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The MAD Archives Vol. 1


by Harvey Kurtzman
art: Will Elder, Wallace Wood, Jack Davis & John Severin

Collected here are the complete first six issues of Harvey Kurtzman’s groundbreaking and visionary Mad comic from 1952–1953. Illustrated by the incomparable talents of Will Elder, Wallace Wood, Jack Davis and John Severin. These scrotty comics are inexplicably packaged in this overly-deluxe hardcover book with a furshlugginer dust jacket, even.

ISBN: 9781401237868
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Written by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by Jack Davis, Wallace Wood, Will Elder, Harvey Kurtzman and John Severin. This out-of-print volume reprints the comic book Mad #1-6, magazine size, with color by Marie Severin.

Before the existence of pop-culture sharpshooter MAD Magazine there was the original MAD — as in, Tales Calculated to Drive You MAD! Twenty-three comic book issues that threw the rule-book out the window and redefined comedy and satire for generations to come. It’s visionary humor in a jugular vein, presented in a handsome hardcover format. MAD defined satire for an entire generation of readers. Here is where it all began.

Includes the classic stories Melvin of the Apes!, Mole!, Dragged Net, Superduperman!, Shadow! and Ping Pong!

224 page full color hardcover
MAD, 2012

Additional information

Weight 40 oz
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in