(July 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
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Issue Notes

ISSN 024 9319


We Pounce On...The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mark Fredrickson
Inks:
Mark Fredrickson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Aslan

AST Dew Tour (Table of Contents)

NBC; USA Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour tv show series.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Monroe; Barack Obama; The Pevensie Children; Black Spy; White Spy

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Unidentified Dying Objects Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Owen Wilson; Black Spy; White Spy; Scott Adsit; Saddam Heusein
Synopsis:
Photos of persons noted as Characters.

Indexer Notes

Letters, photos and fan art from: Anthony Beaulieu; Alex Carrillo; Matthew Zarr; Emma Polhemus; Lindsey Parker; Jermy Schwartz; Steven Grolle; Larry Manofsky; Anthony Tinsman; Neal Angell.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books (Table of Contents)

MAD books / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for the following MAD books: Spy Vs. Spy 2; MAD About Star Wars; The MAD War on Bush; The Completely MAD Don Martin.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; Vey To Go!; The Disadvantages of Polygamy; Plugged Nickel; Robots In Disguise; The NFL's Ref Report; Fundalini Asks "What If...?"; The O'Reilly Spin Vs. The Olbermann Spin / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
various
Pencils:
Scott Nickel; Rick Tulka; P. C. Vey; Tom Bunk; Dan Long
Inks:
Scott Nickel; Rick Tulka; P. C. Vey; Tom Bunk; Dan Long
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Billy Mays; Bill O'Reilly; Keith Olbermann
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Scott Bricher; Tom Bunk; John Caldwell; Matthew A. Cohen; Paul Coker; Dick DeBartolo; Darren Johnson; Jeff Kruse; Dan Long; Scott Nickel; Kevin Pope; Leonardo Rodriquez; Kiernan P. Schmitt; Bob Staake; Rick Tulka.; P. C. Vey.

An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jeffrey Lozenge ?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jeffrey Lozenge
Synopsis:
A message on commitment.

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mad subscriptions; #1 in a series.

G*d Damn America (Table of Contents)

Pulpit Friction Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Syracuse
Inks:
Jack Syracuse
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Michelle Obama; Reverand Jeremiah Wright
Synopsis:
A rewrite of the song "God Bless America" to accomodate the views of Rev. Wright.

A MAD Look At Going Green (Table of Contents)

Serge-In General Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Goofy interpretations of the difficulties of being energy and ecology careful.

Dr. Seuss for The Digital Age (Table of Contents)

Clicks Are For Kids Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Darren Johnson
Pencils:
Gary Hallgren
Inks:
Gary Hallgren
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Grinch; The Cat In The Hat; Horton
Synopsis:
Book covers mimicking some famous Dr. Seuss books.

The Pros And Cons of Working at Home! (Table of Contents)

Domicile Maniacs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A MAD look at working at home, where even the Pros are Con.

Now That Anyone Can Become A Celebrity... (Table of Contents)

When You Dis Upon A Star Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Shows how lame celebrity culture may become when even more people with no talent become famous.

The Darker Side of The Lighter Side (Table of Contents)

Berg's-Eye Askew Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg (original); ? (revised)
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Roger Kaputnik; Dave Berg
Synopsis:
New gags written for Dave Berg's drawings.
Reprints:
  • From Mad (EC, 1952 Series) #?

Indexer Notes

The new gag writer is not credited.

Things We'd Like To See at This Year's Political Conventions (Table of Contents)

Behind The Nominate Ball Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ted Rall
Pencils:
Ted Rall
Inks:
Ted Rall
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ted Rall

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Katie Couric; Rudy Guiliani; Mike Huckabee; Donna Hanover
Synopsis:
New ideas for political conventions.

Forged In The Depth Of Hades (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from Sony.

What's Being Taught At Other Corporate Colleges (Table of Contents)

Hire Learning Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Samony; Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look at what may be taught at corporate training, to try to explain the bad customer service seen at stores.

Indexer Notes

Features: Foot Locker, 7-eleven, Home Depot, Starbucks, Best Buy.

John Caldwell's Guide to Proper Paparazzi Etiquette (Table of Contents)

Getting Their Shoot Together Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Training tips for paparazzi.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy sets a trap for the White Spy on a public sidewalk.

Every Issue of MAD Magazine on 1 DVD! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

House ad for DVD of issues from October 1952 to December 2005.

