Disney Masters #7 - Walt Disney Mickey Mouse: The Pirates of Tabasco Bay
(2019)

Fantagraphics, 2018 Series
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Volume
7
Price
29.99 USD
Pages
188
On-sale Date
2019-03-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books Inc.
Brand
FB
ISBN
978-1-68396-181-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781683961819 52999
Editing
Mike Catron (credited as J. Michael Catron) (senior editor); David Gerstein (credited) (archival editor)

Issue Notes

Second volume of Disney Masters dedicated to Paul Murry.

Mickey Mouse The Pirates of Tabasco Bay (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy peer down from a crow's nest of a fogbound ship.
Keywords
crow's nest; fog; repurposed art; reversed image; sea or island setting; ship

Indexer Notes

Cover illustrates the story "The Pirates of Tabasco Bay". Illustration repurposed from “The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter Two]” - page 5, panel 7. Image is reversed from that on the comic page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry (silhouette figure of Mickey Mouse)
Inks
Paul Murry (silhouette figure of Mickey Mouse)
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse (in silhouette); Mickey Mouse floating heads (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Tan-toned page picturing many Mickey Mouse floating heads in silhouette and a silhouetted full figure of Mickey Mouse by Paul Murry at lower left taken from an unidentified source. Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse floating heads (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes

Indexer Notes

Tan-toned page picturing many Mickey Mouse floating heads in silhouette.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Tan-tone.

Disney Masters Mickey Mouse: The Pirates of Tabasco Bay by Paul Murry and Carl Fallberg (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mickey Mouse

Indexer Notes

One Mickey Mouse floating head in silhouette on page one.

Walt Disney Mickey Mouse The Pirates of Tabasco Bay (Table of Contents: 5)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Mickey Mouse [Modern Retro Logo]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy peer down from a crow's nest of a fogbound ship.
Keywords
crow's nest; fog; repurposed art; sea or island setting; ship

Indexer Notes

Repurposed front cover illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Sky-blue color.

Contents (Table of Contents: 7)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Digikore Studios
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Keywords
repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Illustration repurposed from “The Great Stamp Hunt [Chapter Two]” - page 4, panel 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Sky-blue color.

The Lost City [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doggone, Mickey! Wouldn't yuh know somethin' like this would happen!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Professor Zink (archeologist); Pancho (honest bandit twin); Pepito (dishonest bandit twin)
Synopsis
Down on their luck vacationers Mickey and Goofy fly a desperate Professor Zink to Mexico. The professor must join his expedition that is searching for a lost city of gold. After arriving in Mexico, they are flummoxed by two twin-brother bandits - honest Pancho, who only "goes through the motions" of being a bandit in accordance with family tradition, and Pepito, who is an out-and-out bandit. When Pepito learns of the search for the lost city full of riches, he kidnaps the professor and rides off.
Reprints
Keywords
airplane; bandits; desert setting; lost city; meta humor; Mexico; twin brothers

Indexer Notes

Meta Moment: When Pepito meets Mickey, he senses something familiar about him: PEPITO: "Aren't you that millionaire movie actor from Hollywood, Donald Duck?"

Part 1 of 3.

The Lost City [Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 10)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While searching for a lost city, Mickey and Goofy encounter a temperamental bandit, who, though kind and generous at first, suddenly turns greedy and seizes their friend, Professor Zink, in hopes of finding the lost city's riches.
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Early Version]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Professor Zink (archeologist); Pancho (honest bandit twin); Pepito (dishonest bandit twin)
Synopsis
Initial confusion over the bandit twins, Pancho (the honest one) and Pepito (the dishonest one) allows Pepito to make off with Professor Zink and force him to lead the dishonest bandit to the lost city of gold. Mickey, Goofy, and Pancho track them to Pepito's desert shack, where Goofy is instrumental in liberating the professor. The good guys flee on horseback, with an armed Pepito in hot pursuit.
Reprints
Keywords
bandits; desert setting; lost city; Mexico; twin brothers

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

The Lost City [Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pursued by a desperate bandit, Mickey and his friends have hidden in a cave in the wild uncharted mountains of southern Mexico.
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Early Version]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Professor Zink (archeologist); Pancho (honest bandit twin); Pepito (dishonest bandit twin); chief of the lost city; warriors of the lost city
Synopsis
Cornered in a cave, Mickey, Goofy, Professor Zink, and Pancho escape from Pepito through a hidden passage trail accidently found by Goofy. The trail leads to the lost city, where the chief puts Goofy on trial as an intruder. Can Goofy's skill with a ball of rubber save our intrepid little band?
Reprints
Keywords
bandits; desert setting; lost city; Mexico; twin brothers

Indexer Notes

Good Bit: At story's end, a very annoyed Mickey, who has had it with the bandit twins' antics, puts an end to their life of banditry in unique fashion.

Part 3 of 3.

Yesterday Ranch [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 12)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Gary Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holy cow! Poor Goofy's been evicted!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Mr. Cinch (Yesterday Ranch owner); Quirt (Yesterday Ranch foreman); Lank (Yesterday Ranch hand); Cookie (Yesterday Ranch cook)
Synopsis
Having won new furniture in a contest, Goofy sells his old furniture to a brusque buyer named Quirt, the foreman at the "Yesterday Ranch", who seeks the "antiques" for his employer. Mickey and Goofy deliver the furniture to the isolated ranch where the owner, Mr. Cinch, "hates anything that was invented after 1880". Mr. Cinch maintains a strict 19th Century existence at Yesterday Ranch, eschewing motor vehicles and all other 20th Century conveniences. Before leaving, Mickey discovers a short-wave radio hidden away in the cook shack and suspects that something fishy may be going on.
Reprints
Keywords
19th vs. 20th Century; antique furniture; ranch; suspicion; western setting

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Yesterday Ranch [Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 13)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Gary Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mickey and Goofy have just delivered a load of antique furniture to an isolated ranch, whose owner has a violent prejudice against any modern inventions or conveniences, preferring to live according to the pattern of the 1890's.
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Mr. Cinch (Yesterday Ranch owner); Quirt (Yesterday Ranch foreman); Lank (Yesterday Ranch hand); other ranch hands; Cookie (Yesterday Ranch cook); assayer
Synopsis
When leaving Yesterday Ranch, Mickey and Goofy take a wrong turn and come upon a secretive mining operation on ranch property, run by foreman Quirt and ranch hand Lank. Mickey plays it cool and exits, but not before he pockets a small sample of ore. A quick stop at an assay office reveals the ore to be rich in Uranium. At first, Mickey is satisfied to leave Yesterday Ranch in his rear-view mirror, but later, bothered by his conscience, he decides to inform Mr. Cinch. He has Goofy drive him back to the 1890’s style ranch, hidden in an old cabinet intended for the antique-loving rancher Cinch.
Reprints
Keywords
19th vs. 20th Century; antique furniture; mining; ranch; suspicion; Uranium; western setting

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

Yesterday Ranch [Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 14)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8.75 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Gary Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spurred by his conscience, Mickey has decided to tell Mr. Cinch, owner of Yesterday Ranch, about the gang, headed by his ranch foreman, Quirt , who are apparently stealing uranium ore from the property, under the cover of an old abandoned mine.
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Mr. Cinch (Yesterday Ranch owner); Quirt (Yesterday Ranch foreman); Lank (Yesterday Ranch hand); Cookie (Yesterday Ranch cook); unnamed ranch hand; Al Axle (mechanic)
Synopsis
Mickey hopes to expose the uranium ore theft plot to a very skeptical and belligerent Mr. Cinch.
Reprints
Keywords
19th vs. 20th Century; antique furniture; mining; ranch; suspicion; Uranium; western setting

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

[Goofy in Silhouette] (Table of Contents: 15)

Goofy / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art; reversed image

Indexer Notes

Gray-toned filler illustration of Goofy in silhouette over a white background, taken from “Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Three]” - page 5, panel 8. - In this version, Goofy runs from right to left, reversed from the image as it appears in the comic.

