Mad and Cracked were a part of growing up and going to the cottage. I was a big fan of all the Super Hero Parodies. I remember owning a Cracked that parodied Superman 4, with Nuclear Man, and I remember a Teen Wolf Mad magazine that i owned. There was a good parody of Rodney Dangerfield and ‘Back To School’. Good stuff. When I was younger, my dad or I would buy a copy for me at the ‘treat’ store, that we always stopped at on the way up to the cottage. I loved The Lighter Side, the fold out (of course) and my favourite was White Spy vs Black Spy, and I loved the Spy vs Spy video game for the commodore 128 (164?). In the game, you would play vs a friend, one as white spy, the other as black spy. The game board was a building with different floors and rooms on each floor and, if I remember correctly, you had to find keys and the right door to get out. Along the way, you could set traps for the other Spy. Such as bombs in a dresser, and the like, that would go off as the other Spy was looking for the keys too. Each different trap ‘stalled’ the other spy in a different manner, allowing yourself free time to look for the key and the door. I believe there was a timer too, so if no one gets out before the timer went off, you both lose. My buddy and I played that game for hours on end back in the 80s. So much fun.
I have a copy or two of the 2018 MAD #1, as my friend, @rigger_one, brought it to my attention on release day. Thank you. RIP MAD.