Third Rail #1 - From the Estate of Nick Meglin


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

A 1981 fanzine, featuring: an Al Williamson interview with 23 drawings; Archie Goodwin & Reed Crandall's unpublished Jungle Jim strips (six pages); Steve Bissette seven page dinosaur comic story; Tom Yeates six page comic story; Roy Krenkel illustration.

"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 (upper corner coffee stained, binding tight)
From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity

Creators

Al
Williamson

Publishing Information

Lyndhurst
Ken Feduniewicz
1981
1st

Physical Description

11 inches
8.25 inches
48 pages
black & white
softcover
wraps
English