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The MAD 9-11 Cover — The Untold Story

The cover of MAD # 411, which went on sale shortly after the 9-11 attack, was not the cover originally planned for that issue. In fact, another cover was already printed and awaiting to be bound with the magazine’s interior pages when the attack occurred. The working title of the planned cover was “The New York City Marathon” and it was written and illustrated by longtime MAD contributor John Caldwell.

Obama Backs Off Tough Clean Air Regulation

After months of Republican attacks, President Obama told the EPA to withdraw the pending Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards. So now we know which side ALL of our elected officials come down on when it comes to choosing between alleged “job killers” and proven people killers.

It brings to mind a classic Max Brandel image from MAD #142 (April 1971). Is it just us, or is it getting harder and harder to swallow what they expect us to breathe?

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