(circa 1970)

New American Library, 1967 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
New American Library, Inc.
Brand:
A Signet Book
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

Indexed from a 16th printing copy. No date for this printing.
Copyright 1967 by Dave Berg & E.C. Publications, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dave Berg
Synopsis:
Dave is buried under a pile of modern consumer machinery. Back cover also includes promotional blurbs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

wraparound cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Front and back inside covers are blank.

Why Dave Berg Does It (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry De Fuccio
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An article on what drives Dave Berg to creates his cartoons.

Indexer Notes

The first page is separated from the others by three other pages.

More MAD Humor from Signet (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Order form for other Signet paperbacks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Credits and publishing information.

Kid Things (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A girl in front of a toy store window yells at her dad, "I want!"

Indexer Notes

Introduction to section on Kid Things.
Man appears to be Dave's Roger Kaputnick.

Home Is Where the Hand Is (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A girl's father comes home from two weeks working on the road and all she's concerned with is what he brought her.

Fountain of Youth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Boys at a water fountain squirt each other.

Kickin' Kin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boy enforces his rule about nobody hitting his younger brother...by hitting his brother himself.

Dollars and Sense (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boy thinks his dad can buy more money.

Tuned Out (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
One boy in a group of kids has nothing to talk about because his television is out of order.

Reverse English (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two kids misunderstand their father's promise.

Adolescent Things (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boy in front of a store window yells at his dad, "I want!"
Man appears to be Dave's Roger Kaputnick.

Indexer Notes

Introduction to section on Adolescent Things.

Stage-Struck (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two teens in a movie theater cannot decide whether to sit in the children's section or smoking section.

Party Organizers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Some teens create a party...at an unsuspecting friend's house.

Came the Yawn (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A teen views her father's pleasant dream as a nightmare.

Declaration of Independence (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A teen complains to her father about his oppressive authority.

Wishing for Rein (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A teen complains about how his parents let him do whatever he wants.

The Lost Cord (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A doctor cures a teen girl's sore throat by cutting her phone cord.

The Catered Fare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A father tricks his daughter into taking a trip to Europe for her 16th birthday because it's cheaper than a catered party.

Figuratively Speaking (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A teen cannot understand his math problem until his buddy explains it using girls.

Mind Over Mater (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A teen tricks her father into allowing a party by threatening a larger party.

Shuttle Hint (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A teen asks her father to drive her friends home, so he yells at them to get out of the house.

Upon Reflection (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A teen belittles herself in front of a mirror.

Things Around the Home (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman in a department store yells at her husband, "I want!"
Man appears to be Dave's Roger Kaputnick.

Indexer Notes

Introduction to section on Things Around the Home.

Owning Up to the Truth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man waxes eloquent to his wife about their great possessions.

Domestic Yelp (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman who can finally afford a maid cannot wait to tell everyone about her new maid.

Keeping Down with the Joneses (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman complains that her neighbors have more of everything than she does.

Fun in the Sun (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A couple is enjoying a vacation until they realize how much they borrowed for it.

Spare Room (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman finds room in her car trunk for everything she needs on vacation by removing the spare tire.

Pet Peeve (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man with a dozen dogs complains about cat lovers.

Shop Talk (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman goes out and does her shopping during a phone call without her friend noticing she's gone.

A Moving Speech (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman complains about moving, but is more than ready to move to California.

Hide-And-Go-Seek (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman hides things around the house so well even she cannot find them.

Fed-Up (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man keeps pestering his wife to fix dinner instead of doing it himself.

Guesting Game (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman wants to have a party just so she can not invite someone she dislikes.

Taste Test (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman defines good taste and bad taste.

Buttered Toast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man ruins a very nice dinner toast to his wife with his own selfish request.

Community Things (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A line of people confront a man, asking for donations and yelling, "I want!"
Man appears to be Dave's Roger Kaputnick.

Indexer Notes

Introduction to section on Community Things.

Counter-Move (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man at a cafe is interested in what a neighboring customer is eating, so the waitress give him the other man's plate.

Falling Into a Pattern (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man is tired of always being a nobody so he wears a loud checkered jacket to a party...but blends into the wallpaper.

Biting Criticism (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dentist is not impressed by a Playboy centerfold girl because she has a crossbite.

Shopworn (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A shoe salesman can't stand a particular customer, but she is so impressed by his listening skills that she will look him up again.

Applying the Breaks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man breaks a snow blower while inspecting it at a hardware store and asks to buy it at a discount because it's broken.

Bed Riddance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman comes to visit a bed-ridden man and makes him feel worse, but his wife thanks the woman for cheering him up.

Optical Delusion (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman is ecstatic over how a new pair of glasses makes her look and see better, until the doctor tells her there is no glass in the frames.

