Lo$ "The Richest Duck in the World
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D93488 - The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck "The Richest Duck in the World"

Don explains the additions himself:

Now, about those "new pages": prior to Gladstone's 19-page printing, this story had appeared around the rest of the world in a 16-page form. I always thought that version was very abrupt in several spots -- and I had already begged a 16th page onto my usual 15 page limit for that original version. But for Gladstone I added three extra pages, not all at once or even as pages, but as tiers of panels spread throughout the story (which got rather complicated).


Page 4, panels 8-10

Page 5, panel 5
($crooge meets his nephews) is redrawn, and the following original panels are widened to fill out the next few tiers

Page 6, panels 8-10

Page 11, panels 9+10

Page 12, panels 5-9

Page 14, panels 3-6
(more hijinx during the chase)

Page 15, panels 1+2

Page 16, panels 5-7

Page 17, panels 8-10

...In these new panels I made an addition of a Barksian reference that was missing from the series since it had taken place during a year that the series hadn't touched on, 1908 ... I refer to the painting (photo?) in $crooge's trophy collection depicting a scene from "Black Wednesday" (WDC&S #230). I also added another trophy to $crooge's collection which would have been sorta impossible for 1947 -- the 1995 Eisner Award that all concerned with this series won in America for "Best Serialized (long) Story" of the year. I'm somewhat torn about the addition of this -- there's no denying that it's a cute gag, but it steps out of the realistic framework that I so carefully create around my stories. But perhaps my attitude is sorta like that scene in WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT where Roger was unable to slip his "toon" hand out of some handcuffs until such time as it was funny to do so. Same with me, I guess; I take my Duck comics far too seriously and I will never, never, never compromise the realistic aspects of my $crooge stories, ever, not no time, not no how... until it's funny to do so. But the Eisner Award is hanging on a wall, right? And those background pictures hanging on the wall in Donald's home in the old Barks stories have frequently had impossible things happening in them, right? So, the precedent was already set! Yeah!