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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