Some thoughts on DuckTales #6 & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79 – ‘Invasion of the Triceratons,’ Part 4 of 5
When Donald gets a new job (again), Scrooge fills in at the Junior Woodchuck father and son camping trip, but it turns out he’s a little too eager to be ‘tougher than the toughies’! Then, Scrooge and Louie explore Scrooge’s newest investment… an abandoned Ghost Town!
Joe Caramagna – Writer
Graziano Barbaro – Artist
Marco Ghiglione – Cover Artist, Variant Cover Artist
“Welcome to Beagle Island” features the Beagle Boys and a fun read as the Boys, Launchpad and Scrooge are stuck on an island with the criminals. In a good twist, they challenge the Beagle’s and there is a good section of the challenges. They try, but in the end Scrooge manages to trick his way out!
“The Giant Butterfly of Duckberg” features some quality bonding between Scrooge and Huey. The others don’t feature in this issue (expect a cameo from Donald). This issue takes the duo out of their comfort zone with some others in the mix. Launchpad as Woodchuck leader is funny, and the story is well told and heartfelt!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79
‘Invasion of the Triceratons,’ Part 4 of 5. The war between the Earth Protection Force and the Triceratons reaches a fever pitch as the TMNT plead with Splinter to spare an uneasy ally’s life!
Tom Waltz – Writer
Brahm Revel – Artist
Damian Couceiro – Cover Artist
Kevin Eastman – Variant Cover Artist
The penultimate issue of the arc, and things are really come to a head – not just with the battle between humans, The Foot and the Triceratons, but also between the Turtles and Splinter. The Turtles really try, but Splinter is not listening – even going to some extremes. I can’t see this being a full on break up between the two, but it’s another straw for the camels back.
Bishop is in full-on crazy mode, and seems to be in his element, but I can’t see him coming out of this well – especially with April’s parents reporting on it. Talking of April, she seems to have a plan, so I hope that helps, or will it be too late?
This is an excellent story!