(December 1963)

Ballantine Books, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ballantine Books, Inc.
Brand:
BB Ballantine
Editing:
?
Color:
Color Cover
Dimensions:
Paperback Size

Issue Notes

Revised edition first dated December, 1963. Indexed from a 2nd printing of that edition, October, 1964.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Morticia Addams; Gomez Addams

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpt from a story in some previous issue of MAD.
Also noted on cover as "MAD 4" and "New Enlarged Edition."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

...And Now...At Last...Utterly MAD (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin
Inks:
John Severin
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Melvin of The Apes
Synopsis:
Introduction to the contents.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpt from "Melvin Of The Apes!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Title pages and publishing information.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpt from some previous issue of MAD; same as used for first page of "Supermarkets!"

Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents.

Melvin of The Apes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Inks:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin of The Apes; Boy; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe
Synopsis:
Melvin escapes from the Ookaballakonga tribe with the help of the jungle animals but the tribe shrinks Boy's head.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Mad (EC, 1952 Series) #2

Indexer Notes

A parody of Tarzan.

Book! Movie! (Table of Contents)

Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
a man; Rosie; Ellen
Synopsis:
Parallel stories point out the differences between modern novels and modern movies.
Reprints:
  • from MAD (ED, 1952 series) #13

Robin Hood! (Table of Contents)

Hysterical Historical Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robin Hood; Big John; Sparkie; Alan Adaile; Friar Tuck; Little John; Happy; Sneezy; Sleepy; Doc; Dopey; Bashful; Grumpy; Maid Marion
Synopsis:
After robbing a sheriff's posse, Robin Hood and his gang rob Big John and Sparkie of their last two cents.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #4

Indexer Notes

A parody of Robin Hood.

G.I. Shmoe! (Table of Contents)

War Comics Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Galusha Iggy Shmoe [G. I. Shmoe]; Sgt. Squirt; Comrade Commander
Synopsis:
A parody of war comics.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #10

Indexer Notes

Every woman in the story uses the line, "...Hey Joe...You got chewing gum?"

Frank N. Stein! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Baron Francesco Napoleon Stein; Bumble; Melvin; Sherman; the monster
Synopsis:
A parody of The Frankenstein horror comics and films.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #8

Indexer Notes

The monster has Adolph Hitler's face.

Little Orphan Melvin! (Table of Contents)

Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Little Orphan Melvin; Daddy Peacebucks; Punjoke; Gravel; Ax L. Maxl; The Gasp!; Mommy Peacebucks
Synopsis:
Daddy is continually too late to save Melvin from danger, and also cannot save himself from Mommy.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #9

Indexer Notes

A parody of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Includes a stanza of a poem by Byron.

The Raven (Table of Contents)

Classical Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Allan Poe
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
a raven; the narrator; Lenore
Synopsis:
An adaptation of Poe's poem "The Raven."
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #9

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.

Supermarkets! (Table of Contents)

The American Scene Dept. / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Sturdley; Mrs. Sturdley; Superman (cameo)
Synopsis:
A look at America's obsession with supermarkets, as the Sturdley's survive the rigors of shopping.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #19

Indexer Notes

First page illustration is not from the original story, but from some other issue of MAD. It is the same as used for the title pages.

Scenes We'd Like To See: Stage Coach (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cowboy tries to save a woman in a runaway stage coach by jumping from his horse onto one of the runaway horses...but falls on the ground.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #29

Indexer Notes

Original title "Scenes We'd Like To See: The Runaway Stagecoach."

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

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
After a jockey is fired for taking a bribe, the owner's granddaughter volunteers to ride in the big race. She loses.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #29

Indexer Notes

Original title "Scenes We'd Like To See: The Day of The Big Race."

Wowee Gang! Here's Our Big Chance Of A Lifetime Offer! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Yes! You Too Can Be Well-Informed! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Inks:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Colors:
?
Letters:
ty

Synopsis:
Phony analysis of what's in this book.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.
Art is excerpt from "Melvin Of The Apes!"

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ...And Now...At Last...Utterly MAD
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Contents
  6. 5. Melvin of The Apes!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes
  7. 6. Book! Movie!
    Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept.
  8. 7. Robin Hood!
    Hysterical Historical Dept.
  9. 8. G.I. Shmoe!
    War Comics Dept.
  10. 9. Frank N. Stein!
    Terror Dept.
  11. 10. Little Orphan Melvin!
    Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept.
  12. 11. The Raven
    Classical Type Comics Dept.
  13. 12. Supermarkets!
    The American Scene Dept.
  14. 13. Scenes We'd Like To See: Stage Coach
    Hollywood Dept.
  15. 14. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Race
    Hollywood Dept.
  16. 15. Wowee Gang! Here's Our Big Chance Of A Lifetime Offer!
  17. 16. Yes! You Too Can Be Well-Informed!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein