Mickey the detective

Lars Jensen lpj at forfatter.dk
Fri Mar 16 18:27:51 CET 2001

Chris Barat wrote:

>As the Disney Studio converted Mickey into a corporate icon, the comics 
>continued to portray him as a resourceful adventurer/detective, and did so 
>almost to the bitter end of Gold Key/Whitman comics.

Maybe you've confused the setting and structure of these stories with the characterization. Sure, there is great *atmosphere* in some stories, but take a good look at the Mickey Mouse of that period. He *is*, to quote myself, "boring, bland, and smug" when acting like he always has the answers (which he usually does). And Disney's conversion of Mickey into a "corporate icon", as you write, was only helped by that approach.

In my opinion, obviously.

Lars Jensen

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