Creepy #137 - The Art of Al Williamson! Collector's Edition! - From the Estate of Nick Meglin


 

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Description

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin, a lifelong friend of Al Williamson. With a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin" numbered and signed by his daughter Diane Meglin.

An all-Al Williamson issue collecting seven classic stories from earlier issues, plus an introduction including Williamson's comments on the stories:

H2O World (originally from Creepy #1)
The Success Story (originally from Creepy #1)
Welcome Stranger (originally from Creepy #2)
Sand Doom (originally from Creepy #5)
Now You See It...(originally from Creepy #83)
Mother Knows Best (originally from Creepy #86)
Homecoming (originally from Creepy #112)

"Although an accomplished artist himself who earned a certificate from the School of Visual Arts (where he met lifelong friend and colleague Angelo Torres), Meglin (as he would have readily admitted) was not in the same league as some of the artists he hung out with in the legendary Fleagle Gang, a group that included Frazetta, Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, and future Mad contributors Angelo Torres and George Woodbridge." --The Comics Journal

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Nick Meglin (July 30, 1935 – June 2, 2018) spent 48 years at Mad, from 1956 through his retirement in 2004, holding the position of Editor for 20 years. Bill Gaines called Meglin “the heart of Mad” and “the soul and conscience of Mad,” and he was responsible for recruiting many of the artists and writers. 

Meglin earned a certificate from the School of Visual Arts (where he met lifelong friend and colleague Angelo Torres), He was a member of the legendary Fleagle Gang, a group that included Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, Angelo Torres and George Woodbridge. He was later an art instructor at SVA. His books include The Art of Humorous Illustration and Drawing from Within.

Each of the books from the collection of Nick Meglin include a Certificate of Authenticity from the family, stating  "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin" and numbered and signed by his daughter Diane Meglin. The icing on the cake is the COA features a portrait of Meglin by Legendary Mad artist Mort Drucker!

Features

Al Williamson

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine (mild reading wear, mild dents and wear to covers)
From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity

Creators

Al
Williamson

Publishing Information

New York
Warren
1982
1st

Physical Description

11 inches
8 inches
68 pages
black & white
softcover
wraps
English