|Title||:||The MAD Archives, Vol. 4|
|Number of Pages||:||248 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The MAD Archives, Vol. 4 Reviews
And so Mad the comic book comes to an end. Still a fun read, though it admittedly ends more with a whimper then a bang. Adding in the first issue of the Magazine was a nice touch, but I want the rest of Kurtzman's run. It would be nice to get the other 2-3 magazines reprinted, along with additional stories he contributed through the year. Ah well, nothing published by DC Comics is perfect these days, it's still great to get all the comics in this format. Highly recommended.
"The big leap was MAD comics, which gets us to Kurtzman. The comic book MAD, which Harvey founded in 1952, were parodies of comics, using them as political and social satire. The idea of parody was something that was quite new and fresh, and that’s what MAD did brilliantly well. If you’re doing a parody you’ve got to be as good as the original – in some ways you’ve got to be better. Their stuff was smart, it was funny, and it was very sexy too. So much so that I used to hide the comic in the garage so my parents didn’t see that I had this proto-porn." - Terry Gilliam
Nice reproduction and nice artwork - I wish the gags aged better.