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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A New Feature: Lists of Recurring Features!

http://www.madcoversite.com/features.html

Mainly the more limited ones.
Spy Vs. Spy and The Fold-In and The Lighter Side are not what I'm going for.

Inspired by an excellent Wikipedia list that I can't seem to link to from here (but you can from the page on my site).

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.madcoversite.com/idiots_of_the_issues.html


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a little over two months since announcing the recurring features project above, and I think I went a little overboard.

http://www.madcoversite.com/features.html

Personal favorite is the Celebrity Snaps because it's just such a massive page: http://www.madcoversite.com/features-letters-celebrity_snaps.html

As instances of three or more recurring articles cross my radar, they'll end up on the list. See any I missed?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few loose ends.
I hadn't credited the subscription art over the years, so Coker and Davis and a bunch of others will have their lists updated where a first instance appears.
Many times stuff was just recycled especially during Christmas.

This one from #100 has me stumped.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Steve Carpenter for finding the original Will Elder art
in Panic #1 "The Night Before Christmas" March 1954.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, a number of questions and weeks of analysis later, we have a list of all the original art and photos used to help sell MAD subscriptions: http://madcoversite.com/features-subscription_ads.html
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't dive into the history of Mad without drowning yourself in the history of advertising. Around the time I started putting together lists of movie and TV parodies (probably over a decade and a half ago) a page of ad parodies seemed to be in order. I got through the first 99 issues and went for the easiest one-pagers of direct ad satire. Then I put it away for more important things like UGOI lists, back covers, etc.

Now I'm back at it, still stuck in the first 99 issues, trying to figure out what I want the page to actually include (http://madcoversite.com/ads.html). The plan is evolving but I think I've narrowed it down to ads and ad campaigns for REAL products/services. Beyond the one-pagers we know and love are tons of multi-page articles. Whenever possible I'm trying to note what product was attached to a campaign. Not an easy task.

Here's a four-pager from #57 (http://madcoversite.com/mad057.html). Jaffee and Clarke played with a lot of ad campaigns in this one and there are a couple I haven't connected to an advertiser yet: the shaver with the sandpaper, the liver bile advertiser, and a couple others.
I figured out the Bufferin (no name change), Body by Fisher, Timex, Cheer, Scotty Tissue, Papermate pens. Maybe you can identify a few others. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put this up over on Twitter and Steve got back to me on the sandpaper one being Rapid Shave.

https://twitter.com/carp68/status/801179824484126720

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Doug. I have a correction to give you.

"Melvin & Jenkins Guide to Dating" from #363, November 1997 was actually written by Tom Cheney, not Desmond Devlin as the MAD Cover Site says.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, Doug. I have a correction to give you.

"Melvin & Jenkins Guide to Dating" from #363, November 1997 was actually written by Tom Cheney, not Desmond Devlin as the MAD Cover Site says.


Thanks so much for catching that. A "cut and paste" assumption on my part.
Please, please (and this goes for everyone who follows such things) let me know if you ever run across others. Thanks again!

By the way, how'd you happen to notice?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madcoversite wrote:
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Hey, Doug. I have a correction to give you.

"Melvin & Jenkins Guide to Dating" from #363, November 1997 was actually written by Tom Cheney, not Desmond Devlin as the MAD Cover Site says.


Thanks so much for catching that. A "cut and paste" assumption on my part.
Please, please (and this goes for everyone who follows such things) let me know if you ever run across others. Thanks again!

By the way, how'd you happen to notice?


I've been rereading past issues of MAD lately. I looked through my copy of #363 on my "Absolutely MAD" DVD and then looked at the contents of the issue on your website and that's when I noticed the error. I usually use your site to find articles I want to reread but can't remember what issue they were published in.

Sure. If I notice any other writer/artist mistakes, I'll be more than happy to let you know about them.
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