(October 1959)

New American Library, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
New American Library, Inc.
Brand:
Signet Books
Editing:
Albert. B. Feldstein
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
mass market paperback (4 1/4" x 6 7/8"; 10.9 cm x 17.3 cm)
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound

Issue Notes

Known Printings for this Stock Number (S1701): 1st Printing-October 1959, 2nd Canadian Printing-October 1959, 3rd Printing-November 1960, 4th Printing-September 1961. Indexed from a first printing copy.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman (as baby)
Synopsis:
Alfred frightens a King Kong type ape.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

inside front and back covers are blank

Signet Books Proudly Announce The Birth Of A New Baby (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promotional copy for this book.

Why Sleep (Table of Contents)

The Bedside MAD / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman (silhouette)
Synopsis:
House ad for The Bedside Mad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Kelly Freas
Inks:
Kelly Freas
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman (as baby)
Synopsis:
Title page and publishing information.

Indexer Notes

Illustration is excerpt from cover.

Contents (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Elder
Inks:
Bill Elder
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents.

Indexer Notes

Illustration is an excerpt from the story "Ganefs!"

How to Be Smart (Table of Contents)

Education Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Shows many things you can do to look smart.
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Kane Keen! Private Eye (Table of Contents)

Crime Dept.; Kane Keen / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kane Keen; Lassie Rover; Rollover Rover; Schlep; Mrs. Rover; laywer; police officer
Synopsis:
Kane finds the murderer: the butler did it.
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My Secret (Table of Contents)

Sports Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee [as Benn Ogen] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Benn Ogen
Synopsis:
Shows the details of famous golfer Benn Ogen's swing.
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Plastic Sam! (Table of Contents)

Plastic Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Plastic Sam; Wheezy Wunks [aka. Wizzy Woonks, Wowzy, Wuzzy Wurnks, Wozzy Wanks, Wazzy Wunks, Weezy Wonks, Wonkzy Weez]; Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Imitation Plastic Sam
Synopsis:
Plastic Sam meets an imitation who is a bank robber.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of Plastic Man (Quality, 1943 series).

Scenes We'd Like to See: One Against Four (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Interlandi ?
Pencils:
Phil Interlandi (signed)
Inks:
Phil Interlandi (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Man defeats 4 pirates one-at-a-time while rescuing a woman but is then surrounded by the next 4 pirates.
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Let's Go for a Ride! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Exaggerated versions of the problems of a Sunday drive, with the family finally deciding home was more peaceful.
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If You Suffer Pain (Table of Contents)

Anasprin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin Coznowski [Alfred E. Neuman]
Synopsis:
Phony ad for Anasprin.
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Indexer Notes

Parody of both Anacin and aspirin ads. Character is unamed.

Miltie of the Mounties! (Table of Contents)

Tales From The Northwest Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Scott Yardland; Jackie; Herbie; Jerkie; Scoggins; Miltie; Nanuk The Canuk
Synopsis:
Miltie the Mountie doesn't get his man.
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Wreck of the Hesperus (Table of Contents)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Skipper; Skipper's daughter; Popeye (cameo)
Synopsis:
Relates the wreck of the ship Hesperus on the reef at Norman's Woe.
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Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.

Wild 1/2 (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Johnny [played by Marlon Branflakes]; Johnny's gang; a girl; the girl's father
Synopsis:
Johnny and his gang give up motorcycles.
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Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "The Wild One."

Cartoon Digest (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Comics Dept.; Little Orphan Melvin; Mett and Juff; Li'l Ab'r; R. Morgan MD; Starchie; Poopeye / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Little Orphan Melvin; Punjoke; Sandle; Daddy Peacebudks; Mett; Juff; Mickey Rodent; R. Morgan; Starchie; Bottleneck; Harold Toon; Shadrack; Poopeye; Marlon Branflakes
Synopsis:
Typical comic strips.
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Indexer Notes

Parodies of strips: Little Orphan Annie; Mutt and Jeff; Li'l Abner; Rex Morgan MD; Archie; Popeye.

Ganefs! (Table of Contents)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Inks:
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bumble; Bumble's boss
Synopsis:
A perfect crime is hatched but Bumble fumbles.
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Talk (Table of Contents)

Talk Dept. / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Shirley; Lance Cowznofski; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Comparisons of what you think overseen conversations are, with what they actually are.
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Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman does not resemble the MAD trademark character.

A Sequel That Destroys The Tradition of All Sequels! (Table of Contents)

Son of MAD / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder
Inks:
Bill Elder
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Extols the joys of reading the stories in this book.

Indexer Notes

Illustration is an excerpt from the story "Ganefs!"
Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Signet Books Proudly Announce The Birth Of A New Baby
  4. 3. Why Sleep
    The Bedside MAD
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Contents
  7. 6. How to Be Smart
    Education Dept.
  8. 7. Kane Keen! Private Eye
    Crime Dept.; Kane Keen
  9. 8. My Secret
    Sports Dept.
  10. 9. Plastic Sam!
    Plastic Hero Worship Dept.
  11. 10. Scenes We'd Like to See: One Against Four
  12. 11. Let's Go for a Ride!
  13. 12. If You Suffer Pain
    Anasprin
  14. 13. Miltie of the Mounties!
    Tales From The Northwest Dept.
  15. 14. Wreck of the Hesperus
    Poetry Dept.
  16. 15. Wild 1/2
    Hollywood Dept.
  17. 16. Cartoon Digest
    Newspaper Comics Dept.; Little Orphan Melvin; Mett and Juff; Li'l Ab'r; R. Morgan MD; Starchie; Poopeye
  18. 17. Ganefs!
    Crime Dept.
  19. 18. Talk
    Talk Dept.
  20. 19. A Sequel That Destroys The Tradition of All Sequels!
    Son of MAD
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