MAD About Star Wars: more than your average MAD anthology

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5 Responses to “MAD About Star Wars: more than your average MAD anthology”

  1. Ugly Canuck says:

    No one seems to agree with me that the Star Wars six-pack, taken together, is a magnificent achievement in the history of film.
    That Lucas is an adult fan of Mad magazine only reinforces my opinion in that regard.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Thanks for adding my update Cory!
    I have to say this is one of my favorite books right now. I loved MAD growing up, so it was fun to see the old covers and Star Wars jabs.

    Other MAD fans may want to check out Dick Debartolo’s funny memoir about his days working at MAD magazine: “Good Days and Mad: A Hysterical Tour Behind the Scenes at Mad Magazine.”
    http://www.amazon.com/Good-Days-Mad-Hysterical-Magazine/dp/1560250917

    It’s an excellent account of what it really was like to work at the MAD offices with founder William Gaines and the rest of the gang. The story about their staff trip to Haiti to beg MAD’s sole Haitian subscriber to renew was worth the whole book. ;-)

  3. Jeff says:

    I remember sitting in a chemistry class when I was 14 reading that first Star Wars Mad. I was given a week of detention for doing so. It must have been this same time of year too.

  4. Defiant1 says:

    Mad jumped the shark YEARS ago. Today’s version is truly suitable for wrapping fish.

  5. Bobdotcom says:

    I still have all three original MAD parodies tucked safely away in a binder, in a cardboard box, somewhere in the attic. I’m not worried about archival quality or anything like that — they were already tattered and worn by the time I put them away.

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