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Select-A-Mad Regular Issue, since August 16, 1997,
A resource for collectors and fans of the world's most important (ecch!) humor publication:
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Celebrating its 63rd year in 2015.

The Legend to a Legendary Poster!

Run out and get yourself a copy of Inside Mad so you can fold out Sergio Aragonés' amazing poster showing six decades of Madness in the Mad offices. To help you identify every person and thing he's drawn, I'm in the process of putting together a viewer with labels!

Mad Specials and Annuals!

Here are links to all 141 Mad Specials and all 31 annuals (More Trash, The Worst and Follies).
Mad Specials and annuals were reprints of past articles, sometimes with new stuff thrown in.
Each magazine's contents page has reprinted article titles linked to their regular issue sources.
Where new stuff exclusive to the magazines happen, I note the article title in red.
The UGOI (Usual Gang Of Idiots: contributing artists, writers, etc.) responsible for non-reprinted,
original material has been added to each idiot's respective list!

Paperbacks! Paperbacks!

MAD produced 222 paperback books between 1954 and 1993. This link takes you to the reprint books and the writer/artist specific books, complete with content listings.

Tales Calculated To
Drive You Mad

8 issues

Mad XL

34 issues

Mad Color

11 issues

Mad Classics

25 issues

Mad Kids

14 issues
(working on it)
Mad's Art Director Sam Viviano
Sam Viviano
Mad's Art Director

Hey, Doug!
Thanks again for remaining such a staunch fan of the magazine.
I can't tell you how much we here at the magazine rely on your site.
By the way, extra kudos to you for updating your site with more extensive contents and back cover scans.
I sometimes wonder when you find the time!
Your buddy,

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If you're really, really interested in the ongoing research I do to keep this site accurate, head on over to where I have a section going that will surely put you to sleep.

Added a bunch more
Bradford Smith signatures to his collection featuring 424 signatures on 195 MADs!
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"Who is this guy on every Mad Magazine?"
If you're new to MAD or somehow missed it growing up,
take this 20 question basic knowledge quiz and read a brief history.

MADs For Sale

Selling the surplus of my MAD collection.
Some from the 1960s - 1980s.
Lots of stuff from 1990s - 2010s.
Items can be viewed at The Mad Shoppe.

(Note: not part of Doug's

Scott Gosar has been selling Mad Magazines and lots of other humor publications for many years. He's definitely worth checking out if you're struggling in your search. He's also a wealth of information if a certain thing you thought you saw 20 years ago is keeping you up nights. Visit his site and tell him Doug sent you!

Have you seen Mad artist Tom Richmond's fantastic book?
It's called The Mad Art of Caricature!
What a great resource for budding caricaturists.
It's also great for fans of the form, like me, who shake our heads in wonder about how it's done. Lots of great Mad stuff inside, too!
Get it for yourself or the artist in your family.

Order it today!

If you happened upon my site and you actually made it this far down the page, I've got news for you: You have more than a passing interest in Mad Magazine. And if you haven't had the pleasure of reading Frank Jacobs' masterpiece The Mad World of William M. Gaines, then I'm not sure what to say.

Drop everything and buy it now!

A couple more older books that are required for your collection are Dick DeBartolo's Good Days and Mad and Maria Reidelbach's Completely Mad. Both books will give you history and laughs aplenty!

Doug recommends you further your Mad education. Buy this fine MAD junk.
Click on an image to get pricing information from AMAZON.COM.

An incredibly CHEAP way to read the 23 Mad comics books!

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What's with all the Amazon links? For years I've been directing visitors to Amazon pages.
For every dollar you spend on anything at Amazon after clicking through from a link on my site,
I see about a nickel in the form of a gift certificate, which I use to buy Mad-related merchandise,
computer books, ecch! So consider coming here first the next time you want to go to Amazon.