Monday, April 16, 2018

Mighty Mouse Vs. Underdog


We had lots of pets growing up.  The best thing about having mice was that they fit perfectly into all of our Weeble Wobble toys.  It was almost like they had little vehicles designed just for them.  I can see why creators like to anthropomorphize them so much, remembering those days.

This cover came about from a suggestion by comics historian and Patron of this blog, Marc Tyler Nobleman.  Thank you, Marc!

23 comments:

Thomas said...

Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding! Throw in Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse, and you'd have the trifecta. Thanks Ross, great throwback to the days of our youth today.

Anonymous said...

It's too bad anime superhero Tuxedo Mask is probably too gentlemanly to use the slang form of "chick"; He otherwise could team up with Tennessee Tuxedo, indirectly, at least, convincing Tennessee that he is awarded a babysitting job by offering him a chance to mingle with "chicks". Thetitle could be the before-and-after wordplay "Tennessee Tuxedo Mask".XD!

Cary Comic said...

EXCELLENT :-D

The only twosome more awesome would be you and Marc, Ross.

harry bean said...

still hoping for felix the cat meets shaman from alpha flight magic bag vs magic pouch

jackel said...

...hey Ross, how about the rhymie meeting of Underdog and Wonder Dog???
...another WUnderful cover by the one and only....

Alaric Shapli said...

I'm rooting for Underdog, even though I think in this case he's the, er, underdog. I'm pretty sure Mighty Mouse is more powerful.

Jim Burrows said...

Love it. Mr Mind is perfect for this!

jackel said...

i wonder if Wendy and Marvin's Wonder Dog is a decent of the older DC character Rex the Wonder Dog????

Anonymous said...

does underdog fear mighty mouse????....let's hope not....lol

jackel said...

...of course i meant "decendent" up above...
...oops!!!

TJW said...

I'd love to see Atom Ant added to the mix.

Bob Greenwade said...

This is another cool cover, Ross; the only reason I'm at all lukewarm about it is that anything pales after yesterday. And I agree with Jim that sticking Mr. Mind into this mix is brilliant. It could only have been better with a feline supervillain, and there are few of those.

jackel: "descendant."

TJW: How adamant are you about it? #BadPunNoCookie

Mike Shirley said...

Just about anything with funny animals, superpowered or otherwise, is a sure-fire win for a story!
How about Mighty Mouse & Streaky the Supercat? Or for a totally off-the-wall team up... Jake the Dog (from Adventure Time) & Fritz the Cat

Kid Charlemagne said...

Excellent.

AFAIK, DC never sent Mr. Mind up against the Zoo Crew. That would have been splendid as well.

mindful webworker said...

Mighty Mouse v Underdog? Nooooo! If ever there were two upright, true-blue heroes (Bakshi's run on MM being iffy) - they should be side-by-side, which I hope, after they finish this standard superduper trope of good guys going up against each other, they will team up again.

With Herbie. (Uh.. I don't know where that came from.) Herbie was the fat kid with the lollipop or something, right? (Off to search the web...)

Cary Comic said...

@Mindful Webworker: Yeah! Herbie Popnecker (aka "The Fat Fury"). The only other crime-fighting Herbie I've ever heard of was Disney's Lovebug!

I can just picture Mr. Mind assuming that nickname refers to some anthropomorphic insect and trying to telepathic hypnotize him, as well.

HERBIE: "Honk-honk!"

MR. MIND: "Oh, no. No! NOOOOOOOOOO!!"

SPLAT!

Mike Shirley said...

@Cary Comic -- Don't forget the Fantastic Four's own HERBIE. He had to replace the Human Torch in the FF cartoon for legal reasons (but not THOSE legal reasons)

mindful webworker said...

Right. Herbie's one-and-so-far-only appearance in Lost Issues was in 2011.
https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2011/05/thing-and-fat-fury.html
Not a lot of action on that cover.

Anonymous said...

Seconded

Anonymous said...

@Mike Shirley: a literally forgettable replacement, at that.

jackel said...

...can't help but wonder about a gathering of Herbie "The Fat Fury" Popnecker with Herbie "The Love Bug" with The New Fantastic Four's H.E.R.B.I.E.???
...what do you all think???

Anonymous said...

@Jackel: I'm for it! Ross could even entitle it...

"I Never Promised You A Herb Garden."

Anonymous said...

COVER OF THE MONTH!

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