Monroe and...Teen Obesity (Table of Contents)

Angster's Paradise Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Anthony Barbieri
Pencils:
Tom Fowler
Inks:
Tom Fowler
Colors:
Carl Peterson
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monroe; Walter; Coach Mike; Karl
Synopsis:
Coach Mike tries to whip the boys into shape but Monroe gets so frustrated that he overeats instead.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Beavertons; The Legendary Deliveries of Pete Zahn; Calendar Girl!; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Rex In The City; Just Below The Surface / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Christopher Baldwin; Paul Gilligan; John Kovaleski; Jason Yungbluth; Joey Sayers; Dustin Glick; Douglas Paszkeiwicz
Pencils:
Christopher Baldwin; Paul Gilligan; John Kovaleski; Jason Yungbluth; Joey Sayers; Dustin Glick; Douglas Paszkeiwicz
Inks:
Christopher Baldwin; Paul Gilligan; John Kovaleski; Jason Yungbluth; Joey Sayers; Dustin Glick; Douglas Paszkeiwicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Christopher Baldwin; Paul Gilligan; John Kovaleski; Jason Yungbluth; Joey Sayers; Dustin Glick; Douglas Paszkeiwicz

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Various cartoon strips.

MAD's Helpful Guide To The Chronicles Of Narnia Prince Caspian (Table of Contents)

B. S. Lewis Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin; Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Harry Potter; Harry's friends; Remy (the rat); Aslan; Prince Caspian; King Miraz; Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie; Edmund Pevensie; Lucy Pevensie; Reepicheep; Trumpkin
Synopsis:
Character bios and continuity information for the Chronicles.

Indexer Notes

Includes a MAD map of Narnia.

Mad's Bewitching Prince Caspian Outtakes (Table of Contents)

A Kick In The Aslan Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Aslan; Prince Caspian; King Miraz; Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie; Edmund Pevensie; Lucy Pevensie; Trumpkin

Indexer Notes

Movie stills with fake dialog.

What The Heck Is The Difference? (Table of Contents)

Observation Dreck Dept. / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Al Jaffee; Black Spy; White Spy; Sergio Aragones
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #320 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Answer included.

Where Will The World Turn A Blind Eye To Torture And Human Rights Violations In The Months Ahead? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Answer is: Summer School.

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 11 different pages.

We All Have Our Demons... (Table of Contents)

Hellboy: The Science of Evil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hellboy

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from Konami. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. We Pounce On...The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. AST Dew Tour
    NBC; USA Network
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  7. 6. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Fast 5; Vey To Go!; The Disadvantages of Polygamy; Plugged Nickel; Robots In Disguise; The NFL's Ref Report; Fundalini Asks "What If...?"; The O'Reilly Spin Vs. The Olbermann Spin
  8. 7. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  9. 8. G*d Damn America
    Pulpit Friction Dept.
  10. 9. A MAD Look At Going Green
    Serge-In General Dept.
  11. 10. Dr. Seuss for The Digital Age
    Clicks Are For Kids Dept.
  12. 11. The Pros And Cons of Working at Home!
    Domicile Maniacs Dept.
  13. 12. Now That Anyone Can Become A Celebrity...
    When You Dis Upon A Star Dept.
  14. 13. The Darker Side of The Lighter Side
    Berg's-Eye Askew Dept.
  15. 14. Things We'd Like To See at This Year's Political Conventions
    Behind The Nominate Ball Dept.
  16. 15. Forged In The Depth Of Hades
    God Of War: Chains of Olympus
  17. 16. What's Being Taught At Other Corporate Colleges
    Hire Learning Dept.
  18. 17. John Caldwell's Guide to Proper Paparazzi Etiquette
    Getting Their Shoot Together Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  20. 19. Every Issue of MAD Magazine on 1 DVD!
    Mad DVD
  21. 20. Monroe and...Teen Obesity
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  22. 21. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Beavertons; The Legendary Deliveries of Pete Zahn; Calendar Girl!; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Rex In The City; Just Below The Surface
  23. 22. MAD's Helpful Guide To The Chronicles Of Narnia Prince Caspian
    B. S. Lewis Dept.
  24. 23. Mad's Bewitching Prince Caspian Outtakes
    A Kick In The Aslan Dept.
  25. 24. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  26. 25. Where Will The World Turn A Blind Eye To Torture And Human Rights Violations In The Months Ahead?
    Mad Fold-In
  27. 26. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  28. 27. We All Have Our Demons...
    Hellboy: The Science of Evil
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