Replaces an ad for Dell's Pluto (Mickey Mouse's dog) comic Four Color #654 from the original printing of "Yesterday Ranch [Chapter Three]".

[Italian Cover for "Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet"] (Table of Contents: 16)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Gerstein ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch! Paul Murry didn't draw his own cover for "The Marvelous Magnet", the story you are about to read - but Italian artists created this action-packed (if slightly crude) cover for their local edition (Walt Disney Albi d'oro 15 1956)
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Black Pete
Synopsis
Mickey stalls a pursuing Pete by rolling a barrel at him.
Reprints
Keywords
barrel; chase

Indexer Notes

Illustration is a redrawn version of page 7, panel 6 of "Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Three]" originally drawn by Paul Murry.

Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 17)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you overhauled your car, eh, Goofy?
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Early Version]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Mr. Quantum; Black Pete; Beaker
Synopsis
While Mickey and Goofy are out for a drive in Goofy's car, they encounter a mysterious man carrying a suitcase. Complications ensue when Mickey discovers that his old enemy Black Pete and his henchman Beaker are searching for the suitcase carrier.
Reprints
Keywords
mystery; old car; pursuit; suitcase

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 18)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out for a drive, Mickey and Goofy have given a lift to an old gentleman with a mysterious suitcase, who, it develops, is being pursued by Mickey's old enemy Black Pete!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Early Version]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Mr. Quantum; Black Pete; Beaker
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy learn that the mysterious suitcase contains a powerful "reverse magnet", one that repels metal rather than attracts it, invented by their new friend Mr. Quantum. The magnet, attached at a distance behind Goofy's car propels the old, broken-down vehicle on a high-speed wild ride, enabling them to escape Black Pete and Beaker, who want the magnet for nefarious purposes. But Pete never gives up easily, and tracks the trio to Mr. Quantum's provisional laboratory, an abandoned hotel on a remote river island.
Reprints
Keywords
hotel; inventor; island; magnet; old car; pursuit; river; suitcase

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 19)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mickey and Goofy have met an inventor with an amazing magnet which repels instead of attracts metal.
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Early Version]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Mr. Quantum; Black Pete; Beaker
Synopsis
As a storm rages, Mickey, Goofy, and Mr. Quantum make a last stand against Black Pete and Beaker in an old, abandoned hotel.
Reprints
Keywords
hotel; inventor; island; last stand; magnet; odds-stacked-against-you; pursuit; river; storm

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

The Vanishing Railroad [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 20)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Erik Rosengarten (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We had a pretty good run to Cinder City today, didn't we, Fireman Goofy?
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; J. Waldo Wallow (financier); Gruggers (chauffeur); Mr. Boomer (railroad owner); The Clinker Brothers (two tired has-been outlaws)
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy work as engineer and fireman on the locomotive "Penelope", for the Tankburg, Cinder City & Pacific, a small railroad owned by Mr. Boomer. By chance, Mr. Wallow, a wealthy financier and railroad hobbyist, sees "Penelope" and the rest of the antique train and wants them for his private collection. Mr. Boomer turns the offer down, as the line has been in his family since 1880. Gruggers, Wallow's crooked chauffeur, overhears and employs The Clinker Brothers, two has-been outlaws, to steal the train - piece by piece - planning to sell it to Mr. Wallow for a huge profit.
Reprints
Keywords
locomotive; outlaws; railroading; train

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Good Bit: After the down-and-out Clinker Brothers fail miserably at holding-up Mickey and Goofy's train, they try their luck on an approaching car, driven by the scheming Gruggers. With considerable effort, they roll two boulders and a log across the road and stop the car to rob its driver.

