Night of the Living Text! (entitled Topolino e la Rivolta delle Didascalie in the original Italian) is a comic story written, penciled and inked by Casty, with additional inking by Michele Mazzon. It features Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Peg-Leg Pete, and, in their debut, the Caption Boxes, Darlene Decibel and Professor Gerner Von Dipp. The 2016 American localization also mentions the Phantom Blot and P.E.R.C.Y..


It's a bizarre metafictional apocalypse in Mouseton as comic-book-style caption-boxes begin manifesting in the real world, aggressively commenting on all that goes on around them! Mickey Mouse and Goofy, soon joined by the unlikely crew of Peg-Leg Pete, Darlene Decibel and Gerner Von Dipp, are forced to live through a hackneyed comic-book plot as they try to figure out what's going on and defeat the fiends… Easier said than done when more Caption Boxes are spawned with every action our heroes take!



Behind the scenes

This story was first printed in Topolino #2900, and printed in English in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #733 with localization by Joe Torcivia. This version of the story was soon reprinted in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Vault #1.

The story contains an allusion to Casty's model Romano Scarpa, in the form of a Mouseton shop called "the Roman Shoe" (the literal meaning of Scarpa's name in Italian).

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