I was always a fan of Mad Magazine, and i have read many of the early issues from the 50's when they were re-issued in paperback form in the 60's. The parodies and outragous artwork are engaging to say the least.
And this, being their very first issue, gives one perspective on the publication's evolution. I stopped buying the magazine in the late 80's after more than twenty years of reading and enjoying Mad Magazine, and i still like to take the trip back now and then.
This one is well before my time, and it';s heartening to know that this kind of sick humor was around even in the Eisenhower era.
Long live the Usual Gang of Idiots!