The pioneer of parody publications, Mad magazine began in a comic book format in 1952 before switching over to a magazine format with its 24th issue. Here's a complete collection of one of the most important initial runs in comic book and satire history, which was won from the 1994 Sotheby's Comic Art Sale in New York City. Includes the famous debut issue with cover art drawn by Harvey Kurtzman. Widely imitated, Mad has lasted seven decades, with the circulation peak in 1974 and for the majority of its noteworthy run, Mad was the only retail publication that featured no advertisements. This influential collection is overall in VG condition.