Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Number 440

This is your wife

Last week I showed you some teenage comics with cute chicks...this week a comic with grownup cute chicks. Crazy #2 from 1954 is one of the better Mad imitators of the era.

I love the Al Hartley artwork on the first story, a take-off on the old This Is Your Life TV program, a mainstay of '50s television. Ed Winiarsky does a credible job on "High Moon," although anyone who remembers the Harvey Kurtzman/Jack Davis "Hah! Noon!" from Mad will find it lacking. Still, it has some pulchritude, and that's what we're looking at today.


So, yeah...tomorrow is Christmas. Keeping up with the satirical vein of today's post, talk about your ghost of Christmas past! Here's "A Christmas Carol," done by Arnold Roth for Humbug #6, posted in Pappy's #59, 2006. I understand the two volume set of Humbug reprints won't be available for at least a couple more months, so this will give you a preview. I recently re-did the scans. Enjoy, and have a great Christmas Eve.


Karswell said...

Fun double header Pappy... I love the whacked out Atlas humor mags. Thanks for the heads up about the Humbug collection too, I was beginning to wonder what happened to it. And Happy Holidays damn it!!

Pappy said...

Karswell Kratchit:

Thanks for all the gruesome goodness you provide. Christmas we get but once a year, The Horrors Of It All we get every day!