Monday, November 06, 2006

Mad About Super Heroes

People who are cooler than me got me Mad About Super Heroes, a consolidation of Mad Magazine's riffs on all things super hero.

This includes takes on Superman (comics/films/TV), X-Men, etc., with artwork from Sergio Aragones, Mort Drucker, Al Jafee, Angelo Torres, and Don Martin.

And while the book self-deprecates as being written by "The Usual Gang of Super-Idiots", there's some clever stuff in almost every panel of every satire.

And though some of the jokes feel a little retread, this is a pretty good tome -- and probably avoids that problem altogether if read in multiple sittings.

Fun, inspiring comedic stuff.