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The King of the Copper Hill, also printed as The Raider of the Copper Hill, is a comic story written and drawn by Don Rosa. It features Scrooge McDuckHoward Rockerduck, Mrs Rockerduck, John D. Rockerduck, and in his debut, Marcus Daly.


Scrooge McDuck is laid off by Murdo MacKenzie , and sets up a claim near Anaconda Hill Copper Works, the richest copper mine in the world. However, it only contains copper. While in a restaurant with the owner of Anaconda Hill, Marcos Daly, Scrooge learns that copper is now extremely valuable for use in electricity wires.  While mining for copper in his claim, he meets Howard Rockerduck, who uses the law of apex to prove that Scrooge actually owns Anaconda Hill. However, he soon gets a telegram from his father Fergus McDuck saying that there is trouble back home. Realizing that he must go home to help his family, he sells Anaconda back to Marcos Daly, and goes back home.


  • Scrooge McDuck first alluded to his having once bought the richest copper mine in the world at a time when it was believed to be a worthless claim in Only a Poor Old Man (1952). In that story, however, Scrooge had claimed that he had been aware of the claim's true value upon buying it, which is not the way things transpire in Rosa's account of events.

Behind the scenes

The King of the Copper Hill, Chapter 4 of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, was created by Don Rosa in 1992 and first printed in the Danish Anders And & Co #1993-02. It was first printed in English in the British Mickey and Friends #1993-03, under the title The King of Copper Hill, and reprinted in the U.S.A. in Uncle Scrooge #288, as well as in the Don Rosa Library and various collected editions of the Life and Times.

Between the British printing dropping the "the" in "the Copper Hill" and all American printings replacing "King" with "Raider", no English-language printing has used the intended title of the story.

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