Spy vs Spy – MAD #71 (1962)
From only the SECOND year of SPY vs SPY, this EARLY strip by Antonio Prohias, creator of Spy vs Spy, is one of the FIRST 20 spy vs spy strips ever created! The gag is a classic and comes complete with an upper and lower gag as well as the original hand drawn Morse Code signature, which is missing from many of the strips! Only roughly 200 Prohias Spy vs Spy gags were ever created for MAD magazine! Many are incomplete, missing top or bottom gags, or Prohias’s Morse Code signature, which spells out “By Prohias” in Morse Code. Early examples like this one do not come on the market often!
The artwork is framed, and measures a HUGE 16.75″ x 24″ on two sheets of artist’s board.