Mad Comic Front Becomes Mad Magazine Back

Hiding your Mad comic or magazine from teachers and other authority figures became easier with comic issue #20 and magazine issue #64. The only problem with the back of #64 was that it was printed upside down in relation to the rest of the issue, raising teachers' eyebrows and aggravating kids who got caught reading Mad.

front cover Mad #20 back cover Mad #64
Front Cover Mad #20, February 1955 Back Cover Mad #64, July 1961