How many times will I make this joke when writing about Dynamite’s Mighty Mouse comic?
As we told you previously, Dynamite is launching a new MIghty Mouse comics, which, somewhat in the spirit of DC’s successful Hanna Barbera relaunch, is taking a very meta look at this old cartoon character. The story, written by Sholly Fisch with art by Igor Lima, finds Mighty Mouse trapped in a strange dimension where none of the laws of physics he’s known work. That would be our world, and Mighty Mouse must prove he exists and bring some of the light from his dimension to ours. And it’s got an Alex Ross cover so you know this is serious business!
Mighty Mouse debuted in a short actually called “Mouse of Tomorrow” )as a nod to Superman) in 1942 as part of the TerryToons studio and enjoyed a somewhat on the nose career into the 50s. He was successfully reimagined in the 80s by innovative animator Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, Lord of the Rings) who worked at TerryToons in his early days. Since then rights disputes have kept him out of the spotlight. So consider this a comeback bid.
Here’s the VERY FIRST look inside Mighty Mouse #1 courtesy of Dynamite.
And some variant covers:
MIGHTY MOUSE #1
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Alex Ross
Cover B: Neal Adams
Cover C: Igor Lima
Cover D: Classic Mighty Mouse Cover
Cover E: Coloring Book Cover
Writer: Sholly Fisch
Art: Igor Lima
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 6/7
RETAILER INCENTIVE #1: (“CVR F 10-COPY LIMA B&W INCV”)
RETAILER INCENTIVE #2: (“CVR G 20-COPY ADAMS VIRGIN INCV”)
RETAILER INCENTIVE #3: (“CVR H 30-COPY ROSS SPOT COLOR INCV”)
RETAILER INCENTIVE #4: (“CVR I 40-COPY LIMA VIRGIN INCV”)
RETAILER INCENTIVE #5: (“CVR J 50-COPY ROSS VIRGIN INCV”)
MIGHTY MOUSE #1 BLANK AUTHENTIX EDITION
The Blank Authentix Edition – available as a variant to Mighty Mouse #1 – allows you to have your favorite artist save the day with a hand-drawn cover!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.