Monday, December 18, 2017
Number 2143: Some-THING!
“The Some-THING” was drawn by Ross Andru ( co-publisher of Mikeross Publications with Mike Esposito) and inker Martin Thall. As a Mad imitator, Get Lost was probably better than at least 50% of the other Mad knockoffs, attempting to capture some of the lightning in a bottle from the Harvey Kurtzman creation. A problem for Mikeross was it entered the comic book field during a time when the market was experiencing a glut of product, and shelf space was hard to find. The other problem is, as John Benson, author of The Sincerest Form of Parody, put it, is that a large group of Mad’s readers were reading Mad because it was hip. They didn’t normally read comic books, including Mad imitators.
This story was reprinted with some other stories from Get Lost in Marvel Comics Arrgh! #2, 1972.