Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Collector's Box Setby Floyd Gottfredson, David Gerstein (Editor), Gary Groth (Editor)
Just in time for the holidays! This collection of booksidentical to the individual volumesships shrinkwrapped, with the two hardcovers Race to Death Valley (volume 1) and Trapped on Treasure Island (volume 2), , packed in a sturdy custom box
A gift set of the first and second Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse volumes, in a handsome and durable slipcase.
Just in time for the holidays! This collection of booksidentical to the individual volumesships shrinkwrapped, with the two hardcovers Race to Death Valley (volume 1) and Trapped on Treasure Island (volume 2), , packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set. The perfect gift item.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.
Meet the Author
Hired as a short-term replacement on the fledgling Mickey Mouse daily strip in 1930, Floyd Gottfredson (1905–1986) went on to draw the feature for the next 45 years. He created the most famous Mickey tales ever told in print. He is a Disney Legend and was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2006.
David Gerstein is a comic book writer/editor and animation historian specializing in the Disney Standard Characters. His books include Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse and Walt Disney TreasuresDisney Comics: 70 Years of Innovation. He lives in New York City, NY.
Gary Grothis the co-founder ofThe Comics Journaland Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.
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It's not Floyd Gottfredson in his prime, but the guy who drew (and often wrote) the Mickey Mouse newspaper strip for 45 years got his start here, and his two-fisted, adventurous version of the mouse is exciting and action-packed. If you think Mickey Mouse is bland, you should try this collection!
I'm not a huge fan of modern day Mickey Mouse comics. Mostly because Mickey has this classic quality about him, I just can't see him in a modern, high-tech, internet-filled world. These strips are how I remember Mickey Mouse. They're fun, full of adventure and humor, and are a great way to introduce people to this talented writer/artist. I remember reading many of these strips when I was younger as Gladstone Comics would reprint them in WDC&S. When I found that Fantagraphics was reprinting these and Carl Barks' classic Donald and Scrooge stories, I was thrilled. Beautifully presented, these books give a history of the making of these stories as well as insight into the narratives themselves. This is a must for classic Disney fans and those who want a little innocence brought back into their comic experience.