(January 1975)

Ballantine Books, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ballantine Books, Inc.
Brand:
BB Ballantine
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Bernard Shir-Cliff
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Mass Market Paperback

Issue Notes

First revised edition February, 1964. Indexed from an 8th printing of this revision.
Editing credit per Wikipedia, January 2011.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred has 2 heads.

Indexer Notes

Uncertain which printing was first to use this new cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

["Excuse Me, Ma'am...Would You Like to See a Copy of The Brothers MAD?"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder
Inks:
Bill Elder
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Dogwood
Synopsis:
Dogwood is a Steve Canyon like scene.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpt from "Brunettie" in this book, with new dialogue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis; Wallace Wood ?
Inks:
Jack Davis; Wallace Wood ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
J. Floyd Gluggs; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Title pages and publishing information.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from stories in some previous issues of MAD.

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents.

Black and Blue Hawks! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wallace Wood [as Woodhawk]
Inks:
Wallace Wood [as Woodhawk]
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Saddlesore; Saurbratten; Robespierre; Boss Hawk; Yonny Yohnson; Chop Chop Chop; woman in red
Synopsis:
The Black And Blue Hawks stage a mutiny.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Blackhawk comic books.

The Dave Garrowunway Show (Table of Contents)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dave Garrowunway; J. Floyd Gluggs
Synopsis:
Dave gets locked out of the studio and J. Floyd continues the show.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of the "Today" tv show with Dave Garroway.

Banish Body Aroma Problems and Like That (Table of Contents)

NDDDS / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony ad for NDDDS Chlorophyll Tablets.
Reprints:

Advice to Young Men on How to Get into the Army (Table of Contents)

text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Price
Pencils:
? (photo); Roger Price
Inks:
? (photo); Roger Price
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Roger Price
Synopsis:
Humorous advice on joining the U.S. Army.
Reprints:

The Hound of the Basketballs! (Table of Contents)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit; Arty Morty (cameo); Pru Basketball; Coolidge Basketball (corpse); the devil
Synopsis:
Shermlock captures the hound that has cursed the Basketball family.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Fozless Fooznick (Table of Contents)

Fozless Fooznick; Crazyroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder [as Chester Cool and Al Hopp]
Inks:
Bill Elder [as Chester Cool and Al Hopp]
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Fozless Fooznick [Dick Tracing]; Chief; Lil' Ab'r; Junior (cameo)
Synopsis:
Fooznick is running from his relatives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Wildroot Cream Oil Hair Tonic ads and Fearless Fosdick character.

Shadow! (Table of Contents)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Margo Pain; Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom
Synopsis:
Lamont kills Margo to preserve the secret of his identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of The Shadow.

Confidentially (Table of Contents)

Confidential Information Dept. / text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mario Labonza
Synopsis:
Phony articles from various confidential exposé magazines showing how they are all the same.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of confidential exposé magazines.

Alice in Wonderland! (Table of Contents)

The Classics Dept.; Alice In Wonderland / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Lewis Carroll (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils:
John Tenniel; Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
John Tenniel; Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alice; Alice's sister; the White Rabbit [Bugs Bunny]; Mad Hatter; Knave of Hearts; Queen of Hearts
Synopsis:
After Alice's adventures, her sister takes her to a psycho-analyst.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of parts of both Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass, using some of the original John Tenniel illustrations as base drawings. The poem "Jabberwocky" is quoted in its entirety.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Dept. / text article / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bernard Shir-Cliff
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mel Haney
Synopsis:
Various typical newspaper columns: Hollywood gossip; horoscope; Broadway gossip; doctor; lovelorn.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mel Haney is caption under image of Alfred E. Neuman. This is the same image used on the original cover and title page of this book.

This Is a Tel-Tapper-Phoner (Table of Contents)

Magazine Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tel-Tapper-Phoner; Watchbug
Synopsis:
Describes people who tap telephones to listen in on others' secrets.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from "Report From Russia", this is only the illustration from that article with a new introduction.

