- Full Description
Special cloth slipcase & deluxe binding. Kurtzman signature from a check, carefully mounted below his picture. Back in print for the first time in 25 years with bonus features: essay by Denis Kitchen; conversational afterword between Pete Poplaski and R. Crumb; and photographs, correspondence, and artwork.
One of the "Top 100 Comics of the 20th Century" and a lost classic. It inspired and influenced creators such as Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Gilbert Shelton, and Terry Gilliam. This is THE definitive edition of this graphic novel masterpiece--not to be missed! And it's also the first volume in The Essential Kurtman Library!
Stories: "Thelonius Violence" (a spoof of the hard-boiled private eye genre and its babes), "The Organization Man" (babes, big business, and a rotten-to-the-core narrative), "Compulsion on the Range" (a western High-Noon style spoof), and "Decadence Degenerated" (more babes, with small town sheriffs and mob rule).
Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) is probably best remembered for MAD, which he founded in 1952. He created 28 revolutionary issues and also created Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat before leaving EC Comics in 1956. Kurtzman then created the short-lived satire magazine Trump for Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner in 1957. He followed with the comic-size Humbug in 1958, then Help! magazine. During his Help! tenure he discovered such diverse talent as Terry Gilliam, Gloria Steinem, Gilbert Shelton, and R. Crumb. And he created this book, a stand-alone paperback of comics for Ballantine, the highly successful publisher of the Mad paperback reprints. In 1962 he and collaborator Will Elder began producing the long-running and elaborate Little Annie Fanny comic for Playboy.
- Additional Information
Item Code HKJ01D Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781616556617 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x12 # Pages 176pg Color b&w