Monday, February 15, 2016

Cracked #53, 1 of 3

Welcome to the 53rd issue of Cracked from July 1966.

Because of the Batman TV show, everyone was now cashing in on it. It was part of the new ”camp” revival with things “so bad they're good” and comics were considered worse than garbage. This “camp” was shown in the paintings of Warhol and Lichtenstein, and for a while, Marvel even dropped the term "comics" from its name, preferring to call themselves “Marvel Pop Art Productions”

But back to this issue of Cracked.The contents page has a blurb asking What's Up Front about this cover by John Severin

”Up in the sky! Is it a CUCKOO BIRD? Is it a MIS-GUIDED MISSILE? No,it's SUPER-SYLVESTER!” We recently asked SUPER-SYLVESTER when he first became a CAPED CAVALIER, a WIZARD WONDER, a MASKED MYSTIC. He replied, “About three weeks ago. I was walking down the street when I heard a SCREAM. I dashed into a phone booth and you know what happened? Four hours later, the police finally got me out. The phone booth door was stuck!” THAT'S OUR BOY! He may not be able to climb buildings, but he can sweep around tall desks!
Parody of ads by Whitney Darrow, Jr.
Not only am I not sure who “BOJ” is, but neither are they.

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