Woman Wonder! (Table of Contents)

Heroine Worship Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Woman Wonder [Diana Banana]; Steve Adore [also as Nivlem]; Mickey; Spillane; Superduperman (cameo)
Synopsis:
A parody of Wonder Woman, in which she is defeated by Steve Adore.
Reprints:

Brunettie (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Comics Dept.; Brunette / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder
Inks:
Bill Elder
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Brunettie; Dogwood
Synopsis:
Dogwood finds himself in a Steve Canyon type comic strip.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Single strip parody of newspaper comic Blondie.
Originally part of a longer feature of multiple strips.

Melvin of the Apes! (Table of Contents)

Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Egad (Long Grain) Rice Burroughs]
Pencils:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Inks:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin of The Apes [Lord Melvin Greystroke]; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe; Whitegreen Greystroke; Brown Greystroke; Veridian Greystroke; Magenta Greystroke; Duke Greystroke; Duchess Fushia Greystroke
Synopsis:
The Greystrokes take Melvin back to London but then flee him by going to Africa.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ookaballakonga is spelled Ookabollakonga in this story.

Little Orphan Melvin (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Comics Dept.; Little Orphan Melvin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder
Inks:
Bill Elder
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Punjoke; Little Orphan Melvin; Daddy Peacebucks; Little Melvin Rooney
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Single strip parody of newspaper comic Little Orphan Annie.
Originally part of a longer feature of multiple strips.

Scenes We'd Like to See: The Woodsman (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A woodsman tries to save a girl going over a waterfall in a canoe, but can't reach her and she goes over.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title "Scenes We'd Like to See: The Woodsman Who Failed to Save the Girl."

[Comics Digest] (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Comics Dept.; Smilin' Melvin; Lil' Ab'r; Dick Tracing; Popcorn; Manduck The Magician / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Smilin' Melvin; Upwind Johnson; Lil' Ab'r; Mammy Jokeum; Dick Tracing; Chief; Junior; Popcorn kids; Manduck The Magician; Loathar
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Single strip parodies of newspaper comics: Smilin' Jack; Lil' Abner; Dick Tracy; Peanuts; Mandrake The Magician.
Originally part of a longer feature.
Title from original printing.

Wowee Gang! The Golden Age of MAD Is Here Again! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for the first 5 MAD paperback books.

[Coughing Louder Than The Smith Brothers...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promotional copy for this book.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Excuse Me, Ma'am...Would You Like to See a Copy of The Brothers MAD?"]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Contents
  6. 5. Black and Blue Hawks!
  7. 6. The Dave Garrowunway Show
  8. 7. Banish Body Aroma Problems and Like That
    NDDDS
  9. 8. Advice to Young Men on How to Get into the Army
  10. 9. The Hound of the Basketballs!
    Crime Dept.
  11. 10. Fozless Fooznick
    Fozless Fooznick; Crazyroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic
  12. 11. Shadow!
    Crime Dept.
  13. 12. Confidentially
    Confidential Information Dept.
  14. 13. Alice in Wonderland!
    The Classics Dept.; Alice In Wonderland
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Newspaper Dept.
  16. 15. This Is a Tel-Tapper-Phoner
    Magazine Dept.
  17. 16. Woman Wonder!
    Heroine Worship Dept.
  18. 17. Brunettie
    Newspaper Comics Dept.; Brunette
  19. 18. Melvin of the Apes!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes
  20. 19. Little Orphan Melvin
    Newspaper Comics Dept.; Little Orphan Melvin
  21. 20. Scenes We'd Like to See: The Woodsman
    Hollywood Dept.
  22. 21. [Comics Digest]
    Newspaper Comics Dept.; Smilin' Melvin; Lil' Ab'r; Dick Tracing; Popcorn; Manduck The Magician
  23. 22. Wowee Gang! The Golden Age of MAD Is Here Again!
  24. 23. [Coughing Louder Than The Smith Brothers...]
    The Brothers Mad
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Ramon Schenk