions of himself!"

You can pretty much hear The Avengers theme playing, no? But if you think that it's only Marvelite in substance, get ready for an even bigger surprise. Penning this 616-esque adventure is none other than legendary Thor and Star Wars scribe Jason Aaron.

“Uncle Scrooge's rich, action-packed history," says a delighted Aaron, "includes some of the most exciting adventure comics ever created, by legendary creators like Carl Barks and Don Rosa. It's one of the most mind-staggering thrills of my career to get to craft this epic cosmic adventure for the World's Richest Duck, one that looks to honor the character's legendary history while taking him to some wild, new, unexplored places in the way that only Marvel can deliver."

And boy, is he right. The only thing that could make Scrooge's next comic adventure more of a Marvel affair is, I don't know, an Alex Ross variant cover? But surely that can't happen.

Oh. I really should read these press releases more closely. Check out the regular cover by Lorenzo Pastrovicchio and Ross's Variant below.

Uncle $crooge and the Infinity Dime #1 features art by talented Scrooge artists Paolo Mottura, Francesco D'Ippolito, Vitale Mangiatordi and more. It goes on sale June 19, 2024.

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Grant DeArmitt (he/him) likes horror, comics, and the unholy pairing of the two. He has written for Nightmare on Film Street and Newsarama, despite their better judgement. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, Kelsey, and corgi, Legs.