Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse #5 - Outwits the Phantom Blot
([June] 2014)

Fantagraphics, 2011 Series
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Volume
?
Price
34.99 USD
Pages
296
On-sale date
2014-06-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
978-1-60699-736-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781606997369 53499
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
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Von Buettner ?; Floyd Gottfredson
Inks
Carl Von Buettner ?; Ted Thwaites
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; The Phantom Blot

Indexer Notes

Mickey Mouse solo figure taken from the cover of Four Color (Dell, 1939 series) #16.

Floyd Gottfredson and the Mickey Mouse Continuities (Table of Contents: 1)

Of Mouse & Man / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Thomas Andrae
Pencils
?; Walter Hoban; Tom Wood
Inks
?; Walter Hoban; Tom Wood
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Possible historical influences for Floyd Gottfredson's story lines are discussed.

Reading Pictures: The Visual Language of Floyd Gottfredson (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Craig McCracken
Pencils
Fred Moore; Floyd Gottfredson
Inks
Fred Moore; Floyd Gottfredson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Animation director Craig McCracken discusses the visual style of Floyd Gottfredson.

Craft(tint)ing a Whale of a Tale (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Byron Erickson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Erickson discusses the prior influences for this story.

Mighty Whale Hunters (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Clarabelle Cow; Pluto; Pegleg Pete
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy sign aboard a whaling ship.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1938.02.07 to 1938.07.06

Rich Mouse, Poor Mouse (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
The authors put the story "The Plumber's Helper" in the context of the times.

The Plumber's Helper (Table of Contents: 6)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 47 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Horace Horsecollar; Goofy; Joe Piper; Detective Casey
Synopsis
After being wiped out financially by the Depression, Mickey takes a job as a plumber's assistant. But soon he begins to suspect his boss of being more than a plumber.

Accentuate the Negative (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Gerstein
Pencils
Tom Wood; Riley Thomson
Inks
Tom Wood; Riley Thomson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Gerstein provides a historical evolution of the story "Mickey Mouse Meets Robinson Crusoe" as well as critical analysis.

Mickey Mouse Meets Robinson Crusoe (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Robinson Crusoe; Friday
Synopsis
Mickey is called in to the Disney Studios to film an adaptation of the book "Robinson Crusoe".
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1938.12.12 to 1939.04.13

Indexer Notes

Portions of this story are adapted from the Mickey Mouse short "Mickey's Man Friday".

Unhappy Campers (Table of Contents: 9)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Floyd Gottfredson (plot); Merrill De Maris
Pencils
Floyd Gottfredson (pages 1, 11); Ross Wetzel (pages 2-10)
Inks
Ted Thwaites; Bill Wright
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; domestic
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Pluto; Morty Mouse; Ferdy Mouse
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy take Morty and Ferdy on a camping trip.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1939.04.15 to 1939.05.20

Phantoms, Fears and Foreshadowing (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
The authors discuss the influence of The Phantom Blot on later stories.

Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Pluto; The Phantom Blot; Chief O'Hara; Detective Casey
Synopsis
The city is plagued by burglaries of cheap cameras by a mysterious hooded figure in black. Mickey is recruited by the police to help them stop the crime wave.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1939.05.22 to 1939.09.09

Well I'll be darned! I don't know if I dreamed all that or... (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Thad Komorowski
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Komorowski analyses the story "The Miracle Master".

The Miracle Master (Table of Contents: 13)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Clarabelle Cow; Goofy
Synopsis
After rubbing a lamp he finds among Minnie's collection of antiques, Mickey acquires a genie.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1939.09.11 to 1940.01.13

Yesterday's Thursday, Today (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jonathan Gray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
An analysis of the story "An Education For Thursday".

An Education For Thursday (Table of Contents: 15)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Pluto; Thursday
Synopsis
The actor who played Friday in "Mickey Mouse Meets Robinson Crusoe" ships his African twin brother to Mickey unannounced, asking Mickey to educate him in the ways of American civilization.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1940.01.15 to 1940.04.20

Indexer Notes

The strips from March 26 and March 27 feature a caricature of big band leader Cab Calloway.

Gottfredson's World (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori
Pencils
Daan Jippes; Enrico Mauro Pinochi; Romano Scarpa; Rene Guillaume; Marco Rora; Michel Nadorp; Luciano Bottaro; Michele Rubino; Angel Rodriguez; Todd Kurosawa; Jan-Roman Pikula; Hank Porter; Dan Gormley
Inks
Daan Jippes; Enrico Mauro Pinochi; Romano Scarpa; Patrice Croci; Marco Rora; Michel Nadorp; Luciano Bottaro; Michele Rubino; Angel Rodriguez; Todd Kurosawa; Jan-Roman Pikula; Hank Porter; Dan Gormley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Examples of how the stories in this volume have been reprinted around the world.

The Cast (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Francesco Stajano; Leonardo Gori; Joe Torcivia; Jonathan Gray
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Profiles of supporting characters introduced in the reprinted stories.

Behind the Scenes: The Blot Thickens (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Script
David Gerstein
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints of pages from "Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot" ordered redrawn by Dell Comics editors for the story's later reprinting.

Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot (Table of Contents: 19)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; The Phantom Blot

Indexer Notes

Commission paintings done by Floyd Gottfredson in 1981.

The Heirs of Gottfredson: Osamu Tezuka (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ryan Holmberg
Pencils
Osamu Tezuka; Floyd Gottfredson
Inks
Osamu Tezuka; Bill Wright
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Discussion of Gottfredson's influence on Japanese animator and manga artist Osamu Tezuka.

Off to the Sea of Adventures (Table of Contents: 21)

New Treasure Island / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Osamu Tezuka; Ryan Holmberg (translation)
Pencils
Osamu Tezuka
Inks
Osamu Tezuka
Letters
David Gerstein

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pete
Synopsis
A young boy races to the local pier hoping to catch a ship bound for New Treasure Island.
Reprints
  • from Shintakarajima (?, 1947 series) January 1947