the end of the world is near (etc. etc.)

D.M. van Eijmeren dve at
Sun Dec 23 12:48:02 CET 2012

NILS LID HJORT, 21-12-2012:

> *which Duck or Disney Comics stories have had
> The World (as we know it) May Actually Be Ending
> as its theme*? [...]
> I can recall just a few stories which with a bit of a
> stretch might qualify, but I'm sure there are more.
> One coming to mind is Uncle Scrooge #13, with the
> terries and the fermies, scary enough for a sensitive
> mind (yes, I *did* put in "with a bit of a stretch").

The Terries and Fermies are mostly a threat to Duckburg.
Duckburg isn't the entire world. :)

> But perhaps Rosa's Black Knight glorping ahead with
> the Universal Solvent is closer to creating a threatening
> scenario where things could actually go Very Wrong for
> the full planet.

In the original Pertwillaby story, the solvent is a threat for the entire
Earth. The solvent sucks away the air. This is not or less the case in the
Disney version.
The Black Knight, in the Disney version, isn't destroying the entire world.
And he would need a lot of time to do that, if it was his intention.
Destroying parts of Duckburg already takes him a lot of time and energy. And
he can be stopped with material made of diamonds, if I remember well.

> Others? Global wars, anyone? Environmetrics & heated
> atmospheres, pollution, world dominance? Has Brutopia
> ever tried to be very actively imperialistic, or are they
> mostly content with being strange and exploiting
> their home masses at home?

There are many stories in which aliens threaten to take over the Earth. At
least, that would be the end of the world as we know it. :)

Best wishes and happy holidays,

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