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Offline Poztron

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How about PD Mad magazine imitations?
« on: November 03, 2010, 09:38:00 PM »
This may not be the place to discuss this, but what do people think about including scans here of Mad _magazine_ imitations that may be PD by now, such as Thimk!, etc.? I only have one or two, but it is a quasi-comic territory that deserves archiving. We could avoid Mad imitations published by Marvel (Goodman) or Cracked, which would likely be problematic copyright-wise, but I have to imagine that several of the other titles by publishers long since gone are now public domain.

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How about PD Mad magazine imitations?
« on: November 03, 2010, 09:38:00 PM »

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Re: How about PD Mad magazine imitations?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 10:17:42 PM »
We have the Dec 1959 rule Poz.
If you know they are PD I would think GAC would be interested in them though.

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Re: How about PD Mad magazine imitations?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 10:38:47 PM »
Mad magazine is not PD, was renewed by publisher William Gaines for sure. Sorry Poz.

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Re: How about PD Mad magazine imitations?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 10:59:18 PM »
Geo,
Poz was talking about the Other Mad imitators.  I believe Alter-Ego did or will be doing a long article on them.
It's an interesting idea but we have to stick to the cut off date for our own good.
GAC has shown a willingness to cross that cutoff date and might be into the idea of hosting some of these if they are PD.

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Re: How about PD Mad magazine imitations?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 11:18:17 PM »
OPPS!!! My bad. :'(

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Re: How about PD Mad magazine imitations?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 11:46:54 PM »
Geo and Yoc,

The mags I am talking about were mostly pre-'59, I believe. When Mad went from comic book to magazine format in '55, and soon proved a hit, various imitations popped up over the next few years. Cracked started up in '58, I believe, and I recall that Sick started up in '59 or '60. But I'm not talking about scanning those titles.

There were other humor titles from now-defunct publishers that came out in '56-'58. Thimk! started up in 1958 I believe. Here's a link to a blog posting relating to it and the Mad imitators.

See: http://thwakstudios.blogspot.com/2010/05/humor-magazines-thimk.html

The thing about the humor mags was that they drew upon the pool of comic book artists in NY for their contributors, so they are really an extension of the comic book universe.

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Re: How about PD Mad magazine imitations?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 11:01:22 PM »
It all depends on their copyright staus Poz, just like any book on DCM.
Have your checked the Copyright site?
http://tinyurl.com/yrdyf8
Or the list of first renewals?
http://tinyurl.com/236hwpw

These are the first two places to check for status.