Who ever said that Mad magazine was dead? Whoops, they are now quarterly, but it seems that Papercutz has picked up the ball.
Tales From The Crypt gives us a twisted look at the hit Broadway play, Wicked and the stinky dead kid returns with a pet fetish. Wickeder is an entertaining look at what may have happened to Dorothy, the Great Oz, and a court room filled with wit, wisdom, and yes, wickedness. The trial of Dorothy for the death of Alfalfa, the wicked witch is not what you would expect. Dorothy IS not sugary sweet, but she is more sacarin sweet, filled with cancerous anger and attitude. Stefan Petrucha and daughter take the high parody road with great results. This is not the Oz of your parents, or grandparents...
Personally, I enjoy the stinky dead kid, and the adventures of a kid who just won't go away. His pet adventures are marvellous, and would garner the wraith of PETA, and pet owners everywhere. Good thing they don't read Tales From the Crypt. When is the Stinky Dead Kid going to tack American Awful??? Oops, that's my idea Stefan!
The weak point of the book is the Scott Lobdell and James Romberger entry, "Kill Baby, Kill." While I like the story, I dislike the art. Profit always reigns supreme over principles where politicians enter.
I love this series Mr Salicrup...you are wicked, and should be punished...now, go, and write some soap opera or something. Use lines like .."Roger, I'm...." and "a Comic Book Collector!"
Way to go men.