For those playing along, MAD #2 comes — surprisingly — right after MAD #1 and it’s a continuation of the promise made by the last half of that first issue.
MAD #1 — talking about the original 1952 issue, not the 2018 relaunch — was quite different from what MAD would evolve into, but an auspicious beginning.
At the end of World War II mankind stared breathlessly into oblivion. Scientists had split the atom, and the Atomic Age had begun. In a matter of months warfare had transformed from year-long conflicts between infantry, to weapons that could vaporize a…
Recently, John Glenn Taylor’s excellent blog, Easily Mused posted the entire 1971 National Lampoon parody of Mad Magazine. Like a lot of National Lampoon it combines the brilliant with the pointlessly vulgar, but in this article, the hit-to-miss ratio is quite good….