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    Mad and Humbug First Edition Paperback Group of 5 (Ballantine Books, 1954-57) Condition: Average NM. Comic books, and later, magazines, were not the only place young minds got corrupted by the silly satire of Mad; their influence could be found in paperback book racks all over America (even places where EC comics were nowhere to be found). These handy, portable, pocket tomes stayed on the stands for years, giving each new generation of kiddies the thrill of discovering comics at their subversive funniest. Finding first editions of these somewhat fragile items (their pages tend to fall out after only a few readings) has always been tough; attempting to find copies of the first four titles (The Mad Reader, Mad Strikes Back!, Inside Mad, and Utterly Mad) in like-new, never read condition is a task sure to drive you..., well, you know! Here they are, though, all in minty-fresh, never-fully-opened condition! Wow! Add to that The Humbug Digest in similar shape -- well, don't cry with glee, dear collector, just bid!

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    November, 2008
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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