Hare-Brained Hooligans is an semi-unofficial comic story written and drawn by Aristide Twain. It features Scrooge McDuck, the Duke of Baloni, offscreen appearances by Emily Quackfaster, Albert Quackmore and Launchpad McQuack, the only known appearance of bit character Buzz B. Bunny, and a flurry of secret organizations including the Gang of the Green Gorilla, Mélange of the Mauve Muskrat, Mob of the Maroon Magpie (complete with Doctor Jeckle and a cameo by Mr Heckle), Secret League of the Orange-Bearded Gnomes and (in its debut) the Secretive Baloney Club. The Horde of the Violet Hare are mentioned alongside the Legion of the Chartreuse Tortoise and Donald Duck, and Doctor Malvazar, Lancelot and Professor Scarper make flashback appearances.
After giving an interview about his experience repeatedly finding Atlantis, Scrooge McDuck finds himself pestered by a number of agents belonging to inexplicably bizarre secret societies. Deciding to investigate before his nerves give out, Scrooge discovers that his predicament is connected to an old business rival…
- Scrooge McDuck is interviewed on television for having discovered Atlantis and saved Christmas over five times each. Among the discoveries of Atlantis are Secret of Atlantis (1954), The Secret of Atlantis (1986), and Uncle Scrooge and the Treasure of Atlantis (1973).
- The various secret societies have long been posting, in-universe, on the website of Joe Torcivia, which makes a visual (but unnamed) cameo. This is unmistakably the real-life Joe Torcivia's The Issue At Hand, in whose comment section the societies originated.
- Scrooge McDuck and the Duke of Baloni reminisce about their last encounter "in the 1950's", a reference to the Duke's debut, Turkey With All the Schemings (1953).
- The Society of the Rhyming Dove's interest in Atlantean artifacts would later be referenced in Cupid Fact File No. 180 — The Society of the Rhyming Dove (2019).
Behind the scenesEdit
An semi-unofficial ten-page comic story, Hare-Brained Hooligans was created by fan Aristide Twain in 2018 and published on the forum The Feathery Society. It serves as a follow-up to the "secret organizations" storyline/running-gag of the comment section of Joe Torcivia's The Issue At Hand, and serves more generally as a tribute to the blog, featuring lots of nods to things Joe Torcivia has covered there. Torcivia later featured the story on his blog, and gave it his approval.