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THe book's production values are beautiful.
There are some seriously funny features in just eleven issues and don't forget the great artists: Jack Davis, Will Elder, Jaffee and Roth.
He changed humor and the way we look at the world for the better with his irreverent, thoughtful satirical writing and artwork.
As a physical package this slipcased collection is like a technicolor MGM musical. As humor, however, it's more like The Bowery Boys Meet Ma and Pa Kettle--a not especially... Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. C. Bell
Harvey Kurtzman was a genius writer, editor and artist of serious material (see key issues of Two Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat that are gripping and pertinent today). Read morePublished on June 20, 2010 by Edwi R. Spiegel
Not exactly what I expected, but I'm not disappointed. It had all the rich satiric cartooning with 'eyeball kicks" that the original Mad comic had. Read morePublished on September 5, 2009 by Comics Fan
When I learned that Harvey Kurtzman's late 50's, short lived humor magazine: "Humbug" was being published I was as excited as a body could be! Read morePublished on August 20, 2009 by Karl P.
Cartooning was my outlet in high school and Mad magazine was my tutor. I eagerly bought the 2 issues of Trump and several issues of Humbug. Read morePublished on July 22, 2009 by James S. Hentschell
I would have given this five stars, but I fault Fantagraphics for doing some artsy-fartsy production on the various "Humbug" cover reproductions by also reproducing the various... Read morePublished on July 10, 2009 by Mark Arnold
I waited a long time for this and now that it's here it was well worth it. The first thing I have to say is what an absolutely beautiful production job they did with this set. Read morePublished on April 20, 2009 by Deep Eye
This is a great collection. The artwork is stunning. THe jokes are very dated and for me (at 47) there were few "laughs". Read morePublished on March 21, 2009 by DE Burke