See Mickey Mouse Officially Leading Marvel’s Avengers

Disney is celebrating their 100th anniversary by releasing Mickey Mouse and friends variant covers of classic Marvel comics.

By Jennifer Asencio | Updated

What if everyone’s favorite mouse was the leader of the team of heroes that are central to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? For Disney’s 100th anniversary this year, a series of comic book covers will imagine Mickey Mouse leading the Avengers as both Iron Man and Captain America. informs Disnay informed fans that there will be 12 What If? comics that merge classic cartoon characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, and Goofy with alter egos in the MCU.

The company’s centennial is a big event, and it plans on celebrating all year with a variety of special events and limited edition releases. Disney has grown over the past 100 years and has acquired two very large and popular properties in the Star Wars franchise and Marvel Studios, expanding on both with series, specials, and theme park rides. Mickey Mouse was already connected to the Avengers, and it was only natural to cast the parent company’s mascot in a starring role in a crossover.

Only three of the 12 comic covers have been released to the public and all of them are reimagining’s of classic Marvel comics from the 1990s and 2000s. In a spoof of Infinity Gauntlet, Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto assemble as the Avengers to fight Goofy rival Pete as Thanos. The characters are depicted as Doctor Strange, Captain America, Spiderman, the Silver Surfer, and the Human Torch, and will be available on January 11.

The other two comics will be out in the spring, with Mickey Mouse once again leading the Avengers in two new What If? comics. Due out in April, a New Avengers comic stars Mickey as Captain America, with New Avengers like Minnie’s Wolverine and Donald Duck as Spiderman standing behind him. The May edition only has Mickey Mouse on the cover, this time as Iron Man, who took over as the leader of the Avengers after Captain America: Civil War.

Marvel Studios was acquired by Disney in 2009, and by 2015 had become a subsidiary of the House of Mouse. The studio behind Mickey Mouse assembled the Avengers very carefully, working on buying rights that had previously been held by other studios to build the Marvel Cinematic Universe and creating the largest shared franchise in entertainment. Marvel is a big linchpin in Disney’s success and has earned its rightful place in Disney’s celebrations.

Disney also has a lot to celebrate in 2023, and Marvel is an important part of that success. The studio of Mickey Mouse released three new Avengers movies this year, which collectively helped propel them into the top spot at the box office in 2022. The record-breaking release of Avatar: The Way of Water cemented the studio’s domination in ticket sales.

The 12 special comics featuring the Mickey Mouse and Avengers crossover covers will be released once a month during 2023. What reimagining’s of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will feature Disney’s beloved central characters? The comics will be fun to look forward to as fans celebrate the anniversary of a company that has given us all so much to enjoy for a century.