The Invisible Intruder is a comic story written by Vic Lockman and drawn by Carl Barks. It features Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, Clerkie and Sir Surelock.


When he was a young boy, Scrooge McDuck slept in the lower drawer of a cupboard. As his fortune grew, so did his beds' sizes. Taken to its logical extreme, this means that the bed Scrooge sleeps in now is as large as a ballroom (and made of the best springs around). And one night, his bed begins to quiver and shake, and Scrooge draws the conclusion that an intruder (a thief?) is walking on the other end of the acre-wide mattress. He calls "the world's greatest detective", Sir Surelock, to guard him. Surelock is fast to find out the answer, and it is far from what Scrooge expected…

Behind the scenesEdit

First published in August of 1963, this story was first printed in Uncle Scrooge #44 and was later reprinted in Walt Disney Comics Digest #27, Uncle Scrooge #153, DuckTales #7, The Carl Barks Library #5 and The Adventures of Uncle Scrooge McDuck in Color #41.

The Invisible Intruder
was the first story to introduce the idea of young Scrooge McDuck having been a shoeshiner in Glasgow. This idea was picked up the next year for Chairman of the Bored, which added the detail that it was then that Scrooge earned his 'Lucky #1 Dime'. Both stories inspired Don Rosa for The Last of the Clan McDuck, and, though he adjusted the appearance of Young Scrooge to fit his own style, he copied panels from both stories (a good exemple is pictured on the left).
List of episodes of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
By Don Rosa
Side-Steps and Precursors
Of Ducks, Dimes and DestiniesLast Sled to DawsonThe Dream of a Lifetime
The Original Saga
I: The Last of the Clan McDuckII: The Master of the MississippiIII: The Buckaroo of the BadlandsIV: The King of the Copper Hill
V: The New Laird of Castle McDuckVI: The Terror of the TransvaalVII: Dreamtime Duck of the Never NeverVIII: King of the Klondike
IX: The Billionaire of Dismal DownsX: The Invader of Fort DuckburgXI: The Empire-Builder from CalisotaXII: The Richest Duck in the World
Bonus Chapters
III-B: The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty SarkVI-B: The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff
VIII-B: The Prisoner Of White Agony CreekVIII-C: Hearts of the Yukon
Deleted Scenes & Other Bonus Content
0: The History of the Clan McDuckIII: Cattle WarsVIII: The Phoenix of White Agony CreekX: Teddy's CampaignXI: The Girls Can't Help It
By Others
Bonus Chapters
I-XB: The Orphan's ChristmasVIII-XB: Dime NovelsVIII-XC: Clues of the KlondikeVIII-XD: Christmas on Wheels
Side-Steps & Homages
The Time VortexScrooge vs. Scrooge
Precursors & Inspirations
Christmas on Bear MountainThe Old Castle's SecretOnly a Poor Old ManBack to the KlondikeThe Fantastic River RaceMush!
Black WednesdayNorth of the YukonThe Invisible IntruderThe Secret of the GlacierChairman of the Bored
An Informal Biography of Scrooge McDuckMark Worden's Duck Family TreeOnce Upon a Dime
The Life ands Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Official Score
DuckTales 2017
The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe Richest Duck in the World
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