Post by Matilda on May 9, 2021 23:56:53 GMT
I got curious about the earliest appearances of Cornelius Coot as a character, and checked his INDUCKS index. Many thanks to the INDUCKS people for distinguishing between appearances of the CC statue and appearances of CC himself!
So, first appearance was in a 1982 Brazilian story by Ivan Saidenberg (who also did stories referencing Scrooge's past in the Klondike, the Notre Duck phantom, etc.). It's part of his "history of Duckburg" series. Anyone have a quick summary of the extent to which this series is in/compatible with Rosa's later history?
Next, an anonymous Brazilian Daisy story from 1987, where Daisy discovers the significant role played by a pioneer woman at Duckburg's founding. This story in its French version is now on its way to me, so I'll be able to check it out soon. Seems clear from the first-page scan that like the New Daisy stories this is specifically addressing the women's movement.
Next, he appears in a flashback in a 1988 story by Pezzin, rated in the top thousand on INDUCKS, so perhaps I should try to get a copy. Can anyone say what happens in the flashback?
Then the following year, 1989, comes his first appearance in a Rosa story, His Majesty, McDuck. I was surprised to see that CC only appears as a character in two Rosa stories, this one and W.H.A.D.A. I would have guessed he had more Rosa panel-time.
Followed in 1991 by Kruse's Incredible Quest for Cooties.
After that there are about ten or twelve Italian stories and about five short Dutch stories. Would anyone recommend any of these in particular for its version of CC? Probably in a bunch of them he's only in a short flashback.
EDIT: I just reminded myself that there's relevant information on Disney Comics Randomness
including in the comments on that page--one by The KKM saying that in the Saidenberg story, Duckburg was already in existence in 1789 and Cornelius was an old man at that point.