New Comic Book Day

Two new classics hit comic book shelves today! Look for Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Vol. 8: The Tomorrow Wars (also available as a gift set with Vol.7)  and Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant Vol. 12: 1959-1960


When a magic cloak sends Mickey to the future, he expects to see wild high-tech innovations — but he didn’t count on high-tech warlord Pegleg Pete, whose robot Mekka Men hold the World of Tomorrow in an iron grip. It’s up to Mickey, Minnie, and fembot femme-fatale Mimi to end this electronic enemy’s reign of terror! Floyd Gottfredson, artist of Mickey Mouse from 1930-1975, created decades of masterful stories starring Mickey as an epic adventurer and time-traveler. You never know where — or when — he’ll go next! Case in point: the other tales in this book! You’ll find Mickey on Cap’n Skidd’s 19th century ghost ship, facing a two-timing island princess! Then Mickey inherits Uncle Max’s “House of Mys- tery” — and his battle against creepy chemist Drusilla and her morbid minions! Restored from Disney’s original proof sheets, The Tomorrow Wars also includes more than 20 pages of futuristic extras!


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The twelfth volume of Fantagraphics’ award-winning series begins with Prince Valiant attempting to rescue Sir Gawain from prison. Most of the first half of this volume finds our two heroes fighting bullies, brigands and a despicable Earl, but events soon turn very serious. Charged by King Arthur, Prince Valiant sets out on a quest to find the legendary Holy Grail. Should his mission fail the very foundation of the Fellowship of the Table Round is at stake. This volume concludes with the Misty Isles under attack, and leaves Queen Aleta perilously close to death. Bonus features include an introduction by legendary comics artist Neal Adams and a gallery of Foster’s rare Johnson Outboard Motor advertising art, annotated by comics historian Brian M. Kane. With pages scanned directly from Foster’s personal collection of color engraver’s proofs, this is the finest reproduction of one of the greatest and most influential adventure strips of all time. Full color throughout.


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