Snafu (magazine)

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"Snafu"
StoryStan Lee
InkJohn Severin, Bill Everett and Joe Maneely
HeroIrving Forbush

Snafu is a short-lived satirical comic book published by Marvel Comics in the mid-1950s.[1][2] One notable contribution of Snafu is that it introduced the character Irving Forbush, the alter ego of Forbush Man (created by Stan Lee).[3] Snafu was an attempt to duplicate the success of Mad magazine, which had much greater success and longevity.[4]

The only three volumes of Snafu were published in November 1955, January 1956 and March 1956, respectively.[2][5]

Personnel who worked on Snafu included Stan Lee (the primary writer)[5] and artists John Severin, Bill Everett and Joe Maneely.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Booker, M. Keith, ed. (2014). "Satire". Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas. ABC-CLIO. p. 764. ISBN 9780313397516. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Bell, Blake; Vassallo, Michael J. (2013). The Secret History of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman's Empire. Fantagraphics Books. p. 257. ISBN 9781606995525. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Lee, Stan (w). "Bullpen Bulletins: Stan's Soapbox" Marvel Two-in-One 49 (March 1979), New York City: Marvel Comics
  4. ^ Sterling, Mike (April 24, 2006). "The Secret Crisis of Infinite Wars". ProgressiveRuin.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Garcia, Kevin (June 1, 2009). "Marvel Mystery Monday: Irving Forbush, man and myth". Monomythic.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.