CLINKER #1 (dazed): "Point the gun at him, Brother!"
CLINKER #2 (dazed and weary): "I'm just too old and tired even to LIFT my gun! (Gasp!)"
GRUGGERS (somewhat confused): "What is this... a HOLDUP?
CLINKER #2 (barely standing): "Well, it started out to be, but now we're too tired!"

This story is a sequel to Fallberg and Murry's "Ridin' the Rails" seen in Disney Masters Volume 3 "Walt Disney Mickey Mouse: The Case of the Vanishing Bandit". "Ridin' the Rails" was originally printed in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (Dell, 1940 series) #173-175 (1955).

[Mickey Mouse in Silhouette] (Table of Contents: 21)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Gray-toned filler illustration of Mickey Mouse in silhouette over a white background, taken from an unidentified source.

Replaces an ad for Dell's Mickey Mouse comic #46 from the original printing of "The Vanishing Railroad [Chapter One]".

The Vanishing Railroad [Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 22)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Erik Rosengarten (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mickey and Goofy are engineer and fireman on a small mountain railroad, the Tankburg, Cinder City & Pacific. Unknown to them, a gang is plotting to steal the train and sell it to a railroad hobbyist for a fortune...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Gruggers (chauffeur); Mr. Boomer (railroad owner); The Clinker Brothers (two tired has-been outlaws)
Synopsis
Railroad cars continue to "vanish" on Mickey and Goofy's watch. An angry Mr. Boomer blames the pair for the disappearances and orders them to go over every inch of track on foot in order to locate the missing cars. Meanwhile, during Mickey and Goofy's demotion, the Clinker Brothers are hired by Mr. Boomer to run the engine, playing right into the hands of Gruggers who is behind the thefts.
Reprints
Keywords
disappearances; locomotive; outlaws; railroading; train

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

[Goofy in Silhouette] (Table of Contents: 23)

Goofy / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Gray-toned filler illustration of Goofy in silhouette over a white background, taken from “Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Three]” - page 5, panel 8.

Replaces an ad for Dell's Chip 'n' Dale comic #5 from the original printing of "The Vanishing Railroad [Chapter Two]".

The Vanishing Railroad [Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 24)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Erik Rosengarten (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After some freight cars mysteriously disappeared, Mickey and Goofy were demoted from engineer and fireman to trackwalkers by Mr. Boomer, owner of the Tankburg, Cinder City & Pacific Railroad, who thinks their carelessness was responsible.
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; J. Waldo Wallow (financier); Gruggers (chauffeur); Mr. Boomer (railroad owner); The Clinker Brothers (two tired has-been outlaws); constable; deputies
Synopsis
Thanks to Goofy's unorthodox stakeout of the railroad yard, the mystery of the vanishing railroad is solved.
Reprints
Keywords
locomotive; outlaws; railroading; stakeout; train

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

The Case of the Hungry Ghost [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 25)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've never been so insulted in all my life!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Early Version]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Chief O'Hara; Fingal P. MacFingal; Skragg (MacFingal's butler); Miss Margin (Chief O'Hara's secretary)
Synopsis
Cranky Scotsman Fingal P. MacFingal, who has brought his ancestral castle to these shores, seeks a detective to solve the mystery of a food-stealing ghost in the castle. Turned down by Chief O' Hara, MacFingal finds Goofy, who is in the process of taking detective lessons, and hires him for the job. As a concerned friend, actual detective Mickey tags along as the Goof's "bright young assistant" to keep Goofy out of trouble.
Reprints
Keywords
castle; detective; food; ghost; mystery; Scotland; theft

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Good Scottish Thrift Bit: MacFingal on the ghost: "I don't mind ghosts as long as they tend to business just rattling chains and stalking about the battlements, but STEALING FOOD is another thing!"

It could be further assumed that MacFingal hired "not-quite-an-actual-detective-Goofy" because he worked cheap.

[Mickey Mouse in Silhouette] (Table of Contents: 26)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Gray-toned filler illustration of Mickey Mouse in silhouette over a white background, taken from an unidentified source.

