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Everything posted by jimmyg8430-migration

  1. I have no idea what the heck I did wrong. I have quite a few early foreign MAD editions, both magazines and paperbacks, to share with the forum, but I need to figure out how to post the images correctly. I may need to post the photos to another site like photo bucket or dropbox and try posting them. If anyone has a clue as to what I did wrong, please let me know!! Thanks.
  2. Hi. It has been way too long since I have been on any message boards and since I am a voracious MAD collector and fan, I couldn't think of a better place to jump back in. I have never posted an image on this forum before, so here goes. I wanted to share some MAD firsts like Doohickamabob did: This should be the first issue of the Danish MAD from 1962 and the Norwegian MAD from 1971. If they didn't come up, I'm sorry. I am very, very, very rusty. I look forward to being involved again and feeding my MAD cravings.
  3. Thank you for the welcome!! When I originally began reading MAD as a kid (around 7 years old) I continued to read and I guess collect the magazines intermittently until well into High School. The funny thing is that I never bought any of the paperbacks. It wasn't until I was 20 years old that I began collecting MAD again. A couple of years later I had bought a few MAD paperbacks at a yard sale and that is where it all started. I am 38 now and there are still a small handful of US cover variations (that I know of) that I still need. My favorites are the Warner issue of "Howling MAD" and "Self-Made MAD", "MAD Sucks", "Monster MAD", "Invisible MAD", and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. MAD". I grew up on the Universal and Hammer horror films, so the mix of the 2 have always been my favorites. The foreign books were tricky. The first I had read about them was in Grant's "Collectibly MAD." But...there was no list. Then, I saw a few foreign cover scans on Collectmad.com. It has taken me well over 8 years to just about finish most of my foreign paperback collections. Believe it or not, most of what I have found was by pure accident and not even through eBay. Eventually I became the "go-to guy" (for lack of a better term) when it came to paperbacks among some of the MAD collectors. At last count, there were paperbacks published in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan (bootleg copies), Turkey, and the U.K. There have been rumors amongst many of the major collectors as to whether paperbacks were published in Greece, but none of us have seen them. Some countries, like Brazil, have taken paperback material and used it as Specials or odd-sized books. Some have even created their own variations of paperbacks by combining cartoons from various sources to make a brand new book. I tried to add a photo but I can't figure out how to do it. Any advice or instruction would be appreciated.
  4. Hi, everyone. Happy Holidays to all. I just stumbled on this site and decided to register. Like many of you, I am a voracious MAD collector, specializing in the paperback books. I think many of the covers for the paperback books are better than the regular magazine. And, like Doohickamabob, I love some of the foreign edition covers. While I have a few of the comic editions in my collection, I have a straight run from 24 up to 400, but then I started to peter out. I also have a complete collection of Super Specials, most of the Follies, Worst of, and More Trash, and a few other odd MAD collectables. But...my real collection is my MAD paperbacks. At last count I have over 1100 paperbacks with over 465 foreign editions from 16 countries, and a bunch of the boxed MAD paperback gift sets. I will try post some photos soon. I have tons of foreign MAD magazines and paperbacks for sale or trade if anyone is interested. I am looking forward to being part of this board.