(October 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


MAD Goes Green! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Heroes Or Villains? (Table of Contents)

Batman; Lego / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Mr. Freeze; Catwoman; The Joker; Two-Face; The Penguin; Bane

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from TT Games Publishing and Microsoft. Characters are in Lego style.

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; Dick Cheney

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "The Blizzard of Oz Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

Dragon Ball Z Remastered (Table of Contents)

Dragon Ball Z / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for September 16th 2008 DVD releases from Bird Studio and Shueisha.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / letters page / 2.17 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Monroe; Pamela Anderson

Indexer Notes

Letters, photos and fan art from: Glen Biglaiser; Joshua Quezada; Spence Jay; Noah sorah; Cameron Evans; Ingrid Newkirk; Mark Guthrie; Natasha Kanji

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On 3rd page of letters column.

Shin Chan Season One (Table of Contents)

Shin Chan / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for DVDs from TV Asahi / Filmation.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; America's Least Visited Parks; The Godfrey Report; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Show Me The Monkey; The Cover We Didn't Use; Fliers Recently Found Under Windshield Wipers; When Cover Artists Haven't Read The Book; / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tila Tequila; Alfred E. Neuman; Joe Bitterman
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Paul Coker; Dick DeBartolo; Emily Flake; Garth Gerhart; Paul Gilligan; Darren Johnson; Bob Staake

Wrestling So Real You Feel Pain (Table of Contents)

TNA Impact! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for game from Midway Studios.

MAD's 50 Worst Things About The Internet (Table of Contents)

Web Slights Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Charlie Kadau; Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Leonardo Rodriguez; Drew Friedman; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; Jose Garibaldi; Rick Tulka
Inks:
Leonardo Rodriguez; Drew Friedman; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; Jose Garibaldi; Rick Tulka
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Tila Tequila; Tay Zonday; Conan O'Brien; Steve Jobs; Steve Ballmer; Perez Hilton
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture on the internet.

The Eerie Similarities Between Family Guy and The Bush White House (Table of Contents)

Griffin Accomplished Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Shayne
Pencils:
Jack Syracuse
Inks:
Jack Syracuse
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Griffins; George W. Bush; Laura Bush; the Bush twins; Rupert Murdoch; Bill O'Reilly; Rush Limbaugh; Dick Cheney; Karl Rove; Donald Rumsfeldt; Barack Obama
Synopsis:
A comparison of the cartoon Griffin family and the characters in the Bush administration.

Indexer Notes

Drawn in the style of the cartoon show.

A MAD Look at Cooking Shows (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:
A look at some possible goofy outcomes on tv cooking shows.

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:
?

Characters:
Ryan Sheckler
Synopsis:
Ad for AST Dew Tour tv show series.

Up-And-Coming Mixed Martial Arts Fighters (Table of Contents)

Monsters Brawl Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look at the possible future of mixed martial arts fighters.

Overheard At The Barack Obama Rally In Germany (Table of Contents)

Heil To The Chief Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama

Indexer Notes

A photo of one of Barack Obama's German speeches with fake crowd dialog.

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:
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.

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 vikings.

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mad subscriptions; #2 in a series.

A Fast Food Customer Satisfaction Survey (That Tells It Like It Is) (Table of Contents)

Give Grease A Chance Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A fake customer survey for a fast food restaurant.

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 uses a chemical that lets him stretch but the White Spy takes advantage of it to destroy the Black Spy's headquarters.

The Pros And Cons of Being A Polygamy Cult Kid (Table of Contents)

The Problem Is A Parent Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A MAD look at problems of having multiple mothers.

Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
Ryan Flanders
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Multiple choice answers to stupid questions, with blanks for readers to create their own.
Reprints:
  • From Mad (EC, 1952 Series) #?

Indexer Notes

Not certain of any reprints, but the gags for the parade, escalator, and doctor's office look familiar.

MAD Looks at A Crappy Parent's Baby Book (Table of Contents)

And A Child Shall Read Tem Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Pencils:
Kevin Pope
Inks:
Kevin Pope
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Fake photos and mementos for baby's first year with bad parents.

Unacknowledged Benefits of THe War On Terror (Table of Contents)

The Blast Is Half Full Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Keith Olbermann
Synopsis:
Ways to see the good side of the War On Terror.

Find Joy In The Little Things In Life! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for MAD Classics #23.

Stuples Newspaper Circular (Table of Contents)

Supplies Attack Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Scott Bricher; ? (photo)
Inks:
Scott Bricher; ? (photo)
Colors:
Scott Bricher; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barney; Ted Nugent; Barry Mailow; Celine Dion; Ted Kaczynski; Anderson Cooper
Synopsis:
Fake ad to look like Staples newspaper circular.

It's Wall-to-Wall Stupidity! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Bill Clinton

Indexer Notes

House ad for MAD Magazine Poster Book and MAD About Politics pop-up book.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #11 with a variation to find the differences on. Original cover is a parody of LIFE Magazine cover.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Answer included.

What Types of Increases Provoke The Most Obsessive Media Scrutiny? (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
Characters:
Barack Obama; John McCain
Synopsis:
Answer is: Celebrity Baby Bumps

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 13 different pages.

Bizarro...And Beyond! (Table of Contents)

Smallville / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bizarro Superboy

Indexer Notes

Ad for DVD of Smallville tv show from Warner Bros. Entertainment. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. MAD Goes Green!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Heroes Or Villains?
    Batman; Lego
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Dragon Ball Z Remastered
    Dragon Ball Z
  5. 4. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Shin Chan Season One
    Shin Chan
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; America's Least Visited Parks; The Godfrey Report; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Show Me The Monkey; The Cover We Didn't Use; Fliers Recently Found Under Windshield Wipers; When Cover Artists Haven't Read The Book;
  9. 8. Wrestling So Real You Feel Pain
    TNA Impact!
  10. 9. MAD's 50 Worst Things About The Internet
    Web Slights Dept.
  11. 10. The Eerie Similarities Between Family Guy and The Bush White House
    Griffin Accomplished Dept.
  12. 11. A MAD Look at Cooking Shows
    Serge-In General Dept.
  13. 12. AST Dew Tour
    NBC; USA Network
  14. 13. Up-And-Coming Mixed Martial Arts Fighters
    Monsters Brawl Dept.
  15. 14. Overheard At The Barack Obama Rally In Germany
    Heil To The Chief Dept.
  16. 15. The Darker Side of The Lighter Side
    Berg's-Eye Askew Dept.
  17. 16. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  18. 17. A Fast Food Customer Satisfaction Survey (That Tells It Like It Is)
    Give Grease A Chance Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  20. 19. The Pros And Cons of Being A Polygamy Cult Kid
    The Problem Is A Parent Dept.
  21. 20. Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions
    All Jaffee Dept.
  22. 21. MAD Looks at A Crappy Parent's Baby Book
    And A Child Shall Read Tem Dept.
  23. 22. Unacknowledged Benefits of THe War On Terror
    The Blast Is Half Full Dept.
  24. 23. Find Joy In The Little Things In Life!
    MAD Classics
  25. 24. Stuples Newspaper Circular
    Supplies Attack Dept.
  26. 25. It's Wall-to-Wall Stupidity!
    MAD books
  27. 26. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  28. 27. What Types of Increases Provoke The Most Obsessive Media Scrutiny?
    Mad Fold-In
  29. 28. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  30. 29. Bizarro...And Beyond!
    Smallville
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