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John D. Rockerduck

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Bio:
Unlike Scrooge, John D. Rockerduck was born into money--to two parents with very different ideas about wealth. His father, Howard, thought that wealth was the blessing of hard work. His mother apparently felt it was the "expected" outcome of marrying well. In other words, he was a self-made man, and she was a self-made snob.

Unfortunately, young John picked up traits from both parents.

He is therefore an unmiserly billionaire duck, quite in contrast to Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold. He likes to spend money to make money--and to spend money to show all the "peasants" just how wealthy he is.

Especially in the Italian branch of the comics, he and Scrooge have a surprisingly complex relationship. At each other's throats, they nevertheless appreciate each other's gifts and are, at this point, in it for the joy of competition. Indeed, Rockerduck is very carefully shown not to actually "hate" Scrooge to the point of wanting to actually kill him, but rather to be his strong business rival. Often Italian--and to some extent Brazillian--stories of the 1970s and 1980s had plots revolving around schemes to drive up viewership of the two ducks' rival television stations, product research for the industrial wing of their enterprises, and even an exploration of the difference in the production methods at the two ducks' plants. Rockerduck is very often shown using industrial espionage or sabotage to effect victory over Scrooge. When he needs to hire some muscle for these tasks, he generally turns to the Beagle Boys.

Notes:
Though created by Carl Barks in 1961, he was only used twice in American "Duck" comics. Fortunately for him, both appearances were in fairly high-profile stories.

Elsewhere in the world, he's had an easier time of making a lasting impression. He is still a fixture of the Brazillian and European lines. The Italian branch make particularly frequent use of him, and have inarguably developed the character the most.

First Appearance: None listed.

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Issue Appearances:
Abenteuer-Team (1996)

Die Ducks in Deutschland (2013)
Disney's Hero Squad (2010)
Don Rosa Collection (2011)
Donald Comics und Mehr (1999)
Donald Duck (1975)
DuckTales (2011)
Heimliche Helden (2005)
Lustiges Taschenbuch (1967)
Lustiges Taschenbuch Premium (2011)
Lustiges Taschenbuch Sonderband (1994)
Lustiges Taschenbuch Sonderband (2009)
Lustiges Taschenbuch Sonderband (2011)
Lustiges Taschenbuch Spezial (1997)
Micky Maus (1951)
Micky Maus Spezial! (2012)
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (1996)
Uncle Scrooge (2009)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940)
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (2003)
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (1993)
Wieselflink (1993)

Group Affiliation(s):
Sinister Seven (Disney)

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