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Now or Never: What Will Be on the Cover of MAD #514?

ATTENTION IDIOTICAL READERS! This is (probably) your last chance to figure out what will be on the cover of our next issue!

The guesses have been coming fast and furious. Moneyball isn't a bad try, but no dice. (Those double chins don't belong to Jonah Hill.) Somehow, the Meryl Streep movie The Iron Lady is gaining support. Yeah, that Margaret Thatcher is really hot with the kids.

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!

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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