Villa Rose

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Tales from the Crypt
by Danny Elfman

The mysterious hideout of Fantomius and Dolly Paprika, is shown in several italian stories: PAPERINIK IL DIABOLICO VENDICATORE (DUCK AVENGER THE DEVILISH AVENGER) TOP. n 706-707, PAPERINIK ALLA RISCOSSA (THE REVENGE OF DUCK AVENGER) TOP. n 743-744, PAPERINIK TORNA A COLPIRE (DUCK AVENGER STRIKES AGAIN) TOP. n 788-789, PAPERINIK E IL RITORNO A VILLA ROSA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE RETURN TO VILLA ROSE) TOP. n 2129-2130, PAPERINIK E LA MINACCIA AL RIFUGIO (DUCK AVENGER AND THE THREAT TO THE HIDEOUT) TOP. n 2404, PAPERINIK E L'ESTATE A VILLA LALLA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE SUMMER AT VILLA LALLA) TOP. n 2437, PAPERINIK E L'OMBRA DI FANTOMIUS (DUCK AVENGER AND FANTOMIUS' SHADOW) TOP. n2455, in a reconstruction for a movie on PAPERINIK E L'OLTRAGGIO CINEMATOGRAFICO (DUCK AVENGER AND THE CINEMA OFFENCE) TOP. n2484, in PAPERINIK E IL TESORO DI DOLLY PAPRIKA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE TREASURE OF DOLLY PAPRIKA) TOP. n 2675, PAPERINIK E IL SEGRETO DI FANTOMIUS (DUCK AVENGER AND THE SECRET OF FANTOMALLARD) TOP. n 2902, PAPERINIK E IL PASSATO SENZA FUTURO (DUCK AVENGER AND THE PAST WITHOUT FUTURE) TOP. n 2933, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -LADRO GENTILUOMO- IL MONTE ROSA (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD -GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- THE PINK MOUNT) TOP. n 2972, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -LADRO GENTILUOMO-LA MALEDIZIONE DEL FARAONE (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE CURSE OF THE PHARAOH) TOP. n 3036, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -LADRO GENTILUOMO-LA MASCHERA DI FU MAN ETCHÙ (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE MASK OF FU MAN ETCHÙ) TOP. n 3072, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -IL NOBILE DIETRO LA MASCHERA (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE NOBLE BEHIND THE MASK) TOP. n 3107, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -IL TESORO DI FRANCIS DRAKE (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD -GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- THE TREASURE OF FRANCIS DRAKE) TOP. n 3139, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -IL LADRO E IL MILIARDARIO (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD -GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE THIEF AND THE BILIONARE) TOP. n 3145, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -NOTRE DUCK (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-NOTRE DUCK) TOP. n 3210, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -SENZA MASCHERA (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-WITHOUT MASK) TOP. n 3225, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -LA SFIDA DI FANTOMIUS (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE CHALLENGE OF FANTOMALLARD) TOP. n 3237, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -LA NOTTE DELLE GEMME (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE NIGHT OF THE GEMES) TOP. n 3273, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -I DUE VENDICATORI (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE TWO AVENGERS) TOP. n 3275, LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -LA SETTIMA ARTE (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE SEVENTH ART) TOP. n 3280, in a futuristic/hypertechnological version in the saga of the ULTRAHEROES TOP. n 2727-2734,in the story with different ending PAPERINIK IN...I DESTINI DI UN EROE (DUCK AVENGER IN...THE DESTINY OF A HERO) TOP. n3048, in the second episode of the story LA GRANDE CORSA (THE BIG RACE) titled NEL PASSATO (INTO THE PAST) TOP. n 3111, in the forth episode of the story LA GRANDE CORSA (THE BIG RACE) titled NEL PRESENTE (INTO THE PRESENT) TOP. n 3113, In the crossover story between PK and Double Duck PK TIMECRIME DD Ep.2 TOP n3154 and in a Danish story titled THE LEGACY (story code DD 2003-017).
At the end of the first adventure Villa Rose is accidentally destroyed by Gladstone thus in the subsequent stories it is drawn as a vague mass of creepy remains. While in the story PAPERINIK E IL RITORNO A VILLA ROSA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE RETURN TO VILLA ROSE), Giovan Battista Carpi shows it again, unfortunally with an appearance not similar to the original drawings of 1969, less destroyed and showing in much more detail the underground and Fantomius's top secret hideout headquarters.
