Mickey’s Inferno” ( in Italian: L’inferno di Topolino) is a parody to The Divine Comedy. It is a comic strip created by Dwight Decker and David Gerstein(translations). Dante inspired the authors to write this comic strip in terza rima stanzas as well as cantos, which were originally used in Dante’s Inferno. The comic strip’s number was ironically 666. David Gerstein says that canto thirteen is missing. Did the authors have a superstition?
In the comic strip Mickey is portrayed as Dante and Goofy is Virgil Mickey’s guide through the levels of hell.
In The Divine Comedy, Dante has many famous people appear throughout the story, such as Homer, Socrates, Aristotle, and others. Also, in “Mickey’s Inferno” there are many popular disney characters that appear throughout the comic strip, for example: Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, the Big Bad Wolf, etc.
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“Wikipedia”. Inferno (Dante). 10-14-10. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferno_(Dante)>