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Spy vs Spy #50 pg 3 by comedyestudios
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Oh Hello White Spy..! by FawFul933
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White spyand the love comics by Zoemy
White And Black And Clock by Zoemy
Spy Vs Spy   White Spy Sly Smile by Zoemy
Spy Vs Spy   My Fans by Zoemy
Spy vs Spy Project LineArt by Sonic12Lexi
Spy VS Spy re art by superspyruler
Sexy never left meh xD by Spiesareaweshume
Spy vs Spy - Ying-Yang again! by MAKATAKO
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Spy vs spy: tank rocket (Old 2013 animation) by comedyestudios
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Siniestro still angry! by ElHombreSiniestro
Skeksis Vs Skeksis by AmandaTaylor
It's a MAD World by Fox-The-Wandering
Tails in Black Spy Costume by Sonic12Lexi
Yellow Spy by Sonic12Lexi
Orange Spy by Sonic12Lexi
Black and White Spy by Sonic12Lexi
Hey guys,

AmandaTaylor just informed me that she's created a Spy vs. Spy fanclub on :googleplus:! I don't use :googleplus:, so I can't join it. But if you want to join it or are interested, here's the link!

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This is a club dedicated to the MAD magazine comic Spy vs. Spy! Originally written by Antonio Prohías, the comic strip has since been taken over by Peter Kuper, and has been made into animated segments and even commercials! If you like it, then please join! And be sure to check out our Submission Policy. joke-and-dagger-club.deviantar… Thank you!

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Spy vs. Spy is a wordless black and white comic strip that has been published in Mad magazine since January, 1961. It was created by Antonio Prohías, a Cuban national who fled to the United States on May 1, 1960; 3 days before Fidel Castro took over the last of the Cuban free press.

The "Spy vs. Spy" cartoon was symbolic of the Cold War, and was Prohías's comment on the futility of armed escalation and détente. Under the Spy vs. Spy title panel, the words "BY PROHIAS" are spelled out in Morse code (-... -.-- .--. .-. --- .... .. .- ...).

The comic features two spies, Black and White, who are constantly warring against each other and coming up with increasingly sophisticated ways of doing away with the other.

A typical plot would be one spy setting up a booby-trap for the other to fall into and be "killed". Sometimes the trap works, but sometimes the other spy comes up with a brilliant counter plan of his own (often by watching the spy set up the trap, or just somehow knowing about it) and will be the final winner. However, sometimes the other spy expected this and set up a similar trap for him. In other cases, the losing spy will use a plan B to counter the other spy's counter. Usually, the winning spy celebrates his victory with a V sign gesture toward the loser.

Sometimes the spies' traps are not to kill or injure the other, but to simply trick them. Some of the early cartoons (including their very first), published in 1961, had both spies coming up with the same plan to trap the other, the result being a draw. In the early years, the title panel of the comic would feature a one-panel gag presenting one spy besting the other; the main comic then used the rest of the panels to tell a different short story with the other spy winning.

During 1962–65, the comic was sometimes called Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy and featured a female spy, Lady in Grey (or the Grey Spy), with whom both White and Black Spy were in love. She took advantage of this to set traps for which both male spies would fall for and "perish". Because the Lady in Grey would always end up winning, Prohías felt that she was too limited and dropped her from the strip. She later returned under other artists and writers.

After Prohías's retirement, several artists worked on the strip. George Woodbridge drew two Spy vs. Spy which featured no byline. By 1988, Bob Clarke took over as the strip's artist, and continued through 1993 until being replaced by David Manak. Duck Edwing wrote the majority of the gags that Clarke and Manak illustrated; Manak and Edwing also created a short-lived, syndicated Spy vs. Spy comic strip in 2002. In April 1997, Peter Kuper took over as writer and artist for the strip, although occasionally the gags are written by other writers, such as Michael Gallagher or Dave Croatto.









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Artworkryu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018
Jokes is the White Spy and Dagger is the Black spy?
IceLilly111 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I join?
The-Happy-Spaceman Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see why not.
Timburtonlover1993 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist
Hay, Last month I created my own group.
Sonic12Lexi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
in 1997 Kuper take over the strip but it is still on Edwing Eras until 2000 is over
MAKATAKO Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
:) hi!!
s233220 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Hi! I can't seem to find my drawing "Do you want to reconcile" in the crossover folder. I submitted it months ago and it got accepted but now I can't see it.
spy4863 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for letting me join!  I hope to hear from any of you!
Gerardo488 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
I like this:-)
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