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He’s here at last—Mickey’s 25th-century time-traveler pal, Eega Beeva! With his wicked wit, wild future-world customs, and hold-anything “magic pocket,” Eega is a wild card like Mickey’s never met. But Mickey and Eega will both have to get wild to save Mouseton from the Rhyming Man... a poetic master spy with an arsenal of chemical weapons! Artist Floyd Gottfredson teamed up with classic Disney writer Bill Walsh to create Eega Beeva and the Rhyming Man—and challenge daring, discombobulated Mickey with them both! With friends like Eega, after all, Mickey barely needs enemies. When the “Man of Tomorrow” isn’t eating pigeon feathers or adopting a college-educated ape, he’s giving a mental complex to Goofy—who refuses to believe that time-travelers exist! Restored from Disney’s original proof sheets, Rise of the Rhyming Man also includes more than 20 pages of futuristic extras! You’ll enjoy rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and fascinating commentary by hi-tech Disney historians! Walt Disney often said that his studio’s success “all started with a Mouse”—and today Mickey is among the world’s most recognizable icons. Now it’s time to rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon: Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse.
“Anyone who ventures into this gorgeous tome will come away with a fresh appreciation for just what made Mickey an all-American comic-strip hero.” — Time Out New York
“Gottfredson’s comics are energized with a loopy energy that matches the spunky determination of Mickey himself. Running pell-mell from one dangerous escapade to the next, Mickey is all spit and fire as he confronts louts like Pegleg Pete and protects Minnie.” — Publishers Weekly
“Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse is a treasure of modern American culture — a reminder that, once in a while, the most popular thing is the best thing.” — SF Weekly
“This Mickey is a feisty, wisecracking daredevil. Gottfredson’s charmingly old-fashioned drawings accentuate the gags and briskly propel the plotlines.” — Booklist