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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse

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2012 Eisner Award Winner: Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips

Today's America knows Mickey Mouse as a gentle do-gooder. But in his 1930s heyday, Mickey rose to fame as an epic hero: a bold, adventurous scrapper battling mobsters, kidnappers, and spies! And Mickey's greatest feats of derring-do took place in his daily comic strip, crafted by one of history's greatest cartoonists—Floyd Gottfredson.

For 25 years, Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse was a trendsetting adventure serial that led where other adventure comics would follow. But famed as Gottfredson's life's work is, it has never been comprehensively collected in English... until now!

"The resurrected, re-appreciated comic strip I found myself falling in love the most with this year was Gottfredson's plucky, adventure-loving mouse, a scrappier version of Disney’s iconic creation. More to the point, I was completely taken with the stunning packaging and background information Fantagraphics and the books' editors put together for this series. It's a new benchmark for reprint projects." –— Chris Mautner, Robot 6