Thursday, June 02, 2005

What are you, Cracked?

Now this takes me back a few years:

Cracked Magazine is resuming publication next year, with a new editorial team.

For those of you with challenged childhoods, Cracked was the long-running competitor to the better-known humor magazine, Mad. Cracked always played the Avis Rent-a-Car to Mad's Hertz ("we're Number Two, so we try harder"), but was often very funny in its own right. John Severin, a veteran comics artist who drew mostly war and Western titles for such companies as Marvel and EC, was Cracked's lead caricaturist when I was reading the mag in the '70s.

And who could forget Sylvester P. Smythe, Cracked's sad-sack mascot? He was no Alfred E. Neuman, but still a recognizable figure in his painter's cap and overalls. It'll be cool to see him back on the newsracks.

Wonder if the new Cracked will be looking for writers?

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