(February 2009)

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

* Obama * The First 100 Minutes (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Alfred appears in classic "see evil, hear evil, speak evil" poses on Chicago Tribune front page.

Naruto Shippuden (Table of Contents)

Shonen Jump / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for internet cartoons from Viz Media.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton; Monroe; Monroe's mother; Anderson Cooper

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Little Blouse On The Prairie 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; Tad Becker; Cindy Hodgson; Barry Halkin; Travis Mathe; Zach Segal; Curtis Cook; Irene Brodsky; James Klausmeyer; Nick Papajcik; Jon Scieszka; Kenneth Mok
Pencils:
Tristan Wright; Curtis Cook (photo); Bob Thaves; ? (photo)
Inks:
Tristan Wright; Curtis Cook (photo); Bob Thaves; ? (photo)
Colors:
Tristan Wright; Curtis Cook (photo); ?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Cindy Hodgson; Barry Halkin; Jed E. Neuman; Jon Scieszka; John Hodgman; James Klausmeyer; Frank; Ernest; David Wain; Kenneth Mok
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.
Reprints:
  • From Frank & Ernest daily (NEA, 2008.09.26) [strip only]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

When There's A Fight With A Dragon, It's More Fun To Be On His Side (Table of Contents)

Dungeons & Dragons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for games from Wizards of The Coast, Inc.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Punchlines In Search of A Joke!; Lelievre and Let Die; Celebrity Cause-Of-Death Betting Odds; Melvin & Jenkins; The Godfrey Report; Covers We Didn't Use; Rejected Comic Strips; Positive Aspects of The Economic Meltdown; Ways / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tyra Banks; Melvin; Jenkins; Barack Obama; Michelle Obama; Alfred E. Neuman; Dilbert; Grimmy; Beetle Bailey; Garfield
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Ray Alma; John Caldwell; Dave Crosland; Dick DeBartolo; Desmond Devlin; Gary Hallgren; Tim Hamilton; Darren Johnson; Jeff Kruse; Glen LeLievre; Barry Liebmann; Kevin Pope; Leonardo Rodriguez; Rick Tulla.

Special Giveaway And Contest! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for book of posters from Chronicle Books.

Lame Attempts By TV To Explain The 2008 Presidential Vote (Table of Contents)

Smart Bored Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebmann
Pencils:
Ward Sutton
Inks:
Ward Sutton
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Anderson Cooper; Pat Buchanan; Wolf Blitzer; Sean Hannity; James Carvell; Chris Matthews; Tom Brokaw; Chris Matthews
Synopsis:
Phony statistics to explain how people voted in the presidential election.

Indexer Notes

Several other news personalities are depicted that the indexer did not recognize.

A MAD Look at Snow (Table of Contents)

Serge-In General Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
Tom Luth

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that can go wrong when it snows a lot.

There's No Looking Back (Table of Contents)

Mirror's Edge / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from EA Digital.

MAD's 12 Surefire Tips For Stand-Up Comics (Table of Contents)

First Aid For The Joking Victim Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Rick Tulka
Inks:
Rick Tulka
Colors:
Ryan Flanders
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chad Gorpley
Synopsis:
Bad ideas for stand-up comics, so they can avoid them.

Buy This Stuff Today! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; George Bush; Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
House ad for various MAD books and DVDs.

MAD's Sucky Twilight Outtakes (Table of Contents)

Humor In A Jugular Vein Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Stills from the movie "Twilight" with fake dialog.

The 2009 Al Jaffee Calendar! (Table of Contents)

Annu-Al Jaffee Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Al Jaffee
Synopsis:
Calendar illustrated with various Al Jaffee drawings from previous issues.

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 liberty.

Indexer Notes

House ad for MAD subscriptions; #27 in a series.

MAD Exposes Who's Thinking What At The Obama Inauguration (Table of Contents)

Thought In The Act Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin; Jacob Lambert; Frank Santopadre; Jeff Kruse; Dennis Snee
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bill Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Joe Biden; Barack Obama; John Roberts; Michelle Obama; George Bush; Dick Cheney; Jesse Jackson; Oprah Winfrey; John Kerry; Spider-Man; Paris Hilton; Tiger Woods; John McCain; Cindy McCain; Rush Limbaugh; Sarah Palin; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (ghost); Tina Fey; Dan Rather; Monica Lewinsky; Joe The Plumber; Michael Steele; Alfred E. Neuman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Thoughts that might be happening at the inauguration.

