Moody, greedy and as Scottish as a battered Mars bar, Scrooge McDuck was the animal kingdom’s answer to Bill Gates. From his home in Duckberg, Scrooge would carefully calculate his vast fortune whilst he kept his great-nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, out of trouble… on a regular basis. Although Scrooge was the world’s richest duck (Donald, Daffy and Howard take note) he always wanted more (clearly he had issues) and nothing ruffled Scrooge’s feathers more than the thought of losing his money.
Originally created by Carl Barks as a one-off character, Scrooge first popped up in the pages of comic-books during the late forties, before his popularity increased in the fifties when he received his own book, titled Uncle Scrooge. However it was during the late eighties that Scrooge McDuck was elevated to true iconic Disney status, thanks to his role in the animated TV series Duck Tales which proved a big hit for the House of Mouse. Bet you’re humming the theme tune now…ain’t ya?
His purse strings might be tighter than a duck’s ass, which is what got him into Forbes magazine’s fictional rich list, but Scrooge has always been fair whilst achieving his wealth and it’s that which has kept him popular with readers for years. For this reason (and because The Comics Code hopes one day to have a swim in Scrooge’s money pit) Scrooge McDuck is a Comics Code Pulp Idol!