([October] 2011)

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Price:
29.99 USD
Pages:
284
On-sale date:
2011-10-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
FB
ISBN:
978-1-60699-495-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781606994955
Editing:
David Gerstein; Gary Groth
Color:
Black and White with some Color
Dimensions:
26.5 × 22.8 cm
Paper Stock:
White Matte
Binding:
Hardcover
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Al Taliaferro (Horace Horsecollar figure); Ted Thwaites
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Horace Horsecollar

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Of Mouse & Man (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Thomas Andrae
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson; Jack King; ?
Inks:
Floyd Gottfredson; Jack King; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of the Mickey Mouse animated cartoons and comic strip from 1932 and 1933.

The Great Orphanage Robbery (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 37 pages (report information)

Script:
Floyd Gottfredson
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Al Taliaferro
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow; Pegleg Pete; Sylvester Shyster
Synopsis:
After Mickey and the gang raise funds to keep an orphanage open, the funds are stolen by Pete and Shyster. Horace is framed for the crime, sending Mickey on a perilous journey in order to retrieve the funds and clear Horace.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1932.01.11 to 1932.05.14

Indexer Notes

This story partially adapts the Mickey Mouse short "Mickey's Mellerdrammer" and also contains elements of the short "The Klondike Kid".

King of the Cannibal Island Stories (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Analysis of the storyline "Mickey Mouse Sails for Treasure Island".

Mickey Mouse Sails for Treasure Island (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 53 pages (report information)

Script:
Floyd Gottfredson
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Al Taliaferro; Ted Thwaites
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow; Pluto; Pegleg Pete; Sylvester Shyster; Captain Churchmouse; Widow Churchmouse
Synopsis:
Seeking to fulfill the mission left open by a ship captain reportedly lost at sea, Mickey recruits a motley crew and sails for a remote island in search of buried treasure.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1932.5.16 to 1932.11.12

Indexer Notes

This story was partially inspired by the Mickey Mouse short "Trader Mickey". It is not known at what point Ted Thwaites takes over inking from Al Taliaferro.

Growth of a Hero (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Analysis of the change of Mickey Mouse from comedic character to adventure hero.

Blaggard Castle (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Floyd Gottfredson (plot); Webb Smith
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Ted Thwaites
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; horror-suspense
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow; Professor Ecks; Professor Doublex; Professor Triplex
Synopsis:
Mickey and Horace are lured to a sinister mansion by three unscrupulous scientists seeking to test their new hypnotic ray.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1932.11.14 to 1933.02.10

Indexer Notes

This story was inspired in part by the Mickey Mouse short "The Mad Doctor".

Pluto and the Dogcatcher (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Floyd Gottfredson (plot); Ted Osborne
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Ted Thwaites
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Clarabelle Cow
Synopsis:
Mickey must outwit the local dogcatcher in order to rescue Pluto from the pound.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1933.02.11 to 1933.02.25

Indexer Notes

The design for the dogcatcher would be adapted for future appearances of Pegleg Pete, changing the character from a cat to a dog. Elements of this story are adapted from the Mickey Mouse short "The Mad Dog".

Gloom and Greatness (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Discussion of the story "The Mail Pilot" as a seminal turning point in the Mickey Mouse comic strip narrative.

The Mail Pilot (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 31 pages (report information)

Script:
Floyd Gottfredson (plot); Ted Osborne
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Ted Thwaites
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; aviation
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Captain Doberman; Pegleg Pete; Sylvester Shyster; Gloomy the mechanic
Synopsis:
Mickey is recruited by the U.S. Post Office as an air mail pilot, replacing pilots who have disappeared mysteriously while on their routes.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1933.02.27 to 1933.06.10

Indexer Notes

Portions of this story are adapted from the Mickey Mouse short "The Mail Pilot". First appearance of Pegleg Pete as a dog.

Betting the Farm (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Overview of the storyline "Mickey Mouse and His Horse Tanglefoot".

Mickey Mouse and His Horse Tanglefoot (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script:
Floyd Gottfredson (plot); Ted Osborne
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Ted Thwaites
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Tanglefoot; Horace Horsecollar; Pluto
Synopsis:
Mickey tries to make a broken down equine into a champion race horse.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1933.06.12 to 1933.10.07

Indexer Notes

The character Tanglefoot was created by Carl Barks for the short "Northwest Mounted", which was never produced.

Mickey Mouse the Detective (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Discussion of the continuity "The Crazy Crime Wave" and the introduction of Goofy into the strip.

