#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, September 10th, 2013 22:28
#2 By: Israel B, September 10th, 2013 22:50
Pricing information not available.
Is anyone else having trouble with this?
BTW @frauenfelder this sort of stuff is exactly why I started visiting BB regularly all those years ago!
#3 By: robulus, September 10th, 2013 22:55
The reviews are awesome. These penetrating insights will stay with me for hours:
I downloaded this magazine only because I use to see my brother read
it when we were teenagers. I thought it was dumb then sand still do.
This book is a good book but not what I thought it would be. I hope
the next will be better.
I understand the time frame it was written, but it is not worth your
time. You can find much better.
#4 By: technogeek, September 10th, 2013 23:26
I was able to "buy" it.. However, Kindle For PC says it's incompatible. [...]
Ah. I was able to read it using the "cloud reader" via a browser.
#6 By: Stefan Jones, September 10th, 2013 23:46
I got version of the MAD comics about fifteen years ago, reprinted as "Humor in a Jugular Vein."
It's crazy, elaborate stuff. For decades the stories were only available, in B&W and chopped up, in mass-market-paperback sized volumes. The "Jugular Vein" comics were in color, and in the original size.
I hope the Kindle version does them justice.
#7 By: amordecosmos, September 11th, 2013 00:08
It's also free (along with many other comic books) at the Comixology online store... and their wonderful Comics app for your Android device. (Probably for iPad too?)
#8 By: Derek Quenneville, September 11th, 2013 00:20
I get this too, maybe a Canadian thing?
#9 By: Israel B, September 11th, 2013 00:37
Not seeing as how I'm in Japan
#10 By: Coal, September 11th, 2013 03:56
Japan here and not available for purchase.
#11 By: Kimmoth, September 11th, 2013 04:25
Kurtzman, Wood, Elder and Davis. Utter guns.
#12 By: Israel B, September 11th, 2013 04:38
did you try .com or .co.jp? I do all my kindle purchases through .com.
#13 By: Kimmoth, September 11th, 2013 04:41
#14 By: Jon Lebkowsky, September 11th, 2013 08:16
I think offering #1 for free is kind of a gateway drug thing. My brother and I bought the original comics for ten cents apiece; they shaped (i.e. warped) our world-view forever. Any readers of the contemporary Mad Magazine? Is it still cool and funny, or has it lost the vibe? (Its less cool competitor back in the day, Cracked, now exists as a terrific webzine at http://cracked.com.)
#15 By: WearySky, September 11th, 2013 13:13
"This title is not currently available for purchase" - also a Canadian. Boooo!
#16 By: Woodrow Wilson Smith, September 11th, 2013 14:00
In the universe I inhabit, neither Mad #1 nor Superman #1 nor Batman #1 is available free for the Kindle at amazon.com. Mad #1 is not for sale at any price, and Superman and Batman go for $9.60 apiece. How do I get to your universe?
#17 By: ophmarketing, September 11th, 2013 17:01
Personally, I liked the one that said the TV show was better and called the magazine "a crazy weird ripoff."
#18 By: Jon Lebkowsky, September 11th, 2013 17:06
I saw other early issues of Mad for sale at $1.99, but not #1, so I entered it as a search term and it popped up - at $0.00 cost. I grabbed it, along with #11 for $1.99. Only Mad #1 was listed for free... Batman #1 was $1.99 and Action Comics #1 (Superman) was $.99, all for the Kindle. I just checked and nothing's changed.
#19 By: Woodrow Wilson Smith, September 11th, 2013 17:31
Thanks for the info, friend. My problem persists, but probably because I'm a Canadian. Amazon.com has always treated us like fourth-class citizens. (And amazon.ca is worthless, a calculated insult to all Canadians by some Canadian thief.) At least the version of MAD at Comixology works.
#20 By: robulus, September 11th, 2013 19:23
Bullshit. You made that up right? Please God say you made that up.
#21 By: Stefan Jones, September 11th, 2013 19:44
CRACKED used to be the Milhaus van Houton of kiddie humor magazines. It was earnest and tried really hard but never quite cut it. I read it (and CRAZY) but it was never up to MAD's standards. So, it is really uncanny seeing how CRACKED has become a diabolically smart and observant webzine.
The contemporary MAD is an odd mix of recognizable classics and stuff aimed at today's young'uns that whooshes past my ear. I simply don't know enough about tween / teen culture to know what they're mocking. The presence of slick ads is disconcerting.
If you want to see something uncanny: Netflix has 26 episodes of a MAD animated show that ran on Cartoon Network. It has cartoons based on Aragones and Don Martin strips that are astonishing. Also, Spy vs. Spy segments that are done by a rotating crew of animators.
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