Friday, December 23, 2011

The Hulk Goes CRAZY (Magazine)! 1978 Marvel Spoof! Lou Ferrigno?!

What an oddity! Here is a 1978 INCREDIBLE HULK spoof from Marvel Comics' own answer to MAD magazine, CRAZY! Created at the time of the popular late-70s HULK TV show, this parody features good likenesses of stars Lou Ferringo and Bill Bixby, as well as famed newsman Walter Cronkite! CRAZY started out in the early 70s as a very strong humor mag contender, with great work by Marvel mainstays like "Mirthful" Marie Severin and "Marvelous" Marv Wolfman, but soon degraded into a low-wattage rack-warmer produced by fairly unknown (and less expensive) writers and artists, as Marvel simply attempted to crowd out the other humor publications. But, some bright spots still occasionally appeared, like this little laugh riot! Of course, that ending woulda been better suited to material published 5 years earlier, but at least you get to stare at a gorgeous Bob Larkin painted cover! Click to enlarge!

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