tomstrong at comicsfan.net
Fri Sep 17 22:16:18 CEST 2004
I've been enjoying comics for close to thirty years now
and my love of the medium started with titles starring
Mickey, Goofy, Donald, and Uncle Scrooge. Now that I have
three triplet daughters (I understand, Unca Donald!), I,
one, watch more Disney channel and, two, look at media
depictions of fathers a bit more closely. We all know
about the "Disney single parent" thing. How most
characters are orphaned or have at least one dead parent.
Some of this, it has been thought, was due to Walt and
his brother losing their mother when the house they had
bought for her was lost in a fire. But anyway...the Goofy
Movie was on a while ago featuring Goofy and his son, Max.
Goofy and Max often appear together at Disneyworld as
well. We don't know much about Mrs. Goofy or what
happened to her (we are led to believe that she has passed
on). Has there ever been a comics story about Mrs. Goofy?
I thought maybe an overseas Disney title had done a
story...possibly at the time of the Goofy Movie's original
I know that it's due to too many Marvel and DC comics in
my past...but when I read a comic story featuring Goofy,
like the witch story in the recent Mickey Mouse and
Friends, where we see him living alone in a drafty shack
of a house, my mind automatically wants to know "Is this
prior to Mrs. Goofy or has he fallen so far after Max went
to college?" Dumb (goofy?), I know, but I just wonder if
that lost love of the Goof was ever seen or the
relationship ever addressed.
Thanks for reading and THANKS to Gemstone for allowing me
to have these rediculous thoughts during the quiet times
at my house. ;)
LUKE: Tradition is a trap that allows people to stick
their heads in the sand. Everything in the past was so
quaint, so charming. Times were simpler. Kids didn't have
sex. Neighbors knew each other. It's a freaking fairy
tale. Things sucked then too. It just sucked without
From "Gilmore Girls"
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