Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot!, whose title is also rendered on some parts a Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot, is a comic story drawn by Bill Wright and Dick Moores, being a comic-book remake of the comic strip serial Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot written by Floyd Gottfredson and Merrill De Maris. It features Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Detective Casey, Joe, the Phantom Blot, Chief O'Hara, Muggins, Pinckley, Silas Perkins, his brother and his niece. His sister and his niece's “Aunt Gussie” are also mentioned.
Chief O'Hara, chief of the Mouseton Police, asks Mickey Mouse to help him arrest a mysterious criminal known as the Phantom Blot, who has been stealing and smashing all the cameras of a certain model that he can find in town. As Mickey begins to investigate, it soon turns out that the camera thefts are only the tip of an illegal iceberg and that the Blot is quite prepared to kill to protect his secret…
- The cameras were shipped to Mouseton on New Year's Day and the Phantom Blot committed his first burglary thereof on January the 5th.
- The Phantom Blot is briefly seen in what appears to be his own, luxurious home, which Detective Casey thinks is located in the city's Thistle Park District.
- He owns a high-speed custom car.
- Mickey Mouse steals a camera from McZookas' Photo Shoppe to shift the Blot's attention to him.
- At some point prior to the events of this story, Mickey built an underground hideout beneath his backyard, accessible via a secret passage beneath his rosebush.
- Silas Perkins, his sister and his niece live in Stickleville.
- There is a national fingerprints record in Washington.
- This story is a panel-for-panel remake of Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot (1939).
Behind the scenes
This story was originally serialised in 1949 from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #101 to #106. It has never been reprinted in the U.S.A. but was reprinted thrice in English in Australia, in Walt Disney's Comics #51 to #56, #225 to #230, and #337 to #342.