This is from Heritage Auctions comic book newsletter:
|The Comic Book Mickey Rooney|
|It might come as a surprise that Mickey Rooney (who passed away April 6 2014, at age 93) was not featured on very many comic book covers. But the reason is much the same as we recently discussed for Shirley Temple, namely that Rooney came to stardom before the Golden Age of comics had even begun!|
Mickey's first appearance on a Big Little Book cover came in 1939, when he was in his late teens, on #1427, Mickey Rooney Himself.
Two years later he was seen on the self-explanatory Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland and How They Got into the Movies (#1493).
In 1943 Mickey got the entire cover of Hello Pal #1.
And if you discount appearances in cover insets, back covers, mentions without a photo, etc., that was it, despite a very long and very successful career.
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