Mad THE COMIC BOOK #17 from November 1954.
The cover looked like this...kind of...
...but, actually more like this.
The entire issue was printed upside down. Even the experience of holding their comic book was meant to feel funny.
I love Kurtzman HARD!
Here's Harvey Kurtzman and Bill Elder's take on that comic strip classic by George McManus "Bringing Up Father", "Bringing Back Father". Even in the few short decades since the original had premiered, the notions of a drunken Irishmen and his abusive, harpy of a wife just weren't socially acceptable anymore.
c'est la vie.
Ah, the good ol' days.
Talk to you soon.