DUCK AVENGER comes back again to the villa of his origins in the story PAPERINIK E LA MINACCIA AL RIFUGIO (DUCK AVENGER AND THE THREAT TO THE HIDEOUT), where Giorgio Cavazzano shows us (unfortunally not well detailed) the villa's remains which in this case at least recalls the original design.
Villa Rose is located in the country hills outside of Duckburg's city limits, to be precise in Roses' Hillock in the Rosary locality of Squash County;. Villa Rose, mainly made of wood, has the typical architectural design of the American "mansion" of the late 1800s and it is located in the middle of a big park delimitated by a brick wall.
Not very much is known about Villa Rose's internal rooms except for the large living-room where the big green armchair with false bottom and spring punches incorporated in the arms and the mobile fire place with secret passage to the undergrounds are located. The two windows in the living-room face a small backyard surrounded by a high brick wall. This wall can only be overome by means of a secret hidden ladder. Once the wall has been overcomme it is possible to go directly into the underground by means of a hidden trap door in the ground near the wall.

About the underground, in the above mentioned story much more details are shown. It is divided into two main levels with access to the inside of the villa and three traps hidden in the park as well as an emergency exit which ends outside the park's brick wall. From the first level underground tunnel it is possible to get into the villa through the hidden passage behind the fire place and obviously into other rooms, the basement and the garage, not shown but logically present.
In the first level underground there is a living room with another armchair which hides Fantomius' second diary, relevant to the underground's secrets and an excape corridor which goes out into the park by means of a hidden trap door. Likely from the first level it is possible to descend in the second level through different passages or stairs. In this second level there are Fantomius' headquarters with an ante-room hidden by a secret passage. Here is the villa and underground spy system and mobile walls trap machinery. Next to the headquarters, but not hidden by the secret passage, there is a big meeting room.
This second underground level has two excape ways, one hidden by a trap door in the park and the other outside the park walls on the north side near the provincial highway for Duckburg. It is logical to imagine that near this emergency exit Fantomius kept a light means of transport like for instance a motorcycle.
In the secon level, near the north side excape way, there is an ante-room connected with the secret room where the Fantomius' treasure is hide. The entrance to this caveau is hide by a big portrait of Dolly Paparika. The secret opening is activated by means of a pendant belong to Dolly Paprika, this pendant has to be placed in the relevant location represented in the painting. More likely the caveau is also connected by a narrow tunnel with the near excape way of the same level.
Villa Rose's underground and one of the relevant entrances (maybe one of those inside the villa) are shown again in some illustrations of the story PAPERINIK E LA MINACCIA AL RIFUGIO (DUCK AVENGER AND THE THREAT TO THE HIDEOUT), even if in this case the great artist Cavazzano drew the underground much too empty and too similar to an anciet castle's basement.
The hideout entrance located inside the villa is also shown by Marco Gervasio in the beautiful story PAPERINIK E IL TESORO DI DOLLY PAPRIKA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE TREASURE OF DOLLY PAPRIKA) . In this story other parts of the hideout and the villa are represented as well.
Donald comes back again to Villa Rose in the story PAPERINIK E L'ESTATE A VILLA LALLA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE SUMMER AT VILLA LALLA) where unfortunately the artist Gervasio, drew Fantomius' destroyed mansion too much like the remains of an ancient castle, thus not correctly reflecting the original drawings of an American villa, mainly made out of wood.
This story shows the Villa's first level underground as well, in this case well represented and in compliance to what is shown by Carpi in the story PAPERINIK E IL RITORNO A VILLA ROSA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE RETURN TO VILLA ROSE).
Marco Gervasio shows again the remains of Villa Rose (unfortunately also in this case in a not much credible way) in some drawings of the interesting and historically important story PAPERINIK E L'OMBRA DI FANTOMIUS (DUCK AVENGER AND FANTOMIUS' SHADOW).
In this story Fantomius' headquarters are shown again represented in an acceptable way (except for the absurd entrance which looks like a modern parking place!).
