NO LESS THAN 40 BEAGLE BOYS!
In an August 13, 1998 e-mail to the Disney comics Mailing List, Kriton Kyrimis
made a list of all the different Beagle Boy numbers, to give an indication of
how many Beagle Boys there are.
According to the results, there are no less than 40 different Beagle Boys
throughout Barks' stories. There could be more, because only Barks' art was
taken into account (any numbers mentioned in the dialogue, e.g. "B.B. 79"
from «menehunes island», were
not included). There were also many panels where Barks didn't draw or only
partially drew the numbers.
Kriton thinks of two alternatives: Either there are 1001 Beagles Boys
(176-000 to 176-999, plus
186-802 / Grandpa Beagle,
which is what his list seems to suggest; or there are 7 Beagles Boys
(186-802 / Grandpa Beagle,
as Barks only used these 6 numbers in most of his stories. In the second
alternative, all other numbers are ignored as something that Barks
discarded while developing his characters.
(Kriton's list has been processed into the
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