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Five For Friday #86 -- The Usual Gang of Idiots
posted July 28, 2006
 

Five For Friday #86 -- Name Your Five Favorite MAD Creators

1. Harvey Kurtzman
2. Wally Wood
3. Will Elder
4. Sergio Aragones
5. Al Jaffee

Suggested by Eric Reynolds; that's my list and not his, though.

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This subject is now closed. Thanks to all that participated.
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Will Pfeifer

1. Harvey Kurtzman
2. Will Elder
3. Wally Wood
4. Mort Drucker
5. Bernie Krigstein (I know he barely did any stories, but that BRINGING BACK FATHER! he and Elder tag-teamed on is one of my favorite comic book stories ever. Just amazing!)

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Rick Phillips

1.Sergio Aragones
2. Don Martin
3. Harvey Kurtzman
4. Jack Davis
5. Al Jaffee

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Chris Mautner

I'm going to make this tough on myself and pick only from the magazine years, since otherwise my list would be identical to yours (with the possible exception of Jaffee).

Jack Davis
Sergio Aragones
Don Martin
Antonio Prohias
David Berg

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Booksteve

Harvey Kurtzman
Wallace Wood
Villie Elder
Jack Davis
Mort Drucker

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Martin Hand

1. Paul Coker Jr -- just a brilliant cartoonist & I love his style
2. Dave Berg - there's something kind of "zen" about the best of his "The Lighter Side Of..." strips
3. Sergio Aragones -- another brilliant cartoonist
4. Will Elder -- with or without Kurtzman
5. Wally Wood – ditto

I'm surprised that Don Martin didn't make my top five!

(I never could get into Spy vs Spy by Prohias tho)

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Joe Rybandt

Sergio Aragones
Al Jaffee
Will Elder w/Kurtzman
Mort Drucker
Don Martin

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Milo George

1. Will Elder
2. Paul Coker
3. Don Martin
4. Frank Jacobs
5. Sergio Aragones