Photo: “Spy vs. Spy is a wordless comic strip that debuted in Mad magazine #60, dated January 1961, and was originally published by EC Comics. It was originally published in black-and-white. The strip was created by Antonio Prohías.
“The Spy vs. Spy characters have featured in media such as animated television series, merchandise such as action figures and trading cards, and video games.” . . . SOURCE Wikipedia
As a child of the ’50s and ’60s and a veteran of the Cold War and Cuban standoff Mad Magazine and the “Spy VS Spy” comic strip was all part of growing up in those uncertain times.
I am using this report on real spies of this era to reflect on the part of the cold war we never hear anything about. The chance to stop and laugh at the stupity of it all. Spy VS Spy did take that time – and does still – accomplish that incredibly task completely without dialogue But the point of every strip or single cartoon is always clear. Stupidity. .
I subscribed to Mad Magazine back in the late 1950s and early 1960s and when it arrived I always turned to “Spy VS Spy” first. I hope a little tip-o-the-hat to those pioneers at Mad, a Magazine which has never been equaled in its field, and “Spy VS Spy” which has never been topped, brings flashback memories to those who were there “back-in-the-day” and for those too young to remember, check it out I guarantee you’ll become a fan. . . . EDITOR [See Video and link at end of this report].
The Litvinenko Inquiry
Appeal for help over £4m Russia spy inquest bill
Hackney and Tower Hamlets have appealed for Government help over their liability for a share of a £4m bill for an inquest into the death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.
The two East London borough, along with Islington and Camden, the two boroughs are currently in line to cover the total costs of the inquest, which is due to take place at St Pancras Coroner’s Court.
Litvinenko died of suspected Polonium poisoning in 2006 at University College Hospital (UCL). He is believed to have consumed the substance while meeting with former KGB colleagues. . . Read Complete Report
The Litvinenko Inquiry: Video report
MAD – Spy vs Spy
Published on May 9, 2012 by Alexcrossing64
Wikipedia: Spy vs Spy