Mad #182 (Albert Feldstein) - Twin Towers Issue - April 1976

Argentine-born artist, Arnoldo Franchioni (signature: "Francho") produced articles for 16 issues of Mad during the 1970s.  Articles combined drawings and cut-out photographs providing social commentary regarding the times.  In Mad #182 he landed on page four with "A Mad Portfolio of ... Some Idealists' Dreams."  His drawings illustrated the evils of current culture including polluting vehicles & industries, weapons of destruction and toxic chemicals.  One of the final images showed two radicals destroying the World Trade Center Twin Towers.  These buildings had been completed in the early 1970s and were briefly the tallest two buildings in the world.  Certainly, Francho could not have anticipated the terrorist events that would occur in the next quarter century.  However, it is somewhat significant that a foreign-born artist would identify the buildings as potential targets for extremists.

Bob Jones drew his first of five Mad covers with a twist on the magician's rabbit. [JAM 7/3/2010]

Youth Serum - Some Idealists' Dreams
Thar's Gold in Them Thar Trills - New Musicals Based on Big Movies
Cheap Shots - Mad Penny-Pinching Hints
Don Martin - Early One Morning Downtown; One Fine Day at the Corner of Finster Boulevard And Fonebone Street; Late One Afternoon in a Doctor's Office
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Making Extra Money
For the Symbol-Minded - Mad Shoulder Patches
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Alma Martyrs - A Mad Look at 50 Years of College Life in America
The Colossus of Roads - Mad's "Traffic Commissioner of the Year"
Pity Larceny - People It's Hard to Feel Sorry For
We Got Your Penumbra - The Shadow Knows
Dyn-O-Mite Schtick - Good Time-Slot

Fold-In - Empty Bowl