Cool find. So the Italians were the first to add new relatives to the Beagles (after the ones added by Barks himself in "The Fantastic River Race" and "The Money Well"). I wonder if there are others that precede the American additions of the mid-60s (Auntie, the Brats, Supersensitive...).
The fad of the Beagles' international branches did start in Italy as well, this 1962 story being the earliest instance I know of: inducks.org/s.php?c=I+AT+++71-B Are there earlier examples?
Post by Scrooge MacDuck on Mar 9, 2018 13:08:51 GMT
Quick update: in Moby Duck #19, in the story The Deep Sea Deed (INDUCKS, Wiki), Mark Evanier once again mentioned his "Great-Grandpappy Beagle Number One" from Scrooge for a Day (neat continuity!) and showed prehistoric ancestors of both the Beagles and Scrooge, named, respectively, Mukduk and Beegul.
(By the way, it's a loopy but very amusing story. Here's a great line from the Beagle Boys trying to sell their "heirloom" water on TV: Yes, friends, nine out of ten trout say theyl'll swim in nothing else! Buy Beagle water today!)