Comments: An unexpected visit from an old friend

Taking a break between plumbing jobs today...and I *still* read Mad Magazine. I stopped for about ten years or so...but two years ago I started getting it again. They're taking on advertisements, and rehashing some old stuff ("The Lighter Side" is all repeats as far as I can tell) but they've added some new stuff--Monroe is a particular favorite, and a Grey Spy (female!) has been added. I highly recommend it.

Also, see if you can find Sr. Aragones's "Groo the Wanderer" comic book somewhere. Hilarious!

Posted by Victor at November 30, 2003 12:28 PM

Hey cutie! 'Nother MAD fan here. I love old MAD's. The ones these days are kind of a letdown, compared to the way they were. Since Bill Gaines died, it just isn't the same.

Posted by Stevie at November 30, 2003 01:37 PM

Big MAD fan here, too! I had quite a collection. I had every issue but for about 65 or 70 (mostly very early issues). I sold the whole lot on eBay last year for $400. I hate myself. *sniff*

Posted by Tuning Spork at November 30, 2003 09:26 PM

*sigh* Aaaaaah, MAD...Another MAD fan here. CRACKED always struck me as a dinky knockoff--they even had their equivalent goofy-looking-dude mascot, only blonde. Screamed "copyright infringement", if you ask me.
And I couldn't pore through an issue of MAD without searching out every Sergio Aragones mini-cartoons in the margins. Those were pure friggin' GENIUS!

And of course the Fold-Ins were always a hoot. I don't ever recall one being lame.

Great--now I'm pining for a good issue of MAD and an ice-cold Dr. Pepper to sip while reading it. And I can't get either right now because the store is closed. AAAAAARGH!!

--TwoDragons

Posted by Denita TwoDragons at November 30, 2003 09:42 PM

What Victor says: Groo the Wanderer is wonderful. I have eight or nine volumes of the collected editions.

A fray!

Posted by Pixy Misa at December 1, 2003 12:30 AM
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