The Age of Classic Comics Collections continues with this premiere volume in the promised complete collection of Floyd Gottfredson's epic 25 year run on Mickey Mouse. OK, now, we know that some of you will be thinking to yourselves, "Mickey Mouse? Who cares!" Well, while we won't argue that there's quite a bit of mindless pap out there involving this particular mouse and that, as the icon of the Disney empire, this character has a lot to answer for, Gottfredson's work featuring this same mouse is simply straight up comics from the classic age of newspaper strips. This series marks the first time this epic run has ever been collected in English (this work has a bit more respect over in Europe, where it has been the subject of at least one complete collection). This volume starts right at the beginning – April Fool's Day, 1930 – and takes us through a series of adventures ending in early 1932. This well turned out 288 page volume contains heaps upon heaps of archival and supplemental material – much of it in color – that will make for a treasure trove for any and all collectors and aficionados of the mouse.
The second volume in the excellent Fantagraphics series collecting the complete mouse by the one and only Floyd Gottfredson. NOW ON SALE!
Floyd Gottfredson, artist and writer of Mickey Mouse, turned the strip into a 100-proof cocktail of thrills, comedy, warmth, and cynicism. In this volume, you’ll saddle up for Gottfredson’s two most famous Wild West epics: a “Race for Riches” amid rockslides and rustlers, then a dead-shot showdown with the brutal “Bat Bandit!” Back home in Mouseton, the mayhem continues when Mickey, Donald, and Goofy run a crime-fighting newspaper — and face trouble with mobsters and speeding black sedans!
Lovingly restored from Disney'’s proof sheets, High Noon at Inferno Gulchalso includes more than 50 pages of rootin’-tootin’ supplementary features! You’ll enjoy rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and vivid commentary by a pistol-packin’ posse of seasoned Disney scholars, including a Foreword by Thomas Andrae and an appreciation by the late Bill Blackbeard.
Walt Disney often said that his studio’s success “all started with a Mouse.” Now it’'s time to rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon!"
When Mickey sets out to eject "The Seven Ghosts" from Bassett Manor, he finds more than just specters providing the scares! Next, moving smoothly from horror to science fiction, our hero discovers an awesome "Island in the Sky" — and meets its maker, the powerful atomic scientist Dr. Einmug!
Lovingly restored from Disney’s original negatives and proof sheets, House of the Seven Haunts also includes more than 50 pages of spooky supplementary features! You’ll enjoy rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and fascinating commentary by a haunted houseful of Disney scholars."