Sunday, July 31, 2011

SUNDAY FUNNIES - TRUMP #1 and the Russians



This is from the first issue of TRUMP magazine, edited by Harvey Kurtzman and published by Hugh Hefner in 1957. It had one more issue to go. Back then, we were having a cold war with Russia. We didn’t trust them or like them and we were also scared of them; that is all but comic heroes and some movie heroes, they were beating them one right and left.
Now we have moved on. We have newer adversaries to fear and distrust.
This comic article was illustrated by Arnold Roth, poking fun of a little side-war the U.S. and the Russians were having, of who invented what first.

And to top things off, I also copied the first page after the Inventing article. It is a full page cartoon by Ed Fisher that shows Fisher had an excellent ironic wit about him.

Besure to click to enlarge to be able to read the captions.



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