This may be the oddest use of Mad Cover information yet...
I'm working on a memorial site for a hotel that recently closed its
after over 40 years of service. I've been sent a photo of the Prime
Minister of Canada and his wife (Pierre and Margaret Trudeau) visiting this hotel at some point in
In the photo there's a kid
holding an issue of Mad. Using your site (an incredibly well organized
site, btw), I've figured out that it's issue #161, with a cover date of
My question: How far in advance of the cover date would an issue of Mad
have been available for sale back then?
We're trying to date the
to at least the right month, and we suspect it was June or July of
Would it have been possible for a kid to have the September issue
already in his hands in June or July, or would it be impossible for
to have been taken that early in the summer?
Thanks for your help,
Constellation Hotel Memorial Web Site
It's very possible for July or August since Mad published eight
issues a year at that time and always dated issues a month or two ahead of the actual release date.
Mystery boy with issue #161.