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40. Humbug #10: File Copy (Jun 1958)

40. Humbug #10: File Copy (Jun 1958)

"On the first page of Humbug issue #11, the headline read: 'Man - We're Beat! Satire has got us beat,' Kurtzman wrote. '1953 - We started MAD magazine for a comic-book publisher and we did some pretty good satire and it sold very well. 1956 - We started Trump magazine...and we worked much harder and we did much better satire and we sold much worse. 1957 - We started Humbug magazine and we worked hardest of all and turned out the very best satire of all, which of course now sells the very worst of all.'"

-Richard Corliss, Time Magazine, May 2004

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