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    Wally Wood Mad #4 "Superduperman" Title page 1 Original Art (EC, 1953). Shazoom! - don't miss your chance to win this mind-blowing title page from the superhero lampoon that secured the future of Mad and EC - it's a bona fide "Mad-sterpiece" by two of the greatest talents in the history of comics. This was the first issue of Mad to sell well, and it was also the first time Mad satirized something other than a EC comic. As Maria Reidelbach noted in Completely Mad, "Mad was developing a following, and it wasn't entirely made of the usual comic book fans." Wood packs in the hilarious side-jokes and background gags, filling the panels with what he dubbed "clutter," and what Kurtzman called "chicken fat." Legend has it that DC threatened a lawsuit against EC for this savage Superman parody, but the usual gang of idiots at Mad simply ignored the threat - what, them worry? This page has an image area of 13" x 18". Panel two was drawn on a separate piece of Craftint paper, and it was carefully taped into a hole cut into the bristol board (on the back of the page) by Wood; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.
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    Auction Dates
    February, 2009
    26th-28th Thursday-Saturday
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