Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Civil War, Take One

I’m not sure why there is so much fuss over Marvel’s Civil War issue 1 winning the Harvey Award for Best Single Issue or Story.

After all, it may have been a pretty rotten comic, but it was the one that owed most to Harvey Kurtzman’s own work.

Wait, what do you mean, Civil War wasn’t supposed to be a joke?

“Superduperman!” by Harvey Kurtzman (story) and Wallace Wood (art), Mad issue 4, EC Comics, 1953, reprinted in The Complete First Six Issues of Mad, Russ Cochrane, c 1985


Anonymous said...

"Duck! Weave! Parry! Thrust! Hah!"

Wasn't that Robin Hood Daffy's line with his buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff?

Steve Flanagan said...

Would a "duck weave" be what Daffy wore as a toupée?