(July 1973)

Ballantine Books, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ballantine Books, Inc.
Brand:
BB Ballantine
Editing:
?
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Binding:
Paperback

Issue Notes

19th Printing: July 1973.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Straight Talk from Bob & Ray (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Elliott; Ray Goulding
Pencils:
Bill Elder
Inks:
Bill Elder
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Comedians Bob and Ray discuss the Library of Congress catalog numbering.

Prince Violent (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the Prince Valiant comic strip.
Reprints:

Captain Tvideo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the Captain Video television show.
Reprints:

Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Bill Elder
Inks:
Bill Elder
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satire of comic book activity pages.
Reprints:

Gopo Gossum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
Wally Wood ?
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the comic strip Pogo.
Reprints:

Ping Pong (Table of Contents)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the film King Kong.
Reprints:

Poopeye (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the comic strip Thimble Theater Starring Popeye.
Reprints:

[Johnson C. Smith parody] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bill Elder ?
Inks:
Bill Elder ?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the Johnson C. Smith & Co. novelty item ads frequently seen in comic books.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art is rearranged from the cover of Mad #21 to fit paperback reprint format.

Teddy and the Pirates (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the Terry and the Pirates comic strip.
Reprints:

Ripup's Believe It or Don't (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the Ripley's Believe It or Not comic panel.
Reprints:

Cowboy! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Side-by-side comparison of the romanticized film version of the west to how things actually happened.
Reprints:

Manduck the Magician (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the Mandrake the Magician comic strip.
Reprints:

In Just Eight Seconds ... Mad Strikes Back! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Parody of Alka-Seltzer print ads from the fifties, promoting the paperback Mad reprint collections.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Straight Talk from Bob & Ray
  3. 2. Prince Violent
  4. 3. Captain Tvideo
  5. 4. Puzzle Page
  6. 5. Gopo Gossum
  7. 6. Ping Pong
  8. 7. Poopeye
  9. 8. [Johnson C. Smith parody]
  10. 9. Teddy and the Pirates
  11. 10. Ripup's Believe It or Don't
  12. 11. Cowboy!
  13. 12. Manduck the Magician
  14. 13. In Just Eight Seconds ... Mad Strikes Back!
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  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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