The Empire-Builder from Calisota
( D 93288 )
- 1994 -

    This 11th episode of "The Life and Times of $crooge McDuck" happens during a looong period of Scrooge's life (1909 to 1930), so there are a looot of references to Barksian stories, and a looot of redrawn panels, of course!
So we have a biiig feeling of déjà-vu!!!
The first redrawn panel is from Carl Barks' "Mystery of the Ghost Town Railroad" (US 56) :

Then, this one is from "Voodoo Hoodoo" (OS 238) :

I thought this panel looked a lot like one from "Hoodoo Voodoo" too :

Once again a panel from "Hoodoo Voodoo" :

Then, that one, from "Hoodoo Voodoo" too. This is not Donald Duck but Scrooge ! In "Voodoo Hoodoo", Scrooge tells Donald that he looked like him when he was young, and we see this panel. It is supposed that he didn't have whiskers in 1909.
But it was shown in other of Barks' stories that he had wiskers when he was young (for instance, when he was a prospector in "Only a Poor Old Man" (OS 386), and even when he was a child in The invisible Intruder" (W US 44)!) So Don Rosa found the answer to this matter (another such problem would be Scrooge's glasses) : Scrooge only sleeked the whiskers and disguised for him not to be discovered by the Voodoo...

On that one, Scrooge still have sleeked whiskers, and it made me think about a panel from the one-page story "Barber College" (OS 495), in which Scrooge has his whiskers too long, and goes to several haircutters's, but allways find it costs "Too much", so he finally decides to cut them himself, but it is too short...

Back to "Hoodoo Voodoo", with those panels :

And finally, that one, from "Hoodoo Voodoo":

Then, that one is from "Only a Poor Old Man" (OS 386) :

And finally, that one, from "The Mines of King Solomon" (US 19) :

A panel from "The Mines of King Solomon" is used too in the drawing "Les Inédits de Don Rosa" #25.
Panels from "Only a Poor Old Man" are used in "Cash Flow" (AR 106), "Last Sled to Dawson" (AR 113), "The King Of The Copper Hill" (D 92083), "The Billionaire Of Dismal Downs" (D 93121), and "The Richest Duck in the World" (D 93488).
Another story uses panels from "Voodoo Hoodoo" : "Give Unto Others" (H 87178), and so does the drawing  "Scrooge's First Appearances".

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