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Horrifyingly Mad

(2014-03-23 001)Title: Horrifyingly Mad

Publication Information: New York: Fall River Press, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-4351-3743-1

Library of Congress Classification: NC1428.M23

Library of Congress Subject Headings:
United States—Civilization—Humor
Motion pictures—United States—Humor
Popular culture—United States—Humor
United States—Civilization—Comic books, strips, etc.
Motion pictures—United States—Comic books, strips, etc.
Popular culture—United States—Comic books, strips, etc.

When my brother and I were growing up, getting an issue of Mad, or Cracked (which I preferred), was a real treat. The silly, satiric commentaries on life resonated with our views on what was going on around us. Making fun of movies, television shows, advertisements, anything and everything really settled well. In retrospect, many of the commentaries were quite good.

This collection of horror-themed comics are fun, but like any typical issue of Mad and Cracked, the entries are uneven. Some are excellent, some are okay, some completely miss the mark, and others leave you wondering, “Huh?” Nonetheless, they bring back some nostalgia for me. Since all of these are collections of already-published issues, some come from the time I was actually reading Mad and Cracked.

If you are looking for something that can bring back good feelings from the past and still entertain, this is for you.