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Good Addams, bad edition
on April 30, 2009
First, a little information for those disappointed by how few 'Addams Family' cartoons there are. The Charles Addams cartoons came first. The television show was based on a group of characters that he used in more than one of his cartoons. 'Gomez' and 'Morticia' for instance, did generally appear together, or with 'Pugsly' and 'Wednesday'. However, I don't believe the character who became 'Fester' was ever seen with the family. And they were never anything like a main focus of his cartoons.
This edition (for Kindle) is actually a bad idea, and I returned my copy almost immediately after purchasing it. It is impossible, in far too many of the cartoons, too see the subtle details that make Addams cartoons the gloriously horrifying moment outside of time that they truly are. The same problem exists in the paperback editions. To truly enjoy Addams, one should see the full-sized cartoons. Just remember, if an Addams cartoon leaves you scratching your head wondering what's the point, then you've missed the telling detail.