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    DescriptionHarvey Kurtzman changed the face of American humor when he created the legendary MAD comic. As editor and chief writer from its inception in 1952, through its transformation into a slick magazine, and until he left MAD in 1956, he influenced an entire generation of cartoonists, comedians, and filmmakers. In 1962, he co-created the long-running Little Annie Fanny with his long-time artistic partner Will Elder for Playboy, which he continued to produce until his virtual retirement in 1988. Between MAD and Annie Fanny, Kurtzman s biographical summaries will note that he created and edited three other magazines Trump, Humbug, and Help! but, whereas his MAD and Annie Fanny are readily available in reprint form, his major satirical work in the interim period is virtually unknown. Humbug, which had poor distribution, may be the least known, but to those who treasure the rare original copies, it equals or even exceeds MAD in displaying Kurtzman s creative genius. Humbug was unique in that it was actually published by the artists who created it: Kurtzman and his cohorts from MAD Will Elder, Jack Davis, and Al Jaffee were joined by universally acclaimed cartoonist Arnold Roth. With no publisher above them to rein them in, this little band of creators produced some of the most trenchant and engaging satire of American culture ever to appear on American newsstands. At last, the entire run of 11 issues of Humbug is being reprinted in a two-volume slipcased hardcover deluxe format, much of it reproduced from the original art, allowing even owners of the original cheaply-printed issues to experience the full impact for the first time. Nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: (Best Archival Collection/Project: Comic Books)."


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    Title
    Humbug
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Harvey Kurtzman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 57 mm
    Weight: 2,293 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781560979333
    ISBN 10: 156097933X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 741.5, 741.5973
    Libri: I-GV
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 10
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 741.5/973
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 95
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    LC classification: PN6728.H88 H86 2009
    Illustrations note
    chiefly Illustrations
    Publisher
    Fantagraphics
    Imprint name
    Fantagraphics
    Publication date
    23 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Seattle
    Review quote
    At long last, a handsome, two-volume, slipcased set brings back into print a pivotal, neglected portion of the oeuvre of Harvey Kurtzman and that of a cadre of gifted pranksters bent on smart satire. --Rich Kreiner"