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Marshall Thornside
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Does anyone here collect them
or
know of places that buy them?

I've got 10 collector issues I'm willing to part with.
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I collect them! My secret shame....
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Have you ever checked the history of the magazine and its now dead editor Bill Gaines? Absolutely facinating story behind it. Bill Gaines dad, I think his name was Max if I recall correctly, started DC and AC comics and after having his head cut off by a tow line on a boat Bill took over and developed Crypt of Terror and all that good stuff. He was charged with ethics crimes because the comics were so horrific and had to sell everything off but his slicks, one of which was Mad Magazine. That is why on the inside he lists his lawyers on the same page as the other staff members so people know who to contact when they file suit. Gaines had the original artwork for Superman and donated it to some museum....cool stuff.
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On 2007-08-20 12:53, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
I collect them! My secret shame....


There is nothing wrong with that!
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On 2007-08-20 14:05, MagicSanta wrote:
Have you ever checked the history of the magazine and its now dead editor Bill Gaines? Absolutely facinating story behind it. Bill Gaines dad, I think his name was Max if I recall correctly, started DC and AC comics and after having his head cut off by a tow line on a boat Bill took over and developed Crypt of Terror and all that good stuff. He was charged with ethics crimes because the comics were so horrific and had to sell everything off but his slicks, one of which was Mad Magazine. That is why on the inside he lists his lawyers on the same page as the other staff members so people know who to contact when they file suit. Gaines had the original artwork for Superman and donated it to some museum....cool stuff.


No I hadn't.

I have a book that came out probably 10 years ago about the
history of MAD. Unfortuantely its water logged because I didn't
take care of it. But still readable.

I haven't read it in a while...honestly, I don't like reading.

I just like looking at the photos.

Also, I love the books more.
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On 2007-08-20 14:05, MagicSanta wrote:
Have you ever checked the history of the magazine and its now dead editor Bill Gaines? Absolutely facinating story behind it. Bill Gaines dad, I think his name was Max if I recall correctly, started DC and AC comics and after having his head cut off by a tow line on a boat Bill took over and developed Crypt of Terror and all that good stuff. He was charged with ethics crimes because the comics were so horrific and had to sell everything off but his slicks, one of which was Mad Magazine. That is why on the inside he lists his lawyers on the same page as the other staff members so people know who to contact when they file suit. Gaines had the original artwork for Superman and donated it to some museum....cool stuff.


I don't know about AC or DC, I do know that Max Gaines pretty much invented the comic book developing a book called "More Fun Comics" which was a reprint of Sunday comics of the day. Then he developed EC (Educational Comics) which printed Bible Stories and others. After he died and his son took over, he changed it to "Entertaining Comics" and came up with Crypt of Terror and Tales From The Crypt.

I used to have a hard bound collection of his Weird Science book. I lost it *sob*
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Maybe I should change my avatar into a simpson one too.
then we can all match.
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I don't know if you would look better as a Simpson or not, but I loved the cover of mad magazine in which the president was made up as Alfred E. Newman.
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Max started AC and DC with a partner and sold out to him. One of Mads main compitition was owned by Hugh Hefner, I think it was called Panic! or something like that, I don't recall. The guy who ran it for Hugh was one of Bill Gaines buddies, until he jumped ship. It should be noted that after Bill sold Tales of the Crypt and all that the congress backed off and they were allowed to continue, which wasn't cool to Bill, but the slicks were always left alone because they were considered magazined not comics.
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On 2007-08-20 17:04, Cliffg37 wrote:
I don't know if you would look better as a Simpson or not, but I loved the cover of mad magazine in which the president was made up as Alfred E. Newman.


I don't know either, but it's worth a try.
you should see my south park one.
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Speaking of Alfred E. Newman...Mad was sued over him as well. The did a search and found a similar image from a German calendar made in 1903 so it was fair game. At the time I read about it Alfred had graced every cover but one and that was a test to see if the sales would vary...they didn't.
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Are you kidding Santa! I remember the cover without him very well. I was in 7th grade at the time. Nearly everyone in the school tore that cover off and put it in their locker. The cover basically had a big fist with one finger sticking up. That was the whole thing. Sales probably went up for that.
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On 2007-08-20 12:53, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
I collect them! My secret shame....


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