Robot Man

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  1. Very sad news indeed. I know it was expected but it suks never the less. MAD has been a part of my life since I bought #72 off the news stand at 8 years old. I have bought every one since either off the stand or through subscription. Most every one read at least a MAD or two in their lives. Even people who don’t know his name recognize Alfred E Neuman’s face with a smile. Just annother warm, friendly thing gone from our lives. Thanks to the “usual gang of I-d-I-o-t-s” for all the memories and RIP Alfred...
  2. A friend of mine owns this original. In his bathroom. I about peed on my shoe when I saw it. I remember it well when it was published.
  3. Like you, being a biker, I “accumulate” rather than search out motorcycle covers and vintage toys. That cover is just too cool to pass up. Not to mention, Boy Commandos by Simon and Kirby is always a fun read!
  4. Was going to do my usual posting of cool 4th of July covers today. But due to the sad news I heard today, I will just post these. RIP Alfred E. Neuman... Have a safe and insane 4th to all my boards buddies!
  5. Dang, that's cool! Only Schomburg could squeeze in an American flag in all that confusion!
  6. That is great! Never noticed it before. So many comics, so little time...
  7. True. How many people actively collect Howdy Doody, Hopalong Cassidy or apparently now MAD Magazine? Not many. Pop culture is generational and fleeting. As long as movies are being made and characters are in the public eye and relevant, there will be collectors and this stuff will have value. Right now it’s hard to believe but there is a world in our future when even Star Wars will probably he irrevelant.
  8. I remember asking a major dealer this question once and his answer was “my collection is my current inventory”. This guy had owned just about everything from Action #1 down. I thought this odd and kind of sad. But then I realized I was only looking at it from my own collector’s perspective. I still think it is sad...
  9. Say it ain’t so Joe, say it’s a joke or “fake news”. An American institution has ended... MAD has been a monthly part of my life since I was 8 years old. My grandpa bought me issue #72 and I was hooked for life. It was what got me into this whole collecting mess. Once I got #72, I had to have them all. There was just something so different about it right from the start. That stupid Alfred E Neuman staring at me on the newstand every month just compelled me to pull out that quarter. It took me a while but I managed to track down them all even those weird comic book ones without Alfred. Over the years I continued eventually subscribing. It has been going down for years but I have hung in because it meant so much to me. A couple of months ago, I ran into a few MAD fans at the LA paperback show. Boardie Hap Hazzard, noted MAD historian Grant Geissman and good friend John Goghlin. We were joined by Sergio Argonnes. Sergio informed us that Bill Morrison and many staff members were let go. He said he was told nothing when he asked who he should send his work to. We pretty much all knew what was coming. Sad day indeed. MAD, like the Beatles were such an important part of my childhood, my generation and my entire life. I will miss the “usual gang of I-d-i-o-t-s” in my mailbox every month...
  10. Spider-Man and Batman are deeply embedded in our culture. Are they literature master pieces? Maybe, maybe not depending on who you ask. They have been a major part of my life since I was a little kid. They have been there for me in good times and bad. Maybe more pop culture more than “literature” but very important to me none the less. Time will tell.
  11. I started one. It died. Guess no one loves Bonnetts “beaters”...
  12. Those are just some of the flag covers... Have a safe and insane 4th guys and gals!
  13. I’m going to need a tomb like Tut’s when I go so I can take my junk with me...
  14. Yeah, they can sure be misleading. Always like to see what is inside before I buy one. Thanks, by the way for all the info!
  15. I didn’t realize the Super Comics were also IWs.