Argentinian MAD

History of the Argentinian MAD Magazine

The Argentinian MAD was published during the military dictatorship. The Catholic Church had a very good relationship with the dictatorial government. When issue #7 was published, it included the strip “Altar Ego”. The church believed that it was a joke about a particular church (the cathedral of San Isidro), and MAD director Daniel Ripoll was kidnapped and tortured for a week. He was finally released, and some claim that William Gaines sent his lawyers to intercede, since it was starting to be an international scandal.

Editor & Publisher: Osvaldo Ripoll

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1970 - 1982 • 1st Edition - Magendra

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