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
 
4.8

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Up-to-date content (25)
  • Engaging articles (18)
  • Well written articles (17)
  • Insightful analysis (15)
  • Quality photos (7)

Cons

  • Too many ads (3)

Best Uses

  • Younger readers (17)
  • Older readers (14)
  • Travel reading (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (21), Casual reader (16)

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5.0

the best way to become 12 again

By johnfoster

from san francisco

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Insightful Analysis
  • Well Written Articles

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Comments about MAD:

    MAD! just like old times. stupid. funny. sometimes it's more on topic than the actual news. plus, the back back page still folds into a message.

     
    4.0

    Mad Magazine - some things never change

    By Coach

    from Forestville CA

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Funny, witty and satirical

    Cons

    • There is a sameness to the gags

    Best Uses

    • Need a chuckle

    Comments about MAD:

    I have been reading Mad Mag off and on since I was a child. I keep revisiting and finding many of the same running gags and sophmoric humor. Each issue delivers a chuckle or two. The original Mad Men.

     
    5.0

    Have been enjoying this mag since I was just a kid.

    By JoeHehandle

    from Northern Missouri

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Great puns/parodies
      • Intelligent sense of humor
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about MAD:

      I enjoyed this so much as a kid that I introduced it to my kids when they were old enough to understand the jokes. It's a family favorite!

       
      5.0

      HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION - YOU'LL BE MAD ABOUT IT!!

      By Kendall

      from Memphis, Tennessee

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Readers
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about MAD:

        I will keep my subscription going on MAD - delighted with it

         
        5.0

        Love this magazine!!!

        By JamminNsd

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Articles

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MAD:

            It's a fun magazine to read. You can read a little or a lot. Doesn't contain a bunch of ads and it's just funny.

             
            5.0

            MAD

            By R

            from Vegas

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Articles
            • Insightful Analysis
            • Quality Photos
            • Well Written Articles

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about MAD:

                Been reading MAD since I was a kid and will continue to do so!

                 
                5.0

                Love this magazine

                By Fozzy Bear

                from Chicago, il

                About Me Everyday Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Too Many Ads

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MAD:

                  Been reading this since I'm a little kid

                   
                  5.0

                  MAD....makes my day!

                  By Triracer

                  from Utah

                  About Me Everyday Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Articles
                  • Up-To-Date Content

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Older Readers
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about MAD:

                    Makes me laugh...MAD Magazine is great therapy!

                     
                    5.0

                    The very best of satirical commentary

                    By Woli

                    from New York

                    About Me Casual Reader

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Articles
                    • Insightful Analysis
                    • Up-To-Date Content

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Older Readers
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about MAD:

                      Brings me back to my youth. Grew up reading Mad magazine. Great insights on our world situation and how entertainment has taken over the news.

                       
                      5.0

                      My Grandson is on second subscription of MAD magazine.

                      By n/a

                      from Georgia

                      About Me Everyday Reader

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Articles
                      • Insightful Analysis
                      • Up-To-Date Content

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Younger Readers

                        Comments about MAD:

                        entertainment

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