The Crazy Crime Wave (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Floyd Gottfredson (plot); Merrill De Maris
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Ted Thwaites
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy [as Dippy Dawg]; Horace Horsecollar; Tanglefoot; Mayor Scott
Synopsis:
Goofy inherits a private detective agency from a deceased relative. He and Mickey decide to investigate why local citizens are being robbed of their hair and their red flannel underwear.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1933.10.09 to 1934.01.09

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Goofy.

Mickey Mouse in Color...and Black and White (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson; Tom Wood; Al Taliaferro
Inks:
Floyd Gottfredson; Tom Wood; Al Taliaferro
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Review of the Disney Studios publicity department, illustrated by items produced by the department to publicize Mickey Mouse

Gottfredson's World (Table of Contents)

illustration / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Pencils:
Marco Rota; Floyd Gottfredson; Wilfred Haughton; Ambrogio Vergani; Ed Van Schuijlenburg; Tom Wood; Antonio Rubino; Enrico Pinochi; Daan Jippes; Giove Toppi; ?
Inks:
Marco Rota ; Wilfred Haughton; Ambrogio Vergani; Ed Van Schuijlenburg; Tom Wood; Antonio Rubino; Enrico Pinochi; Daan Jippes; Giove Toppi; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Pegleg Pete; Sylvester Shyster; Tanglefoot
Synopsis:
Examples of art from foreign editions of the story.

The Cast (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Pencils:
Al Taliaferro; Ub Iwerks; Win Smith; Stephen DeStefano; Rick Hoover; Carl Barks; ?
Inks:
Al Taliaferro; Ub Iwerks; Win Smith; Gary Martin; Rick Hoover; Carl Barks; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow; Goofy [as Dippy Dawg]; Pegleg Pete; Sylvester Shyster; Professor Ecks; Professor Doublex; Professor Triplex; Tanglefoot
Synopsis:
Examination of the Mickey Mouse supporting cast.

Mouseterpieces (Table of Contents)

illustration / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Willits
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Floyd Gottfredson
Colors:
Floyd Gottfredson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy [as Dippy Dawg]; Tanglefoot; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow; Pluto; Captain Churchmouse; Widow Churchmouse; Professor Ecks; Professor Doublex; Professor Triplex
Synopsis:
Discussion of Floyd Gottfredson's commissioned recreations of famous Mickey scenes, accompanied by the illustrations themselves.

In Their Own Words (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Eleanor Barnes; David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow
Synopsis:
Reputed "interviews" with Horace and Clarabelle.

Sharing the Spotlight (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Alberto Becattini; David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Short biographies of Gottfredson collaborators Webb Smith, Ted Osborne and Merrill De Maris.

Return to Blaggard's Castle (Table of Contents)

Perils of Mickey / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
David Cody Weiss
Pencils:
Stephen DeStefano
Inks:
Stephen DeStefano
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stephen DeStefano

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; horror-suspense
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Professor Ecks
Synopsis:
Mickey, Minnie and Horace investigate the possibility that Professor Ecks has returned to his mind control experiments.
Reprints:

Shadows of the Past (Table of Contents)

Perils of Mickey / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
David Cody Weiss
Pencils:
Stephen DeStefano
Inks:
Stephen DeStefano
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Spicer

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; horror-suspense
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Professor Ecks; The Phantom Blot
Synopsis:
With Minnie and Horace under his control, Professor Ecks promises vengeance against Mickey for prior defeats.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Of Mouse & Man
  4. 3. The Great Orphanage Robbery
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. King of the Cannibal Island Stories
  6. 5. Mickey Mouse Sails for Treasure Island
    Mickey Mouse
  7. 6. Growth of a Hero
  8. 7. Blaggard Castle
    Mickey Mouse
  9. 8. Pluto and the Dogcatcher
    Mickey Mouse
  10. 9. Gloom and Greatness
  11. 10. The Mail Pilot
    Mickey Mouse
  12. 11. Betting the Farm
  13. 12. Mickey Mouse and His Horse Tanglefoot
    Mickey Mouse
  14. 13. Mickey Mouse the Detective
  15. 14. The Crazy Crime Wave
    Mickey Mouse
  16. 15. Mickey Mouse in Color...and Black and White
  17. 16. Gottfredson's World
  18. 17. The Cast
  19. 18. Mouseterpieces
  20. 19. In Their Own Words
  21. 20. Sharing the Spotlight
  22. 21. Return to Blaggard's Castle
    Perils of Mickey
  23. 22. Shadows of the Past
    Perils of Mickey
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