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If You're Cracked You're Happy SC (2011) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    If You're Cracked You're Happy SC (2011) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Early Years!" Written by Mark Arnold. Cover by John Severin. If You're Cracked You're Happy: A History of the World's Second Greatest Humor Magazine - For over 40 years Cracked was the best-selling humor magazine in the world - if you don't count MAD! A remarkable and amusing retrospective by author Mark Arnold, recounting the secret origins of the magazine, covering its history with former and future MAD and Marvel Comics contributors John Severin, Jack Davis, Don Martin, Bill Elder, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Al Jaffee, along with Cracked veterans Bill Ward, Don Orehek, and George Gladir. Crammed with creator interviews, rare photos and art and a complete checklist of every issue! A must for comics fans and purveyors of popular media! Softcover, 6-in.x 91-in., 546 pages, B&W. Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    If You're Cracked You're Happy SC (2011) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Final Years!" Written by Mark Arnold. Cover by John Severin. This is Part 2! "No one was ever a fan of Cracked. We would buy Mad every month, but about two weeks later we would get anxious for new material. We would tell ourselves, 'OK, we are not going to buy Cracked. Never again!' And we'd hold out for a while, but then as the month dragged on it just became, 'OK, I guess I'll buy Cracked.' Then you'd bring it home, and immediately you'd remember, 'Oh yeah, I hate Cracked!'" - Dan Clowes, former Cracked artist and OscarĀ®-nominated writer "Are you kidding? Was Cracked anyone's first choice?" - Peter Bagge, former Cracked writer and 'Hate' creator "If you go back and look at Cracked, they're not that funny. I was eight years old and I would read Cracked and didn't think it was that funny, but there was something about it that I kind of liked. I just enjoyed it, but I never thought it was that funny." - Barry Dutter, former Cracked writer For over 40 years CRACKED was the best-selling humor magazine in the world... if you don't count MAD! A remarkable and amusing retrospective by author MARK ARNOLD, recounting the secret origins of the magazine, covering its history with former and future MAD and MARVEL Comics contributors JOHN SEVERIN, JACK DAVIS, DON MARTIN, BILL ELDER, JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO and AL JAFFEE, along with CRACKED veterans BILL WARD, DON OREHEK, GEORGE GLADIR, as well its responsibility for launching the careers of award-winning alternative cartoonists including DAN CLOWES, PETER BAGGE and BOB FINGERMAN. Crammed with creator interviews, rare photos and art and a complete checklist of every issue! A must for comics fans and purveyors of popular media! Softcover, 6-in.x 9-in., 546 pages, B&W. Cover price $34.99.