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Mickey Mouse: Gift of the Sun Lord

Ready for another family-friendly compilation of stories featuring Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Goofy? The New Year kicks off with a fun collection of five stories originally published in IDW’s “Mickey Mouse” comic book, issues #4 through #6.
Here’s the run-down:

1. “The Gift of the Sun Lord” – Mickey and Goofy travel to the jungles of Central America in an effort to rescue Dr. Giorno Geometro and Professor Eurasia Toft. Our intrepid heroes survive a helicopter crash, then encounter a ferocious spotted leopard, before landing in a bed of quicksand. Fortunately, Eurasia finds them and frees them from their predicament.

Then the three adventurers successfully turn the damaged copter into a Hovercraft, and set out to find the legendary Temple of Xamoc...

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Popeye Classics #42

Well, blow me down! Pop icon Popeye the Sailor is celebrating his 87th birthday this January. ..and what better way to celebrate this milestone than with a comic book reprinting some of our hero’s adventures by the legendary Bud Sagendorf!

Check out these full-color classic tales…

1. “TRAP ISLAND!” – Sea Hag and Bluto manage to lure Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy to the Hag’s mysterious steam-powered island. Even though the evil villainess throws every trick in the book at our intrepid hero, he still manages to come out on top…even defeating a gigantic wild gorilla named Smash!
2. “TODAY’S PAPER” – On his way to buy a newspaper for Popeye, Swee’Pea encounters a man who asks the toddler to hold his weather balloon...

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Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strips Vol. 2: 1979–1981

The exciting second volume of the wondrous wall-crawler’s long-running newspaper strip by Stan Lee, John Romita, and Larry Lieber, with all Sundays in color and integrated with the dailies—just as they originally appeared in newspapers worldwide. Edited by Bruce Canwell, this book includes more than 700 sequential comics—the complete run from January 1979 through the January 1981!

Collections like this are such a fun reminder of being a kid and looking forward to reading comic strips in the paper. By the time I started doing so, I missed out on some of the big ones like this. Thanks to Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strips Vol. 2: 1979–1981, I can still experience what it was like to follow this superhero in the papers.

This next volume of newspaper comics for Amazing Spider-Man g...

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The X-Files X-Mas Special 2015

Just in time for the holiday season, the Lone Gunmen learn of the impending arrival of some unwelcome visitors. But before they can raise the alarm, they receive some other unexpected guests…

Not to be a Grinch or anything, but I haven’t been the biggest Christmas person in my adult years. That has slowly been changing pretty recently, and getting more X-Files is a nice present to change my mind. With the new mini season of the show coming soon, we can fill in with The X-Files X-Mas Special 2015.

As a tie-in to the “11th season” continuing on in the comics, I’m at a bit of a loss not having read any. This holiday special focuses on two sets of events during Christmas Eve. One side of the story shows the two of the three Lone Gunmen abducted by aliens and trying to figure a way out...

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Mickey and Donald’s Christmas Parade #1

OK, Mouseketeers!  It’s time to enjoy this special holiday edition of five timeless Disney classics! Three of the five tales were originally published in Italian and the other two were originally published in Dutch comic books.  Now – for the first time ever – they are available in the good ol’ U.S.A. so you can enjoy ‘em, too!

The first story is entitled “The Blight Before Christmas”.  Uncle Scrooge seems to have two problems…he is supposed to host this year’s Christmas feast (which costs $$$), and he owns an old Villa, badly in need of repair and some TLC.  He devises a plan to invite all his family and friends to a holiday celebration AT the Villa, where his guests can become “cheap labor” and fix his dwelling...

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