"Mad" the COMIC BOOK #6 from 1953 took a new twist with it's third story. Instead of Harvey Kurtzman sitting down to hammer out the script for a satirical look at a pop culture figure or genre, this one seems to have a straight script, lifted right from Ernest Thayer's immortal poem, "Casey at the Bat" and Jack Davis running free to illustrate each stanza. As only Davis could do.
This is one that has been reprinted and reprinted again, and has always been a favorite of mine.
Whether Kurtzman had much of an active hand in this one or not...it's pure Mad gold.
Dig in, Kiddoes!