Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3615 - This book, written by Dick DeBartolo, a longtime MAD magazine contributor, actually is not a history book!
Instead it is a collection of mostly amusing anecdotes by Dick.
MAD magazine's founder, William Gaines, (who died in 1992), becomes the superstar of this book.
So many stories are told of William, which would only be natural. He died less than two years before this book was published.
Dick also goes into his own efforts and exploits during his 30 MAD years which this book covers.
Plus, interspersed throughout the book, are numerous "forewords" from other MAD contributors, including Annie Gaines, John Ficarra, Lenny Brenner, Michael Gelman, John Caldwell, Al Jaffee, and others!
I have read several of the MAD books before, but this one is truly 'A Hysterical Tour', as it says on the front cover of the book!
I would give this a VERY FINE / NEAR MINT (VF/NM) 9.0 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
Hardcover: 289 pages
Here is where you can purchase this book, Good Days and Mad: A Hysterical Tour Behind the Scenes at Mad Magazine!
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