Replaces an ad for Dell's Mickey Mouse in Frontierland comic #1 from the original printing of "The Case of the Hungry Ghost [Chapter One]".

The Case of the Hungry Ghost [Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 27)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hidden in the kitchen of gloomy old MacFingal Castle, Mickey and Goofy are trying to find out if a ghost is responsible for mysterious thefts of food from the pantry...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Chief O'Hara; Fingal P. MacFingal; Skragg (MacFingal's butler); Miss Margin (Chief O'Hara's secretary)
Synopsis
Continuing their investigation of the MacFingal Castle ghost, Mickey and Goofy observe a sleepwalking Mr. MacFingal, and come face to face with an armored ghost.
Reprints
Keywords
castle; detective; food; ghost; mystery; Scotland; theft

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

The Case of the Hungry Ghost [Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 28)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hired by Fingal P. MacFingal, the eccentric owner of a transplanted Scottish castle, to investigate the disappearance of food, supposedly stolen by a ghost, Mickey and Goofy escape from a dungeon where they had been trapped...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Chief O'Hara; Fingal P. MacFingal; Skragg (MacFingal's butler); Jake
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy solve the mystery and expose the ghost with some culinary trickery.
Reprints
Keywords
castle; detective; food; ghost; mystery; Scotland; theft

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 29)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Gary Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This place is sort of off the beaten path, Goofy but the fishing is terrific in the bay!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics Logo - Early Version]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Marmaduke Mouse; WOW-TV news reporter; Black Pete; Scupper (Pete's first mate); other members of Pete's crew; townspeople of Tabasco Bay; tourists
Synopsis
Mickey's uncle, Marmaduke Mouse, runs a failing hotel in the overlooked seaside community of Tabasco Bay. To bring back the tourist trade and spark the economy, Mickey proposes a "Pirate Days Festival" for the town, with a restored ship and actors playing pirates. All goes well in the planning stage until Black Pete learns of the festival via a publicity campaign and, on the day of the festival, takes over by replacing the crew of "pirate-reenactors" with his own tramp-steamer crew of real pirates.
Reprints
Keywords
costumes; festival; pirate ship; pirates; sea or island setting; tourism; unexpected intrusion

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Plot-wise, this story bears a strong resemblance to "The Black Flag" from BLACKHAWK (Quality Comics, 1944 series) #98 (March 1956), where real pirates take the place of mock pirates scheduled to perform at an island's pirate pageant attended by the Blackhawks. These stories would have appeared just months apart. https://www.comics.org/issue/12720/#639258

[Goofy in Silhouette] (Table of Contents: 30)

Goofy / illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Gray-toned filler illustration of Goofy in silhouette over a white background, taken from “Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Three]” - page 5, panel 8.

Replaces an ad for Dell's Mickey Mouse comic #49 from the original printing of "The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter One]".

The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 31)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Gary Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a publicity stunt to put life into the faded resort town of Tabasco Bay, Mickey dreamed up a "Pirate Days Festival," the climax of which was to be a "raid" by a gang of "pirates," however Black Pete is using the make-believe raid as a cover...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Marmaduke Mouse; Black Pete; Scupper (Pete's first mate); other members of Pete's crew; townspeople of Tabasco Bay; tourists
Synopsis
Taking the place of the mock pirates performing at the Tabasco Bay "Pirate Days Festival", Black Pete and his tramp-steamer crew plunder the town and its amused citizens and tourists. Only after Pete sails off with the loot do the victims realize the unfortunate truth. Meanwhile, Pete has Mickey and Goofy bound and gagged in the crow's nest of the restored pirate ship and has framed them as the leaders of the pirate gang. The pair try to make their escape, but not before the faux pirate ship, drifting in a dense fog, runs into Pete's tramp-steamer.
Reprints
Keywords
disguise; festival; frame-up; imposter; pirate ship; pirates; robbery; sea or island setting; tourism

