Spy vs. Spy Comic Strips Compilation (MAD Magazine)
8 CBR's | MAD Magazine | 1961 - 2010 | 208.83 MB Total
is a wordless comic strip that has been published in MAD magazine since 1961, under its "Joke and Dagger Dept." It was created by Antonio Prohias, a Cuban national who fled to the United States in 1960 days before Fidel Castro took over the Cuban free press when he was unofficially blacklisted for his political cartoons. Antonio Prohias' wordless, Cold War-inspired spoof of the agents of international intrigue portrays the twin enemies, the Black Spy and the White Spy trying to outdo each other in increasingly sophisticated--and elaborately stupid--plots to achieve their respective missions and along with these, the other's demise. They are made to look virtually identical: trilby hats, overcoats and long pointed noses (possibly plague doctor outfits). The only difference between them are the color of their clothes: one dresses in white, the other in black; hence, their names. This comic strip truly has gained a universal following and it would be fair to say it has attained legendary and cult status. And I've read MAD magazine through the years mainly because of it.