Mad 1983
The Beano, Topper, Beazer, Hornet, Cor, Tiger and Jag, Scorcher, Roy of the Rovers these were my favourite comics. One thing they had in common was that they all came from the UK. I never got into the American genre of comics at all. The one American comic, I did love was Mad. It was American, but also published with a UK version. They even had and Irish (IR) price quoted on the cover, 70p in this instance. Looking back through some old issues its amazing to see that there were no adverts at all in any of the issues. Dave Berg was my favourite cartoonist. I also liked the spoofs of topical Hollywood movies. This issue is a take on Star Wars – Return of the Jedi, from November, 1983.

mad star wars cover 259 nov 1983 return of the jedi

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  1. Dude, I thank you, truly thank you for posting this. You took the time to scan the pages, crop them, etc. I was 13 years old at the time of this issue and had rode my bike to 7-11 (or maybe it was CVS) to pick it up. I had never laughed so hard in my life up until the moment of reading that parody. I’m in the States, if it makes any difference to you. Thanks again! Regards, – Will

  2. I have 139 MAD MAGAZINES uk VERSIONS. NUMBERS 170-324

    MISSING the following magazine Numbers; 171, 172, 174, 176, 179, 180, 181, 182, 185, 189, 193, 211, 224, 238, 250.

    Duplication 279 missing but 2 different versions of 278 in error.

    Condition USED GOOD to FAIR small number of tears.

    Do you want them?
    Can you collect them?

    Let me know John

  3. We thought Mad was great as teenagers – read a copy lately & you really need to be clued up on American culture or get American humor. Give me Viz ahead of it any day.

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