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Saturday, 13 July 2013
HUMOUR IN A JUGULAR VEIN - PART ONE...
There are some people who think that FREDRIC WERTHAM's so-called 'anti-comics crusade' had an entirely negative effect on the comicbook industry way back when. However, to quote a line from a well-known song from the classic film, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, "From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success!" - and MAD was most certainly that.
For its first 23 issues it was a comicbook, featuring lampoons of well-known comic strips, books, TV shows and movies, before switching to the magazine format that we all know and love today. So, for all the nostalgists amongst you, here's a look back at the very first issue from 1952. We start with a JACK DAVIS drawn tale which is positively calculated to drive you - what's the word again? Ah, yes - MAD! (Don't say I didn't warn you.)
Posted by Kid at Saturday, July 13, 2013