The Son Of The Sun

The Son of the Sun” is the first Scrooge McDuck comic by Don Rosa, first published in 1987. It is a well-known comic book story that features Disney’s Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie, most notable for establishing Don Rosa as a major talent in the Disney comic book industry, as well as fulfilling Rosa’s childhood dream of becoming a writer and illustrator of stories featuring Scrooge McDuck.

The combination of homage to Barks, clever and intelligent writing, appealing art, and dependence of the resolution of the plot on one of Scrooge’s most redeeming character traits were instrumental in the reception of this storyline as a modern classic.

  • In Rosa’s story “Return to Plain Awful”, a sequel to Barks’s “Lost in the Andes”, Scrooge and his nephews travel to South America to find chickens that lay square eggs. Many unscrupulous business tycoons are eager to follow Scrooge, but Scrooge evades them all, except for Glomgold, who recalls “all too painfully” the pumping station that Scrooge built on the shore of Lake Titicaca, and realizes it is Scrooge’s likely destination. The elderly South American gentleman also reappears, and repeats his signature line, “These Americanos are crazy!”
  • In Rosa’s story “The Last Lord of Eldorado”, Scrooge and Glomgold are competing to find the lost city of El Dorado, in Colombia. During this competition, Scrooge needles Glomgold several times over Glomgold’s loss during their previous contest in South America.

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In this page, you'll find images from Don Rosa's comic “The Son Of The Sun”.
By clicking on the button below each picture, you can display the "D.U.C.K." dedication.

As a game, Don Rosa hid the four letters in most of his artworks, and fans had a blast looking for them in the pictures.

The dedication can be hard to find. Move your mouse over each picture to zoom-in!


The Son Of The Sun cover

First page

The Son Of The Sun first page

Last page