Books Humbug by Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Arnold Roth, Al Jaffee and Jack Davis Hardcover, 2 v., W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $60 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHumbugAuthorHarvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A complete collection of the lesser-known series's eleven-issue run from 1957 to 1958 offers insight into the MAD founder's satirical creativity and includes art by such cartoonists as Will Elder, Jack Davis, and Al Jaffee. Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Harvey Kurtzman Mad Archives Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Humbug Review Book Reviews 'Humbug,' Restoring Comedy's Missing Link April 9, 2009 Launched with lofty aspirations in 1957 by Mad magazine founding editor Harvey Kurtzman and other Mad regulars, Humbug lasted only 11 issues. A loving hardcover reissue now revives this snarky piece of comic history.