(circa 1970)

New American Library, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
[none printed]
Brand:
Signet Books
Editing:
?
Format:
Standard Mass Market Paperback size 4 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches (height 17.3 cm; width 10.9 cm). Squarebound. Cardstock Full Color Cover. B&W and Newsprint Paper Interior.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kelly Freas (painted) (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (painted) (signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (painted) (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

The English Titles Don't Quite Match The Action In Foreign Movies (Table of Contents)

Movies Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Typical scenes from foreign movies with subtitles that don't describe what's going on. Includes Russian subtitles for "Martski."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One movie is a parody of "Marty."

Bomb Song Hits (Table of Contents)

Lead Pan Alley Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstien
Pencils:
Albert B. Feldstein [signed FF]
Inks:
Albert B. Feldstein [signed FF]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Lyrics to songs written in the post-nuclear war days; parodies of other song lyrics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One illustration.

MAD Coats of Arms (Table of Contents)

Ye Olde Heraldry Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Kelly Freas
Inks:
Kelly Freas
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Proposed coats of arms for current celebrities.
Reprints:

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Fighter Who Didn't Rally (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Phil Interlandi (signed)
Inks:
Phil Interlandi (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The fighter rallies one last time after receiving some good news ringside, but is knocked out anyway.
Reprints:
Keywords:
boxing

MAD's Picture-Phone Backdrops (Table of Contents)

Seeing Is Believing Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Ideas for backdrops so that when you answer the picture-phone of the future, you can still lie to people about where you are.
Reprints:

Motorist Beware! (Table of Contents)

Fair Warning Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
H. Goldstein
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Describes the escalating efforts of police to patrol highways unnoticed, including several of the latest unmarked vehicles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Nansy (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Comics Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wallace Wood
Inks:
Wallace Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Nansy; Nansy Duck; Pinnochio; Dick Nansy; Junior; Pat [Patton]; Li'l Nansy; Abner Mae; Nansy Canyon
Synopsis:
A look at a joke from one cartoon strip as it might be interpreted by other strips.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parodies of Nancy, Donald Duck, Dick Tracy, Li'l Abner and Steve Canyon.

Backyard Barbecue (Table of Contents)

How Now Charred Cow Dept. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The problems and future of life at the outdoor grill.
Reprints:

MAD Bubble Gum Cards (Table of Contents)

Hobby Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Smedley van Sturdley; Milton Forbisher; Stanley Henkledorf; Walter N. Goober; Beauregard Bordon
Synopsis:
Bubble gum cards in the Famous Cowards series.
Reprints:

The Children's Hour (Table of Contents)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Humorous drawings to illustrate the famous poem, with a macabre ending.
Reprints:

The MAD Dating Technique (Table of Contents)

Dating Dept. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Reviews different techniques of the shy type, agressive type and MAD type.
Reprints:

Scenes We'd Like To See: Escaping The Cannibals (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Phil Interlandi (signed)
Inks:
Phil Interlandi (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A man and a woman are running to escape cannibals and she twists an ankle, whereupon the man runs away as the cannibals close in, instead of carrying her.
Reprints:

Why the Precision Engineered, Highly Perfected 35mm Camera Replaced The Simple, Unpretentious, Primitive Box Camera (Table of Contents)

Negative Thinking Dept. / text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
A. Rosen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous look at the relative problems of both types of cameras, ending in the question still unanswered.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Sin-Doll Ella (Table of Contents)

Once Upon A Time Dept. / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Meglin [ as Tennessee Williamsburg]
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ella; Ella's stepmother; Maggie; Blanche; Prince Kowalski; Fairy Godmother; Big Fat Daddy Kowalski
Synopsis:
A mixture of Cinderella and A Streetcar Named Desire, in which the Fairy Godmother gets the Prince.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Cinderella story. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Future TV Ads (Table of Contents)

Soft-Sell Advertising Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George; Harriet
Synopsis:
Phony ad storyboard for Ringwort's Rat Poison Pills.
Reprints:

The Potrzebie System of Weights And Measures (Table of Contents)

Science Dept. / text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Donald Knuth
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A system of weights, measures, force and time based on the thickness of MAD #26 as a standard potrzebie. It seems to resemble the metric system.
Reprints:

Dead Letters (Table of Contents)

Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept. / text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Phony undelivered mail addressed to famous historical figures, just before they became famous.
Reprints:

Raw Guts (Table of Contents)

U. S. Male Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of men's magazines, with beginnings of several adventure stories.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Eating Utensils (Table of Contents)

There's Many A Slip Twixt Dept. / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
New ideas for eating utensils to solve age-old problems.
Reprints:

MAD Builds A More Civilized Mouse Trap (Table of Contents)

Beat-A-Path Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Several supposedly civilized ways to trap and kill mice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Self-references this article with a mouse reading it.

The Railroad Timetable (Table of Contents)

Travelers Aid Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of a passenger railroad timetable with lots of meaningless information.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Seaside Incident (Table of Contents)

Davy Jone's Locker Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three fellows blow up their floating toys, but one has a toy not intended for the water.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mad
  2. 1. The English Titles Don't Quite Match The Action In Foreign Movies
    Movies Dept.
  3. 2. Bomb Song Hits
    Lead Pan Alley Dept.
  4. 3. MAD Coats of Arms
    Ye Olde Heraldry Dept.
  5. 4. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Fighter Who Didn't Rally
    Hollywood Dept.
  6. 5. MAD's Picture-Phone Backdrops
    Seeing Is Believing Dept.
  7. 6. Motorist Beware!
    Fair Warning Dept.
  8. 7. Nansy
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  9. 8. Backyard Barbecue
    How Now Charred Cow Dept.
  10. 9. MAD Bubble Gum Cards
    Hobby Dept.
  11. 10. The Children's Hour
    Poetry Dept.
  12. 11. The MAD Dating Technique
    Dating Dept.
  13. 12. Scenes We'd Like To See: Escaping The Cannibals
    Hollywood Dept.
  14. 13. Why the Precision Engineered, Highly Perfected 35mm Camera Replaced The Simple, Unpretentious, Primitive Box Camera
    Negative Thinking Dept.
  15. 14. Sin-Doll Ella
    Once Upon A Time Dept.
  16. 15. Future TV Ads
    Soft-Sell Advertising Dept.
  17. 16. The Potrzebie System of Weights And Measures
    Science Dept.
  18. 17. Dead Letters
    Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept.
  19. 18. Raw Guts
    U. S. Male Dept.
  20. 19. MAD Eating Utensils
    There's Many A Slip Twixt Dept.
  21. 20. MAD Builds A More Civilized Mouse Trap
    Beat-A-Path Dept.
  22. 21. The Railroad Timetable
    Travelers Aid Dept.
  23. 22. The Seaside Incident
    Davy Jone's Locker Dept.
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  • Mike Nielsen