Uncle Scrooge: My First Millions #4 Review

by Nathan Koffler on January 16, 2019

Writer: Fausto Vitaliano
Artist: Giampaolo Soldati
Colorist: Disney Italia
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Translator: Erin Brady
Publisher: IDW

Uncle Scrooge: My First Millions comes to a close with this fourth issue as Scrooge McDuck tells the story of how he gained his fourth million. With three excellent issues prior to this finale, I expected this issue to be just as funny and creative, if not more. Unfortunately, My First Millions #4 seems like the weakest story of the four.

Each of the issues in this mini-series contain a story told by Scrooge McDuck about how he got his next million dollars. This mini-series has been a lot of fun with each story containing some silly and clever way Scrooge invented something to obtain his next million. This fourth issue has that same story of course, but this story about how Scrooge invented concrete is just not near as funny as the others were. It doesn’t lack humor altogether however, as Scrooge can always get some laughs.

I think one of the downsides of this fourth issue is the lack on interest I had for the secondary characters. The three previous issues each had at least one secondary character that was funnier than Scrooge in my opinion. The main secondary character in this issue is Wreck, Scrooge’s business partner. Wreck doesn’t have many scenes in general, and he definitely doesn’t have any dialogue that I found humorous.

As usual, the artwork does not disappoint at all. I will always be a sucker for this classic style of Disney comics. This issue, like the others, felt very nostalgic to me because of the artwork. The artwork itself creates a lot of the humor in this issue with plenty of slapstick and funny reactions.

As entertaining as these Disney comics will always be, this finale to the My First Millions mini-series feels a bit forced. There isn’t enough ridiculousness in this fourth issue to satisfy my need for it based on the previous three issues.  

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