The Invader of Fort Duckburg

"The Invader of Fort Duckburg" is a 1994 Scrooge McDuck comic by Don Rosa. It is the tenth of the original 12 chapters in the series The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. The story takes place in 1902.

"The Invader of Fort Duckburg"
Life&TimesofSMcD Issue10 cover.jpg
Original cover of The Invader of Fort Duckburg. Art by Don Rosa.
Story codeD 93227
StoryDon Rosa
InkDon Rosa
HeroScrooge McDuck
Pages15
Layout4 rows per page
AppearancesScrooge McDuck
Blackheart Beagle
Humperdink Duck
Daphne Duck
Eider Duck
Fulton Gearloose
Grandma Duck
Hortense McDuck
Matilda McDuck
Quackmore Duck
Beagle Boys
The Junior Woodchucks
Theodore Roosevelt

The story was first published in the Danish Anders And & Co. #1994-10; the first American publication was in Uncle Scrooge #294, in October 1995.

PlotEdit

The first three Junior Woodchucks are expelled from their former headquarters, the ruins of Fort Duckburg, recently bought by Scrooge McDuck. To reclaim the fort, they appeal to a "higher authority" by wire, which turns out to be an all-ears U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt:

Attorney General William Henry Moody: They say a billionaire from Scotland has seized a military installation on the coast!
Roosevelt: Great jumping Jehoshaphat! The three dangers that I campaign strongest against - big business, foreign interference, and military threats to our shores - all rolled into one! Egad!

At the same time, the Beagle Boys - Blackheart Beagle's sons, recently released from jail - invade the Fort to steal Scrooge's barrels of money, but they are interrupted when the Fort is surrounded by the entire United States Army and Navy, as well as the Rough Riders, led by a furious Roosevelt in person.

After an enduring battle fought pretty much against Scrooge alone, eventually the President's troops fold against the infamous temper of Scrooge's sister Hortense. Roosevelt charges through the gate alone, only for he and Scrooge to recognize each other from their meeting in Montana years ago and fondly share a weenie roast inside the fort, which Matilda glumly says is not what she and Hortense had in mind when they imagined their newly wealthy family being invited to dine with the President.

When the McDuck siblings first arrive in Duckburg to inspect the property, Hortense also meets her future husband, farmer's son Quackmore Duck (Donald Duck's father).

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