Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Sixth MAD Case Book on Spy Vs Spy

Here is a great paperback I picked up other day for a quarter. It's The Sixth MAD Vase Book on Spy Vs. Spy, by Prohias. The book is from 1982 and the cover price was $1.95. For anyone who ever read Mad magazine, I am sure you will be very familiar with Spy Vs Spy. As a kid, it was one of my favorite parts of any Mad magazine issue, along with the little Mad Marginals (those silly little drawings in the margins of the magazine) done by Sergio Aragones.
For those of you who have missed out on the antics of the White & Black spy, run, don't walk, to your local bookseller and pick up a copy of the recently released Spy Vs Spy: The Complete Casebook volumes 1 & 2. They are full of stuff that will have you giggling for hours!
You can also check out for all kinds of Spy Vs Spy fun. There are the shorts from Mad TV, and you can also find the Mountain Dew commercial featuring the two wacky spies.
This book features 15 of their "cases", and the Black Spy has the edge with 8 "Wins" to 7 for the White Spy. I wonder how many "cases" there have been over the years? And, of all those "cases", I wonder if one of these guys comes out a winner, or are they both really the looser.

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