MAD Magazine turns 64 years old in October, and that’s close to retirement age … but that’s not likely to happen. Although falling short of the circulation totals in its 1970s heyday (more than 2 million), the DC Comics publication is still going strong, withstanding the ravages of time, the internet, and the declining number of people who read anything longer than 140 characters.
Satire on the printed page is an art form that few others have perfected to the level of MAD. Take this month’s cover, for instance:
We don’t like to delve into politics here, and to be truthful, we’re not even sure if this cover endorses or ridicules Hillary Clinton. Probably some of both, which good satire often tends to accomplish. Anyway, it’s perfect: Hillary is hell-bent for the Presidency, with trusty husband Bill by her side, him wearing a metal facemask that is probably for the best for a number of reasons.
My favorite MAD sports cover (see a gallery of the best MAD sports covers below):
My favorite MAD cover of all time:
MAD Hillary cover via Huffington Post.
A Children’s Treasury of MAD Magazine sports covers: