Paris Adventure is a comic story drawn by Jack Bradbury. It features Mickey Mouse and Goofy, with an unnamed conman serving as the story-specific main antagonist. Napoléon Bonaparte is mentioned on two occasions, and Goofy mentions his Grandpappy.
On holiday in Paris, Mickey Mouse and Goofy are just through admiring the landmarks when Goofy gets hooked by a scammer who sells him the Eiffel Tower for $202 and 2 cents. They rush to the police station, but find the local law enforcement just as baffled as they are; the conman who has been playing the old trick seems to be a master of disguise. Naturally, Mickey and Goofy decide to investigate, hoping to exploit the extent to which Goofy looks like the perfect mark…
- Landmarks in Paris include the Champs Élysées, the Arch of Triumph (built by Napoléon Bonaparte), the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
- Mickey Mouse mentions that the conman's racket is reminiscent of the old stories about people being tricked into “buying” the Brooklyn Bridge. Goofy perks up and says that it was his own Grandpappy who famously gave into that scam.
- According to the policeman consulted by Mickey, the conman had, in the previous week, also “sold the Mona Lisa five times”. When thinking of going abroad, the man himself mentions potential targets as the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, and also says he'd like to go to Spain and to England, where Mickey bitterly suggested he "sell" the London Bridge.
- In his disguise, Goofy claims to be from Texas.
Behind the scenesEdit
Paris Adventure, which is interestingly branded “a Mickey Mouse Club comic”, was first printed iN 1963 in Mickey Mouse #89. It was reprinted in #173 of the same book and also printed in English, outside the U.S.A., in the South African Mickey Mouse #89 and the Australian Mickey Mouse #86 and #250.