Friday, April 18, 2014

Jules Verne, Part 11

(Continued from Part 10)

You've seen the JESSE MARSH version!

You've seen the FRANK THORNE version!

Now-- bear wild-eyed witness to the wonder of the JACK KIRBY version!!!

Okay, okay... this isn't your typical, normal, average, "regular" adaptation of a movie.  Let's put it this way... NOT BRAND ECHH wasn't an accident.

Charlton's take-off on EC's MAD started life as EH! (Dec'53).  With issue #8 (Feb'55), the name was changed to FROM HERE TO INSANITY, then after 5 more issues, the name was changed again (while starting the number over from #1) to CRAZY, MAN, CRAZY!, which itself only lasted 2 issues.  Each issue (as far as I've been able to determine so far) featured the work of 1 or 2 artists at a time, including Dick Ayers, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby.  MANY years later, CRAZY would become Marvel Comics' own take-off on MAD.

Cover by JACK KIRBY    (August 1955)
Adaptation & art by JACK KIRBY
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And now, as a bonus, from the same issue... this has nothing to do with 20,000 LEAGUES, but, where else am I gonna post it?  Enjoy...
(Continued in Jules Verne, Part 12  /  Coming Soon!)

Copyright (C) 1955, by Charlton Comics.

Raw scans from the Heritage Auction site
     and the Mars Will Send No More blog

Restorations by HENRY R. KUJAWA

For more:
See my 20,000 LEAGUES "overview" at this very blog!
Read the TREASURY OF CLASSIC TALES version of 20,000 LEAGUES
Read the FOUR COLOR #614 version of 20,000 LEAGUES