Scrooge McDuck Wikia

Worse than Rocks is a comic strip written by Bob Karp, penciled by Al Taliaferro and inked by Ellis Eringer. It features Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, also mentioning Scrooge's wealthy father.


Gardening in Scrooge McDuck's garden is hindered, not by buried rocks, but by buried treasure — which his father hid there because he never really trusted banks.

Behind the scenes

This strip was only ever printed in May of 1960 in miscellaneous American newspapers.

It refers to Scrooge McDuck's rich father, a stark contrast to the canonical working-man father called Fergus McDuck who went on to appear in later works by other authors. The incidents featuring him, and so this strip, are taken to have taken place in the shady alternate timeline that Scotty McDuck originated from, with the father in question being none other than Scotty. Other 1960's strips featuring the supposed-Scotty include Differing Dropouts and Stuffy Forebears.