Let's take a look at what America was laughing at in August, 1973. If by America you mean a few dozen sixth graders. On the contents page they say of the cover:
As unkempt as an unmade bed, Columbo's being put through the ringer as we press on to iron out our problem with law and disorder.
I think they meant “wringer” but whatevs.
They would usually have the inside front and back covers be a poster.
As advertised on the cover, here's their version of Columbo, also drawn by John Severin.
Another example of the semi-misogyny of humor magazines, Updating the Female Image in Children's Books, drawn by Dick Wright.
Art by Bernard Baily. Ironically, schools have billboards now.
From A Cracked Salute to Chicago drawn by Russ Heath with mostly jokes that could apply to any city.
Bernard Baily again
A Charles Rodrigues gag piece similar to the ones he would do for National Lampoon
This pages was shared with this Your (Ugh) Ancestors strip.
Charles Rodrigues again.
It's not clear who the artist was for this.
Next Wednesday: Cracked #112
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