Here, Fantagraphics Publisher Gary Groth details the first volume, "Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, vol. 1: The Race to Death Valley."
"My impression is that most parents and children have very little understanding of the Mouse as anything but a one dimensional icon. I think readers may be surprised at how feisty a character he was," Groth said. "The stories themselves are classic adventure stories, full of mystery and intrigue. My favorites -- and I have by no means read them all -- have the great, classic villains, The Phantom Blot, for example, and take place in a world of gothic menace."