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Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 24 FN+ 6.5

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    Published Jun 1955 by EC.
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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. Published by William Gaines and edited by Harvey Kurtzman, Mad Magazine #24 begins a new era, parodying various elements of life, including popular culture. Previously, Mad was a comic book. "Extremely Important Message From The Editors," script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Message is, "Please Buy This Magazine." "She Wanted To Drown Her Troubles," art by Wally Wood; Phony ad for movie "Gluggle!" "Is A Trip To The Moon Possible?", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A humorous look at the problems and joys of travel to the moon. "Report From Russia" article by Hans Christian Andersen; A supposed look into Russian thought...in Russian (Cyrillic script). "Out of The Frying Pan And Into The Soup" text story by Ira Wallach, art by Bernie Krigstein. "Wrestling," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; A humorous look at professional wrestling matches, using all the stereotypes in the sport. Single strip parodies of various newspaper comics, script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder. "Classy Crimes #138: Who Put The Strichnine In Mrs. Murphy's Husband?" text story by Bernard Shir-Cliff, art by Bill Elder. "Anyone Can Build This Coffee Table," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Bogus instructions on how to build a coffee table complete with a potted plant sitting on the table. "Is This Your Life?", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Melvin Furd is nearly killed during the show, which features family, friends, enemies and someone he doesn't even know; Parody of tv show "This Is Your Life." "Vera's Cruz," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Two men sign on to guard a gold and guns shipment, but are also out to steal it for themselves. 68 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25. Grade: FN+ 6.5 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)

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