Post by drakeborough on Apr 3, 2017 8:15:26 GMT
(look at the little Loch Ness monster in the background )
I recently read this story, which was published on the first day of 1996 and is probably the second-to-last Italian story to use the sibiling idea (but I am not 100% sure of that). Now that this story has been mentioned, all the Italian stories that I knew of that used the sibiling idea have been mentioned in this thread. Of course, I have only read a small percentage of Italian stories, so it's possible that the idea is used in many other stories I don't know of.
Anyway, I found this story boring: it is too didactic and linear, and you could see the plot twist coming from a mile away (if it was meant to be a twist at all).
Despite using the sibiling idea, the story has a few continuity references: Grandma Duck is called Elvira many times, we can see the McDuck tartan (worn by Scrooge and Gideon in the flashbacks and -sigh- hanging on a wall of Grandma's farm), and we can also see a picture of uncle Jake and one of Sir Roast's armor (both pictures are -sigh again- on a wall on Grandma's farm). Incidentally, I was so used to Rosa's young Scrooge design that in a flashback (not the one from the picture above) I thought Gideon was Scrooge, but I quickly realized it was not the case since the other kid has Scrooge-like sideburns.
By the way, I hadn't noticed the Loch Ness monster in the background, you had a good eye!