Where are the Mad Magazine collectors?
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Phantalien   
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16 hours ago, wpbooks01 said:

As an 11year old who bought NL off the rack starting in 1972 and then had subscriptions from 1978-1984 or so...it was never hard to obtain a copy. Clerks could have cared less as long as you ponied up your 75 cents plus tax per issue and more for the specials....

I was in my teens from the mid to late 90's, so I am going by mostly comic shops, used book stores, and swap meets.   When I was that young I thought the magazines were about the movies ha ha!  and I had no interest in reading the movies.   

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Robot Man   
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Is the new re-launched MAD #1 out yet?

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18 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Is the new re-launched MAD #1 out yet?

I wondered that too ⁉️I will search google

also I never have saw a picture of Mad #550 yet😀

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Robot Man   
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Got my subscription copy of MAD #1 today. There are apparently 3 different covers. My mom would faint if she saw it. She hated MAD. Thought it was “subversive”.  I ain’t falling for it though...

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There are apparently 3 covers to this issue. Mine pictured above, is the subscription copy. There is another one for comic shops that I haven't seen and this one which my friend got at a Barnes & Noble Book store. A real obvious money grab and just a TERRIBLE cover. At $5.99, no longer "Cheap" by any stretch of the imagination. Will be my last new issue of MAD. End of an era for me. I have bought every issue from #72 till now. The past 5 or 6 years I subscribed. When my subscription lapes, I will be done. 

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On 4/17/2018 at 8:11 PM, Robot Man said:

There are apparently 3 covers to this issue. Mine pictured above, is the subscription copy. There is another one for comic shops that I haven't seen and this one which my friend got at a Barnes & Noble Book store. A real obvious money grab and just a TERRIBLE cover. At $5.99, no longer "Cheap" by any stretch of the imagination. Will be my last new issue of MAD. End of an era for me. I have bought every issue from #72 till now. The past 5 or 6 years I subscribed. When my subscription lapes, I will be done. 

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 you have had a subscription to MAD since 1961 ‼️‼️👍I have to believe that is some kind of record‼️‼️👌

they should put you @Robot Man in an upcoming issue as a cameo and give you a free lifetime subscription for the rest of your life‼️‼️‼️‼️🤳🏽:martini:

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32 minutes ago, FoggyNelson said:

all hail salute @Robot Man ‼️‼️‼️ Here in the MAD collectors thread as he has had a subscription since issue 72 ❤️‼️‼️👍

I agree that has to be a record. If I was the Mad editor I would give him a free lifetime subscription to show appreciation of loyality over the years. (thumbsu

 

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Robot Man   
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Waitaminit! You guys read that wrong. I have only actually subscribed for 5 or 6 years. But... I have actually bought every issue since #72 directly off the newstand. Either way, it's been a long fun ride. Next longest continous run for me would be Amazing Spiderman. I bought every issue since #3 off the newstand but quit when they were trying to tell me Peter Parker was a clone. 

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I am interested in what the reboogered oops rebooted MAD will be like.

I read MAD often as a Kid, probably even subscribing for a year of so back in the 60's

Always loved SPy vs Spy,  the lighter side of ,  and the fold-ins

I got back into them with the advent of ebay in the early 2000's   I would find great buys on those  and/or archies and would put together a big stack  for each of my daughters as one of the gifts for the 8 crazy nights of Hanukkah.  My older appreciated  the books much more than the younger  and often read them at bedtime.  As I was recombining the sections of the collection I think that I have about 300 issues dating back to the first magazine size issue ( 24?)  with only a small group of dupes.

I have the 7 CD boxed set of the issues through 1998,  but the only time I went to use it the operating system was SO SLOW that it was painful.  Perhaps it was only a computer issue  and now that I have upgraded at least 2 generations maybe the operation will be faster

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On 4/19/2018 at 3:56 PM, jmg3637 said:

I am interested in what the reboogered oops rebooted MAD will be like.

I read MAD often as a Kid, probably even subscribing for a year of so back in the 60's

Always loved SPy vs Spy,  the lighter side of ,  and the fold-ins

I got back into them with the advent of ebay in the early 2000's   I would find great buys on those  and/or archies and would put together a big stack  for each of my daughters as one of the gifts for the 8 crazy nights of Hanukkah.  My older appreciated  the books much more than the younger  and often read them at bedtime.  As I was recombining the sections of the collection I think that I have about 300 issues dating back to the first magazine size issue ( 24?)  with only a small group of dupes.

I have the 7 CD boxed set of the issues through 1998,  but the only time I went to use it the operating system was SO SLOW that it was painful.  Perhaps it was only a computer issue  and now that I have upgraded at least 2 generations maybe the operation will be faster

Excellent

Ebay is still one of the best places to buy Mad, especially in bulk.   I always felt that I was getting more for my money when I bought a Mad magazine used for $1.   I find myself rereading a lot more than a comic book.

 

I could reread them again and get even more out of it because I never read the movie spoofs.

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On 4/19/2018 at 3:12 PM, Robot Man said:

Waitaminit! You guys read that wrong. I have only actually subscribed for 5 or 6 years. But... I have actually bought every issue since #72 directly off the newstand. Either way, it's been a long fun ride. Next longest continous run for me would be Amazing Spiderman. I bought every issue since #3 off the newstand but quit when they were trying to tell me Peter Parker was a clone. 

Yes sorry I misread your post 

but still an amazing run of getting every issue since 1961👍👍‼️👍

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LoI did not find any thing at Burbank,  but did pick this up at SFO.   The finger cover is inside the black one,  so no t as many variants as you might think 

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