Mad #76 (Albert Feldstein) - First Aragones Issue - January 1963

Al Jaffee added a new dimension to Mad humor with his models that faithfully reflect toys drawn by children.  His creations are wonderfully flawed and perfect at the same time.  I love the jet airplane.  These four models should be the most valuable of Mad collectibles.

In the spirit of amateur art, Alfred E. Neuman redrew the Mad logo.  The logo was all catawampus (It is too a word.  Look it up).  This was one of the early attacks on the classic Kurtzman logo.

Feldstein solved his marginal problem by hiring prolific Sergio Aragones in 1962.  In addition to his marginal assignment, Sergio drew 13 astronaut jokes in "A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort."  The first Aragones marginals wre golfer/black cat, firemen/bomb, lumberjack, umpire, rope climber, Arthur (flower pot), snake, worm/apple, Sherlock, knife thrower, manhole, another snake, suicide and Olympic runner. [MADlog #13]

"Porky Parcheesi" is on the television. (page 32)

Departments:
They Drew What They Wanted - If Kids Designed Their Own Xmas Toys
Useless Information - Alfred's Poor Almanac (Conclusion)
Don Martin - In a Doctor's Office; In a Sicilian Restaurant; At the Barber Shop
Boosting the Economy-Size - If the U.S. Govt. Bought Like the U.S. Public Buys
Freedom with Speech - Speaking from Pictures
Footage in the Mouth - TV Pilot Films That Never Made It
Capsule Humor - A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort
Photo-Play - Seeing Isn't Always Believing
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Winter
Sweet Bide of Youth - Modern Teenage Sports
Crowning Achievement - The Assassin
Ad Nauseam - When Advertising Takes Over Magazines Completely
B-O Plenty - Mad's "Movie Theater Owner of the Year"
Yule-O-Gee - Mad's "Merry Christmas-Happy New Year" Alphabet Book