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19. Humbug #1: File Copy (Aug 1957)

19. Humbug #1: File Copy (Aug 1957)

"He was the creator, editor, and chief writer of the satirical magazines Mad and Trump, and is now the creator, editor, and chief writer of the satirical magazine Humbug. He is the star of the first magnitude around which revolve the teeming planets Will Elder, Jack Davis, Wallace Wood, Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth, cartoonists and/or writers all."

 -Rolf Malcolm, Playboy, Dec 1957


"While Humbug might not have achieved as much as Mad, its aspirations were much grander. It had the potential of being the definitive American humor magazine, combining the sophistication of The New Yorker with the chutzpah of Mad, aimed at a readership of grownups."
-R. Fiore, The Comics Journal, 2006

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