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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Collector's Box Set (Vol. 1-2) (Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse) Hardcover – October 31, 2011

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Floyd Gottfredson’s wily take on the character is revered by the best cartoonists, and Fantagraphics has packaged these earliest serial strips from the 30s in some truly handsome volumes. Take advantage of the two volume slipcover edition for a great value and the publisher’s now signature excellence in presentation. (Paul Montgomery - iFanboy)

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 - ComicsAlliance)

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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 Treasures―Disney Comics: 70 Years of Innovation. He lives in New York City, NY.

Gary Groth is the co-founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

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Product Details

  • Series: Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse
  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics; Slp edition (October 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606994964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606994962
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 10.9 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #371,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ronin on October 21, 2011
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This box set is awesome! The art is good, the story is good, and the comics are actually funny! The world needs Mickey Mouse more than ever before. Today's Mickey Mouse has no personality, but the Mickey of the 30's loved a good fight and enjoyed a bottle of beer with his cheese. Many Disney comics fans will immediatly compare Gottfredson's art to Barks or even Rosa. Don't even try. They are all great and all different. Barks might have had more detailed backgrounds, but Gottfredsoms dailies seemed more animated. But I wouldn't choose one over the other.

A new daily strip like this could single-handidly save the newspaper industry.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Reece on March 3, 2013
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When it comes to books, Amazon is hands down the best place to buy them. They always have been. I paid $32.00 for this set; and it is worth every penny.

1. I am currently building a set of high quality comics on my bookshelf. I used to read reprints of Mickey and Donald and Uncle Scrooge in the form of Gladstone comics when I was a child and I still enjoy reading them. Now that I have children of my own, I want to them to be able to enjoy the same stories I used to, and that my parents and grandparents probably enjoyed before me. Their interest has exceeded my expectations; anything that gets children interested in reading is a good thing.

2. These comic strips are presented in their original format. So if you also grew up reading these reprinted in Gladstone comics, be aware that they are back in their original black and white, and are also daily newspaper size. If you are considering purchasing this set, I can't imagine this being an issue.

3. Back when these stories were written, a story line would last months; and consequently, you are getting stories that easily take up 30 or so pages of this volume each. The daily strip format also makes for easy stop points when I'm reading to the children. It is great to see Mickey Mouse being mischevious, adventurous, spunky and clever; a welcome change from the sanitized non-offensive goody-two-shoes he has been marketed as in my lifetime to date.

4. The drawings are simple and elegant and convey a wide range of emotions and expressions; It takes a good artist to get so much detail with so little pencils and a brevity of brushstrokes.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By john washington on February 12, 2012
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these books are great. the print quality, binding etc. are top notch. the comic strips are classic, i loved the squirrel nut zippers ghost of stephen foster video and this is the era. crazy creative, refreshingly non-PC, ( i want a t-shirt of the shot of Mickey walking around with a 6 shooter in his pants) early mickey is as sassy/bratty and gutsy as the early superman was. contemporary mickey and superman have been tamed down to zero's. these comics aren't just about the art, a lot of the humor translates well. the books are broken up into sections, mickey's on a mission, villains/ confrontation/ resolution, similar to the storytelling format carl barks used in ducktails. i hope these do well, and more volumes are printed!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Heering on September 5, 2012
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Taken together, these two books reprint the first four years of the Mickey Mouse daily comic strip. Floyd Gottfredson has been proclaimed the greatest Mickey Mouse comic strip (or comic book) artist, and rightly so. But the book also includes the strips from before Gottfredson took over the feature. These are good, but they can't hold a candle to good ol' Floyd. His Mickey Mouse is perhaps the greatest humorous adventure strip of all time. In addition to the comics, which are beautifully reproduced, there are a number of informative articles about the strip, plus a lot of archival material. Fantagraphics went all out on this one. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Busellini on May 30, 2014
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My husband and I are huge Disney fans and I was thrilled that I came across these comics. These are original comics from the 1930s. Mickey is a very different mouse than he is now (humor is different due to the time period), but I wouldn't change that at all. It's fun to take a glimpse back in time to see how the world was through comics. A must have for any Disney fan!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven Hutchinson on January 14, 2014
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At first I was completely disappointed. The amount of dialog in these daily strips for mickey mouse is amazing and seemed like it was meant for a completely different format. Long adventure stores with chunks of repeated dialog, of course because it was daily and needed to update readers, made for an almost painful experience for me. Thankfully the storytelling does grow into the format and in my opinion becomes a much more entertaining experience compared to the awkward beginning. For the price, Fantagraphics goes above and beyond creating an excellent archive quality collection, and although the first volumes, and more specifically the first stories, are not my favorite I do recommend them and promise that they only get better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Rogers on April 9, 2014
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Floyd Gottfredson took over the writing and art of the Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip and it was never the same. Some of the greatest comic strips you'll ever read - certainly, some of the best Mickey Mouse adventures ever.
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