An analysis of the long National Lampoon MAD Parody that appeared as an article in a 1971 issue, looking at what they got right and what they got wrong.
A review of a book of interviews from the Comics Journal with Harvey Kurtzman, exploring his career from ‘Hey Look!’ to ‘Little Annie Fanny.’
Though the first three issues were setting the stage, it was Mad #4 that was the first big hit, thanks to the first direct comic parody, ‘Superduperman.’
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Recently, news came out about Rashida Jones’ new sitcom, tenatively titled Kevin Can Fuck Himself, taking aim at the awful way sitcom wives are treated.
Though Mad #2 was an early triumph, Mad #3 feels like a step backward with weak stories and jokes, though it still features a classic in ‘V-Vampires!’
For those playing along, MAD #2 comes — surprisingly — right after MAD #1 and it’s a continuation of the promise made by the last half of that first issue.
MAD #1 — talking about the original 1952 issue, not the 2018 relaunch — was quite different from what MAD would evolve into, but an auspicious beginning.
It might be a little odd to have an Art Spiegelman book that doesn’t have a whole lot of comix, and mostly essays, but it works. Comix, Essays, Graphics and Scraps: From Maus to Now to Maus to Now is a catalog published…
Fletcher Hanks had a very short run in comics; he worked only from 1939 to 1941. In fact, this, the first volume of his comics, I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets!, combined with the companion volume, You Shall Die By Your…
Cover via Amazon [Purchase Book] Harvey Kurtzman is one of my comedy heroes — and he’s one of those people who has had a huge influence on our culture; not only did MAD change the culture, but in particular, it was HIS…