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Tags: DC Comics, Happy Christmas
Just stumbled onto a great site that features the original Antonio Prohías Spy Vs Spy comic strips from MAD Magazine. As a kid it was always my favourite part of MAD, along with the usual gang of idiots like Dave Berg’s Lighter Side Of…, Don Martin, Duck Edwing, Sergio Aragones and Al Jaffee’s with his fold-ins.
I’ve read a few of the current issues of MAD and they definitely are not as good as it was when I was a kid. I know people have been saying that for 50+ years but in this case it is true. I saw in a current issue they tried to update the Lighter Side Of… with a writer putting new captions in place of the originals, but they just aren’t funny. The new version of Spy Vs Spy by Peter Kuper is just diabolical.
This is one of those fabled comic stories that one reads a lot about but rarely ever sees, like EC Comic’s Judgement Day or the infamous Foul Play. This Jack Cole story, Murder Morphine and Me is notorious because one panel in particular (and you’ll know which one when you see it) was cited by Dr Wertham as an example of why comic books were causing the degeneration of youth in the 1950s.
Tags: Australia, Australian Politics
Tags: DC Comics, PSA, Superman, Superman PSA For Special Olympics
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Tags: 1950s Comics, Batman, DC Comics, Fatman
The Batmobile must be pretty wide to fit Batman, Robin and Fatman on the front seat.
Obviously the Batman writers were taking the piss here…
Perhaps DC should put out a collection of Weird Tales from Gotham City. It could be filled with all the stupid stories from the 1940s, 50s and 60s such as the one above. It could feature the ‘many strange transformations of Batman, like the stories where he turned into a giant, merman, gorilla etc. There could also be a section on all the many times Batman travelled back in time, fought aliens or met others that he inspired such as Fatman, Batboy, Mogo the Bat-gorilla, Batmite, Ace the Bathound, Batman Jones etc. I’m not sure it would sell many copies although I am sure some people would pick it up just for a laugh.