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BEHAVING MADLY HC

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BEHAVING MADLY HC

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Almost Gone! Our Highest Recommendation. By Steve Ditko, Jack Davis, Basil Wolverton, Russ Heath, Jack Kirby, Joe Maneely et al. When “Mad” was turned into a magazine in 1954, every publisher and his uncle came up with his own version, often using the same talented creators!! 200 pages of never before reprinted material! Looking for a little more excitement in your life? Get mad and get Snafu, Lunatickle, Cockeyed, Crazy, Thimk, Frenzy, Frantic, Loco, Panic, and Zany, too! Besides the names above, also here are Bill Elder, John Severin, Al Jaffee, Ross Andru, Joe Kubert, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Lee Elias, and many others.

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When “Mad” was turned into a magazine in 1954, every publisher and his uncle came up with his own version, often using the same talented creators!! 200 pages of never before reprinted material! Looking for a little more excitement in your life? Get mad and get Snafu, Lunatickle, Cockeyed, Crazy, Thimk, Frenzy, Frantic, Loco, Panic, and Zany, too! Besides the names above, also here are Bill Elder, John Severin, Al Jaffee, Ross Andru, Joe Kubert, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Lee Elias, and many others.

And writers include Jerry Siegel, Stan Lee and Jack Mendelsohn. This coffee table art book is produced by comic strip historian Ger Apeldoorn and Eisner-winner Craig Yoe. The book is nicely broken down into separate chapters.

It opens with Ger's Introduction and "The First Wave." "...even though there are some gems in the later titles, it is in this period that the best work and most intelligent parodies can be found. Some magazines even followed Mad's tendency to experiment and came up with new formats and ideas of their own."

Next we look at the second wave, which began around 1958 when Mad started selling one million copies a month. Titles like Charlton's This Magazine is Crazy led the way along with the aforementioned titles from publishers from Atlas (Marvel) to many independents, who rose and fell quickly.

Then we have chapters collecting the best work by category: Movies, Television, Comics, Book and Magazine parodies, Monsters, Big Name Artists, Advertising. There's also information on websites devoted to all of this, wonderful reproductions of dozens of great covers in full color, a set of wonderful John Severin endpapers, and much more. Now you can set this book right alongside your collections of The Complete Humbug (sadly out of print) and Trump, and discover even more great humor, sometimes as good as anything we ever saw in Mad but unless you are a hardcore collector, seldom seen by fans.

 

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Item Code BEHMH
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781631408564
Print Status Out of Print
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 208pg
Color b&w
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