Mad Magazine's Spy V Spy

Preston, England
October 12, 2015 4:42pm CST
I have always been a big fan of Mad Magazine, the satirical US comic. A regular feature in it is Spy V Spy, a proto-type comic strip that inspired the Simpsons Itchy & Scratchy TV cartoons much loved by Bart & Lisa. Spy V Spy were rival spies who set up elaborate booby traps for each other. Sometimes white Spy won. Sometimes Black spy won. They were drawn in black & white silhouette form, and rarely had any dialogue. There was a short lived cartoon series of their shenanigans which can be seen on Youtube and here is an extract. Arthur Chappell
MAD Spy vs. Spy Season 3: Episode 53: Safe Bomb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfI_fz8tmTM Episode 54: Shooting Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0lON...
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct 15
It must be quite a few years since I saw a copy of Mad Magazine, but I am definitely a fan. Have you ever considered having Alfred E Newman as your avatar?
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• Preston, England
12 Oct 15
I should do. He is a real hero image for me
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct 15
@arthurchappell I remember the adverts that the magazine used to run offering a poster of Alfred E Newman in full sickening colour.
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
13 Oct 15
@Asylum @arthurchappell What? Me worry?
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
13 Oct 15
I loved Mad Magazine as a kid - my dentist always had that magazine on hand!! And Spy vs Spy was one of my favorites. I can't explain it, but the contrasty black and white characters were always a bit eerie to me - but they always grabbed me - and their antics were hysterical. Interestingly, I thought the characters translated quite well as 3D characters!
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• Preston, England
13 Oct 15
I agree - the earlier episodes in 2D don't work so well.
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