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The early years of the Mad phenomenon,
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This review is from: The Sincerest Form of Parody: The Best 1950s Mad Inspired Satirical Comics (Paperback)
A great collection of artwork from the early fifties, when Mad first appeared in a comic-book format. Mad's popularity as a humor comic (although not in the vein as "kiddie" comics) spurred many imitators. Although many of the early Mad comics have been reprinted or the material made available in paperback form much later the imitators were not... until now. Many of the artists and writers of these spinoffs were also contributors to Mad and so its a lot of the same kind of funny stuff. Some, not so much. Still as a sampling of these comics you can't beat it. Material is from Eh!, Panic, Whack, Get Lost, Madhouse, Flip, Nuts, Crazy, Wild, Bughouse and Riot.