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October 17, 2008 4:42 PM   Subscribe

We wanted to hold onto them for as long as possible. Not as much as a tribute to the early history of MAD... but because these paintings were covering up quite a few holes in the walls.
posted by R. Mutt (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. Mad #153. First Mad I ever bought. I think it had the Dirty Harry parody (Dirty Larry, perhaps), and perhaps a parody of Longstreet (Longshot, if I recall correctly). I wonder if they'd accept my bid of 40 cents--cheap!
posted by Man-Thing at 4:51 PM on October 17, 2008


I remember a lot of these covers. I had every issue from #262 to #300 or so. ALF was on the cover of my first MAD ever. Y'all remember ALF, right?
posted by infinitewindow at 4:55 PM on October 17, 2008


All about Al.
posted by netbros at 5:04 PM on October 17, 2008


#154 was the first issue I bought with mine own money.
posted by bjgeiger at 5:13 PM on October 17, 2008


I know I could not afford one of these... but I can dream, can't I?
posted by pjern at 5:14 PM on October 17, 2008


> "We have waited until all the rest of the great artwork of MAD was sold to offer this final collection. It just doesn't get any better than this."

So. In the final collection, than which it doesn't get any better, there is no Don Martin. Well, I didn't need to blow any off-budget cash this month anyway.
posted by jfuller at 6:32 PM on October 17, 2008


Very cool. I have a stack of MAD magazines going back to the '60s. My mom used to buy them for me and my older brothers. I'd love to have one of those on my wall, but it's not going to happen...
posted by Eekacat at 7:19 PM on October 17, 2008


The Max Headroom was the first *new* one I bought with my own money (and promptly had it taken away by a substitute teacher) but a lot of these old ones were sold for a quarter a piece at this seedy little comic shop a long bike ride away. (they also sold old pornos - to ten-year-olds! - for 50 cents.) 60s and 70s MADs were how I learned about those decades. Probably the best way to learn about them.
posted by notsnot at 8:10 PM on October 17, 2008


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