It's a shame that Gervasio, instead of devils and monster pictures didn't show together with of those relevant to Fantomius, at least one picture representing Dolly Paprika. This idea would have given much more class to the story.
In the story PAPERINIK E L'OLTRAGGIO CINEMATOGRAFICO (DUCK AVENGER AND THE CINEMA OFFENCE), once again Villa Rose is depicted, but this time it happens to be a reconstruction built by the ROCKERDUCK STUDIOS who are shooting a movie about DUCK AVENGER.
Thanks to Carlo Panaro and especially to the great artist Alessandro Pastrovicchio after many years the villa is finally shown correctly as initially drawn by Carpi in the first adventure about DUCK AVENGER. In this story there are some nice drawings of the main livingroom quite believable and in corrispondence which the images of the first story (of course, since it is a reconstruction for a movie, with some plausable differences).
The story, which unfortunately is somewhat banal and taken for granted, also shows one of the underground hideouts of the villa, presumably Fantomius' headquarters, where the actor Danny De Papero, who interprets the role of DUCK AVENGER, finds the famous secret diary. Also this room is shown in a credible way, which is by the way very similar to the underground hideout of Donald as it was shown in the beginning.
Villa Rose in the time of Fantomius is well represented by Marco Gervasio in the story PAPERINIK E IL TESORO DI DOLLY PAPRIKA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE TREASURE OF DOLLY PAPRIKA). In this image the villa is drawn in accordance with the original design made by Carpi in his first DUCK AVENGER story.
Marco Gervasion in his story shows some Villa Rose's rooms as they were at the time of Fantomius. The main living room with mobile fire place and the big green armchair is well represented. Of course at that time the rooms were plenty of fornitures and objects.
Another very interesting living room of Villa Rose is shown by Gervasio in his story DUCK AVENGER AND THE TREASURE OF DOLLY PAPRIKA) This should be the room located in the Villa Rose west side secondary entrance. The exact location of this room can be found in the page interni della villa.
Always in the story DUCK AVENGER AND THE TREASURE OF DOLLY PAPRIKA the Villa Rose remains are also represented, this time in accordance with the general villa design.
Unfortunately the original images of Villa Rose both outside than inside is completelly twisted in the saga of the ULTRAHEROES. In these adventures the mysterious hideout of Fantomius has been modified by Ega Beeva in a hipertechnological futuristic and nauseating mission control for the ULTRAHEROES team. A super-heroic variant of DUCK AVENGER (PK style) is also part of this group. Of course such adventures are completelly out of the fundamental rules of the classical DUCK AVENGER adventures and even if some negligible reference about the first stories of DUCK AVENGER (Villa Rose, Fantomius etc...) are mentioned, these adventures have nothing to do with his origins.
Fortunately at the end of this saga Villa Rose returns to be a mass of creepy remains.
Fortunatelly the Villa Rose is again rapresented as a creepy remains and well depicted by the talented artist and writer Marco Gervasio on his important story PAPERINIK E IL SEGRETO DI FANTOMIUS (DUCK AVENGER AND THE SECRET OF FANTOMALLARD published on TOPOLINO n 2902 July 2011.
In the same story Gervasio shows the secret FANTOMALLARD's laboratory hiden in the central area of the Villa beneath the large barrel-like structure. In this laboratory Copernicus Gearloose (Gyro's Great grandfather) makes the numerous special devices used by FANTOMALLARD and Dolly Paprika.
Other beautiful images of the FANTOMALLARD secret laboratory are shown by Gervasio on his stories PAPERINIK E IL PASSATO SENZA FUTURO (DUCK AVENGER AND THE PAST WITHOUT FUTURE published on Italian Disney comic TOPOLINO n 2933 February 2012. and FANTOMIUS A BORDO (FANTOMALLARD ON BOARD) published on TOPOLINO n 2974 in November 2012.
In this interesting adventure a secret passage which directelly connect the external area of the Villa with the secret laboratory is also shown. .
Also in the same story DUCK AVENGER AND THE PAST WITHOUT FUTURE the talented artist Gervasio represent Villa Rose as it was in the 1920.
The villa has been correctelly represented in accordance with the first Pahntom Duck original stories. In this case some minor differences and details can be interpreted as elements present in the original design of the villa and then removed through the years for general or specific repairing, normal maintenance or changes.
