Mad #165 (Albert Feldstein) - James Bomb Issue - March 1974

Mad mad up for eleven years of  James Bond movies with their parody of eight (Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever and Live And Let Die) of them in one article drawn flawlessly by Mort Drucker.  Arnie Kogen wrote the parody that linked the eight stories.  This is the second James Bond parody for Mad.  The first one "007" appeared as a musical in Mad #94 written By Frank Jacobs and drawn by Drucker. 

While Jacobs is the resident poet, Tom Koch upstaged him in issue #165 with terrific parodies of eleven classic poems: "Mad Sequels to Famous Poems."  Jacobs had two rather ordinary writing credits in the issue: "I Want You Posters Starring Today's Celebrities" and "Unavoidable Exercises for the Urban Dweller." [JAM 5/17/2010]

A bowler has a beer tattoo (page 10) and John-Wop is reading Zap Comics (page 44).

Departments:
And the Bond Played On - 8 "James Bomb" Bomb Movies
Alley Be Praised - The Mad Bowling Primer
Out, Damned Despot - A Mad Look at Tyrants
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Cold Weather
Don Martin - One Dark Night in a Laboratory; One Night in a Police Station
Windshield Weepers - Sure-Fire Ticket Deterrents
Son of "Roses Are Red" - Mad Sequels to Famous Poems
Stretching a Point - "I Want You" Posters Starring Today's Celebrities
Hypocritical Oafs - Mad Visits the "Realistic School of Medicine"
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Hop, Skip And Squish - Unavoidable Exercises for the City Dweller
Never Trust a Show About the '30's - The Dulltons

Fold-In - Santa Claus