Harvey Kurtzman and Bill Elder do what they do best in the closing feature of "Mad" (THE COMIC BOOK) #13 from July 1954, and that's what every social humorist does. From Will Rodgers to The Marx Bros. to Bob & Ray, they "puncture pomposity".
This time around they aim their guns at that hallmark of class and purity, that comic book that your maiden aunt might buy for you, "Classics Illustrated".
Yes they were well drawn. Yes they might have exposed kids to works of literature that they may not have otherwise picked up on their own.
But damn they were boring.
Kurtzman and Elder did it right.
Talk to you soon.