"We were orienting young people about what was going on, teaching them how they were being lied to by the Madison Avenue executives, the politicians, the police and even by their own mothers and fathers," says Feldstein of MAD's popular and indoctrinating heyday. But the time for magazines like MAD might be over. Kids, he says, lack that old social consciousness and don't seem to heed comic-book wisdom anymore: "Now I go around singing 'Where have all the flower children gone?'"
He stuck with MAD for nearly thirty years, retiring in 1984; now a painter, Feldstein lives on a Montana Ranch and occasionally re-creates his old E.C. comics covers for avid collectors. Many of those fans will be in the house when the MAD mastermind pays a visit to the Collectors Supershow/Majesticon Comics Supershow today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center, 10 East 120th Avenue in Northglenn.
Admission is $4 at the door (children under twelve admitted free); call 303-347-8252 or go to www.danacain.com.
Sun., April 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.