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DuckTales #16 Review

by Nathan Koffler on January 09, 2019

Writer: Steve Behling
Artist: Gianfranco Florio
Colorists: Giuseppe Fontana and Dario Calabria
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Publisher: IDW


Like usual, DuckTales #16 contains the group of Huey, Louie, Dewey, Webby, Launchpad, and Scrooge McDuck somehow getting themselves into some odd danger and oddly getting out of that danger. This format works for these characters just like it always has and always will.

This issue does have something special about it though and that is writer Steve Behling, who has been contributing to the series since early in it's run. He adds the perfect amount of humor that I have come to expect from these characters and situations. There are several lines of dialogue and scenarios that made me chuckle. The situations they get themselves into are always silly and fun and this issue fulfills that expectation as well with a huge money-sorting robot with saw blades.

The issue also has a talented group of artists that have become stables in the series’ run. They consistently impress me with how sharp and detailed the artwork is. Artist Gianfranco Florio has captured the nature of these characters so well in this issue’s artwork. Any kind of action in the issue is beautifully illustrated with a lot of movement and creativity. The two pages of Webby making her way through the maze inside of the robot was incredible artwork and I enjoyed following her in that style through those pages. 

DuckTales #16 has everything current fans of DuckTales will want and has plenty for older DuckTales fans to enjoy as well. The issue is fun and hilarious and it’s artwork is gorgeous and crisp as usual.

Our Score:

10/10

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