The Australian version of MAD Magazine was founded in 1978 by Horwitz Publications. However the first magazine printed wasn’t until December 1980.
When the first magazine came out it bore few differences to the US version. usually 56 pages with some original Australian content
The first four copies did not have an issue number and a barcode. The fifth issue was the first magazine to have the US edition numbers which was No. 223.
The first Australian issue to have a cover different to the US edition, was number 224 in 1981.
The first Australian MAD Special was issue #38 in 1982.
Australian MAD today regularly has a different cover to the US, and while there is always reprinted US material, and some original Australian content.
We have a large number of Australian Mad Magazines in our web store
or our Ebay Store
We have no association with this site but https://madtrash.com/australian-mad/ is an excellent source of information for Mad Comics