MAD #23

Parodies were (thanks to the excellence of the pioneering EC line) so popular in the mid-1950s that MAD was even able to parody the current parody publications in issue #17 (November 1954). Yes, these were actual comics. Harvey Kurtzman and Wally Wood provided an elaborate explanation in MAD #23 (May 1955) for anthropomorphic tales, though they’d existed for centuries. © 2021 EC Publications, Inc.