Saturday, March 16, 2013

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Collector's Box Set (Volume 3 & 4)

Like the previous volume 1-2, volume 3-4 also come in hardcovers at 280 pages each. It took me a while to finish both comics which I enjoyed immensely. The originals were first published in the 1930's so I had never read them before, except 'The Seven Ghosts' which was printed in a Donal Bebek magazine in late 80's or early 90's. The Seven Ghosts features Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck as ghost-busters.

I include here a strip from The Captive Castaways which made me laugh. Mickey often does dangerous stunts in his adventures and here, when he suggests to a local to catapult his plane, with Mickey and Minnie in it, using a big pine tree, the local tells Mickey to use his gun instead if he wants to commit suicide, because it's more practical!

Pluto The Racer is the funniest, in my opinion. I also like Editor-in-Grief very much. "Mrs Van Buzem just canceled her subscription," says Minnie to Mickey. "Mrs Van Buzem? Didn't we give her bridge party a big spread - photograph an' all!" says Mickey. "The photograph was all right-" says Minnie, "but the caption belonged on the sport page!" HEAVYWEIGHTS WILL BATTLE TONIGHT [Mrs Van Buzem & her friends are over-weight].

The stories in these 2 volumes are:

The Captive Castaways
Pluto's Rival
The Bat Bandit of Inferno Gulch
Bobo The Elephant
The Sacret Jewel
Pluto The Racer
Race For Riches
The Pirate Submarine
The Secret of Mars (starring Donald Duck)

Oscar The Ostrich
Mickey Mouse Joins The Foreign Legion
The Seven Ghosts
Island in The Sky
In The Search of Jungle Treasure
Monarch of Medioka
The Mystery of Preefer Hall (A Mickey Sequel)

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