Mickey Mouse

When Mickey Mouse Comics Helped Sell Drugs (Really)
Mainstream culture had some very different ideas about drugs at different points in history; cocaine was once a popular over-the-counter drug prescribed for everything from shyness to toothaches until 1914, while amphetamines -- or "pep" as they were sometimes called -- were recomm…
The Mickey Mouse Disco Dance Party Album
Thanks to Boing Boing, I recently learned about the very real 1979 album "Mickey Mouse Disco," an odd artifact starring the popular cartoon and comics mouse that was released by Disneyland Records during the tail-end of the disco era.
The album included both Disney verions of popular disco …
Mickey Mouse Comics from the Gurs Concentration Camp
It's often been said that great art comes from great tragedy. It's another one of those phrases about art that has been repeated by the elbow-patched and goateed so often that it's almost become a platitude, as empty of meaning as the patently untrue "art imitates life...
Did M.O.D.O.K. Predict Disney’s Marvel Purchase?
Yesterday's announcement that Disney will purchase Marvel Comics for a handsome sum of $4 billion took everyone by surprise, flooring fans and inspiring chatter across the Internet.
But it shouldn't have been a surprise - not if you're a regular viewer of the conspiracy-laden "…