A MAD Tribute to the Original Batmobile

CLASSIC MAD DEPT.

The original 1966 Batmobile used in the Adam West television series sold at auction recently for a whopping $4.6 million — very good news for the current owner of Burgess Meredith’s penguin-shaped submarine. We pay tribute to the sale with the cover and first page of our Batman spoof from MAD #105.

'The Godfather' Turns 40

MAD CLASSICS DEPT.

It was 40 years ago today that the movie The Godfather debuted, ushering in an era of stand-up comics stuffing cotton in their mouths to do bad Marlon Brando impressions and providing hack screenwriters an endless supply of classic lines to reference (READ: steal) in their movies. (“Make him an offer he can’t refuse,” “Leave the gun, take the cannoli,” “It’s not personal, it’s just business.”) Not to be left out of the fun, MAD published a spoof of "Don Minestrone” and his loving (but violent) family in MAD #155, December 1972.

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Unearthed: Original Antonio Prohias Sketch for MAD #109!

In our ongoing effort to clean out the MAD stockroom, look what we found — the original Antonio Prohias sketch for the cover of MAD #109, March 1967! It's never been seen anywhere by anyone other than the old MAD staff at the time: Al Feldstein, Nick Meglin, Jerry DeFuccio, John Putnam and Lenny "The Beard" Brenner. 

The excavation continues. Check back again for more lost MAD memorabilia!

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