Another beautiful image of Villa Rose it is show by Marco Gervasio in the first adventure of the marvelous serial dedicated to the adventures of FANTOMALLARD titled THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD -GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- THE PINK MOUNT Also in this case the villa it is shows in accordance with its original design as as it was in the 1920 when this adventure takes place.
In the same story some images of the main living room of Villa Rose are shown. In one of these it is evidence as in that period the segret passage behing the movable fire place and thus the secret hideout were also connected to a trapdoor located in front of the fire place. Or maybe this passage was later replaced by the one behind the movable fire place being this last less easy to discover.
Marco Gervasio shows us another beautiful view of the Villa Rose in the sixth episode of the mini-series dedicated to the Fantomius time and life titled: THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE CURSE OF THE PHARAOH Again the villa is drawn according to its original appearance, and so, as it was in 1922 period in which the story is set .
In the same adventure are also drawn by Marco Gervasio some images of the Villa Rose main hall and the secret laboratory of Copernicus
A beautiful image of Villa Rose it is always shown by Marco Gervasio in the ninth episode of the serie dedicated to the adventures of the gentleman burglar titled LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS -LADRO GENTILUOMO-LA MASCHERA DI FU MAN ETCHÙ (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE MASK OF FU MAN ETCHÙ).
In the successive cartoons the living room located in the second floor over the back entrance of Villa Rose is shown. This living room is located near the bed room of Copernicus.
To be noted in this room the picture with the image of the mad Duke of Duckburg ancestor of Lord Quackett.
In the twelfth episode of the saga THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR-THE NOBLE BEHIND THE MASK, set in 1910, the living room on the first floor of the tower of Villa Rose is shown. In this room for the first time in 1910 Lord John Lamont Quackett worn the costume and mask and assumes the secret identity of FANTOMALLARD
A prototype of the famous chair with spring punches is shown by Gervasio in the laboratory of Copernicus Gearloose in the history of the origins of the gentleman thief THE NOBLE BEHIND THE MASK set in the Duckburg of the 1910.
Villa Rose in the 1922 is shown again in the fourteenth episode of the Fantomallard titled THE TRAESURE OF FRANCIS DRAKE. Gervasio also shows a beautiful image of the secondary entrance Living room.
Well visible in the room the prtrait of the ancestor of Lord Quackett, the Duke Richard Quackett also known as the Mad Duke.
Villa Rose as it was when it was "won" by Donald is masterfully represented by the talented artist Stefano Intini in a remarkable story with different ending script by Vito Stabile DUCK AVENGER IN...THE DESTINY OF A HERO. In this adventure, tribute to the first adventure of the masked duck, there are plenty of references and philological reminds with the story of Martina and Carpi as well as credible and well-made graphic reconstructions of some of the exterior and interior of Villa Rose, thanks to the meticulous research of detail and the graphic skill of Stefano Intini.
Beautiful and interesting front perspective and back side view of Villa Rose always made by Stefano Intini in the "crossroads" story DUCK AVENGER...IN THE DESTINY OF A HERO.
Two other interesting and well presented glimpses of Villa Rose masterfully designed by the talented artist Stefano Intini in the "crossroads" story DUCK AVENGER...IN THE DESTINY OF A HERO
In one of the alternative endings of "crossroads" story DUCK AVENGER...IN THE DESTINY OF A HERO the skilled writer Vito Stabile, made Gladstone Gander to destroy Villa Rosa by means of the famous double effect candle with dynamite, so in a similar way to what happened in the original story of Guido Martina. This scene has been beautifully recreated by Stefano Intini in accordance with the original representation by Giovan Battista Carpi.
In addition to the external view Stefano Intini shows us some beautiful pictures of the interior of the villa including the main living room with fireplace and big green armchair and what appears to be the secondary entrance with in the background the stairs leading to the second floor rooms
A nice tribute to this web site is made by Stefano Intini on a scene in the "crossroads" story DUCK AVENGER...IN THE DESTINY OF A HERO where in one of the alternative endings Donald Duck lose the key of Villa Rose inside a manhole in SALIMBETI SQUARE. Thank you very much to Stefano Intini for giving me a square in Duckburg!
