a friend of mine and i were at a newsstand recently and picked up a mad magazine, something we both have laughed at and havent read in quite some time only to find out that ads and other such nonsense that any reader of the mag knew the previous publisher/founder william gaines never allowed during his career. so i have just a few questions to ask about the mags “recent” history…
what was the last issue of mad personally edited by william gaines?
what was the firs issue post his passing that the advertisements and garbage appeared in it?
and when did they switch to glossy paper stock?