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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse (also The Floyd Gottfredson Library) is a series of books collecting the first 25 years of the 45-year span of work by Floyd Gottfredson on the daily Mickey Mouse comic strip. The strips are reproduced from Disney proof sheets, and artwork from private collections.
The strip debuted on January 13, 1930, and was initially written by Walt Disney and drawn by Ub Iwerks. Gottfredson took over the strip when Disney and Iwerks found themselves too busy, and he continued with it until 1975. These volumes start with Gottfredson's work from April 1, 1930, while including the Disney/Iwerks strips in an appendix to the first volume. The series is uncensored, and as the strips were done in the 1930s, some of the strips may come across as offensive to modern readers, especially due to racial stereotypes that were common at the time. As presented in the books, however, the more dated material is accompanied by explanatory text, putting it in the context of its historical time.
Gottfredson's run on Mickey Mouse lasted until 1975. In the earlier years, which are the focus of this series, it was a humorous adventure strip—as was common at the time—but in the later years became gag-focused, as most strips were as comic strips continued to shrink in size throughout the latter half of the 20th century.
These books are the first time Gottfredson's work has been collected in North America, although they've previously been collected in the 1980s in Germany as The Complete Daily Strip Adventures of Mickey Mouse 1930-1955 and more recently in Italy as Gli anni d'oro di Topolino.
The hardcover volumes are designed by Jacob Covey, and are in a 10.5" x 8.75" (26.67 x 22.225 cm) landscape format. They are mostly in black-and-white, with some color pages, and each collects about two years' worth of strips. The strips are printed three to a page, with dozens of pages of supplementary material.
|Volume 1: Race to Death Valley||978-1-606-99441-2||June 15, 2011|
| Strips covered: January 13, 1930–January 9, 1932
|Volume 2: Trapped on Treasure Island||978-1-606-99495-5||October 31, 2011|
| Strips covered: January 11, 1932–January 9, 1934
|Volume 3: High Noon at Inferno Gulch||978-1-606-99531-0||July 2, 2012|
| Strips covered: January 10, 1934–January 4, 1936
|Volume 4: House of the Seven Haunts!||978-1-606-99575-4||November 15, 2012|
| Strips covered: January 6, 1936–February 5, 1938
|Volume 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot||978-1-60699-736-9||July 5, 2014|
| Strips covered: February 7, 1938–April 20, 1940
|Volume 6: Lost In Lands Long Ago||978-1-606-99782-6||October 28, 2014|
| Strips covered: April 22, 1940-May 2, 1942
|Volume 7: March of the Zombies||978-1-606-99829-8||May 1, 2015|
| Strips covered: May 4, 1942-April 15, 1944
|Volume 8: The Tomorrow Wars||978-1-606-99868-4||December 7, 2015|
|Volume 9: Rise Of The Rhyming Man||978-1-60699-931-8||June 5, 2016|
|Volume 10: Planet of Faceless Foes||978-1-60699-963-9||October 18, 2016|
|Volume 1: Call of the Wild||978-1-606-99643-0||May 20, 2013|
| Strips covered: January 10, 1932-December 29, 1935
|Volume 2: Robin Hood Rides Again||978-1-606-99686-7||October 10, 2013|
| Strips covered: January 5, 1936-November 20, 1938
The series was given much praise for its production quality, the quality of the reproduction of the strips, and the extensiveness of the extra material.
- The Floyd Gottfredson Library at the INDUCKS
- Video preview of the first volume at Fantagraphics' website
- Previews of the books at Fantagraphics' website
|This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The article or pieces of the original article was at Mickey Mouse: The Floyd Gottfredson Library. The list of authors can be seen in the . As with Disney Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.|