Today while I'm still out of town, let's look at two oddball stories here in the Comics Supplement, one by an unknown creative team from 1954, and another by old favorites Steve Ditko and Stan Lee from 1962.
Our first story comes from the fourth and last issue of MAD magazine clone Madhouse, the Sept./Oct. issue from 1954, an infamous and surreal little yarn - Going-Going-Real Gone. A bigger bunch of screwed-up and made-up 'hip' lingo and situations I could hardly come up with! The only firm credits we have for the book are of its editors: Ruth Roche, and art editor Sam Iger, who both had long and interesting careers before working on this Ajax-Farrell comic book line in the 1950s. Words fail one on this tale, you'll see what I mean.
We'll close with a bonus short story from Amazing Adult Fantasy magazine number 13, June 1962, as brought to us by Ditko and Lee in "The Magazine that Respects Your Intelligence!", and it deals with one of their favorite recurring themes: the power and influence of television.
So hold onto your intelligence and your sanity against the assult about to come - right after the jump!
And now forward to June 1962 --------------------------------------------------
Notice the glitch on the contents page - the title of our featured story is The UnsuspectING not The UnepectED. Lovely contents page, though! All art here pencilled and inked by Steve Ditko, who also wrote the finished dialog from Lee's outline, just two months before the last issue of Amazing Adult Fantasy and the debut of the Amazing Spider-Man in same.
The MADHOUSE story is courtesy of the Digital Comics Museum, and the Amazing Adult Fantasy from heaven knows where. See you in two weeks!