I first started reading MAD in 1976, at the age of 11. Some kids on the school bus were passing an issue around, so I looked at it too. A few months later, I bought my first issue from the newsstand, and I was hooked.
My obsession with MAD began some time before I finished elementary school when I discovered a few of my dad’s childhood issues in our garage attic – including pristine copies of #186 and #193, with their brown paper mailing covers still attached!
My first contact to MAD magazine was 46 years ago, when I was 14 years old. We stopped at a highway station, while I was travelling to Austria with my parents. There I bought my first MAD magazine, the German MAD number 36 from the 1st Edition.