A MAD timeline

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1952: MAD begins as part of the EC Comics line

1955: The image of Alfred E. Neuman debuts as MAD's official mascot .

1964: In response to Playboy's fold-out, MAD introduces its Fold-In.

1966: The MAD Show hits off-Broadway.

1973: The September edition that spoofed the movie "The Poseidon Adventure" is the top-selling issue ever.

1995: MAD TV, a sketch comedy, debuts on Fox .

2001: MAD goes all color and begins accepting ads.

2008: Fox cancels MAD TV after 14 seasons.

2008: The original Norman Mingo painting of Alfred E. Neuman sells at auction for $203,150, the highest price ever paid for a single piece of comic art.

2009: MAD goes quarterly, at the cover price of $5.99 (cheap!).


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