and the Mummy's Ring
Barks recalls submitting "a sort of script" for this story: "I don't remember
how detailed a thing it was, but I believe I kind of roughed out the drawings
and sent the sheets in, or took the sheets in, and left them there.
Eleanor Packer was editor, and she was
also quite a story woman herself. She read through what I had planned for the
sequence where the Egyptians were all in the temple, and they were arguing as
to what to do with this mummy, and so on, and I remember that she suggested
some big changes, and she asked me to draw up these changes. Well, I did, and
I think I sent the roughs of those changes back. She looked them over, and sent
back word to go ahead with my original version, [because] my original version
was better. After that, I never had any trouble."
In 1965, Barks was asked for the second time to do some additional work for the
story when Western Publishing decided to reprint the story in the first issue of
a 25 cent giant comic entitled "Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck". Because they
couldn't find the films to page 1, page 16, and page 17, they
commissioned Barks to reink the pages. (When
Michael Barrier asked Barks why these
pages are redrawn, he wrote in a February 17, 1972 letter: "I don't remember
exactly, but I think the original printing plates were lost or damaged.")
In the Carl Barks Library the original three pages were restored back into the
story, while the new art is printed apart in a smaller size. The alternate
pencilled ending of the story is lost.
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