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This is a Chronological list of parody covers of the National Geographic Magazine.  Scott Shier has an excellent discussion on this topic in the Ephemera & Collectibles group.  I felt that since these covers reflect an outside perception of the magazine I would provide a visual listing over time of these covers here to maybe provide some insight into how others see us.

Note, I am not only including actual covers and pages simulating covers in this listing but also posters, refrigerator magnets, trading cards and electronic images.

March 1936 - Pick & Hammer Club - Cover

May 1958 - Mad Magazine - Page

February 1962 - Sick Magazine - Article

January 1966 - National Press Club - Cover

1967 - Vol. 4, No. 1 Lithopinion - Multiple Pages

1968 - Richard Pryor - Album Cover

May 1972(?) - Rainier Beer - Poster

December 1972 - National Lampoon - Page

October 1974 - Jaws - Movie Prop(?)

1975 - Cracked Magazine - Back Cover

December 1975 - Playboy Magazine - Page

1976 - Dr.  Fegg's - Book Page

1980 - Topps Wacky Products - Trading Card

August 1981 - Miss Piggy Cover Girl Fantasy Calendar - Page

February 1982 - Darkroom Magazine - Page

May 1983 - National Lampoon - Page

April 1986 - What's On (Scotland) - Cover

October 1989 - House and Garden Magazine - Menu

1992 - Nude & Natural - Cover

1995 - Waterworld - Movie Props (5)

January 1999 - Amazonia - Cover

2004 - Safely on the Sun - Magnet

March 19, 2004 - Fruitfly Geographic - Cover

April 2008 - Harvard Lampoon - Cover

March 2009 - Vanity Fair - Partial Page

October 24, 2010 (?) - The Portland Mercury - Cover

March 2011 - Mediavengers - eCover

Spring 2012 - Metro Times Chronicle - Cover

December 2012 - Mediavengers - eCover

May 2013 - Mediavengers - eCover

June 2014 - Sarah Palin - Magnet

September 2015 - New York Times - Editorial Cartoon

September 2015 - HBO: Real Time - 8 eCovers

February 2016 - HBO: Real Time - eCover

April 2016 - Michigan J. Frog - Magnet

2017 - Tadeo Jones 2 - Movie

Photo Courtesy of Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo

2019 - eljueveves (Spanish)

Photo Courtesy of Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo

2021(?) - Obvious Plant - Poster(?)

Image courtesy of Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo

Tom Wilson

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Note: I just added a parody cover from the April 1986 "What's On" magazine from Scotland.

Note: I just added 5 movie props - fake NGM covers from the 1995 movie "Waterworld".

Note: I just added the cover from an issue of El Jueves (The Thursday) a Spanish Satirical Magazine.  Photo courtesy of Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo.

Note: I just added a cover from the 2004 book of poetry by Stephen Brockwell.

Note: I just added an entry for an October 1974 National Geographic Parody Cover/Movie Prop for "Jaws".

Note: I just added an entry for a cover that appears in the Spanish animated movie, Tadeo Jones 2.  Thanks to Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo for finding this gem.



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