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 32)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Gary Leach (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Black Pete and his gang, disguised as pirates, have raided the town of Tabasco Bay, using a "Pirate Days Festival" as a cover-up.
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Marmaduke Mouse; Black Pete; Scupper (Pete's first mate); other members of Pete's crew; Sparks (Pete's radioman); Coast Guard radioman; Coast Guard captain; sheriff of Tabasco Bay; judge; man posting a sign in Coyote Creek
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy escape from the sinking pirate ship to Pete's tramp-steamer. While dodging Pete and his crew, Mickey manages to get a radio message out to the Coast Guard. Though rescued, our heroes are taken into custody, as Pete has framed them as the leaders of the pirate gang. How can Mickey and Goofy prove their innocence?
Reprints
Keywords
festival; frame-up; pirate ship; pirates; robbery; sea or island setting; tourism

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

The Great Stamp Hunt [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 33)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's that house jack you wanted to borrow, Goofy!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; J.J. Watermark (stamp and coin dealer); Smiley (smuggler); brawny unnamed smuggler; lady with messy attic; lady's sleeping husband
Synopsis
After Mickey accidentally causes a rare and valuable "1856 One-Penny Magenta stamp", issued by the Banana Islands and kept in an old stamp album in Goofy's attic, to be burned-up in the fireplace, Mickey insists on taking himself and Goofy to the Banana Islands in the hope of finding a replacement for the rare stamp. But danger lurks in the tropics when two diamond smugglers on the islands mistake them for being detectives on their trail.
Reprints
Keywords
jungle setting; smugglers; stamp; stamp collecting; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

The story's "1856 One-Penny Magenta of the Banana Islands" is based on the British Guiana 1c magenta stamp.
"The British Guiana 1c magenta is regarded by many philatelists as the world's most famous rare stamp. It was issued in limited numbers in British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1856, and only one specimen is now known to exist." <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Guiana_1c_magenta>

The Great Stamp Hunt [Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 34)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While on a trip to the Banana Islands to find one of the world's rarest stamps, an 1856 One-Penny Magenta, Mickey and Goofy are mistaken for detectives by a couple of smugglers...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Smiley (smuggler); brawny unnamed smuggler; Postmaster of Fingle's Falls; Albert (postmaster's tame monkey)
Synopsis
Mistaken for detectives, Mickey and Goofy are imprisoned by the smugglers in a tin shed heated by the blazing tropical sun, in order to find out what the "detectives" know about the smugglers' operation. Making their escape, they run into the eccentric postmaster and lone inhabitant of Fingle's Falls, who valiantly stayed-on alone for fifty years after the town's population fled a volcanic eruption. The smugglers appear and, still demanding information, tie Mickey, Goofy, and the postmaster to a tree facing the once again erupting volcano.
Reprints
Keywords
jungle setting; smugglers; stamp; stamp collecting; volcano; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

[Mickey Mouse in Silhouette] (Table of Contents: 35)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Gray-toned filler illustration of Mickey Mouse in silhouette over a white background, taken from an unidentified source.

Replaces a Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation from the original printing of "The Great Stamp Hunt [Chapter Two]".

The Great Stamp Hunt [Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 36)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Paul Murry (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through accident, Mickey lost an extremely rare stamp belong to Goofy... an 1856 One-Penny Magenta of the Banana Islands.
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Smiley (smuggler); brawny unnamed smuggler; Postmaster of Fingle's Falls; Albert (postmaster's tame monkey)
Synopsis
Mickey, Goofy, and the postmaster escape the erupting volcano, but not before when remains of the abandoned town of Fingle's Falls is destroyed. The diamond smugglers' plot is exposed, but what of the rare 1856 One-Penny Magenta stamp of the Banana Islands?
Reprints
Keywords
jungle setting; smugglers; stamp; stamp collecting; volcano; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

Paul Murry (Table of Contents: 37)

Disney Masters / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Germund von Wowern (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (illustration examples); ? (photos)
Inks
Paul Murry (illustration examples); ? (photos)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a cold winter's evening in the new year of 1938.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
A biography of Disney comic book artist Paul Murry, with some Murry illustrations.
Reprints
Keywords
artist; background information; biography; editorial feature

