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`Download Epub ê Mad About the Fifties (Mad) ê The S Were The Buttoned Up, Gray Flannel Decade However, When Things Look Upright On The Surface, There S Sure To Be Some Wicked Humor Bubbling Underneath Founded InAs A Comic Book, MAD Magazine Quickly Evolved Into The Premier Showcase For America S Most Unabashedly Irreverent And Enduringly Influential Comic TalentBesides Hilarious Comic Strips From The Murky Inkwells Of Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Don Martin, And Al Jaffee, Among Others, MAD Was The Print World Stomping Ground Of The Period S Most Revolutionary Comic Performers, Such As Tom Lehrer Also Included Are Classic Parodies Like Superduperman , Mickey Rodent , And Melvin Of The Apes , Plus Original Satires Like The Brutally Tunny Scenes We D Like To See Available At Last To Comic Lovers And Retro Seekers Who Missed Out The First Time Around As Well As Old Time MAD Readers Who Want To Relive The LaughsFollowing In The Bestselling Tradition Of MAD About The Sixties And MAD About The Seventies, This Uproarious Collection IncludesFull Color Pages That Reproduce Rare Early Covers, Classic Ad Parodies, And Much Not To Mention The Real Story Of How Alfred E Neuman Was Born Was His Original Name Really Melvin Coznowski Or Was It Mel Haney I bought this as an afterthought, really just thinking to complete the set after I d bought and enjoyed both Mad About The Sixties and Seventies, but this one ended up being my favorite of the three My initial reluctance to get it when I bought the other two was based on the assumption that I already owned most of the material in this book in other books they republished the original Kurtzman MAD comic books, the ones they did before going to magazine format, back in the 90s but I was very happily wrong about that Wally Wood and Bill Elder were the twin gods of my childhood after seeing their MAD work in paperback size reprints like Inside Mad and It s a World World World World Mad in the 70s, particularly because the format didn t allow for color printing, so I got a chance to see their incredible drawing and inking unobscured by the clumsy hand separated color of mid 20th Century American comics While Mad About the Fifties does have a color section, most of it is in BW once Mad became a magazine rather than a comic, color was unnecessary for anything but the covers and the artwork is absolutely stunning The standouts for me are still Wood and Elder Mickey Rodent is still the most demented thing I ve ever seen but it also contains some great work by Joe Orlando and George Woodbridge, as well It also features a couple of early pieces by Mort Drucker and Don Martin s first ever MAD work. although it begins at the beginning the comic book mad this concentrates on the period when mad was finding its way and being reinvented as a magazine after genius harvey kurtzman bailed to produce ill fated humor mags with hugh hefner besides the bw mag stuff, there s wonderful full color kurtzman era comics illustrated by the great bill elder r.ichokengtitiktitikchokeng 2008 , wally wood, jack davis and john severin.besides the usual gang of idiots there are droll contributions by forgotten 50s humorists like ernie kovacs, bob ray and stan freberg. I lost my copy of this when I was moving from Bandung to Jakarta So terrible Loved this book and loved seeing Alfred E Neuman in his early days sob Anyone want to give this book to me as a replacement My birthday is in October And I ve been really really good this year in case you want to give it to me at Christmas