Scoop Scuttle and His Pals: The Crackpot Comics of Basil Wolverton edited by Greg Sadowski
Trade Paperback – Fantagraphics – May 2021 – 192 pages
In this rip-roaring retrospective of the influential Mad magazine cartoonist, Basil Wolverton’s often-warped imagination combines with his outlandishly wacky visual humor to fascinate and delight. It collects the ultra-rare treasures Scoop Scuttle, Mystic Moot, Bingbang Buster, and Jumpin’ Jupiter – as they’ve never been seen before! Due to the rock-bottom printing methods of ten-cent comic books, Wolverton’s intricate line work was routinely obscured, and often obliterated. In this collection, every effort has been made to restore the art to its original splendor, and to at last present the uniquely detailed graphics of this justly revered comic book master.