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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.










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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.

2 comments:

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!