The Sincerest Form of Parody: The Best 1950s Mad Inspired Satirical Comics

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These earnest copiers of MAD realized that Will Elder's cluttered "chicken fat" art was a good part of MAD 's success, and these pages are densely packed with all sorts of outlandish and bizarre gags that make for hours of amusing reading. The "parody comics" are uniquely "'50s," catching the popular culture zeitgeist through a dual lens: not only reflecting fifties culture through parody but also being themselves typical examples of that culture (in a way that Harvey Kurtzman's MAD was not). This unprecedented volume ...

The Sincerest Form of Parody: The Best 1950s Mad Inspired Satirical Comics 2012, Fantagraphics Books

ISBN-13: 9781606995112

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