Wednesday, April 28, 2021

BOOK REVIEW! THE COMPLETE HUMBUG GIANT(Gwandanaland Comics)

If you missed out on the deluxe hardbound version here's another chance to snatch these boff late fifties satire mags up. Sure the quality just doesn't measure up to the immaculately repro'd official edition but the humor remains the same even if a whole lotta it will just woosh by the standard denizen of the boring twenties. Plus the fine-penned art is worth dangling your eyes around, especially the way Bill Elder snuck alla that "chicken fat" into those panels giving you a reason to linger about on a panel for ages getting more thrills than you did while tripping out on LSD reading DR. STRANGE.

Only real bouef with this one is how at time the pages get somewhat outta "synch" what with a blank one throwing off articles that were meant to be read across the page from left to right. This makes reading the TRUMP repro of "L'l Ab'r quite difficult. Also, the photographer shoulda been more careful since at times the print that runs into the binding gets cut off leaving dialogue etc. to your own discretion. Sheesh, if you want that sorta quality in your reading material I have a whole load of old crudzines I can pawn off on you cheap!

5 comments:

debs said...

lol can you say, "it's a rip-off of mad magazine"? :)

top_cat_james said...

When you receive a package on Monday, don't toss it in a bucket of water--It's from me.

Christopher Stigliano said...

I do feel guilty about this...want a large load of old and unsellable crudzines in exchange?

Glenn Marcus said...

Hey, mister! Why don't you review some new Marvels and DCs? Or some vintage Perry Rhodan paperbacks?

PS: I own Howard the Duck #1 in mint, sealed bag. Ditto Savage Tales #1.

Matt Gaetz, Fucker Of Young Girls said...

Howard the Duck is a fag.