Marco Gervasio in the story LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS-LADRO GENTILUOMO- LA NOTTE DELLE GEMME (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- THE NIGHT OF THE GEMES) shows that during the 20s in Duckburg there were SALIMBETI STREET where Fantomallard had installed a secret emergency passage on a wall.
Thank you very much to Marco Gervasio for giving me a street in Duckburg!
Still mde by Stefano Intini is this beautiful alternative cover to the comic book TOPOLINO n. 3048 on which the "crossroads" story PAHNTOM DUCK...IN THE DESTINY OF A HERO is published. In this sketch Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck and Gladstone Gander are represented in the main hall of Villa Rose.
A probable representation of the Villa Rose hideout is also included in the special edition comics PAPERINIK UN EROE E MILLE GADGET (DUCK AVENGER A HERO AND HUNDREDS GADGET) published in November 2011. In this drawing Marco Gervasio shows several of the strange special devices used by DUCK AVENGER.



An interesting representation of Villa Rose how it was during the 20s and after its destruction is made by the talented architect/Disney artist Blasco Pisapia in one of his special articles entitled: Duckburg city guide, published on the Italian comic book TOPOLINO in September of 2014.
The drawing of Blasco Pisapia is more or less taken as reference by the Centauria company for the realization of the Villa Rose plastic model included in the issue 27 and 28 of the collection I LOVE PAPEROPOLI, where many houses and the most importanto elements of Duckburd are reproduced. The two booklets also includes several invormation and curiosity about this main secret hideout of Fantomallard.





Unfortunalelly the model is featrured in a too much toy style, the back part, not visible in the Pisapia drawing, is not very credible and logical, with an absurd and useless panoramic window, but without the necessary garage end without the famous small backyard surrounded by a high brick wall which was well represented in the first adventure of Duck Avenger. Also unlikely is the coloring expecially the absurd blue color of the roof.
The Centauria model has been thus properly modified in accordance with the first images of the Villa as it was found by Donald in the adventure PAPERINIK IL DIABOLICO VENDICATORE. (DUCK AVENGER THE DEVILISH AVENGER).



The model looks now less toy style. The relevant wood park delimitated by a brick wall has been also reconstructed.
Villa Rose at the time of FANTOMALLARD is also shown by Bruno Enna and Paolo De Lorenzi in the second episode of the story THE BIG RACE titled INTO THE PAST. In this adventure some well-known personalities of Duckburg are involved by a strange elf named Gin in a car race through the time to find the place where has been hidden the stollen first dime of Scrooge.
Returning to late 20's, thus at the time of the gentleman thief, Donald and Daisy go Villa Rose where they meet the real FANTOMALLARD and Dolly Paprika




In this story also some internal rooms of Villa Rose are shown including the main hall and the secret headquarters of FANTOMALLARD located in the underground basement of the Villa as already shown by Carpi and Michelini in the story PAHNTOM DUCK AND THE RETURN TO VILLA ROSE.
An enough well-made representation of Villa Rose, although strangely not destroyed, is also shown by Bruno Enna and Alessandro Perina in the fourth and final episode of the story THE BIG RACE titled INTO THE PRESENT. In this adventure various character from Duckburg are involved by strange elf named Gin in a car race through time. When they are back into the present time and in the last phase of the race they run in proximity of Villa Rose
A very interesting tribute to the first story of Duck Avenger when for the first time Donald and nepheves go to Villa Rose is shown by the three Italian authors Artibami, Mottura and Monteduro at the end of the crossover story between PK and Double Duck titled PK TIMECRIME DD
An image of Villa Rose in the 1924 it is also shown by Gervasio in the story LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS-LADRO GENTILUOMO- NOTRE DUCK (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD -GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- NOTRE DUCK)
In this adventure what could reasonably be the Villa Rose kitchen is shown. A secret passage connecy directelly this room with the secret laboratory
A beautiful image of Villa Rose always as it was in the 1924 is shown in the adventure LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS-LADRO GENTILUOMO- SENZA MASCHERA (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD - GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- WITHOUT MASK)
Lord Quacket, Dolly Duck and Copernicus Gearloose have a meal in the living room at the second floor of Villa Rose inthe story LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS-LADRO GENTILUOMO - LA SFIDA DI FANTOMIUS (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD -GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- THE CHALLENGE OF FANTOMALLARD)
Another beautiful image of Villa Rose in 1925 is represented inthe story LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS-LADRO GENTILUOMO- LA NOTTE DELLE GEMME (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD - GENTLEMAN BURGLAR - THE NIGHT OF THE GEMES)
In the same adventure Gervasio also shows the main entrance of the Villa where on the right there are the large doors of the main living room (the one with the big armchair and the mobile fireplace), the stairs on the left lead to the kitchen while the wardrobe on the right hide a secret entrance to the first level hideout.
