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    Mickey Mouse Comic #4 (David McKay, 1934) Condition: FN/VF. This particular issue of the brief series (called Mickey Mouse Book 4 on the cover but Mickey Mouse Comic #4 by Overstreet) is quite significant. As Overstreet notes, it includes "the only known reprint of the infamous strip of 2/4/31 where the villainous Kat Nipp snips off the end of Mickey's tail with a pair of scissors." The situation: Kat Nipp, who calls himself "the toughest guy in the county," warns Mickey that he'll tie knots in the Mouse's tail if he catches him trespassing. Of course, Mickey does anyway, and when his tail has so many knots in it that there's no room to tie more, Mickey taunts him, leading the cat to grab for his scissors and do the deed. This book is a 52-pager, measuring 10 x 9 3/4 inches, and the strip reprints herein range from 1/21/31 to 12/5/31. We're amazed whenever we see a Platinum Age book that's in better than VG condition -- while this one has one abraded corner and a little edge stress on the back cover, the cover colors look great, and the pages are white without a hint of tanning. Overstreet 2005 FN 6.0 value = $514; VF 8.0 value = $950. From the collection of Chris Bell.

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