The Beast in the Board Room is a comic story written by Joe Caramagna and drawn by Luca Usai. It takes place in the 2017 Continuum, featuring Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, the Buzzard Brothers, Gyro Gearloose and the Headless Man-Horse.
Description[edit | edit source]
The Buzzard Brothers are once again threatening to put an end to Scrooge McDuck's adventuring. To scare them straight, he deigns to put forward a replacement C.E.O. to keep an eye on things so he can hop off to the uncharted jungle without worrying them… none other than the Headless Man-Horse, fresh off his “Arch-Nemesis Rehabilitation Program”. Things start out fine, but Manny soon grows mad with power and restructures all of Scrooge's business to tend to his every need. With Scrooge and Launchpad off adventuring who knows where, it's up to the unlikely team of the Buzzards and Gyro Gearloose to stop him!
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The story ends with one of the Buzzard Brothers covertly thinking about plotting against Scrooge McDuck. Moonvasion (2019) would later reveal that the Buzzards are in fact the High Command of F.O.W.L..
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
This story was first published in April of 2018 in IDW's DuckTales #8.
Francisco Angones, well-known for his love of the Headless Man-Horse as a character, has stated that he holds this story particularly close to his heart; he once stressed that while he was unsure of the other IDW DuckTales 2017 comics' canonicity, he could assert with certainty that The Beast in the Board Room was fully canonical to his vision of the show's universe.