Sick was a satirical-humor magazine published from 1960 to 1980 and lasted 134 issues. It was created by comic-book writer-artist Joe Simon, who also edited the title until the late 1960s. Charlton Comics took over publishing the magazine in 1976 with issue #109.
Sick 's original mascot was a blank-faced little physician. He was later replaced by a mascot named Huckleberry Fink, whose design was similar to that of Mad 's Alfred E. Neuman, and whose motto, instead of Neuman's "What, me worry?", was "Why Try Harder?"
Its contributors included MAD regulars Angelo Torres and Jack Davis. Its art director from 1961 until his death in 1967 was the noted comic-book artist Bob Powell. At one point, the magazine tried to differentiate itself from industry leader Mad by including a stand up-style comedy routine along with the usual contributions.