In Honor of Boston

CLASSIC MAD DEPT.

In the aftermath of the tragedy in Boston we thought it was fitting today to post the cover of MAD #411, our issue following the 9/11 attacks. Our thoughts are with the victims, families and everyone impacted by yesterday’s terrible events.  

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.

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