The Man of Tomorrow serial; Mickey Mouse daily strip (September 26, 1947)
“I see where your primitive pmind might have ptrouble with the idea!” —Eega Beeva
Exploring a cavern in 2447 Mouseton, eccentric tech guru Pittisborum Psercy Pystachi Pseter Psersimmon Plummer-Push stumbled through a time warp into Mickey’s era. Our hero couldn’t pronounce this futuristic human’s name so he called his eager new friend Eega Beeva. What else would you name a feisty little guy who sleeps on bedposts instead of beds… and puts a “p” in front of every noun—pardon, “pnoun”—in his sentences?
Eega loves his exotic pet: the dog/cat crossbreed Pflip the Thnuckle-Booh. He loves showing off the “magic pocket” in his smock, capable of carrying anything! But Eega hates the fact that like all future folks, he must eat kumquats to survive (!)—and he hates greed so much that he’s allergic to money.
Eega was birthed by Mickey Mouse strip team Bill Walsh (writer) and Floyd Gottfredson (artist), who kept our time-traveler timely until 1950. Eega’s “future” was left for others to carry on.
Eega Beeva is extra-popular in Italy, where local Disney comics mistakenly claimed he came from 2000, not 2447—and that he was an alien from outer space. He’s 100 percent human… unlucky for us!