Comic Book Talk The Place to talk about Comics

Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Old 10-19-07, 06:38 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 814
Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

This totally passed under my radar. Time to collect my pennies.


http://www.amazon.com/MADs-Greatest-...832872&sr=1-12

Last edited by Rainet; 10-19-07 at 09:17 PM.
Rainet is offline  
Old 10-21-07, 09:40 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Spiderbite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 13,195
Yeah, I have seen this advertised in recent Mad Magazines. Looks awesome. Would be nice next to my Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side collections.

Didn't Don Martin defect to Cracked years ago after Mad pissed him off?
Spiderbite is offline  
Old 01-01-10, 03:25 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Inhumans99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,913
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

This set is on sale at barnesandnoble.com for $22.48, retailed for $150. I picked this up and another insanely cheap HC graphic novel that was on sale to get free shipping. Already received a shipping notice, and it looks like it is still in stock.
Inhumans99 is offline  
Old 01-02-10, 10:38 AM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 79
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

I ordered this from barnesandnoble.com a few weeks ago it's about 15 pounds and is great I'm about 150 pages into it. There is some $3.99 graphic novels on B&N also I only remember Batman Year 100 TPB, Spider-Man Reign and Spider-Man a brand new day both HC.

If you're a fan order this now before it goes out of stock, totally worth it.
Meatwad's Ghost is offline  
Old 01-02-10, 01:18 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 833
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

The only problem with this collection is that it only contains every Don Martin story printed in Mad Magazine. All of his books(Don Martin Steps Outs, Sails Ahead, Grinds Ahead, etc. etc.) are not in, as well as the years he worked at Cracked. Hopefully one day there will be another collection.
RonG617 is offline  
Old 01-03-10, 03:54 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 40,685
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

I did have a lot of those non-MAD books, but this collection still looks worth picking up at this price. Also got Supreme Powers 2 for 5.99. Ultimate Iron Man and Defenders Indefensible were others available that I considered.
davidh777 is offline  
Old 01-04-10, 07:09 AM
  #7  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,063
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Picked this up when it was mentioned in our bargain thread here. Beautiful set.
Trevor is offline  
Old 01-06-10, 10:51 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 40,685
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Easy come, easy go. At least they didn't charge me shipping on the other item.

Originally Posted by Barnes & Noble
We apologize, but due to an unexpected delay, we are unable to ship the item(s) listed below in the time frame we stated in our previous email. We anticipate that your item(s) will be shipped within the next 1-5 business days. (Please note: business days are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays observed by the Post Office.) As always, you will not be charged until this item(s) ships from our warehouse.

However, if you would like to cancel this portion of your order, you may do so online at: http://www.bn.com/orderstatus.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay.

-- Barnes & Noble

This part of your order has been delayed:

QTY TITLE
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
1 MAD's Greatest Artists: The Completely MAD Don Martin
Originally Posted by Barnes & Noble
Despite our efforts, we were unable to fulfill some or all of the items in your order, as noted below. We have canceled this portion of your order.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to your next visit to http://www.bn.com.

Thank you for shopping with us.

Sincerely,

-- Barnes & Noble

This part of your order has been canceled:

Product DescriptionQuantity

MAD's Greatest Artists: The Completely MAD Don Martin
davidh777 is offline  
Old 01-21-10, 12:20 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Reviewer Emeritus
 
FunkDaddy J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 3,202
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

This is on the bargain tables in stores, too...not just online...
FunkDaddy J is offline  
Old 01-21-10, 08:46 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 40,685
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Originally Posted by FunkDaddy J View Post
This is on the bargain tables in stores, too...not just online...
Y'know, I'm about to walk by a B&N after dinner...

Except then I'd have to lug it to the theater.
davidh777 is offline  
Old 02-02-10, 02:14 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 21,696
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Cool. I just ordered it online for $25.50 shipped. It looks like I got the last one from that store. But there are other places selling it for ~$30.
Nick Danger is offline  
Old 02-02-10, 02:23 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 21,696
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

I have an original Don Martin artwork: a pornographic sketch that he didn't sign. Should I keep it with the book?
Nick Danger is offline  
Old 02-03-10, 09:12 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Spiderbite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 13,195
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
I have an original Don Martin artwork: a pornographic sketch that he didn't sign. Should I keep it with the book?
Why wouldn't you?
Spiderbite is offline  
Old 02-07-10, 05:26 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 21,696
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Originally Posted by brianluvdvd View Post
Why wouldn't you?
The cartoon is in an envelope in a filing cabinet. The paper is cheap and it's not acid-free.

But I like the idea of my heirs selling off my book collection, and some buyer getting an Easter egg.
Nick Danger is offline  
Old 02-11-10, 10:39 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
GoldenWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,247
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Hamilton Books still has it, more expensive by a bit at 24.95.
GoldenWheels is offline  
Old 02-11-10, 03:03 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 21,696
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Originally Posted by GoldenWheels View Post
Hamilton Books still has it, more expensive by a bit at 24.95.
That's not bad. I had to spend $32. The online dealer who had it for $25 sent me an email saying that their copy was damaged and unsellable.

It came yesterday. It's full of cartoons that I still remember from my childhood. Good stuff.
Nick Danger is offline  
Old 02-11-10, 03:43 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
GoldenWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,247
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
That's not bad. I had to spend $32. The online dealer who had it for $25 sent me an email saying that their copy was damaged and unsellable.

It came yesterday. It's full of cartoons that I still remember from my childhood. Good stuff.
I know I'm a grown man, and should not worry at this point what other people think of the things I own, but this book is a bit of a split issue to me...it's so beautiful I want to show it off but everyone I know laughs at me for owning it. LOL.
GoldenWheels is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 10:07 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 40,685
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

BN.com sent me e-mail inviting me to review the item they canceled from my order
davidh777 is offline  
Old 06-24-10, 06:39 PM
  #19  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Butler, PA
Posts: 196
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Currently available again at B&N for $19.98!
-15% off coupon: X9E7V3F
-Bing cash back?
D'ohboy is offline  
Old 06-24-10, 07:58 PM
  #20  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 11,975
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Originally Posted by D'ohboy View Post
Currently available again at B&N for $19.98!
-15% off coupon: X9E7V3F
-Bing cash back?
Thanks! Ordered it with the $5 of $20 members coupon and the Bing cashback.
dx23 is offline  
Old 06-25-10, 12:11 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 40,685
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Seriously? OK, I'm giving it another shot even though my hopes will probably be dashed again

on the free shipping even though the total wasn't $25.
davidh777 is offline  
Old 06-25-10, 06:53 PM
  #22  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Butler, PA
Posts: 196
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Seriously? OK, I'm giving it another shot even though my hopes will probably be dashed again

on the free shipping even though the total wasn't $25.
Well, mine shipped today so...good luck.
D'ohboy is offline  
Old 06-25-10, 10:12 PM
  #23  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 11,975
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Mine shipped today too.
dx23 is offline  
Old 06-26-10, 09:27 AM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 40,685
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Thanks for the good-luck wishes. Mine is "scheduled to ship" Monday so we'll see. Thanks for the bump, d'ohboy.
davidh777 is offline  
Old 06-27-10, 01:41 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 16,646
Re: Mad's Greatest Artists: The Completely Mad Don Martin

Whoa, wish I had seen this earlier. I also had my order canceled around Christmas. Then I think it was $30, so getting it for $18 makes it worth the wait.
majorjoe23 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.