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What About Duck?

Remember that Don Martin 2 volume hardcover collection I posted about back at the beginning of April? You know, this one?

You’ll notice that it’s titled “MAD’s Greatest Artists”. Which indicates more volumes to come.

So what I want to know is… where are they? The Don Martin volume came out in 2007. That’s 3 years ago. You really mean to tell me I couldn’t have a Duck Edwing set by now?

Seriously, Duck was one of my absolute favorite MAD artist’s as a kid. Just a sick, sick sense of humor matched with a “Ed “Big Daddy” Roth does the Sunday morning comics page” style that I loved (and still do). It’s an absolute crime that he doesn’t have his own hardbound, slip cased collection yet.

Talk about your gallows humor…

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Any day you get a present is a good day.

Got this as a gift yesterday for watching my girlfriend’s parents cat while they were away.

2 hardcover volumes with cloth covers and a slip case… over 1000 pages… pretty much every Don Martin cartoon from MAD magazine ever… this is a huge win.

Super psyched.

I know it’s hard to believe these days, but MAD magazine used to rule. Seriously. Pretty much everything from the 50s up through the late 80s is solid gold. You know how South Park has been the perfect mix of gross out humor and satire, pretty much ever since season 5? That was MAD magazine back in the day. The late, great Don Martin was a big part of that.

And for those of you who don’t want to spring for the beautiful, 2 book set ($150 list price; you can easily find one for between $30 and $80 however) that I was so generously given, there are always plenty of original paperback collections floating around the ‘bay.

So let me get this straight.

John Byrne drew this. Yes, that John Byrne, of Alpha Flight/Superman/She Hulk/X-men/crotchety message board posts fame. Working in the classic comedy cartoon style of Don Martin, of MAD Magazine fame.

I dig both those guys. And I dig this artwork, but I dig it for what it is, know what I mean? And I definitely don’t 6500 dollars dig it. For that price you could get a full blown custom commission directly from Byrne himself.

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