- I thought it would be fun to give your readers some milestones in the collaborating efforts of Harvey Kurtzman and Jack Davis. It will be done in the form of showing #1 issues of certain comic book and magazine titles. I’ve always felt that the relationship of Harvey, and Jack was not that dissimilar from that of John Ford and John Wayne. All men were very successful in their own right but when they teamed up there was that extra spark in their art. Ford and Kurtzman would lay these wonderful creative foundations and then Davis and Wayne came in to add the finishing touches. For both teams, the final product always seemed so effortless and seamless.
Part 1 – FRONTLINE COMBAT (comic book) and MAD (comic book)
Part 2 – MAD (magazine) and TRUMP (magazine)
Part 3 – Humbug (magazine) and HELP ( magazine)
Here are those pages, with Bill’s comments: