2012 Eisner Award Winner: Best Archival Collection/Project Strips
2012 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Domestic Reprint Project
"For contemporary audiences who know Mickey Mouse only as the bland corporate mascot of the Disney empire, these 193233 newspaper comic strips featuring the famous rodent will be a revelation. As in his contemporaneous animated cartoons, this Mickey is a feisty, wisecracking daredevil, who searches tropical lands for buried treasure (encountering stereotyped cannibals that are offensive even by the eras insensitive standards), treks to the frozen north to recover a stolen orphanage fund, and starts a detective agency with second banana Goofy. Gottfredsons charmingly old-fashioned drawings accentuate the gags and briskly propel the plotlines." Gordon Flagg, Booklist
Praise for Volume 1:
"Gottfredson drew Mickey with a nosy snout and the bright eyes of an adrenalin junkie. The mouses diminutive size inspired Gottfredson to have the character attempt daredevil races, leaping stunts, and develop a flurry-fisted fighting style.... This beautiful volume gives the Great Rodent his humanity." Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly
"Gottfredson's strips are jammed with incident and detail, energized with a loopy energy that matches the spunky determination of Mickey himself.... The quite visible specter of the Depression and occasional dark humor, as when Mickey tries multiple times to kill himself and fails comically, only add to the sense of heroic grit." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Mickey Mouse: Race to Death Valley stands beside Fantagraphics' collections of E.C. Segar's Popeye and Charles Schulz's Peanuts as a treasure of modern American culture a reminder that, once in a while, the most popular thing is the best thing." Alan Scherstuhl, SF Weekly
"With its shameless abundance of riches, Mickey Mouse Vol. 1 sets a new standard in reprint publication." Chris Mautner, Robot 6
"...[Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse] is not just a great Mickey Mouse comic, it's one of the best comics of all time.... They did a seriously remarkable job putting it together, which is fitting considering how good the material is.... It's a great collection, and one of the few that anyone who likes any sort of comics could and should pick up and enjoy." Chris Sims, Comics Alliance
"I cannot praise this volume highly enough." Jerry Beck, Cartoon Brew
"Pretty much an ideal volume. Rating: 9/10" Michael Barrett, PopMatters
"Simply put, my jaw literally dropped once I opened up these action-packed images, so impressed was I by their power and grace. And since most of Gottfredsons work has been reprinted rarely, if that, chances are youll be bowled over too." Sean T. Collins, Robot 6
Praise for the Mouse:
Great lover, scholar, soldier, sailor, singer, toreador, tycoon, jockey, prizefighter, automobile racer, aviator, farmer. Mickey Mouse lives in a world in which space, time, and the law of physics are nil. He can reach inside of a bulls mouth, pull out his teeth and use them as castanets. He can lead a band or play violin solos; his ingenuity is limitless; he never fails. Time Magazine (1931)
NOTE: If you have previously ordered Vol. 1 from us, you're eligible to buy Vol. 2 with the slipcase for a total combined price equal to the box set. Contact us to take advantage of this special offer!
Oh, for gosh sakes! Floyd Gottfredsons classic 1930s Mickey Mouse is back for another round of thrills, chills, and epic quests taking him from the depths of teeming jungles to the halls of spooky Blaggard Castle. Mickeys clas- sic Disney bad guys are here, too, with arch-enemy Pegleg Pete joined for this book by the mysterious Bill Shakespeare and hypnosis-happy Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex!
Floyd Gottfredson, artist of Mickey Mouse from 1930-1975, made it the most popular cartoon-based comic of its time. Unafraid to tackle social satire and grown-up action-adventure, Gottfredson produced a Mouse for all ages truly popular in a way that Mickeys blander 1950s image could never be.
In this book youll relive Mickeys fight with pirates on desolate Treasure Island; his quest with Goofy to catch ruthless counterfeiters; and his battles to save windy Horace Horsecollar from mad scientists, a robbery frame- up and himself!
Lovingly restored from Disneys original negatives and proof sheets, Mickey Mouse: Trapped on Treasure Island also includes more than 50 pages of fascinating supplementary features. Youll enjoy rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and vivid commentary by a full team of seasoned Disney scholars.
Walt Disney often said that his studios success all started with a mouse and today Mickey is among the worlds most recognizable icons in the world. Now its time to rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon: Floyd Gottfredsons Mickey Mouse.
Download and read a 19-page PDF excerpt (3.1 MB) which includes the full Table of Contents, David Gerstein's first chapter introduction, and 15 pages of strips!
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