The Luck of Pali is a comic story written by Bob Gregory, penciled by Tony Strobl and inked by Steve Steere. It features Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck and (in his debut) Mr Gotrocks
Scrooge McDuck bet four railways with his fellow billionaire Gotrocks that his historical exhibit in the Duckburg Museum, The Saga of Scrooge McDuck, would draw in more visitors than Gotrocks's own. Unfortunately, Gotrocks has fathered valuable art-pieces whereas Scrooge's exhibit is only filled with worthless-looking mementos (the first newspaper he sold, the boots he wore in the Yukon, etc.). To make up for his disadvantage, Scrooge attempts to track down an old Indian idol he used to own, a statue of Pali, Goddess of Luck. But all is not as it seems…
Behind the scenesEdit
This story was first printed in 1966 in Donald Duck #107. It was then reprinted in Donald Duck #214, as well as in the Australian Donald Duck #118 and #215 and in the South African Donald Duck #8.
It is the first appearance of billionaire Gotrocks, a semi-recurring foe of Scrooge, who may or may not be the same as two other identically-named railway tycoons introduced in the following years, one duck and one dognose.