Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge


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" in #386 of Dell's Four Color anthology series. After two further Four Color appearances Scrooge was granted his own title starting with issue number 4.

The three Uncle Scrooge issues of Four Color (Dell, 1942 series), #386, 456 and 495, were counted by Dell as the first three issues of this 1953 series. Issues #4 through #39. Numbering continues with Uncle Scrooge (Western, 1963 series) #40 through #209. Numbering continues with Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (Gladstone, 1986 series) #210 through #242. Numbering continues with Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (Disney, 1990 series) #243 through #280. Numbering continues with Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (Gladstone, 1993 series) #281 through #318. Numbering continues with Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (Gemstone, 2003 series) #319 through #383. Numbering continues with Uncle Scrooge (Boom! Studios, 2009 series) #384 through #404.

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