a better poet than swordsman
- May 17, 2019
Actually, the first 23 issues were comics. And utterly brilliant. They switched to magazine format in 1956 to avoid being controlled / censored by the then recently established Comics Code Authority.I discovered MAD in the seventies. Some early issues included a comic book. Like this one.
Strangely, my first MAD issue I bought, from a magazine stand, was this one. As a kid I thought it was a weird parody of a film that I'll probably never see.
Over a decade later, I saw the movie, A Clockwork Orange, when cable was first introduced. I was shocked by how graphic it was. Today, many films are even worse, BUT, like most horror movies, gore seems more important then a good story.
Anyway. MAD will always hold a place in my heart and fun times in my memories.
One of my favorite covers.