MAD About the Fifties Author:"The Usual Gang of Idiots"; compiled by Grant Geissman Now in MAD About the Fifties, young whippershanppers and wizended elders alike can appreciate MAD's subversive beginnings. Thrill to: — ----Cult Classics like "Superduperman,", "Melvin of the Apes,", and "Mickey Rodent". — ----Pointed Parodies like "Gunsmoked," "Perry Masonmint", and "The Ed Suvillan Show". — ----Hilarious Humor from seminal comedy... more » pioneers such as Tom Lehrer, Danny Kaye, Bob and Ray, Stan Freberg, Sid Caesar, and many more.
----Comic Creators such as the maniacally logical Don Martin, Harvey Kurtzman, Wally, Wood, Jack Davis, Will Elder, and Al Jaffee, as well as early examples of the "MAD Primer" and "Scenes We'd Like to See," and Ernie Kovacs' compellingly loony "Strangely Believe It" series.
----Rare Reproductions in full color of historic early covers and classic ad parodies.
But wait! There's more! Special Bonus! Amazing revelations about the mysterious origins of Alfred E. Neuman (was his original name really Melvin Cozonwski? or was it Mel Haney?).