THE SINCEREST FORM OF PARODY: THE BEST 1950s MAD-INSPIRED SATIRICAL COMICS edited by John Benson (Fantagraphics Books)
It speaks volumes that the story behind MAD’s many imitators is more entertaining than the strained parodies themselves. While some of the art is nice, most of these stories merely ape Kurtzman & Elder’s style without coming anywhere near their level of comic genius. Still, it’s an amusing historical sampler.
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