Mickey Mouse may have “Outwitted” The Phantom Blot, but Fantagraphics has really OUTDONE itself on the next edition of its Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson series!
I saw an advance copy of the book last week, and it is ever great!
Floyd Gottfredson’s original Phantom Blot newspaper strip story from 1939 (…oh, excuse me… “Blot” story, he wasn’t quite the titular “Phantom” back then – just “The Blot”) has never looked better – or more authentic, marvelously laid out, strip-by-daily strip, in black and white!
|Here's where he became The PHANTOM Blot!|
The entire Floyd Gottfredson / Mickey Mouse comic strip collection series from Fantagraphics has been a reader’s and fan’s dream come true – but even I wondered if the Blot volume could outdo this one!
But, YES, it did! Beyond the Blot, the graphics on “The Mighty Whale Hunter” are amazing! You’ve never seen these stories presented so magnificently!
It was a “personal dream come true” for me, as well, as I was privileged to write the Character Profile on The Phantom Blot! For those who know just how much the Phantom Blot means to me, it was quite the thrill!
You will also find superb editorial feature work by the incomparable David Gerstein (the true "Heart and Soul" of these books), Jonathan Gray, Thad Komorowski, and more.
Even if you have none of the prior volumes, this is a superb place to start – and meet (or become reacquainted with) Mickey Mouse’s – and Floyd Gottfredson’s – greatest villain!
Even Paul Murry's 1960s Phantom Blot recommends this volume! Don't argue with him!