MAD Magazine

MAD Magazine

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Description:

Originally designed and marketed as a comic book, Mad, the iconic American satire magazine, provides you with satire on all aspects of culture and society. Each issue includes humorous articles about popular culture, entertainment, public figures, and politics. If you love a good laugh, then you’ll enjoy reading this publication. Subscribe to Mad magazine today!

Origins

Mad magazine began as a comic book that was published by Entertaining Comics (EC) in 1952. Even then, the goal of the publication was humor. The orginal publication was almost entirely written by Harvey Kurtzman and featured illustrations by him, Wally Wood, Will Elder, Jack Davis, and John Severin. The first four continued with the magazine for years. Although it still retains the issue and number format of comic books, it was officially changed to a magazine in 1955.

A Unique Sense of Humor

Mad magazine was and is one of the nation’s leading sources of satirical humor. Every issue features groundbreaking parodies about various facets of society. There are, however, familiar staples to the magazine. Archie and Superman are two favorites of the editors with a huge emphasis on mockery. Nothing is safe from the satire of this magazine; there have been parodies on advertising campaigns, the media, the nuclear family, education, recreational drug use, and so much more. There are humorous parodies that everyone will love!

Enjoyment

Regardless of your particular sense of humor, you are sure to enjoy this magazine. With features and parodies on such a wide variety of topics, there will always be a satirical joke that you will love. The humor in this magazine is much more intellectual than that of most joke books and magazines. This lends itself to a higher style of writing and quality that you will appreciate in each and every issue.

Subscribe to intellectual and satirical humor today by ordering your discount Mad magazine subscription! 

Reviews:

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MAD
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Up-to-date content (12)
  • Engaging articles (6)
  • Well written articles (6)
  • Insightful analysis (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Younger readers (6)
  • Older readers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (9), Everyday reader (8)

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5.0

Worst Magazine Ever...

By Vlad

from Tampa, FL

About Me Casual Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Articles
  • Quality Photos
  • Up-To-Date Content
  • Well Written Articles

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about MAD:

    Just kidding!! I love this magazine and now each time the subscription comes in it lines my bookshelf with its creative covers. A great read while on the toilet (so you can flush the magazine down when you're finished) and makes hilarious yet insightful analysis on many of today's top stories, articles, and celebrity gossip.

     
    5.0

    Reader for 50+ years (yes YEARS)!

    By No Joke

    from NYC area

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Articles
    • Up-To-Date Content
    • Well Written Articles

    Cons

    • Too Many Ads

    Best Uses

      Comments about MAD:

      enjoyed as a kid, bought for my kids, now all of us enjoy each issue.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Funny Magazine but definately different then I remember

      By DegoMixALOT

      from Milwaukee WI

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Well Written Articles

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Younger Readers

        Comments about MAD:

        Great magazine.... it's kind of weird some of the changes that have been made all color less comics it's almost as if the magazine grew up and reformatted.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVE it!!

        By Trini

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Up-To-Date Content

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Younger Readers

          Comments about MAD:

          I like the laughs and love it so much that I wish it was a weekly subscription!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          MAD Not the Same

          By Lenny the Loon

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Casual Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Up-To-Date Content

          Cons

          • Graphic Art not as good
          • Satirical Writing not funny

          Best Uses

            Comments about MAD:

            Graphic art and satirical content not what it used to be years ago

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An American Institution

            By Poppabutch

            from Springfield, MA

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Hysterical and makes fun of anyone and anything
            • Insightful Analysis
            • Up-To-Date Content

            Cons

            • Need more issues!

            Best Uses

            • Make sense of the unsensable

            Comments about MAD:

            I'm 57 years old & have been growing up with this great magazine for all these years and I still look forward to receiving my issue of MAD. As with anything, products evolve, and so has MAD, but still honestly is the best liberal, satirical stuff around. Was Saturday Night Live before Saturday Night Live.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's MAD magazine, what is the question, of course it's perv

            By Scoot

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Up-To-Date Content

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about MAD:

                Great escapism

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Repeat buyer

                By ace

                from NJ USA

                About Me Everyday Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Engaging Articles
                • Up-To-Date Content
                • Well Written Articles

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Older Readers
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about MAD:

                  good for a belly laugh

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Three Generations enjoying MAD Magazine.

                  By Grampa

                  from Mansfield, MA

                  About Me Casual Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good satire & humor
                  • Up-To-Date Content

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about MAD:

                      I have been enjoying MAD magazine since the 1950's. Our sons enjoyed the humor and satire found in MAD and I give an annual subscription to a grandson who really likes MAD. Entertaining generations with humor, wit, laughter, silliness and comedy.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      What a joy to read, for my teen age grandson and myself.

                      By Phil

                      from Muldrow, OK

                      About Me Casual Reader

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Up-To-Date Content

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Older Readers

                        Comments about MAD:

                        The artwork and the humor is top rate!

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