MAD magazine was The Daily Show of the '50s. Fans had to wait a whole month instead of one day to view the latest satires of popular culture and politics, episode of "Spy vs. Spy," movie spoofs, song parodies, the fold-in feature at the end, the Dave Lettermanesqe mug of Alfred E. Newman … what's not to love? Feast your eyes further at the Mad Cover Site. You can view every regular issue cover starting from the comic book days of 1952 to the present—and a whole lot more. The proprietor is nothing if not thorough!
The great comic artist Sergio Aragones celebrates 50 years with MAD this year. In writing about a recent Aragones retrospective, the Santa Barbara Independent called him "an unstoppable force of visual creativity, exulting in his "genius for physical comedy based on unexpected uses of space."