The Flying Scot (titled Paperino e la leggenda dello Scozzese Volante in the original Italian version) is a comic story written and drawn by Romano Scarpa, with help from Luciano Gatto for the inking. It features Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck and Danblane McDuck.
One day each year, unexplainely, sardines start raining on the capital of Honduras. This might seem rather irrelevant to Scrooge McDuck's preoccupations, but it is not, for two reasons. The first reason is that while they are busy raining on Honduras, the sardines mysteriously disappear for a few days in all the other seas in the world, which is rather problematic to Scrooge, whose new and expensive pet Clementine can only feed on fresh sardines. And the second one is that the sardines are actually being harbored by Danblane McDuck, Scrooge McDuck's own pirate ancestor!
Behind the scenesEdit
This story was first published in November of 1957 in two parts in the Italian Topolinos #174 and #175. It was printed in the United States of America in 1998 in Uncle Scrooge #315.
The American 1998 version was rescriped by David Gerstein. Oddly, the translation Gerstein worked from was not even the original Italian, but another localization, the German version by Erika Fuchs.