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In 1952 MAD MAGAZINE appeared on the newsstands for the first time and it was widely welcomed as something fresh and new in American satire. The earliest issues were produced in comic book format with almost all content generated from the fertile cranium of its founding editor, Harvey Kurtzman (1924 1993) - by 1955 the magazine's lay-out was altered to its current form. From its earliest days, Kurtzman and his publisher, William Gaines (1922 1992), began receiving unsolicited gags from many of the finest writers and performers on radio and TV. This article lists some of the scandals (both foreign and domestic) that the magazine inadvertently generated - as well as the widely unknown origins of that fellow whose picture is posted at the top of the page...

From Amazon: Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America

     


Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

Mad Magazine (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

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