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Al Feldstein 1925-2014 (Read 2290 times)
May 1st, 2014 at 11:38pm

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Not really movie SciFi related, but yesterday Al Feldstein, one of the primary creative minds behind the golden age of EC Comics passed away.
I've been influenced by his work since I was a very small child.
RIP.
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Reply #1 - May 2nd, 2014 at 5:21pm

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I was a bit too young and not living in the USA at the height of EC comics.  I first discovered the genius of Al Feldstein through the wonders of MAD magazine.  Fortunately for me, my other had a great sense of humor (she also wanted me to become fluent in English) and she let me read MAD magazine, which she herself read.  MAD magazine is largely responsible for developing my sense of humor (I like satire, parody and general wiseassery. I love creating silly lyrics to old songs and the occasional vulgarism is very much appreciated.  Years later I discovered EC comics and fell in love with this man's talents all over again.  Morality plays in the form of lurid and graphic horror comics with twist endings are terrific. The group of amazing writers and artists associated with EC and MED will never be matched, IMHO.

As for his passing, I will quote his alter ego, Alfred E., WHAT, ME WORRY?  RIP, sir, you were a sun source of endless happy memories.         

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Reply #2 - May 2nd, 2014 at 10:07pm

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Caleb451 wrote on May 1st, 2014 at 11:38pm:
Not really movie SciFi related, but yesterday Al Feldstein, one of the primary creative minds behind the golden age of EC Comics passed away.


A major figure indeed.

But, hey, myself and many others found Mad Magazine's take on sci-fi to be very much influentual in our understanding (and love) of the genre (take note Jay Seaver - admirers can have fun!) . The parodies alone have a hallowed place in SF history.

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