fubarthepanda wrote:
Back in the early eighties, I loved Cracked. Mad always seemed like something our parents read, although I liked the Bantam Book collections of the Don Martin stuff.

I was about to say the same thing!  Mad was for my friend's 16 year old brother.  For 12 year old me, Cracked was just the right level of non-sophistication.  I ultimately bought and enjoyed both mags a ton back in the 80s.  And I too got thhe Bantam collections of Don Martin's stuff.