JACK DAVIS "MAD - SIX MINUTES LOOKS AT NUCLEAR POWER" COMPLETE & ORIGINAL "60 MINUTES" ART.
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Auction #215 - Part II
Item numbers 988 through 2613 in auction 215
Published in "Mad" #233 in Sept. 1982. Story was written by Lou Silverstone. Four approx. 19.75x24" thin artboards w/India ink and ink wash image areas. "Six Minutes Looks At Nuclear Power" story satirized the popular TV investigative news program "60 Minutes." First page has Alfred E. Neuman's face at top left over stopwatch image, a further nod to "60 Minutes." To the right of this art caricature portraits of actual "60 Minutes" correspondents Harry Reasoner (portrayed as "Harry Reasonable"), Morley Safer (portrayed as "Merely Safecall"), Mike Wallace (portrayed as "Mike Malice") and Ed Bradley (portrayed as "Ed Badly"). Main image shows Wallace standing outside shoddy nuclear power station under construction w/Senator J. Madhatter and busty assistant Honey Belle. Second page features six panels and continues interview and then switches to Reasoner interviewing Nuclear Regulatory Commission administrator Mr. John Tweedledee, who goes on to explain "China Syndrome" before making crack about Hiroshima and politically incorrect depiction of the Chinese. Third page features nine panels and shows Reasoner going on to interview Mr. Jack Tweedledum of the Environmental Protection Agency, who goes on to explain the various ways they've tried to store nuclear waste, holding up "Four Foot Mutant Spider Crab" in one panel, noting some waste was dumped at sea. Last page features six panels and has Bradley interviewing grinning "Looking Glass Nuclear Power Plant" Director, Mr. Cheshire Katz who sweeps concerns about plant safety under the rug. Each page has felt tip pen note at bottom left w/issue/page number/title notes. Each page has also been signed in ink by Jack Davis at bottom center and comes w/four individual 4x6" color photos of him signing each page. Back of each has E.C. Publications copyright stamp. Word balloon text are paste-overs. Margins have typical editorial notes and first and third pages have slight clip to lower right corner. Pages will mat and frame to Exc. appearance. Superb graphics throughout.
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