MAD #12 (EC, 1954) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
DescriptionMad #12 (E.C. Comics, 1954). 6/1954 - "Starchie," by Harvey Kurtzman & Will Elder; Bottleneck frames Starchie so that Starchie goes to prison and Bottleneck can take over the girls and rackets at the high school; Parody of Archie comic books. "From Eternity Back to Here!", by Harvey Kurtzman & Bernie Krigstein; Prewitt will not fight, no matter what, and Sgt. Warden and Mrs. Homes drown on the beach; Parody of the movie "From Here to Eternity." "3-Dimensions!", by Harvey Kurtzman & Wally Wood; A phony description of how 3-D comics are made and a look at what can go wrong. "Mark Trade!", by Harvey Kurtzman & Jack Davis; Parody of the comic strip Mark Trail, finding Mark sick and tired of nature.
Page Quality: Off-white to white
Artists/Writers: Harvey Kurtzman story "Wally Wood, Bernard Krigstein," Bill Elder and Jack Davis art
Significance: "Archie, Mark Trail and" """From Here To Eternity"" parodies." 3-D comic spoof. Nudity panels.
CGC census 7/19: 7 in 7.0, 35 higher.
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