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    Jack Davis MAD#20 Complete 6-Page Story "Paul Revere's Ride!" Original Art (EC, 1955). The inspired genius of MAD's "Poetry Corner" section was to let a classic verse speak for itself -- and then to turn Davis loose to reinterpret the words in his customary madcap manner. "It saved on the writing time and scriptwriting fees," as MAD's originating editor, Harvey Kurtzman, told comics historian Michael H. Price in 1990, "and it worked just like a Stan Freberg pop-song parody, in that the lyric would become a parody of itself." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic narrative poem of the American Revolution may have been Required Reading in the classroom, but Kurtzman and Davis transformed it into Forbidden Reading via MAD (and all the more appealing for that). Ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 13" x 18". Overall age-toning and handling wear. Edge deterioration at the upper right of Page 1. Overall, in Very Good condition.


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