“A Mad Look At Toes: A Tribute To Al Feldstein.” (Part Of A Celebration Of Mad Editor Feldstein)

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ph.D.. Craig Fischer, Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: I’m bugged by much of the mainstream media attention given to Al Feldstein’s passing, because it feels less about the editor himself than about websites providing Boomers with yet another opportunity to wax nostalgic: “Mad’s editor died? Too bad. Hey, do you remember ‘2001: A Space Idiocy’?” For me, Feldstein’s 28-year editorial run shouldn’t be simplified to clichés about Mad’s irreverence. Feldstein’ achievement is more ambivalent than that, as much about Fordist efficiency and lost opportunities as about the supposed cultural subversions of the “usual gang of idiots.”

Additional Information

Fischer, C. (2014). “A Mad Look at Toes: A Tribute to Al Feldstein.” The Comics Journal, May 5, 2014. Version of record available at: http://www.tcj.com/one-al-feldstein/
Language: English
Date: 2014
Al Feldstein, Mad, Comics

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