Tragic Cover Changes?
Robert F. Kennedy was shot June 5th, 1968 and died the next day.
Mad had a cover ready to go featuring Alfred, pin in hand,
ready to burst the balloons of the 1968 presidential candidates pictured below.
RFK was to be featured, but the assassination
forced Mad to insert Alfred into RFK's place.
This is one of the few Mad covers illustrated by two artists,
Norman Mingo and Mort Drucker.
With Operation Desert Storm commencing January 17, 1991, Mad took the high road,
deciding not to run a cover of George H. W. Bush lighting up the American flag.
Thanks to Josť for reminding me of this.
Before the events of September 11, 2001,
Mad had planned a completely different cover for issue #411.
Thanks to Mike Slaubaugh and Dave Williams for the information.