Indexer Notes

Many other celebrities pictured who have no speaking roles.

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:
Using a dummy tied to the rails, the White Spy traps the Black Spy into being sliced by a train's wheels.

When Adults Say...Remind Them... (Table of Contents)

Generation Crap Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Comparisons between what adults tell teens today and the lives the adults lived as teens.

The MAD World of...Pets (Table of Contents)

It's Reigning Cats And Dogs Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sinberg
Pencils:
Marc Hempel
Inks:
Marc Hempel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that go wrong with pet-owning.

Monroe and...The Plane Trip (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; Monroe's father; Monroe's mother; Mr. Bines; Walter; Jolinda; Chetly; federal Air Marshall
Synopsis:
Monroe attempts to go on a school trip but his parents tag along as chaperones, so he makes sure they're all kicked off the plane.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #? with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints:
  • From MAD (EC, 1952 series) #?

Indexer Notes

Answer included.

MAD's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Celebrity Scandal Blog Posting (Table of Contents)

Put It On My Tab-Loid Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs; Bill Fibbers
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Amy Winehouse; GEICO caveman; O. J. Simpson; Larry King; John Edwards; Ed McMahon; Joe Biden
Synopsis:
Cut-and-paste blog, containing a variety of material to create ridiculous scandals about numerous celebrities.

Indexer Notes

Other celebrities are depicted that indexer did not recognize.

Tell-Tale Signs That You've Got A Really Bad Psychic (Table of Contents)

Seer Suckers Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Things bogus psychics might say.

The First 100 Minutes of The Obama Presidency (Table of Contents)

Barack Around The Clock Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Santopadre; Bill Fibbers
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; George Bush; Dick Cheney; Michelle Obama; Ruth Bader-Ginsberg; Oprah Winfrey; Rahm Emanuel; Joe The Plumber; Hillary Clinton; John McCain
Synopsis:
Problems and opportunities for the new president.

Tattoo Regret? (Table of Contents)

Wrecking Balm / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a tattoo fading gel.

What Transition Of Power Are Many Americans Still Feeling Uneasy About? (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:
Jay Leno; Conan O'Brien
Synopsis:
Answer is: Leno to Conan.

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.

Everywhere Just Got Better (Table of Contents)

PSP-3000 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game system from Sony.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. * Obama * The First 100 Minutes
  2. 1. Naruto Shippuden
    Shonen Jump
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. When There's A Fight With A Dragon, It's More Fun To Be On His Side
    Dungeons & Dragons
  7. 6. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Punchlines In Search of A Joke!; Lelievre and Let Die; Celebrity Cause-Of-Death Betting Odds; Melvin & Jenkins; The Godfrey Report; Covers We Didn't Use; Rejected Comic Strips; Positive Aspects of The Economic Meltdown; Ways
  8. 7. Special Giveaway And Contest!
    Mad Magazine Poster Book
  9. 8. Lame Attempts By TV To Explain The 2008 Presidential Vote
    Smart Bored Dept.
  10. 9. A MAD Look at Snow
    Serge-In General Dept.
  11. 10. There's No Looking Back
    Mirror's Edge
  12. 11. MAD's 12 Surefire Tips For Stand-Up Comics
    First Aid For The Joking Victim Dept.
  13. 12. Buy This Stuff Today!
    MAD books
  14. 13. MAD's Sucky Twilight Outtakes
    Humor In A Jugular Vein Dept.
  15. 14. The 2009 Al Jaffee Calendar!
    Annu-Al Jaffee Dept.
  16. 15. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    MAD Magazine
  17. 16. MAD Exposes Who's Thinking What At The Obama Inauguration
    Thought In The Act Dept.
  18. 17. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  19. 18. When Adults Say...Remind Them...
    Generation Crap Dept.
  20. 19. The MAD World of...Pets
    It's Reigning Cats And Dogs Dept.
  21. 20. Monroe and...The Plane Trip
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  22. 21. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  23. 22. MAD's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Celebrity Scandal Blog Posting
    Put It On My Tab-Loid Dept.
  24. 23. Tell-Tale Signs That You've Got A Really Bad Psychic
    Seer Suckers Dept.
  25. 24. The First 100 Minutes of The Obama Presidency
    Barack Around The Clock Dept.
  26. 25. Tattoo Regret?
    Wrecking Balm
  27. 26. What Transition Of Power Are Many Americans Still Feeling Uneasy About?
    Mad Fold-In
  28. 27. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  29. 28. Everywhere Just Got Better
    PSP-3000
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