Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: “Outwits the Phantom Blot”
What is a summer without another beautifully published collection of Floyd Gottfredson’s classic Mickey Mouse comics? In the fifth installment, Disney’s greatest villain steals the spotlight. Dressed in a ghostly head-to-foot black cloak, the Phantom Blot wreaks havoc across Mouseton and it’s up to Mickey to stop him. The magnificent mouse also takes on “Mighty Whalehunter” Pegleg Pete and meets a powerful genie in this 288-page comics splurge.
In addition to lovingly restored original proof sheets, Vol. 5 also boasts more than 30 pages of extras. These include rare behindthe-scenes art, vintage publicity material and fascinating commentary from the who’s-who of Disney scholars. The book is edited by Disney historian David Gerstein and Gary Groth, so any Disneyphile will probably learn a thing or two from this throwback treat.