I picked up the new MAD magazine a few weeks ago and much to my surprise...I loved it. The magazine had a delightful heft, the paper stock was ideal and did a wonderful job of presenting the colors. For the first time really, I liked reading MAD in color. The magazine felt at once new and fresh but delightfully familiar.
So with the demise of so many of my regular comics, I've decided to once again become a devoted MAD man and have put the series on my regular list. It's really delightful to once again, after so many years, look forward to a new issue of MAD.
To get into a properly MAD mood, I've been digging out a bunch of tomes dedicated to the MAD-style of humor, especially the stuff by original MAD man Harvey Kurtzman. Expect a lot of MAD and Kurtzman material to pop up this month.