Mad Strikes Back: Volume 2

Mad Strikes Back: Volume 2

Paperback Mad Readers

By (author) Harvey Kurtzman, By (author) Mad Magazine

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  • Publisher: Ibooks
  • Format: Paperback | 186 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 173mm x 15mm | 23g
  • Publication date: 4 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 159687807X
  • ISBN 13: 9781596878075
  • Edition: 50, Special edition
  • Edition statement: 50th Anniversary edition
  • Illustrations note: b/w cartoons
  • Sales rank: 904,748

Product description

You have to hold this book sideways to read it so there you already look a bit Mad to begin with. In the 1950s America was a very conservative place so when Mad hit the newsstands of anytown USA it was like the cultural equivelant of an A-bomb going off. Mad parodied anything that moved and was freshest and most vital in the beginning of its run. The parodies remain a fresh today as they did then with hundreds of small sight gags that will take more than one rereading to find.

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