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Price:
29.99 USD
Pages:
288
On-sale date:
2012-07-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
FB
ISBN:
978-1-60699-531-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978160699531052999
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:
Ted Thwaites
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse

What a Boner (Table of Contents)

Pluto the Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Hubie Karp
Pencils:
Bob Grant
Inks:
Bob Grant
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pluto; Terry the terrier
Synopsis:
Pluto learns that Terry may be small, but he doesn't give up easily.
Reprints:
  • from Pluto the Pup Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1939.?.?

Of Mouse & Man: The Mouse Grows Up (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Thomas Andrae
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson; ?
Inks:
Ted Thwaites; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The evolution of the Mickey Mouse strip from humor to straight adventure is discussed.

Mickey Mouse & The Phantom Artist (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Blackbeard
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks:
Ted Thwaites; Bill Wright
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
Overview of Mickey Mouse as an action star.

Indexer Notes

Article is an excerpt from Bill Blackbeard's Mickey Mouse essay that appeared in "The Comic-Book Book" (Arlington House, 1973).

Going Solo (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of "The Captive Castaways".

The Captive Castaways (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Captain Doberman; Peg-Leg Pete; Hickup
Synopsis:
Mickey agrees to fly a search plane to look for missing air mail pilots and runs into a plot to hijack the mail.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1934.01.10 to 1934.04.17

Pluto's Rival (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Terry the terrier; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow
Synopsis:
Pluto becomes jealous when Mickey takes an unusual interest in a stray terrier he finds.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1934.04.18 to 1934.04.28

In Our Last Chapter...? (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of "The Bat Bandit of Inferno Gulch".

The Bat Bandit of Inferno Gulch (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Uncle Mortimer Mouse; The Bat Bandit [Don Jollio]; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow; Pluto
Synopsis:
Mickey gets a telegram from Minnie's Uncle Mortimer, asking for his help in bringing a marauding masked bandit that has been terrorizing ranchers in the southwest to justice.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1934.04.30 to 1934.07.28

More Equal Than Others (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of "Bobo the Elephant".

Bobo the Elephant (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 21 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; Bobo the Elephant; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow; Pluto; Dippy Dawg; Eli Squinch
Synopsis:
Mickey accidentally buys a baby elephant at an unclaimed freight auction and becomes responsible for the animal's unwitting destruction afterward.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1934.07.30 to 1934.10.13

How Them Stars Do Zwoosh! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of "The Sacred Jewel".

The Sacred Jewel (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Captain Churchmouse; Dippy Dawg; Pluto; Peg-Leg Pete; Sylvester Shyster
Synopsis:
Mickey, Minnie and Dippy must recover the Sacred Star of Zwoosh and return it to its owners before they have Captain Churchmouse executed for failing to deliver it on time.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1934.10.15 to 1934.12.29

A Hound For Trouble (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of the story "Pluto the Racer".

Pluto the Racer (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; crime; sports
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Mr. Shoebuckle; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Dippy Dawg; Clarabelle Cow
Synopsis:
Pluto's entry into a thoroughbred dog race causes havoc and leads to the dismissal of kindly Mr. Shoebuckle. This gives Mickey even more incentive to win the grand prize in the upcoming handicap.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1934.12.31 to 1935.03.02

The War-Drum Beats On (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of the story "Editor-in-Grief".

Editor-in-Grief (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; crime
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Dippy Dawg; Donald Duck; Horace Horsecollar; Minnie Mouse; Clarabelle Cow; Peg-Leg Pete; Mayor Hogg
Synopsis:
Mickey tries to keep a crusading local newspaper publishing after it is repeatedly sabotaged by local criminal interests.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1935.03.04 to 1935.06.01

Last Roundups (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of the story "Race For Riches".

