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(Fall 1981)

EC, 1970 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893408013
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Magazine size
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Mad looks at comic strips over the years, culled from past issues of "the best newspaper comics satires, comic magazine hero parodies, Don Martin insanity and Sergio Aragones madness."


The Comics (Table of Contents)

Mad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Daddy Warducks; Nannie; Dick
Tracy; Minnie Mouse; Donald Duck; Superduperman;
Lone Ranger

One Day in the Comics Suburbs (Table of Contents)

Mad / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arnoldo Franchioni
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Popeye; Olive Oyl; Dagwood; Blondie; Daisy Mae;
Li'l Abner
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside Front Cover (full color)

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Comic Strips They'd Really Like to Do (Table of Contents)

Strip Teasers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Schulz; Walt Kelly; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Pencils:
Charles Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Inks:
Charles Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Pogo; Mary Worth; Beetle Bailey; Miss Peach
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Also includes photos (no credits given) of Schulz,
Kelly, Ernst, Saunders, Walker, and Lazarus.

Five famous comic strip creators lampoon the strips of other creators (0.7 page each):
Schulz spoofing himself (kind of)
Kelly spoofing "Miss Peach"
Ernst and Saunders spoofing "Peanuts"
Walker spoofing "the Heart of Juliet Jones"
Lazarus spoofing "Steve Canyon"

If Comic Strip Characters Answered Those Little Ads (Table of Contents)

Rush Money-Order Today Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Dick Tracy; Donald Duck;
Nancy; Sluggo; Alley Oop; Henry; The Phantom; Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie; Popeye; Olive Oyl
Reprints:

The Mad "Comic" Opera (Table of Contents)

Song of India Ink Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Mickey; Tarzan; Dondi (cameo); Wimpy (cameo); Junior (cameo); Mandrake The Magician (cameo); Alley Oop (cameo); Phil; Little Orphan Annie; Rex Morgan M.D.; Dagwood Bumstead; The Little King (cameo); The Phanton (cameo); Henry (cameo); Jeff (cameo); Sandy; Flash Gordon (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent] (cameo); Steve Canyon (cameo); Daddy Warbucks (cameo); Smilin' Jack; Penny; Snuffy SMith; Lowizee Smith; Prince Valiant (cameo); Jiggs (cameo); Maggie (cameo); Pogo (cameo); Joe Palooka (cameo); Li'l Abner (cameo); Daisy Mae; (cameo); Shmoos (cameo); Mark Trail (cameo); Andy Gump (cameo); Archie Andrews (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Hans Katzenjammer (cameo); Fritz Katzenjammer (cameo); Moon Mullins (cameo); Linus Van Pelt (cameo); Popeye (cameo); Olive Oyl (cameo); Mary Worth (cameo); The Spirit (cameo); Pluto (cameo); The Jeep (cameo); Red Ryder (cameo); Mr. Dithers (cameo); Blondie (cameo); Dennis The Menace (cameo); Cheeta; Cicero's cat (cameo); Smokey Stover (cameo)
Synopsis:
A parody of Broadway musicals using comic strip characters. Rex Morgan has kidnapped Annie and intends to remove her unique eyes, but Sandy leads Dick Tracy and Tarzan to a rescue, which is aided by Snuffy Smith.
Reprints:

More Powerful Than a Locomotive ... (Table of Contents)

From "Super" to Nuts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

Adult TV Cartoons (Table of Contents)

Drawing on an Old Format Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Freddy Flintstoner; Barney; Ralphy; Norton; Mickey Mouse; Croc Paar; Groucho Owl
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parodies of The Flintstones, The Honeymooners, Untouchables, Candid Camera, To Tell the Truth, Jack Paar Show, You Bet Your Life, and Person to Person.

Will Success Spoil Charlie Brown? (Table of Contents)

No Longer Working for Peanuts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Shermy; Lucy; Schroeder; Linus; Pigpen; Violet; Peppermint Patty; Snoopy; Patty; Charlie Brown
Reprints:

Don Martin Looks at Spider-Man (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Spider-Man
Reprints:

Comicland (Table of Contents)

Funnies Are People Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Orphan Annie; Sandy; Prince Valiant; Superman; Donald Duck; Henry; Daisy Mae; Nancy; Smitty; Dondi; Alexander Bumstead; Charlie Brown; Little Lulu; Kayo Mullins; Marcia Mason; Junior Tracy; Mary Worth; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer
Reprints:

If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed (Table of Contents)

Pen and "Shrink" Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Dagwood; Blondie; Cookie; Alexander; Mr. Dithers; Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Donald Duck; Beetle Bailey; Sarge; Mary Worth
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Super Heroes (Table of Contents)

