From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin, a friend of Toth's since the early 1950s. With a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin" numbered and signed by his daughter Diane Meglin.
A thick collection of 14 stories and a portfolio of rare and previously unpublished illustrations by a comics legend. Introduction by Jim Warren. Letters of tribute from Jordi Bernet, Joe Kubert, Jerry de Fuccio, Rick Estrada, Alberto Bacattini, Robin Snyder, and Bill Chadbourne.
Stories: Vanguard; The Fox; Baron Von Roth, Knight of the Air; Oolala; Way Out; UFO & the Perts vs. the Experts; Who is Jesse Bravo; Bravo for Adventure; Tibor Miko's Christmas; Unreal; Bookworm, The Crushed Gardenia; The Burner; and 39/74.
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!