Auto Motives (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man and his son are shopping for a new car, and while the boy sees all the optional gadgets as status symbols, his father only sees them as more things to repair.

Serves Her Right (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A customer is so upset by a waitress's efforts to help him and his buddy settle the check that he leaves her a bad tip.

Things on the Job (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Several men are picketing and their signs all read "I Want!"
A bystander appears to be Dave's Roger Kaputnick.

Indexer Notes

Introduction to section on Things on the Job.

Tough Kookie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boss acquires a guilt complex due to his employees constantly making him feel guilty for not giving them raises.

A Man's Home Is His Hassle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man can't wait to get back to the rat-race at the office to escape the hassles of his family.

Sick Call (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man feigns being sick, stays home playing with his kids, and calls in sick the next day because he caught a cold.

Contributing Factor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
One woman's job at the office is to take up collections for all the employees' special occasions.

Indexer Notes

Roger Kaputnick is mentioned.

Labor Pains (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A new hire is shown the pecking order.

Executive Suite (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The president of a company dresses to look unimportant just because he can.

Caffein Free (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Everyone in the office asks Richard to bring them back a coffee and donut when he goes for himself, and he forgets to buy anything for himself.

Thinking Capped (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Meglin
Synopsis:
The boss removes IBM's famous "Think" sign from the workplace of his IBM computer operator.

National Things (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man at an IRS office faces a tax collector who yells, "I want!"
Man appears to be Dave's Roger Kaputnick.

Indexer Notes

Introduction to section on National Things.

On the Critical List (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Two men in a bar argue about freedom of speech.

Hate Makes Waste (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman hates a man's views on hate because she doesn't understand them.

Bust and Boom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man explains planned obsolescence to his wife as their vacuum cleaner breaks down.

Ban the Bond (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An inventor brings an idea to the Pentagon about a bomb that destroys only paper, but has to fill out his request to discuss it in triplicate forms.

Like Thy Enemy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boy is playing war and his father tries to make him understand that kids in other countries see him as the bad guy.

The Fat of the Land (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man's Oriental dinner guest tells the man that people in other countries are starving, so the man shows his guest his diet book.

Common Denominations (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
After people entering different churches complain about how strange each others' worship services are, we hear them all saying the exact same prayer.

D.B. Loves T.H.I.N.G.S. (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg (signed)
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Carving on a tree lamenting that Dave Berg cannot keep up the payments on all the things he loves.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Why Dave Berg Does It
  4. 3. More MAD Humor from Signet
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Kid Things
  7. 6. Home Is Where the Hand Is
  8. 7. Fountain of Youth
  9. 8. Kickin' Kin
  10. 9. Dollars and Sense
  11. 10. Tuned Out
  12. 11. Reverse English
  13. 12. Adolescent Things
  14. 13. Stage-Struck
  15. 14. Party Organizers
  16. 15. Came the Yawn
  17. 16. Declaration of Independence
  18. 17. Wishing for Rein
  19. 18. The Lost Cord
  20. 19. The Catered Fare
  21. 20. Figuratively Speaking
  22. 21. Mind Over Mater
  23. 22. Shuttle Hint
  24. 23. Upon Reflection
  25. 24. Things Around the Home
  26. 25. Owning Up to the Truth
  27. 26. Domestic Yelp
  28. 27. Keeping Down with the Joneses
  29. 28. Fun in the Sun
  30. 29. Spare Room
  31. 30. Pet Peeve
  32. 31. Shop Talk
  33. 32. A Moving Speech
  34. 33. Hide-And-Go-Seek
  35. 34. Fed-Up
  36. 35. Guesting Game
  37. 36. Taste Test
  38. 37. Buttered Toast
  39. 38. Community Things
  40. 39. Counter-Move
  41. 40. Falling Into a Pattern
  42. 41. Biting Criticism
  43. 42. Shopworn
  44. 43. Applying the Breaks
  45. 44. Bed Riddance
  46. 45. Optical Delusion
  47. 46. Auto Motives
  48. 47. Serves Her Right
  49. 48. Things on the Job
  50. 49. Tough Kookie
  51. 50. A Man's Home Is His Hassle
  52. 51. Sick Call
  53. 52. Contributing Factor
  54. 53. Labor Pains
  55. 54. Executive Suite
  56. 55. Caffein Free
  57. 56. Thinking Capped
  58. 57. National Things
  59. 58. On the Critical List
  60. 59. Hate Makes Waste
  61. 60. Bust and Boom
  62. 61. Ban the Bond
  63. 62. Like Thy Enemy
  64. 63. The Fat of the Land
  65. 64. Common Denominations
  66. 65. D.B. Loves T.H.I.N.G.S.
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