The Beagle Boys and the Interactive Initiative (Qui, Quo e Qua e il Museo Interattivo in the original Italian) is a comic story written by Stefano Ambrosio and drawn by Enrico Faccini. It features the Beagle Boys, Blackheart Beagle, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Ludwig von Drake, Scrooge McDuck, Albert Quackmore, Mayor Hogwilde and Gyro Gearloose, as well as the debuts of the Robo-Movers and Archimedes A. Archivist.
After one more failed attempt to rob Scrooge, the Beagle Boys decide to switch targets… just as an opportunity presents itself at the Duckburg Museum. For Ludwig von Drake (together with Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck) has organized an "interactive tour" of the museum which sees numerous actors in period costumes acting out historical scenes to illustrate the artifacts' use and origins — and who would notice one more knight over here or one mummy too many over there? But of course, such a zany scheme could never not go awry, especially in the Beagles' clumsy gloved hands…
Behind the scenesEdit
This story was first printed in December of 2001 in Topolino #2401. It was first printed in English in Walt Disney Showcase #55, with localization by Joe Torcivia. As this issue "Showcased" the Beagle Boys, the title characters were changed from the Duck Triplets to the Beagles for this printing.
For unknown reasons, in this American version of the story, the publishers vetoed the use by Torcivia of smaller-font additions to Ludwig von Drake's speech bubbles, a method which Torcivia had devised to great (and acclaimed) effect for his version of Proof Positive (entitled To the Moon by Noon).