Uncle Scrooge And The Infinity Dime #1 Review: “A Really Lovely Tribute”

Uncle Scrooge and the Infinity Dime #1 review

Read our review of Uncle Scrooge And The Infinity Dime #1 from Marvel Comics, written by Jason Aaron, as Uncle Scrooge battles himself.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Uncle Scrooge And The Infinity Dime #1 Review:

In this one-shot, writer Jason Aaron takes on what he considers one of the greatest adventurers of all time. And so the issue itself kicks off with a note from Aaron, explaining why he thinks that.

“Normally the letter section is in the back,” said host Pete LePage, “but I think they purposely put it in the front to be like, ‘Hey, Jason, Aaron loves this and you should too.'”

Alex Zalben agreed, adding it’s, “sort of a necessary table setter here because they plug in the back they have upcoming, two issues, What If…? Donald Duck was Wolverine? and What If…? Donald Duck was Thor? I do not expect those are going to be ery respectful of the canon of Donald. They’re going to be fun larks. Uncle Scrooge, legitimately, through the Carl Barks stuff, is fantastic comics… That’s why Jason Aaron puts the note up front, is to be like, ‘Hey, you guys this isn’t a goof.'”

That all said, the hosts loved the book’s mix of Marvel comics jokes, nostalgia for Uncle Scrooge and DuckTales, and the focus on the title character. “They really showcase not only how great and universal this character can be, or has been through the years, but yeah, the passion jumps off the page,” added LePage.

Zalben noted that Aaron is riffing off his own multiverse work at Marvel here, as well as packing it with Disney jokes. And it manages to balance “phenomenal” action sequences with Donald Duck, as well as being “really heartfelt at the same time… A really lovely tribute to the character, and a really wonderful comic book… Even if you only vaguely know stuff about Uncle Scrooge and DuckTales, you can still really enjoy it.”

Uncle Scrooge And The Infinity Dime #1 Official Synopsis:

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, MARVEL AND DISNEY TEAM-UP TO BRING YOU THE STORY OF THE ¢ENTURY! It’s the story you never expected! 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! An oversized special, from Marvel mainstay writer JASON AARON (THOR, AVENGERS) and a cadre of celebrated Scrooge artists! Also re-presenting the classic CHRISTMAS ON BEAR MOUNTAIN, the first appearance of Scrooge McDuck by the legendary DISNEY COMICS creator, CARL BARKS!

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