Comixology is offering the first issue of Mad today for free, but this isn’t the Mad that zings pop culture from “the usual gang of idiots.” It’s the original Mad comic that took aim at then-popular genres like Westerns and Futuristic Sci-Fi.
I’m not sure how young audiences who are exposed to Mad via the Cartoon Network show are going to take in panels that are sometimes dense in text and genres that fascinated people in the 1950s. Mad #1 is still an awesome historical curiosity. Continue reading “Comic of the Day: Mad #1 (1952)”
Who can resist Henry Flint’s cover spoofing Action Comics #1 (Quinch is lifting the car with D.R. inside), Amazing Fantasy #15 (Dredd sending someone named Shakespeare to 5 years in an Iso-Cube, and Giant Size X-Men #1 (with a cameo of Durham Red alongside the stars of this Prog)?
Below is the entirety of Ravishing Roshawn Rochester and ‘Lectric Luisa Russo’sAnatomy of War #1. Two young men worlds apart but they’ll experience the journey of their lives. Read the about page to see that the inspiration for AoW is different than most comics. Roshawn also has a PDF copy available.
Tonight’s selection is Full Life from various artists and presented by CHICKENANDROFLS. I especially like tracks #2, 10, 12, & 15. Download the entire album for free (email & ZIP code required) and get the tunes in many popular formats such as MP3, AAC, & FLAC.