I watched Conan the Barbarian last night and am feeling fairly barbaric this morning. Here are some images that show MAD Magazine’s masterful spoof of the movie from their December 1982 issue.
…before the Tissues of Charmin and the Weekends of Michelo, there was a warrior who lived in the Golden Age of Boredom, B.C. (Before Charisma) called: Conehead the Barbituate.
If you haven’t seen the original Conan movie in a while, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It really holds up and the lack of special effects and acting talent really works well. By Crom! Go see it now!
You gotta love Don Martin’s art work! I’d say he’s my favorite MAD artist, just a hair above Sergio Aragones.
Agreed. Don Martin is a true genius. I grew up with MAD magazine, but revisiting it as a “mature” adult just reminds me how well they skewered all the pop culture hits.
The BEST comment is that of the witch whom Conehead has thrown in the furnace: “You know how to light a woman on fire” (that how it was in finnish Mad.) When watching the film with some ladies present it was fun to comment: “Conan knows how tio light a woman on fire.”
Norma Martin says
Hi–If you are a died in the wool Don Martin fan google Don Martin Fine Art America – to see work that has never been seen before.. I am adding new things every day. Don’s wife