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Uncle Scrooge

This article is about a comic book. For information on the character, see Scrooge McDuck.

Uncle Scrooge is a comic book with the moneygrubber Scrooge McDuck "the richest duck in the world" as the main character. The series also featured Donald Duck and his nephews as supporting characters. The first 70 issues mostly consisted of stories written and drawn by Carl Barks, the creator of Scrooge McDuck. The 71st issue had a story written by Barks and drawn by Tony Strobl. Subsequent issues often consist of reprints of earlier classic Barks tales. Starting in 1986 when Gladstone took over publishing the title they have also included new stories by American creators Don Rosa, John Lustig, Pat McGreal, Dave Rawson, Michael T. Gilbert and William Van Horn along with translations of European Disney comics by such creators as Daan Jippes, Fred Milton and Romano Scarpa originally published by Oberon, Egmont and Disney Italy/Mondadori. Among the adversaries who made repeat appearances were The Beagle Boys, Magica De Spell, John D. Rockerduck and Flintheart Glomgold.

Publishing History

Scrooge made his first appearance in the Donald Duck story "Christmas on Bear Mountain" as a curmudgeonly man who decides to test Donald and his nephews to see if they are worthy of inheriting his wealth. Barks found the character and his wealth a useful springboard for stories and re-used him in a number of subsequent Donald Duck one-shot adventures and ten pagers appearing in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. By 1952 the popularity of the character convinced Dell to give Scrooge a try-out as a lead character in the seminal "Only a Poor Old Man", a story Barks expert Michael Barrier has termed a masterpiece. After two further one-shot appearances Scrooge was granted his own title starting with issue no.4 (counting the try-out issues as one through three).


