Monday, February 4, 2013

Cracked Magazine #4







  1. You are doing great work here. The only thing I wish is that you might be able to scan the issues in order. Thanks for what you are doing though, the scans are fantastic!

  2. You're Welcome! I'm glad to hear from people who appreciate Cracked. I wanted to scan them in order at first but there are a few reasons why I didn't:
    1) I didn't have any of the early ones when I started this blog so I just put up what I had.
    2) I started getting requests from readers to post specific issues and I was ok with that because the Cracked era encompasses around 50 years worth of material and someone who really wants to read something from the 70s would have to wait a long time until I got to one of those issues.
    3) There are many scans available online and while they are not great quality, they are at least available. I have decided to prioritize those issues which have never been scanned.
    By the way your profile image comes from Cracked 97, which happens to be my favorite Cracked Cover.
    Any requests? Feel free to let me know.
    -A. Zayas

  3. I have been reading Cracked since 1987 when my parents brought home #229 from the supermarket. At one time or another, I've read every issue from #130 up to the last issue, but I was never able to get ahold of the early issues as a kid. I've been attempting to read them in order online from the 1st issue, but there are a lot missing so it's difficult.
    I agree that it is a good idea to post issues that are not already available elsewhere online, and skip those which are, so I don't have any specific requests, just that I support what you are doing and please continue to post ones that haven't been posted (in order, whenever possible, I understand that you must honor requests though for good reason).
    Glad you like my profile image, it's probably my favorite Cracked cover too, strangely enough! Also, believe it or not, I've never read issue #97 but I see you have it posted, so thank you!

  4. Yeah my first one was Monster Party #2 from 1988. Good memories.
    The next one I'll be posting is Cracked Digest #5 from 1987. After that I'll make sure to scan issue #2 and I'll try to get some chronological order; maybe I'll alternate an old issue with a more recent issue. Anyway, thanks for reading. Feel free to email me at

  5. Alternating new ones with chronological old ones sounds like a great idea. Incidentally, Cracked #2 is alrleady online, it took me awhile to find it, but enter "Cracked #2" in a Google search and the blog it is posted on should come up in the first page of results. It's the only Cracked magazine posted on the blog. That's where I read it. The only issues from the first 10 that I haven't been able to find thus far are #6, 7 and 8, so if you could start with those, it would be fantastic!
    I remember Cracked Digest #5 very well, it was sitting in the checkout counter rack at the supermarket when I was a kid, along with the other mini-mags and digests that used to be so common.
    I tried messaging you before at your e-mail, not sure if you got my message. I'll try sending you a message again now, so let me know if you get it.