Monday, January 16, 2012

"Prince Violent!" - Wally Wood - Mad Monday!

"Mad" (THE COMIC BOOK) issue #13 from 1953 came in with a "wow-bam-sockaroony!" from Harvey Kurtzman and Wally Wood, as they took on the great Hal Foster's incomparable comic strip classic "Prince Valiant with their own "Prince Violent!".

This is as good as it gets, kiddoes!


Talk to you soon!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Funnies - 1-15-12 - Double Dose

Sunday Funnies and another double dose of Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" (where he's more-than-ably assisted by a young Frank Frazetta) and Milton Caniff's "Terry & the Pirates".

True masters of humor, adventure and suspense, all.


Talk to you soon.

Monday, January 9, 2012

"3-Dimensions!" - Mad Mondays - Wally Wood

3D entertainment is nothing new.  The View-Master, the stereopticon, and even in movies (where it hits us now) and comic books of the 1950's.

I'm guessing this is a pretty rare re-printing of this story, as so much of Mad's history has it's re-prints in black and white, but when Harvey Kurtzman and the fantastic Wally Wood took this on in 1954 for "Mad" (THE COMIC BOOK), re-prints were farthest for their minds.

Anyway, let's dig on in to "Mad Monday" and dig on "3-Dimensions!".  Get yer glasses on, kiddoes!


Talk to you soon.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Funnies - Double Dose - 1-8-12

Sunday Funnies time again, kiddoes!!  That means it's time for another double dose of "Li'l Abner" by Al Capp and Frank Frazetta (dig them crazy chicks!) and "Terry & the Pirates" by Milton Caniff!!

Jeff (me) is still missing in action, but I'm making progress on the things that are holding me back from posting more on this blog...good progress.  

I will be back.  I will be back.

In the meantime, enjoy!

Where, oh where has my little Jeff gone?  Oh, where oh where can he be?

Talk to you soon.

Monday, January 2, 2012

"Mark Trade" - Mad Mondays - Jack Davis!

"Mad Mondays" continues (after about a months delay...where have I been, anyway?) with it's look at "Mad" (THE COMIC BOOK) #12 dated June 1954, and Harvey Kurtzman and Jack Davis' spin on Ed Dodd's comic strip "Mark Trail", entitled "Mark Trade".

Even my love and admiration for the classic American newspaper comic strip fails to see how anyone ever was devoted to Dodd's fact-based wild-life strip.  It was a product of it's time, I suppose.  Pure post-WWII homogenization of America.  The 1950's were a strange combination of cutting-edge and middle-of-the-road milquetoast and a decade I would love to go visit in my time machine because of both.

At any rate, Messrs Kurtzman and Davis found the fun...and here it is.


In the meantime...I'm going to go sick Mark Trail off on MY trail and see where the heck I've been.

Talk to you soon.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday Funnies - 1-1-12 - Double Dose!

Where, oh where hath the old year gone???

It's been a sparse 2nd half of 2011 for Jeffy blog posts.  I'm starting to think if I'm MIA or DOA.

Until I figure it out, here's a nice way to start the new year.  A double dose of action, adventure, comedy and masterful draftsmanship, with a double dose of 4-color Sunday fun.  with "Li'l Abner" and "Terry and the Pirates" from the able hands and minds of Al Capp (assisted by Frank Frazetta) and Milton Caniff, respectively.


While you're all digging on that, I'm off to find out where I've been and where I'm at!

Talk to you soon.

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