Friday, January 14, 2022

Today in Comics History, January 14: Happy birthday, Faye Dunaway!

Born on this day: award-winning and acclaimed actress Faye Dunaway, star of some classic motion pictures as Bonnie and Clyde, Three Days of the Condor, Chinatown, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Thomas Crown Affair, and my personal favorite of her work, 1984's Supergirl!

from Supergirl Movie Special one-shot (DC, February 1985); script by Joey Cavalieri (; pencils, inks, and colors by Gray Morrow, letters by John Costanza

Of course, she's been in a lotta other novies too, some of which don't even guest-star Supergirl. Which means, she's been in MAD quite a bit, right? Let's check...yep!

cover of MAD #119 (June 1968), art by Norman Mingo

MAD magazine? Well, y'all know what that means, right? A shining example of the Second Law of Celebrities Comics: you ain't nobody until you've been drawn by Mort Drucker!

from "Balmy and Clod" in MAD #119, script by Larry Siegel, pencils and inks by Mort Drucker

So there you go, Faye Dunaway, Hollywood beauty made even better by the pen of Mort Drucker, in that one comic story of...wait, there's more?...yes!

from "Little Dull Man" in MAD #147 (December 1971), script by Arnie Kogen, pencils and inks by Mort Drucker

Faye Dunaway from the pen of Mort Drucker, ladies and gentlemen! Let's give them a big hand...wait, what?

from 'Nutwork' in MAD #192 (July 1977), script by Stan Hart, pencils and inks by Mort Drucker

Geez, Mort, why donch let somebody else have a shot at drawing Faye Dunaway, just once...?...oh hey look, it's funnyman Mel Brooks!

from "Mad's Academy Awards Show" in MAD #231 (June 1982), script by Stan Hart, pencils and inks by Mort Drucker


from "Chinaclown" in MAD #173 (March 1975), script by Larry Siegel, pencils and inks by Mort Drucker

Okay, Mort, you win. They only way we're gonna see Faye Dunaway portrayed in a movie parody not drawn by Drucker is to step over to the other side of the street and check in on MAD's distant competitor Crazy! Let's see how they handle that same movie.

from "Chinesetown" in Crazy #9 (Marvel, February 1975), pencils and inks by Vance Rodewalt

So that's all I have except to wish Miss Faye Dunaway a very happy birthday today! Oh, and I'd, uh, if I were you I'd check the bushes outside your house before you go to bed to make sure Mort Drucker isn't hiding in them.

from Supergirl Movie Special

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DanielT said...