Race For Riches (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow; Minnie Mouse; Eli Squinch; Pluto; Peg-Leg Pete
Synopsis:
Mickey and Horace try to find a plot of buried gold before Eli Squinch can, in order to save Clarabelle's rooming house from passing to Squinch for non-payment.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1935.06.03 to 1935.09.28

Future Shock (and Science) (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Overview of "The Pirate Submarine".

The Pirate Submarine (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Gloomy; Captain Doberman; Minnie Mouse; Doctor Vultur
Synopsis:
Mickey volunteers to help search for the missing crews of cruise ships, which have suddenly disappeared from their ships. He discovers a futuristic submarine run by a maniacal officer bent on ruling the world.
Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1935.09.30 to 1936.01.04

Gottfredson's World (Table of Contents)

text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Pencils:
Tom Wood; Hank Porter; Giorgio Scudellari; Daan Jippes; Walt Disney; Rene Guillaume; Romana Scarpa
Inks:
Tom Wood; Hank Porter; Giorgio Scudellari; Daan Jippes; Walt Disney; Rene Guillaume; Romana Scarpa
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
Overview of how these stories have been reprinted in the United States and in Europe.

Behind the Scenes: Spring Cleaning (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Pencils:
Ross Wetzel; Bill Berg; Xavier Atencio; Frank Tashlin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Bobo the Elephant
Synopsis:
Overview, accompanied by surviving storyboard sketches, from the aborted Mickey Mouse short "Spring Cleaning", based in part on the comic strip continuity reprinted in this volume, which would have introduced Bobo the Elephant.

The Cast (Table of Contents)

character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Pencils:
Al Taliaferro; William A. Ward; Francisco Rodriguez Peinado
Inks:
Al Taliaferro; William A. Ward; Francisco Rodriguez Peinado
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bobo the Elephant; Eli Squinch; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis:
Character profiles of two characters introduced in this volume.

[Recreations] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson (signed)
Inks:
Floyd Gottfredson (signed)
Colors:
Floyd Gottfredson (signed)

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Donald Duck; Dippy Dawg; Peg-Leg Pete; Eli Squinch; Doctor Vultur
Synopsis:
Painted recreations of famous scenes from Mickey Mouse continuity done by Gottfredson on commission.

Behind the Scenes: From Screen(s) to Strip (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Pencils:
Rollin Hamilton; Hugh Harman; Floyd Gottfredson; ?
Inks:
Rollin Hamilton; Hugh Harman; Ted Thwaites; ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
Tracing the plot similarities between the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short "Harem Scarem" (1927), the Mickey Mouse short "Mickey in Arabia" (1934) and the comic strip continuity "The Sacred Jewel".

Behind the Scenes: Mickey Mouse's Birthday Parties (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Gerstein
Pencils:
Floyd Gottfredson; Tom Wood; Antonio Menici
Inks:
Floyd Gottfredson; Ted Thwaites; ?;Tom Wood; Antonio Menici
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
Overview, with illustrations, of how Disney Studios has marked various anniversaries of Mickey Mouse.

The Heirs of Gottfredson: The 1930s School (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Alberto Becattini; David Gerstein
Pencils:
Wilfred Haughton
Inks:
Wilfred Haughton
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Synopsis:
Examination of some of the artists who drew Mickey Mouse comic strips for the European market.

Donald Duck and the Secret of Mars (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Frederico Pedrocchi; Fabio Gadducci (translation); Bruce Hamilton (English dialogue); David Gerstein (English dialogue)
Pencils:
Frederico Pedrocchi
Inks:
Frederico Pedrocchi
Colors:
Disney Italia
Letters:
David Gerstein

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters:
Donald Duck; Dr. Kraus; Captain Bluff; Doggsbane
Synopsis:
On the run from the police, Donald agrees reluctantly to accompany a crew of space explorers on a flight to Mars.
Reprints:
  • from Paperino (Mondadori, 1937 series) #1-18

Indexer Notes

Pages were originally presented as single page serial installments. Reprint gathers the pages into a sequential continuity.