Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vols.1&2

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vols.1&2 : Collector's Box Set

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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Race to Death Valley": Relive Mickey's race to a gold mine with Pegleg Pete hot on his heels; Mickey's life on the lam after being framed for bank robbery; even Mickey's ringside battle with a hulking heavyweight champ! The premiere volume features a dozen different adventures starring Mickey, his gal Minnie and her uncle Mortimer, his pals Horace Horsecollar and Butch, the villainous Pegleg Pete, and the mysterious and shrouded Fox. Gottfredson's vibrant visual storytelling has never been more beautifully reproduced; we promise the best reprinting the strip has ever seen, with each daily lovingly restored from Disney's original negatives and proof sheets. "Death Valley" also includes more than 50 pages of fascinating supplementary features, including rare behind-the-scenes art and vintage publicity material from the first two years of the strip. Critics, scholars, seasoned Disney archivists, and fellow cartoonists provide commentary and historical essays on the strip's creation and execution.

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Trapped on Treasure Island": "Oh, for gosh sakes!" Floyd Gottfredson's 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. Mickey's classic 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! In this book you'll relive Mickey's 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 Disney's original negatives and proof sheets, Mickey Mouse: Trapped on Treasure Island also includes more than 50 pages of fascinating supplementary features. You'll 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 studio's success "all started with a mouse" -- and today Mickey is among the world's most recognizable icons in the world. Now it's time to rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon: Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 216 x 260 x 60.96mm | 2,449.4g
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1606994964
  • 9781606994962
  • 88,565

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Over the past few months, [Fantagraphics] have been putting out collections of Floyd Gottfredson's work on the Mickey Mouse newspaper strip, and they're some of the best comics ever put out.... It's incredible stuff, and when you throw in the consistently beautiful design that Fantagraphics gives to their projects, it's something that makes a pretty great gift. --Chris Sims"
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There is really nothing much to say about the first two-volume set of Fantagraphics' 'Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse" except that it's simply awesome. Being a fan of the old school comics I simply couldn't wait to get my hands on the first decent collection of Gottfredson's comics in English and these books simply exceeded my wildest expectations. The comics are simply wonderful - the stories are still beautiful, intelligent, funny, interesting and really, really enjoyable. As it's the case with all true art, the time has taken nothing away from Gottfredson's work, but only added to its charm. Each book also includes valuable extras such as expert essays, interviews, covers of various Mickey Mouse editions from all over the world etc. In case you want to dig deeper and grasp cultural and historical contexts (in some cases this is required to truly appreciate and understand certain aspects of the comics) don't look any further - it's all in there. This is a wonderful collector's item, well printed and bound and wrapped in a sturdy slipcase, but it is far more than that - it is a wonderful read more than anything else. Being more than satisfied with the first set, I am determined to buy the entire collection and can't wait to get my hands on every forthcoming volume (the second set, including volumes 3 and 4 is on its way and the first set with Sunday colour strips is set for release sometime in November). Buy these for yourself, your kids, your grandkids, this stuff is timeless!show more
by Milos Matovic
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