Saturday, January 19, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 19

House ad for The Three Mouseketeers #1 (March-April 1956); printed in Sugar and Spike #1 (April-May 1956)
Ad script, art and lettering by Sheldon Mayer

Yes, Disney gave the world the word "Mouseketeer" first, but not by muchThe Mickey Mouse Club premiered November 1955, and The Three Mousekeeters #1 was released January 19, 1956. Given the lead time in production of comics and TV series, it's likely both Disney and Mayer developed the term separately. Talk about your laws of parallel development!


bob said...

DC had an earlier version of "The Three Mouseketeers" (a funny animal version of the Dumas characters), appearing in FUNNY STUFF from 1944 to 1947.

Bully said...

I never knew that, Bob! Thanks!