Comic Book: DuckTales

A Boom! Kids comic based on the DuckTales animated series (itself based on the Disney Ducks Comic Universe). This page covers tropes associated with the comic.

Tropes from the Disney Comics version

  • Continuity Nod: During the "Curse of Flabbergé" story, Launchpad mentions "the sea monster that ate [Scrooge's] ice cream."
  • Covers Always Lie: The cover of issue #15 depicts the Beagle Boys using shovels (or a spoon, in Burger's case) to dig their way under the Money Bin, but in the actual story, they're using a digging machine they stole from Gyro.
  • Covers Always Spoil: All the way in the saga "The Gold Oddisey", specially notorious in issues 9 and 10, whose covers end as the very first scenes of issues 10 and 11 respectively.
  • Paranoia Gambit: "Scrooge's Quest". After Flintheart Glomgold buys out all of Scrooge's businesses and takes over Duckburg, Scrooge pulls this on Glomgold in the final chapter, "All That Glitters is Not Glomgold". By the end of the story, Glomgold is driven so far up the wall thinking Scrooge is out to sabotage him, that he decides victory isn't all it's cracked up to be and willingly tears up his ownership contract of the city.

Tropes in the Boom! version

  • Big Bad: John D. Rockerduck in the first arc.
  • Canon Discontinuity: At the very least, Dangerous Currency will become this due to the Darkwing Duck omnibus published by Joe Books omitting the last two issues of the original comic and making an entirely new story in its place. It's been stated by some correspondences with Aaron Sparrow that, to begin with, the story was published without Disney's approval, and that a new crossover might be written later, but only time will tell.
  • Canon Welding: The use of Rockerduck in the first arc is an attempt to blend together all Duck stories, including the Duck Tales cartoon and the comics by Carl Barks, Don Rosa, etc.
  • Crossover: With Darkwing Duck.
  • George Lucas Altered Version: The trade paperback edition of the Rightful Owners arc redid some of the artwork for the third issue, which was infamous for being rather poorly done.
  • Mythology Gag: In the first issue, when Scrooge McDuck shows Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby his collected treasures, he says that he will show them his "life and times", which is a reference to the comic saga The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Among the Mercenaries John D. Rockerduck hired is Darkwing Duck 's enemies Camille Chameleon and Moliarity. Launchpad lampshades this as he barely remembers Camille when she mentions St. Canard.