This first episode of "The Life and Times
of Scrooge McDuck" is packed with Barks' references, and of course,
with redrawn panels from Barks, but also Don Rosa himself and... Tony Strobl
!!! So, I am going to divide this page into two sections :
I : Li'l Scrooge at work ( as a shoe shiner ) ;
II : The Clan McDuck ( the castle, the ancestors, the armours...).
So, let's go!
I : Li'l Scrooge at work :
First, there is this one, Scrooge asking Burt for shining his shoes. As you can see, it is the same panel than in "Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies" (D 91249), by Don Rosa too, from 1991 (I didn't make any pages on it, because there are a few references and they are the same than for this story), except that it is not seen from the same direction (In "Of D,D&D", it is Magica who sees the scene, and in the other story, it is Fergus).
Then, there is that one, also from "Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies" :
Then, that one is more interresting : it is not a Barksian fact, but it is a reference from the story "Chairman of the Bored/Getting That Healthy, Wealthy Feeling" (S 63099), by Carl Fallberg, drawn by Tony Strobl, and inked by Ellis Eringer, from 1964. In this story, Scrooge remembers about the time he won his first dime, in two panels. That one is a redrawing of the first one. In his story, Don Rosa also kept the fact that Scrooge finishes cleani
Yet another panel from "Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies" (We can also a young Scrooge shining shoes in Barks' "The invisible Intruder" (W US 44), written by Vic Lockman) :
Scrooge falls... and that panel is also from "Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies", and had been inspired by the second panel in which Scrooge remembers about his first dime in "Chairman of the Bored/Getting That Healthy, Wealthy Feeling":
Guess what? Another panel from "Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies"!!!
And another one. I like it much, because it is not seen from the same direction, but it at the same moment : on both, you can see the lady with the hat (only the hat in the second panel), another lady, two men, one of them with a bag, a scratching dog, and two carts...
Other panels from "Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies" : same remark than for the preceding panel : you can find the lady and the dog on both panels...
Then , that panel, redrawn from "The invisible Intruder" (W US 44) :
(In Don Rosa's "Nobody's Business" (AR 103), is also used a panel from "The invisible Intruder")
II : The Clan McDuck :
First, here are two panels that show the McDuck
Manor, from "The Old Castle's Secret" (OS 189) :
(Other stories with panels from "The Old Castle's Secret" are "His Majesty, McDuck" (AR 145), "The New Laird Of Castle McDuck" (D 92191), and "The Billionaire of Dismal Downs" (D 93121), and a panel from it also has been used in the drawing "Scrooge's First Appearances".)
Then, here are the panels in which we can see the strange wall:
And then, two panels with Hugh "Seafoam" McDuck, from "The Horseradish Treasure" (OS 495) :
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