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Mickey’s diabolical arch-enemy―the Phantom Blot―is on the loose! But when Mickey, Goofy, and Chief O’Hara set out to stop his crime spree, there’s something they don’t know: The Blot has Mickey hypnotized―our hero is unknowingly doing the bad guy’s bidding! Also in this anthology of Scarpa’s best, Mickey goes on a wild sea adventure as a deckhand in “The Eternal Flame of Kalhoa”―and Scrooge McDuck takes Donald and the kids along on an alligator-infested adventure to Malaya--and also meets his old flame, Brigitta MacBridge.
Two-page biography of Scarpa (1927-2005). Here's more about this important and much-loved artist, from Wikipedia:
Growing up in Venice [Scarpa] developed a particular love for American cartoons and Disney comics, that, at the time, were published in the big format of the Topolino Giornale [Mickey Mouse Magazine] which was then printing now classic Floyd Gottfredson's stories. In the Forties he opened an Animation Studio in Venice in which he produced his first works: some commercials, a short titled E poi venne il diluvio and another one titled La piccola fiammiferaia (1953, based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl), distributed in Italy together with Robert Aldrich's Attack! (1956).
Right after that he stopped working in animation for a while and dedicated wholly to creating Disney comics. When in 1956 Italian editors had no more new Floyd Gottfredson's stories to reprint, he was given the responsibility to continue Gottfredson's stories about Mickey Mouse. Also influenced by Carl Barks in the late Fifties and up to about 1963 he wrote and penciled stories like Topolino e la collana Chirikawa (1960) or The Flying Scot (1957) that have, later, been translated in many different languages throughout the world.
Many of these stories have their backgrounds in movies, for example Topolino nel favoloso regno di Shan Grillà (1961) is based upon Frank Capra's Lost Horizon (1937). [He also did] stories starring Snow White or the Seven Dwarfs, obviously based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Sometimes the exact opposite happened; the Italian movie Riusciranno i nostri eroi a ritrovare l'amico misteriosamente scomparso in Africa? (1968) is based on Scarpa's story Topolino e il Pippotarzan ( Mickey Mouse and the Little Tarzan, 1957).
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Item Code DM05H Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781683961369 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 178pg Color Full Color
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