Friday, 13 February 2015
Kung Phew / Kung Fooey / Kung Fool / Kung Fooey
Seeing as how the Bronze Age humour mags usually focused on the same movies and TV shows each month, have you ever compared and contrasted how each one parodied a specific show, like say Kung Fu?
Huh? What's that you say? Who's got that amount of free time? Hush your mouth.
That was John Severin of course, with his version for Cracked. Now here's Stu Schwartzberg & Mike Ploog, from the premiere issue of Crazy:
And here's Mad's take, courtesy of Dick De Bartelo & Angelo Torres:
And because we're gluttons for punishment, let's close with Crazy's second go at the same material, by Marv Wolfman, Marie Severin & Herb Trimpe. I'd say this one's got the best script, while Ploog's has the best art. How 'bout you?