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MAD About Comic Strips TPB (2003 MAD Books) comic books

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    MAD About Comic Strips TPB (2003 MAD Books) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Cover by Jack Rickard. Stories and art by Don Martin, Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Will Elder, Ted Rall, Bernie Krigstein, Angelo Torres, Gary Hallgren, Sam Viviano, Al Jaffee, Frank Jacobs, Gary Belkin, Earle Doud, John Prete, Desmond Devlin, Charlie Kadau, Don (Duck) Edwing, Stan Hart, Henry Clark, Arnoldo Franchioni, Jack Rickard, Bob Clarke, Russ Cooper, George Woodbridge, Jack Syracuse, Walt F. Rosenberg, Steve Smallwood, Steve Greenberg, and Sergio Aragones, plus a special section with art by Joe Orlando, writing by comedy legend Ernie Kovacs, and color by EC and Marvel legend Marie Severin. A collection of vintage Mad material spoofing comic strips, from the 1950s to the 2000s. Classic Mad spoofs of Popeye, Prince Valiant, Little Orphan Annie and more, by EC legends Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Will Elder, and Bernie Krigstein. Wood also excels at other send-ups of comics icons, including The Mad "Comic" Opera and The Comic Strip Characters' Christmas Party. Intro by indy cartoonist Ted Rall, and art by underground comix legend Gary Hallgren. If Famous Authors or Great Painters Wrote or Drew the Comics; If Comic Strip Characters Aged or Died; If Comic Strip Characters Had Real-World Problems, or Went to Psychiatrists. Classic Don Martin sound effects, comic strip-related Marginals by Sergio Aragones, and the rarely seen Sunday Comic Section We'd Like To See, from Worst of Mad #4. A Sunday Comic Section We'd Like To See; Introduction by Ted Rall; If Famous Authors Wrote the Comics; The Comic Strip Characters' Christmas Party; If Five Comic Strip Cartoonists Interpreted the Age-Old Riddle: "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?"; The Mad "Comic" Opera; Little Orphan Melvin!; Manduck The Magician; Gasoline Valley!; Katchandhammer Kids!; The Anatomy of the Human Body Based on the Comics; If Comic Strip Characters Were as Old as Their Strips; Don Martin's Guide to Some Very Obscure Comics Sound Effects; If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed; Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Peanuts Comic Strip; If Famous Movies Were Made Into Comic Strips; If the Real World of Today Caught Up With the Comics; Starchie; Prince Violent!; Bringing Back Father!; Poopeye!; Final Episodes of Peanuts You Never Saw; Comic Strip Classics in Their Full Strip Form; If the World's Great Painters Drew the Comics; If Blondie Entered the Real Work Place; The Comics Page of L'Osservatore Romano; When Today's Controversial Issues Totally Invade the Comics; The Congressional Record Comic Pages; When Other Comic Strips Start Using the "Far Side" Formula; A Mad Look Back at the Bush Family Circus; Obituaries For Comic Strip Characters; Comic Strip Cursing Symbols to Match a Given Situation; Dick Tracy, Bachelor; Commemorative Stamps for More Recent Comic Strips; The Dysfunctional Family Circus; One Day in the Comics Suburbs; When the Dilbert Cast Invades Other Comic Strips; Get Mutt. You'll Pay; Fold-In. Softcover, 128 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $12.95.