Ludwig Von Drake Jul 30, 2017 9:48:50 GMT
Post by RobbK1 on Jul 30, 2017 9:48:50 GMT
Having a long-winded, egotistical braggart brag try to show that he's related to a famous person by explaining in heavy detail an extremely distant relationship, is typical of silly braggarts, and thereby ridiculous, ironic and, therefore, funny. I thought that exchange was quite humourous. But, I also knew that Barks used it to show Gladstone's true relationship to Scrooge.
It makes sense. Still, I would think that, even with the occasional out-of-order printing, they would avoid leaving something unpublished for such a long period of time. As for the ads, they are often a problem.
Too bad you think such details are uninteresting, but to each his own.
Well, the relationship between Scrooge and Gladstone is modern stories is not dissimilar from Barks, in which Gladstone is basically treated as a nephew even though he is said to be a distant nephew.