Is it just me, or does it seem like Mad Magazine's "days of glory" period was between the mid - sixties and the mid - seventies?I could be wrong about this, but it seems as though some of the best material was written, drawn and inked during that period. Bill Gaines still had great artists and writers working for him (including some of the original "Usual Gang of Idiots"). But by 1980, when that tragically - brilliant piece of comedic cinema known as "Up The Academy" was released, it seemed as though Gaines, the artists and the writing staff were starting to lose more than just their reputations. I long for the days when Mad Magazine was at its pinacle, even though it still ended up outselling more than its rivals (Cracked, Crazy, etc.)and remaining on book shelves after Bill's demise -- but I doubt if those days will return.