Number Date Stories Notes
1(Four Color #386) 1952 "Uncle Scrooge (one-pager)", "Only a Poor Old Man"
2 (Four Color #456) 1953 "Back to the Klondike" (Carl Barks)
3 (Four Color #495) 1953 "The Golden Goose" (Carl Barks)
4 12/1953 "Ballet Evasions", "The Menehune Mystery", "The Cheapest Weigh", "Bum Steer" (all Carl Barks)
14 3/1956 "Lobster" short, "The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan", Gyro Gearloose Wall story, Uncle Scrooge Coffee Bubbles story, "Beach" short, "Firefly" short
15 4/1956 "The Second-Richest Duck" First Appearance of Flintheart Glomgold
16 1/1957 "Minerals" short, "Back to Long Ago", Gyro Gearloose Prediction Machine story, Uncle Scrooge Quiz Show story, "Fuel Oil" short
19 4/1957 "Dollar" short, "The Mines of King Solomon", Gyro Gearloose House story
21 2/1958 "Money Dream" short, "The Money Well", Gyro Gearloose Scarecrow story, "Dog" short, "Vault Door" short
23 4/1958 "Hay Wagon" short, "The Strange Shipwrecks", Gyro Gearloose Swimming Pool story, "The Fabulous Tycoon", "Roll" short, "Electric Rates" short
24 1/1959 "The Twenty-four Carat Moon", Gyro Gearloose Tornado story, "The Magic Ink"
25 2/1959 "Taxi Fare" short, "The Flying Dutchman", Gyro Gearloose Wishing Well story, Uncle Scrooge Pyramid story, "Butterfly" short, "Newspaper" short, "Kittens" short
26 3/1959 "The Prize of Pizarro", Gyro Gearloose "Krankenstein Gyro", Uncle Scrooge Ghost Town story
27 4/1959 "The Money Champ", Gyro Gearloose "The Firefly Tracker", "His Handy Andy", "Crawls for Cash" short
28 1/1960 "The Paul Bunyan Machine", Gyro Gearloose "The Inventors Contest", "The Witching Stick", "Money Hat" short
29 2/1960 "Island in the Sky", Gyro Gearloose "Oodles of Oomph", "Hound of the Whiskervilles"
30 3/1960 "Pipeline to Danger", Gyro Gearloose "War Paint", "Yoicks! The Fox!"
31 4/1960 "All at Sea", Gyro Gearloose "Fishy Warden", "Two-way Luck", "The Secret Book" short, "The Balmy Swami" short
32 1/1961 "That's No Fable", Gyro Gearloose "That Small Feeling", "Clothes Make the Duck", "The Homey Touch" short, "A Thrift Gift" short, "Turnabout" short
33 2/1961 "Tree Trick" short, "Billions in the Hole", Gyro Gearloose "You Can't Win", "Bongo on the Congo", "The Big Bobber" short, "Thumbs Up" short
34 3/1961 "Mythic Mystery", Gyro Gearloose "Wily Rival", "Chugwagon Derby"
35 4/1961 "Hurry Birds" short, "The Golden Nugget Boat", Gyro Gearloose "Fast Away Castaway", "Gift Lion", "Bird Bait" short
36 2/1962 "The Midas Touch", "Duckburg's Day of Peril", Gyro Gearloose "Money Bag Goat", "The Bends" short, "Green Stuff" short, "Memory Man" short
37 3/1962 "The Windy Story" (short), "Cave of Ali Baba", Gyro Gearloose "The Great Popup", "Deep Down Doings", "Cash-Cart", "Can't Take It with You", "Night Out", "Over Weight" (shorts)
41 3/1963 Toll Bridge short, "The Status Seeker", Gyro Gearloose "Snow Duster", "Typhoon Tycoon", Rocket Digger short
44 8/1963 "Crown of the Mayas", Gyro Gearloose "The Fizzle That Drizzled", "The Invisible Intruder"
51 8/1964 "How Green was my Lettuce", Ludwig Von Drake "Pigeon Panic", "Let Donald Do It"
55 2/1965 "McDuck of Arabia", Limousine short, Zoo short, Gyro Gearloose "Scientific Sleuth", Parrot short, Fight short
60 11/1965 "The Phantom of Notre Duck", Gyro Gearloose "The Drippy Diamonds", Uncle Scrooge Desert Outing short
68 3/1967 Antique short, "Hall of the Mermaid Queen", Gyro Gearloose "Hypno-Clock"
71 10/1967 "King Scrooge the First" (Carl Barks and Tony Strobl), "Outdoor Thinking" (Phil de Lara and Vic Lockman)
76 8/1968 "Bye, Bye Money Bin", Gyro Gearloose "The Hopeless Helper", "The Luck Tycoon"
92 4/1971 "The Magic Ink" (reprint), "Two Way Luck" (reprint), Gyro Gearloose "That Small Feeling", "Tattletale Dime"
113 8/1974 "Crown of the Mayas", Gyro Gearloose Cyclone short
161 2/1979 "The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" , Gyro Gearloose untitled short
172 1/1980 "The Magic Ink" (Carl Barks), "The Round Money Bin" (Carl Barks), "The Bad Bargain" (Kay Wright and Vic Lockman)
198 1982 "The Mini-Bin Vacation", "The Wreck of the Merry Lark", "The Collectibles", "The Educated Cane"
199 1982 "Jillions in Jeopardy", "Return of the Bin-Buster", "Payday Blues", "The Educated Cane"
204 1982 "The Magnetic Curse", "The Fragrant Vagrant", "The Double Diamond", "The Rare Stamp" first story with personal computer
214 2/1987 "A Sticky Situation" (Gutenberghus Group), "The Tuckered Tiger" (Carl Barks), Uncle Scrooge short, "An Alarming Development", Uncle Scrooge short
217 5/1987 "The Seven Cities of Cibola" (Carl Barks)
219 7/1987 "The Son of the Sun" (Don Rosa), "Portrait of the Artist as a Duck Man", short article
221 9/1987 "Green Attack" (Gutenberghus Group), Uncle Scrooge untitled squirrel short, Uncle Scrooge untitled quiz show short
228 8/1988 "Chugwagon Derby" (Barks), Beagle Boys "The Pigeon Plot", "The Generosity Ray", Donald Duck short
238 10/1989 "Ducking the Press" (Netherlands), "A Witch in Crime" (Denmark), "Trouble Indemnity" (Carl Barks)
244 7/1990 "The Adventurers Club Award" (Avenell, Vicar, Foster, Clark, Daigle-Leach), "The Toothless Tiger Auction" (Anderson, Vicar, Foster, Clark, Daigle-Leach)
272 11/1992 "Canute the Brute's Battle Axe" (Anderson, Gabner, Vicar, Davidson, Daigle-Leach), "Fare Delay" short (Barks, Daigle-Leach), "Charity Donation" short (Barks, Daigle-Leach)
276 3/1993 "The Island at the Edge of Time" (Don Rosa), "Skywriting for Scrooge" (Carl Barks)
277 4/1993 "The Great Steamboat Race", "Immovable Miser", "Much Luck McDuck" (all Carl Barks)
278 5/1993 "North of the Yukon" (Carl Barks)
279 6/1993 "Back to Long Ago!", "Moola on the Move", "Long Distance Collision", "Classy Taxi" (all Carl Barks)
292 6/1995 "King of the Klondike", two Donald Duck untitled shorts, untitled Uncle Scrooge short
300 10/1996 "The Sunken Yacht" (Barks), "Coin of the Realm", "Go Slowly, Sands of Time", "Nobody's Business"
302 2/1997 "Monkey Business" (Barks), "Barrel Bargains" (Gorm Transgaard and Torres), "The Telltale Hand" (Tony Strobl), "Beagle Boys meet Abner the Actor" (Tony Strobl), "Too Bee or Not to Bee" (Torres and Per Diemer)
357 9/2006 "Return to Xanadu" (Don Rosa), "Comet Get It!" (Kari Korhonen and Tino Santanach), "Dr. Invento" (Janet Gilbert and Marsal Bresco), "Through a Lens Darkly" (Frank Jonker and Bas Heymans)


Carl Bark's Greatest Ducktales Stories (Printed in the order of adaptation into Ducktales Episodes.
Volume 1 Four Color #456
Uncle Scrooge #13, 65, 9, 14 & 29
Volume 2 Uncle Scrooge #58, 12, 3, 41, 38 & 6

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