This June, Dynamite Entertainment will bring back Mighty Mouse to new comics shelves everywhere.
After a long absence of over 30 years from Comics, the original Terrytoons’ animated superhero will return, continuing his adventures since his first appearance in 1942 (as a parody to the famed Man of Steel, created by Paul Terry and Ralph Bakashi). This also marks his 75th anniversary, as a familiar character in pop-culture through multiple animated programs and merchandise. His catch phrase still echoes through the many generations, “Here I come to save the Day!”
The new series simply titled Mighty Mouse is now written by Sholly Fisch, illustrated by Igor Lima. The character is under license by CBS.
The concept and story follow:
“Imagine that the world’s greatest hero has been exiled to another dimension — an alien world, where not even the laws of physics work the way they should. The only person who even believes the hero exists is a young kid whom no one will listen to. And yet, the hero — who just happens to be a cartoon mouse — remains the shining light that this drab, cynical world needs to restore its color and life. Here comes Mighty Mouse to save the day in his most unexpected adventure yet… right here, in the real world!.”
“One of my favorite things about writing comics is getting the chance to play with characters I’ve loved all my life,” says writer Sholly Fisch. “And what’s not to love about Mighty Mouse? Not only is he funny, but of all the superheroes you can name, there aren’t many who dedicate themselves quite so literally to fighting for the (ahem) little guy. When I was a kid, my sister and I used to get up early to watch Mighty Mouse cartoons on TV and, in those prehistoric pre-DVR, pre-streaming days, we’d tide ourselves over between shows by listening to our Mighty Mouse record (yes, on vinyl. I said it was prehistoric.) Decades later, I fell in love with the character all over again, thanks to Ralph Bakshi’s brilliantly insane Mighty Mouse TV series. Now, I get to contribute yet another unique spin on Mighty Mouse, as we bring him rocketing out of Mouseville and into the real world… and couldn’t we all really use someone to come save the day? It’s all pretty cool, and I’m having enormous fun with the series. Hopefully, everyone else will, too! Oh, and did I mention that I can still sing the entire Mighty Mouse theme song by heart? Don’t get me started!”
“Mighty Mouse is one of the greatest standout creations in the history of animation,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “Mighty Mouse was a huge part of my childhood and has been an influence for many characters since most famously Osamu Tezuka’ Astro Boy. It’s hard to believe a character so ready-made for comics has been gone from the medium for almost 30 years. I’m thrilled that Dynamite will introduce this American icon to a whole new generation of fans!”
The launch includes variant covers with featured artwork by comic artist legends Alex Ross and Neal Adams.
Cover art preview:
Also available as limited retailer incentives are Black and White, Coloring and Blank cover editions. Contact your comic store retailer for more information.
Mighty Mouse #1 will release in June 2017 by Dynamite Entertainment to comic book retailers and many popular digital comics apps.