Mickey Mouse and Uncle Scrooge tackle crafty — and not-so-crafty — crooks in adventures in these comics stories by legendary Italian “Maestro” Romano Scarpa!
In “The Man from Altacraz,” Mickey tries to reform musical ex-convict J. Cobalt Bloogle — but another master criminal is using both Bloogle and Mickey to get his hands on a priceless treasure! Then, in “The African Queen,” Goofy falls in love with Zenobia, ruler of a lost jungle kingdom… and Mickey’s troubles are only getting started!
When Disney Legend Floyd Gottfredson stopped creating new Mickey Mouse adventure serials in 1955, Italian Disney cartoonist Romano Scarpa (1927-2005) picked up the Mickey mantle — telling decades’ worth of legendary tales himself! Now Fantagraphics is anthologizing Scarpa’s best — and beyond this book’s Mickey tales, we’re also including Scrooge McDuck versus the Beagle Boys in “Risky Bees-Ness”… the tale of a sting gone wrong!
About the Author
Romano Scarpa (1927–2005) trained as a fine artist and an architect. He left his own animation studio in 1953 to draw original comics stories for Walt Disney’s Italian publisher. He is most famous for his stories starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Snow White.
Born in Palmanova, Rodolfo Cimino (1927-2012) assisted Romano Scarpa and, in 1961, Cimino became a Disney comics writer. After a departure in the 1970s and '80s to serve in politics - at one point, he was the Vice President of the Venice province — Cimino returned to Disney, focusing on Scrooge stories.
ALBERTO BECATTINI is an Italian high school teacher, comics historian, translator, and the author of 2016’s Disney Comics: The Whole Story.
Byron Erickson is a comic writer and editor. Erickson began working on Disney comics in the 1980s at Gladstone Publishing and later was the Creative Leader for Disney’s Danish publisher, Egmont.
THAD KOMOROWSKI is a digital restoration artist, translator, and the author of Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story.
JOE TORCIVIA is a comics scholar and Disney comics writer and translator.