Sunday, 7 December 2008
BIG BAD WOLF POEM AND OTHERS IN MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE FROM 1936
The above scan is of the first page of a two-page poem, titled 'A Tale of the Sea', published in vol.2 no.2 of Mickey Mouse Magazine, dated Nov. 1936. The same poem would also be published in UK's Mickey Mouse Weekly in 1939 albeit with different illustrations (see below post on Sept. 20 for a scan from the British edition). The plot of the poem is about the little pigs being kidnapped by the Big Bad Wolf and rescued by Mickey Mouse.
The same issue of Mickey Mouse Magazine also includes this gag-panel (with very inferior-quality art!) featuring the Big Bad Wolf:
In addition, the Big Bad Wolf is also mentioned in an illustrated text story titled 'Laugh, Hyena, Laugh' in which Donald Duck fights a hyena. The wolf is mentioned in the text as an associate of the hyena in question, but he is not depicted in any of the pictures illustrating the story.
On the other hand, Big Bad Wolf's sons are co-featured with Donald in this single-page irregular-format mini-comics in the same issue: