(April 2008)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (#1-23); Magazine size (#24 onward); saddle-stitched; glossy cover; full color (#1-23); Black & White (#24-?); full color again (#? - onward)

Issue Notes

Except for the cover, all pictures of Alfred E. Neuman in this issue are replaced with a chimpanzee version. ISSN 0024 9319.


Meet Our NEW Staff! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo); Jack Syracuse
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo); Jack Syracuse
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo); Jack Syracuse
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

We Stand Today On The Edge Of A New Frontier... (Table of Contents)

Justice League The New Frontier / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Darwyn Cooke ?
Inks:
Darwyn Cooke ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Wonder Woman; Aquaman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; J'onn J'onzz
Synopsis:
Ad for DVDs of movie from Warner Premiere Video.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Departments] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Ficarra ? [as Mr. Jingles]
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Jingles
Synopsis:
Letter explaining the change in staff, with a dedication to J. Fred Muggs.

Indexer Notes

Includes a thumbnail reprint of cover of MAD #38, painted by chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs.

Meet The New Staff of MAD (Table of Contents)

Sub-Human Resources Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Jingles; T. Worthington Snoots; Sir Wobbly; Little Miss Coconut; Baron von Whoopsie; Goopy III; Stompy Ding Dong; Bumbles McDaniels; Hoops; Captain Zippy; Thurston J. Howler; King Kong
Synopsis:
Editorial staff of MAD (listed in sequence 6) depicted as monkeys and apes.

Indexer Notes

Arthur, the MAD potted plant, is shown as a banana tree.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / letters page / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Jamie Schaub; Jared Goldberg; D. K.; Drew Paradis; Drew Morgan; Zack Babins; Linus Closs; Helter Siqueira; Evan Burke
Pencils:
Jamie Schaub (photo); Linus Closs; ? (photo)
Inks:
Jamie Schaub (photo); Linus Closs; ? (photo)
Colors:
Jamie Schaub (photo); Linus Closs; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Derek; Drew Morgan; Black Spy; White Spy; Helter Siqueira; Marcelo Siqueira; Evan Burke; Gallagher (comedian)
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art. Includes a letter from the magazine Acoustic Guitar.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Professor Layton and The Curious Village / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Level-5 Inc.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 1-2 of letters pages.

Womb To Tomb, I'll Be A Gamer 'Til I Die (Table of Contents)

DeVry University / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Freedom A. Evans
Synopsis:
Ad for classes at a university.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 2-3 of letters pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contributing artists and writers credited as "the usual barrel of monkeys."

Own A Piece Of MAD History! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions to MAD, with offer of a limited edition print of cover to MAD #43.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Monkey-Lini Pages (Table of Contents)

False Ape-Spectations; Chuckles & Jo-Jo; Other Magazines Already Taken Over By Monkeys; Pull My Cheney!; Bittermonkey; Graphic Novel Review / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
various
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chuckles; Jo-Jo; Joe Bittermonkey; Baboonsbury; Mr. Dookie
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture, and of the Fundalini Pages.

Indexer Notes

Chuckles & Jo-Jo is parody of Melvin & Jenkins; Bittermonkey is parody of Bitterman; Baboonsbury is a parody of Doonesbury.

MONKey (Table of Contents)

Welcome To The OCD, Bitch! Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Charlie Kadau
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dishwater; Capt. Startlebuyer; Mr. Paris; Adrian Monkey; Nattily Teaser; janitor; Monkey's psychologist
Synopsis:
Monkey solves a crime using a combination of deductive reasoning and chimpanzee habits.

Indexer Notes

Satire of tv show Monk.

A MAD Look at Humans (Table of Contents)

Dissing Persons Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Monkeys and apes making people look foolish.

MOMA (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Hermann Mejia (sculpture); Roberto Parada; Richard Williams; James Warhola
Inks:
Hermann Mejia (sculpture); Roberto Parada; Richard Williams; James Warhola
Colors:
Hermann Mejia (sculpture); Roberto Parada; Richard Williams; James Warhola
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parodies of these famous works of art using monkeys and apes instead of humans: David, by Monkeyangelo; Gorilla With A Pearl Earring, by Banannas Vermeer; Whistler's Monkey; The Screech, by Edvard Munkee. Presented as the Winter/Spring Catalogue of The Museum Of Monkey Art (MOMA).

A Vision For The Future (Table of Contents)

Appleseed Ex Machina / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for DVD movie from Ex Machina Film Partners and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

In The Beginning, There Was Darkness. (Table of Contents)

God Of War: Chains of Olympus / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Sony.

Snappy Answers To Stupid Human Questions (Table of Contents)

All Jaffee Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
Ryan Flanders
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Answers monkeys and apes might give to stupid questions asked of them.

Great Monkeys In American History (Table of Contents)

Tall Tails Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Pencils:
Tom Fowler
Inks:
Tom Fowler
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Goody Wendell; Miss Link; Corky McGoon; Chichi The Leader; Chokachikeel; Heavenly; Freeda yasgur
Synopsis:
Unknown monkeys who helped make American history, from the Mayflower to the Woodstock concert.

Monkeybay (Table of Contents)

Don't Let The Bid Bugs Bite Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Junk that monkeys and apes might sell on eBay, along with some feedback, ordering rules, and a Monkeybay store.

9 Out of 10 Dentists Agree: MAD Won't Rot Your Teeth (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed); Tom Bunk
Inks:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed); Tom Bunk
Colors:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed); ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for latest issue of MAD Classics magazine.

Spyder Monkey vs. Spyder Monkey (Table of Contents)

Joke And Banana Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Monkey; White Monkey
Synopsis:
The Black Monkey tries to ruin a trap set by the White Monkey, but gets caught anyway.

eHarmonkey (Table of Contents)

A MAD Ad Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Pencils:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Inks:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of eHarmony ad...for monkeys.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Me, Myself and My Prehensile Tail Puppet; Pondering The Really Meaningful Stuff; Grooming Gaffes; Spare The Rod...Spoil The Monkey; The Facts of Life; Fantabula Monkey; Just Beneath The Peel; Hairy Plotters; It Only Hurts When I Go "O / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Kovaleski; Rob Harrell; Emily Flake; Scott Cunningham; Jason Yungbluth; Ted Rall; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Eric Scott; Christopher Baldwin
Pencils:
John Kovaleski; Rob Harrell; Emily Flake; Scott Cunningham; Jason Yungbluth; Ted Rall; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Eric Scott; Christopher Baldwin
Inks:
John Kovaleski; Rob Harrell; Emily Flake; Scott Cunningham; Jason Yungbluth; Ted Rall; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Eric Scott; Christopher Baldwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Kovaleski; Rob Harrell; Emily Flake; Scott Cunningham; Jason Yungbluth; Ted Rall; Douglas Paszkiewicz; Eric Scott; Christopher Baldwin

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

A collection of comic strips.

10 Things You, As A Concerned Monkey, Can Do To Save The Environment (Table of Contents)

Planet Mirth Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Caldwell
Pencils:
John Caldwell
Inks:
John Caldwell
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The foolishness of thinking monkeys can affect the planet's environment.

How To Draw A Monkey (Table of Contents)

That Was Easel Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Caldwell
Pencils:
John Caldwell; (photo)
Inks:
John Caldwell; (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Skittles O'Shea (orangutan)
Synopsis:
An orangutan shows how to draw.

Bananas Republic Summer 2008 (Table of Contents)

Where The Style Things Are Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Leonardo Rodriguez
Inks:
Leonardo Rodriguez
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of a Banana Republic catalog, with fashions modeled by chimpanzees, doing things chimpanzees would do.

What's The Worst Thing That Can Happen To Any Monkey? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Answer is: having to write an issue of MAD.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 12 different pages.

Extend Your Lost Experience (Table of Contents)

Lost Via Domus / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for game based on Lost tv show, from Ubisoft Entertainment.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Meet Our NEW Staff!
  2. 1. We Stand Today On The Edge Of A New Frontier...
    Justice League The New Frontier
  3. 2. [Departments]
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Meet The New Staff of MAD
    Sub-Human Resources Dept.
  5. 4. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  6. 5. [untitled]
    Professor Layton and The Curious Village
  7. 6. Womb To Tomb, I'll Be A Gamer 'Til I Die
    DeVry University
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Own A Piece Of MAD History!
    MAD Magazine
  10. 9. The Monkey-Lini Pages
    False Ape-Spectations; Chuckles & Jo-Jo; Other Magazines Already Taken Over By Monkeys; Pull My Cheney!; Bittermonkey; Graphic Novel Review
  11. 10. MONKey
    Welcome To The OCD, Bitch! Dept.
  12. 11. A MAD Look at Humans
    Dissing Persons Dept.
  13. 12. MOMA
  14. 13. A Vision For The Future
    Appleseed Ex Machina
  15. 14. In The Beginning, There Was Darkness.
    God Of War: Chains of Olympus
  16. 15. Snappy Answers To Stupid Human Questions
    All Jaffee Dept.
  17. 16. Great Monkeys In American History
    Tall Tails Dept.
  18. 17. Monkeybay
    Don't Let The Bid Bugs Bite Dept.
  19. 18. 9 Out of 10 Dentists Agree: MAD Won't Rot Your Teeth
    MAD Classics
  20. 19. Spyder Monkey vs. Spyder Monkey
    Joke And Banana Dept.
  21. 20. eHarmonkey
    A MAD Ad Parody
  22. 21. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Me, Myself and My Prehensile Tail Puppet; Pondering The Really Meaningful Stuff; Grooming Gaffes; Spare The Rod...Spoil The Monkey; The Facts of Life; Fantabula Monkey; Just Beneath The Peel; Hairy Plotters; It Only Hurts When I Go "O
  23. 22. 10 Things You, As A Concerned Monkey, Can Do To Save The Environment
    Planet Mirth Dept.
  24. 23. How To Draw A Monkey
    That Was Easel Dept.
  25. 24. Bananas Republic Summer 2008
    Where The Style Things Are Dept.
  26. 25. What's The Worst Thing That Can Happen To Any Monkey?
    Mad Fold-In
  27. 26. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  28. 27. Extend Your Lost Experience
    Lost Via Domus
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne