If you’re hungry for some wonderfully weird space-adventure, “plan” to “dine” on MICKEY MOUSE # 6 (Legacy Numbering # 315) from IDW.
In it, you’ll find the epic sci-fi tale we call “Plan Dine from Outer Space”, from the Italian publication TOPOLINO # 2845 (2010) and “New to the USA”, written AND drawn by the great Modern Mouse Master Andrea “Casty” Castellan – with translation and American English Dialogue by yours truly.
Care to guess which astronaut is from Australia?
This is a great one, folks! Casty really pulls out all the stops – beginning with the outrageous concept of the Moon being “stolen” and replaced with an inflatable doppelganging-duplicate.
Football fans, if you only knew how much I wanted to insert a "Tom Brady joke" here! The rest of you, please forgive me!
Enter detective Mickey, along with “Man of Tomorrow” Eega Beeva (“tomorrow” still being 2447, as it was in Bill Walsh and Floyd Gottfredson’s Eega-origin story of 1947). He takes the case – and takes an unplanned trip into outer space, courtesy of Eega’s eccentricities.
The Moon’s trail leads to a brave alien civilization, determined to fight off… a gigantic planet-eating worm-creature from an unknown void!
Naturally, Mickey and Eega get involved (Wouldn’t you be disappointed if they didn’t?), and the battle is on. Eega and alien commander Iris-One try to thwart the beast at its source, while Mickey rallies a derisive and unbelieving Earth against the threat – which is headed OUR WAY!
In other issues of IDW’s MICKEY MOUSE title, we’ve been treated to Casty’s writing and his dynamic creation “Eurasia Toft”, in issues such as THIS ONE and THIS ONE.
But here, Casty really outdoes himself as both writer and illustrator.
Just look at this!
So, stand back in awe, as Casty “turns up the heat”! Indeed, I daresay it’s getting… er, “worm-er” already!
The issue is rounded out by the introduction of Goofy’s genius nephew “Gilbert” by Bill Wright of last issue’s “The Ghost of Man-Eater Mountain”, and reprinted from DELL FOUR COLOR # 564, from 1954.
Gilbert will be seen in minor roles not once but twice in IDW December releases so, if you’re not familiar with him, do get to know him here.
So, do your best to avoid becoming worm-food and pick up a copy of MICKEY MOUSE # 6 (Legacy Numbering: 315) from IDW, and let this cute little bugger “worm” his way into your heart.
As always, once you’ve read the issue, please come back and join the discussion in our Comments Section!
Alternate Cover for the issue. Quite a game of "Cat and Mouse"!
Just remember, I do not speak for IDW, or anyone in its employ. I speak strictly for myself as both a long-time fan and as a dialogue creator – and those opinions are strictly my own.
Then, let’s all meet back here for Comments and Planetary Snacks… I just hope we’re not all inside a vast worm-stomach when we do…