|Newly discovered panel by Carl Barks|
It didn't take long for a restored version of the one-pager to get published, and we saw the newly discovered panel on print for the first time this February in the Swedish Kalle Anka Extra.
|Swedish Kalle Anka Extra #1/2019|
Under is a comparison of the page as originally printed in Uncle Scrooge #22 and the restored page in Kalle Anka Extra #1/2019.
|Uncle Scrooge #22 (left), Kalle Anka Extra 1/2019 (right)|
As you can see, the panel got cut to make space for the "Dell pledge to parents" in US #22. Also, it looks like the last panel was slightly extended for the original print (probably by another artist than Barks), and that panel had to be cropped a bit for the restored layout. I tried to look closely at the last panel as printed in the Carl Barks library from Another Rainbow (in black and white), and it's hard to tell exactly what part of the panel has been extended. But I guess the Swedish restoration is pretty close to the original as drawn by Carl Barks.
|Original layout (top), restored panel (bottom)|
Checking a couple of other reprints of the page, the Dell pledge got replaced by Scrooge's head in Uncle Scrooge Adventures #3, while an early British reprint simply adjusted the pledge to their own name…
|Gladstone's Uncle Scrooge Adventures #3 (left), British "World Distributors" #52 (right)|
|Original pledge (left), British adjusted pledge (right)|
The Swedish issue might not be that easy to obtain around the world, but rumor has it that the restored page will be printed in Fantagraphics' book The Mines of King Solomon that will be on sale in comic shops next week.
|Fantagraphics' book that (supposedly) will include the restored page|