Indexer Notes

A 1951 black and white photograph of Mr. Murry appears on the first page of the article.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Tan-tone.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse floating heads (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes

Indexer Notes

Tan-toned page picturing many Mickey Mouse floating heads in silhouette.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry (silhouette figure of Goofy)
Inks
Paul Murry (silhouette figure of Goofy)
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Goofy (in silhouette); Mickey Mouse floating heads (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art; reversed image

Indexer Notes

Tan-toned page picturing many Mickey Mouse floating heads in silhouette and a full figure of Goofy at lower right taken from “Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Three]” - page 5, panel 8. - In this version, Goofy runs from right to left, reversed from the image as it appears in the comic. Inside back cover.

Avast, Ye Swabs! (Table of Contents: 41)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Gerstein
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantagraphics presents Disney Masters - acclaimed artists from around the world working in the grand Walt Disney Tradition.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Black Pete; Scupper (Pete's first mate); other members of Pete's crew
Synopsis
Black Pete and his pirate crew storm the beach at Tabasco Bay.
Keywords
pirates; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Illustration repurposed from “The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter Two]” - page 1, panel 4. On back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mickey Mouse The Pirates of Tabasco Bay
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Disney Masters Mickey Mouse: The Pirates of Tabasco Bay by Paul Murry and Carl Fallberg
  6. 5. Walt Disney Mickey Mouse The Pirates of Tabasco Bay
    Mickey Mouse
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Contents
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. The Lost City [Chapter One]
    Mickey Mouse
  11. 10. The Lost City [Chapter Two]
    Mickey Mouse
  12. 11. The Lost City [Chapter Three]
    Mickey Mouse
  13. 12. Yesterday Ranch [Chapter One]
    Mickey Mouse
  14. 13. Yesterday Ranch [Chapter Two]
    Mickey Mouse
  15. 14. Yesterday Ranch [Chapter Three]
    Mickey Mouse
  16. 15. [Goofy in Silhouette]
    Goofy
  17. 16. [Italian Cover for "Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet"]
    Mickey Mouse
  18. 17. Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter One]
    Mickey Mouse
  19. 18. Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Two]
    Mickey Mouse
  20. 19. Mickey Mouse and the Marvelous Magnet [Chapter Three]
    Mickey Mouse
  21. 20. The Vanishing Railroad [Chapter One]
    Mickey Mouse
  22. 21. [Mickey Mouse in Silhouette]
    Mickey Mouse
  23. 22. The Vanishing Railroad [Chapter Two]
    Mickey Mouse
  24. 23. [Goofy in Silhouette]
    Goofy
  25. 24. The Vanishing Railroad [Chapter Three]
    Mickey Mouse
  26. 25. The Case of the Hungry Ghost [Chapter One]
    Mickey Mouse
  27. 26. [Mickey Mouse in Silhouette]
    Mickey Mouse
  28. 27. The Case of the Hungry Ghost [Chapter Two]
    Mickey Mouse
  29. 28. The Case of the Hungry Ghost [Chapter Three]
    Mickey Mouse
  30. 29. The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter One]
    Mickey Mouse
  31. 30. [Goofy in Silhouette]
    Goofy
  32. 31. The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter Two]
    Mickey Mouse
  33. 32. The Pirates of Tabasco Bay [Chapter Three]
    Mickey Mouse
  34. 33. The Great Stamp Hunt [Chapter One]
    Mickey Mouse
  35. 34. The Great Stamp Hunt [Chapter Two]
    Mickey Mouse
  36. 35. [Mickey Mouse in Silhouette]
    Mickey Mouse
  37. 36. The Great Stamp Hunt [Chapter Three]
    Mickey Mouse
  38. 37. Paul Murry
    Disney Masters
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Mouse
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Mouse
  42. 41. Avast, Ye Swabs!
    Mickey Mouse
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