A beautiful image of the Copernicus's secret laboratory in Villa Rose in the 1925 is represented by Gervasio in the story LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS-LADRO GENTILUOMO- I DUE VENDICATORI (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- THE TWO AVENGERS)
Always in the same story Gervasio shows the remains of Villa Rose at the time period of Donald Duck.
Again in the adventure THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- THE TWO AVENGERS one of the secret entrance to the first level of the hideout is shown.
In this location Duck Avenger keep update his personal secret diary.
The large living room and the creepy remains of Villa Rose are also shown in some drawings of the strange but interesting Danish story of Andreas Pihl and Mardon Smet THE LEGACY published in 2005 in several Northern European countries.
In this original adventure even the character of Fantomius is shown.
As shown in the story PAPERINIK E IL RITORNO A VILLA ROSA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE RETURN TO VILLA ROSE), along a country road close to Villa Rose and near a precipice there is a large emergency hideout which FANTOMALLARD created inside a big fake rock. Inside this hideout Fantomallard kept his oversize special devices and machinery
This special garage has been also used by DUCK AVENGER to storage his strange machinery as well represented on a drawing by Marco Gervasio published on the Disney special issue comic PAPERINIK UN EROE E MILLE GADGET (DUCK AVENGER AN HERO AND HUNDEDS GADGETS.
To be noted on the right wall the drawing of the FANTOMALLARD' special car prototype as shown in the first story of DUCK AVENGER.
The same garage is shown again by Marco Gervasio in the story LE STRABILIANTI IMPRESE DI FANTOMIUS- LADRO GENTILUOMO- I DUE VENDICATORI (THE AMAZING VENTURES OF FANTOMALLARD- GENTLEMAN BURGLAR- THE TWO AVENGERS). In this story Fantomallard after his voyager into the future goes to this secret garage together to Duck Avenger and Gyro Geraloose.
In this adventure Donald seems do not know this hideout thus the events of this story shall be placed in a period just before the story DUCK AVENGER AND THE RETURN TO VILLA ROSE.
Inside this secret garage Fantomallard hides his larger machinery, some of these were still present during Donald time period. In the image are in fact visible a steam drilling rover, a special high speed sidecar, one of the variant of the special car, the remains of the aerostatic ballon with propulsive sails and the flying cycle.
In the story PAPERINIK CONTRO LE GIOVANI MARMOTTE (DUCK AVENGER AGAINST THE JUNIOR WOODCHUKS) Donald found for the first time one of the other of FANTOMALLARD' hideouts, the Ermine's House located on Dark Peak in the middle of Shadowy Mountains in a locality several miles east of Duckburg.
FANTOMALLARD's summer hideout, Villa Lalla, located in the Dune Bay in the locality of the Dark Forest, is shown for the first time in the story PAPERINIK E L'ESTATE A VILLA LALLA (DUCK AVENGER AND THE SUMMER AT VILLA LALLA).
An adventure that starts out well but at the end becomes banal and grotesque.
In the story DUCK AVENGER STRIKES AGAIN another secret hideout of FANTOMALLARD is shown the Dismal Valley Manor located in a not easy accessible area outside Duckburd.
This hideout looks like a fake-medieval castle thus very likely also made by the Duke Richard Quackett better known with the nick name of Mad Duke who was and ancestor of Lord John Quackett.
Even if not confirmed another possible FANTOMALLARD' hideout could be the old Villa in the Duckburg park shown in the story UNA NOTTE CON PAPERINIK (A NIGHT WITH DUCK AVENGER ) . Its general design and the fact that Donald seems to know very well this Villa could support this theory.

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