534308_10150789322836750_230431812_nWhen Don Rosa makes an appearance at a convention he always has an assortment of prints with him.

A large number of these prints are famous comic book covers with the original characters replaced with characters from the Duck Universe.

I always loved that idea and one boring winter day I thought it would be fun to take a shot at making one myself. The cover I chose was Fantastic Four #49 drawn by the King himself, Jack Kirby.49-1 (2)

The issue, “If This Be Doomsday!”, was the continuation of the first appearance of the villain Galactus in the the Marvel Universe. It is a classic comic in every sense of the word, and one of my favorite comic covers of all time.

In my version I chose to reverse the roles. Galactus and Silver Surfer would be Scrooge and Donald while the Fantastic Four would be filled by various members of the Beagle Boys Gang.

I really liked how the drawing turned out. If I could change something about it, I would change the Beagle Boys. They come off as being flat to me, and I would have liked them to be more dynamic, to actually convey a sense of movement and pop off the page. When I was done with the drawing, I scanned the image in and did some basic flat coloring. I never went back and did any shading on it though.

 

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