Someone told us that today marked the 54th anniversary of Alfred E. Neuman's first appearance on the cover of MAD Magazine. Hard to say, since it's the July 1955 issue, but we'll buy it; more importantly, though, the granddaddy of all humor magazines (except maybe Prevention, but that's only because people walking proudly towards death is hilarious) just dropped its 500th issue. So recognize: Without MAD, there would be no Saturday Night Live, no Simpsons, no Apatow crew--hell, no Complex blog. Think we're wrong? MAD's had a number of Complex-friendly covers over the years...and yes, we've rounded them up as a way to say "Happy birthday, you usual gang of idiots." Blecccch!

ISSUE #25, JULY 1955 (ALFRED E. NEUMAN'S COVER DEBUT)
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ISSUE #111, JUNE 1967
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ISSUE #128, APRIL 1969
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ISSUE #159, JUNE 1973
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ISSUE #166, APRIL 1974
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ISSUE #196, JANUARY 1978
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ISSUE #230, APRIL 1982
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ISSUE #245, MARCH 1984
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ISSUE #251, DECEMBER 1984
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ISSUE #265, SEPTEMBER 1986
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ISSUE #277, MARCH 1988
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ISSUE #278, APRIL 1988
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ISSUE #292, JANUARY 1990
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ISSUE #302, APRIL 1991
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ISSUE #364, DECEMBER 1997
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ISSUE #371, JULY 1998
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ISSUE #395, JULY 2000
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ISSUE #406, JUNE 2001
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ISSUE #449, JANUARY 2005
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ISSUE #458, OCTOBER 2005
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ISSUE #465, MAY 2006
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ISSUE #487, MARCH 2008
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ISSUE #493, SEPTEMBER 2008
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ISSUE #495, NOVEMBER 2008
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ISSUE #496, DECEMBER 2008
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