The Story of Alexander Goofy Bell is a comic story written by Steve Greenberg, penciled by Mike Sosnowski and inked by Larry Mayer. It features Alexander Goofy Bell and Mr Watson, who are depicted as lookalikes and possible ancestors of Goofy and Mickey Mouse, and also mentions Alexander Graham Bell's Cousin as well as A. T. Untee, Emma C. Eye and Collin Card, of whom portraits are glimpsed.
In the 19th century, the rather goofy produce merchant Alexander Goofy Bell accidentally invents the telephone while trying to create a way to send fresh fruit and vegetables to his cousin across the American continent!
- The story takes place in 1876 Boston, a date mentioned to be a little while before the 100th anniversary of the United States of America.
- Peoria and Kokomo are among the places Alexander Graham Bell considers being able to send produce once his canning machine is completed.
- A. T. Untee, Emma C. Eye and Collin Card are among the individuals who improved the telephone after Bell's initial discovery.
- Alexander Graham Bell was previously mentioned within the Disney Comics Universe in Carl Barks's Ray's A Riot (1952). Interestingly, he was already mentioned as an eccentric whom people had stopped joking about once he made a great discovery, which fits with the account of the 1990 story more than with anything about the biography of the historical Alexander Graham Bell.
Behind the scenes
This story was first printed, and only ever printed in English, in Goofy Adventures #5.