|Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #733|
If you are a Mickey Mouse or Casty fan, you should go and get this week’s issue of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories! While IDW’s regular Mickey-title is on a four-month hiatus and Mickey Mouse Shorts: Season One is being published instead – we still get a great Mickey-story in WDC&S.
Night of the Living Text! is one of the weirdest Mickey-stories I’ve ever read and who other than Casty could come up with this?
The story starts with Goofy trying to organize his comic collection ...in a room that looks almost like the one I’m sitting in right now. So I can relate to his problems!
We also get to know some of Goofy’s favorite titles.
But where is Flip the Fish, Goofy’s all-time favorite comic title? After Byron Erickson’s Fantasy Island in the mid 90’s we saw Flip the Fish in a lot of cameo appearances in Egmont stories. I suspect the reason is that the story might have been used as a guide for writers and artists at the time – as we got a change of style in "Egmont Mickey" back then.
|From "Fantasy Island" by Byron Erickson and drawn by Ferioli.|
But back to Night of the Living Text; after Mickey start seeing captions, the story go crazy. Are they living in a comic book story or what? And how do they get rid of those annoying captions?
Even Pete goes a bit coocoo, with Goofy and Mickey trying to keep up.
It’s the weirdest Mickey-story I’ve read in a long time – and definitively worth checking out. And if that isn’t enough craziness for one issue, we also got one of William Van Horn’s strangest stories in WDC&S #733. In Swallowed Whole we have Donald riding a pie while an octopus spray whipped cream in his face – and Daisy have wings.
Do I need to say more...