Comic Shnook's Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Superman; Wonder Woman; Plastic Man; Batman; Billy Batson [Captain Marvel]; Flash; Captain America; Spider-Man; Thor; Green Lantern
Reprints:

Nansy (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Comics Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Nansy; Pinocchio; Pat Patton; Junior Tracy
Reprints:

Misery Is a Cold Hot Dog (Table of Contents)

Roasted Peanuts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Marcia Mason; Herbie; Nancy; Sluggo; Dondi; Kayo Mullins; Orphan Annie; Little Iodine; Archie; Henry; Little Lulu; Dennis Mitchell; Swee'pea; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Chip Flagston; Junior Tracy; Alexander Bumstead; Jughaid; Pepper; Trixie Flagston
Reprints:

If Comic Strip Characters Behaved Like Ordinary People (Table of Contents)

What Mortals These Fools Be Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Lucy; Snoopy; Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Daddy Warbucks; Annie; Superman; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator; Mandrake; Lothar; B.C.; Maggie; Jiggs; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Reprints:

If Famous Authors Wrote the Comics (Table of Contents)

High Flown Balloons Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Huey; Dewey; Louie; Donald Duck; Dick Tracy; Flattop; Pruneface; Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Lucy; Schroeder; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Captain; Rex Morgan; Little Orphan Annie; Daddy Warbucks; Asp; Sandy; Nancy; Sluggo; Fritzi Ritz; Dennis Mitchell
Synopsis:
Premise: what if Paddy Chayefsky wrote Donald Duck? Gilbert & Sullivan, Dick Tracy? Rudyard Kipling, Peanuts? Walt Whitman, The Katzenjammer Kids? Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rex Morgan, M.D.? Tennessee Williams, Little Orphan Annie? Mickey Spillane, Nancy? And Edgar Allan Poe, Dennis the Menace?
Reprints:

If the World's Great Painters Drew the Comics (Table of Contents)

"Pop" Goes the Easel Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Comics drawn in the styles of Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Grant Wood, Millet, Rousseau, and Whistler.

A Mad Portfolio of Appropriate Comic Strip Sound Effects (Table of Contents)

Punch in the Noise Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mutt; Jeff; Charlie Brown; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Oliver Warbucks; Beetle Bailey; Mary Perkins; Dick Tracy; Rick O'Shay; Marcia Mason
Reprints:

Future Educational Comic Pamphlets (Table of Contents)

Funny Pitches Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Joe Palooka; Knobby Walsh; Popeye; President Kennedy; Olive Oyl; Bluto; Mary Worth
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Superman (Table of Contents)

Shnook ... Up in the Sky! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Hulk; Batman; Wonder Woman
Reprints:

If "Peanuts" Were a Weekly TV Series (Table of Contents)

Doing It Up "Brown" Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Schroeder; Lucy Van Pelt; Snoopy; Linus Van Pelt; Peppermint Patty; Sally Brown; Woodstock
Reprints:

The Comic Strip Characters' Christmas Party (Table of Contents)

Never on Sunday-Pages Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Dithers; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Moonbeam McSwine; Dick Tracy; Rex Morgan; Steve Canyon; Terry Lee; Little King; Louie; Henry; Ferd'nand; Col. Potterby; Pottsy; Fearless Fosdick; Mickey Finn; Hi Flagston; Lois Flagston; Joe Palooka; Archie; Penny; Tarzan; Prince Valiant; Mary Perkins; Phantom; Mandrake; Lothar; Fritzi Ritz; Snuffy Smith; Major Hoople; Minnie Mouse; Donald Duck; Churchy La Femme; Pigpen; Charlie Brown; Popeye; Saint; Horace Dripple; Dotty Dripple; Swee'pea; Lucy Van Pelt; Nancy;
Junior Tracy; Smitty; Herby; Moon Mullins; Smokey Stover; Schroeder; Alley Oop; Felix the Cat; Shmoo; B.C.; Eugene the Jeep; Mary Worth; Lone Ranger; Maggie; Jiggs; Snoopy; Albert Alligator; Pogo Possum; Quincy Magoo; Miss Peach; Marcia Mason; Oliver Warbucks; Annie; Sandy; Kayo Mullins; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Jeff; Rip Kirby; Desmond; Dondi; Mark Trail; Gravel Gertie; Hairless Joe
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Two-page spread.

Comics for Publications That Don't Have Comics (Table of Contents)

Someday Supplement Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; J.C. Dithers; Charlie Brown; Goofy; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck; Scrooge McDuck; Annie; Oliver Warbucks; Sandy; Hy Fashion; General Abercrombie; Albert Alligator; Pogo Possum; Ty Coon; Dennis Mitchell
Reprints:

If Comic Strip Artists Drew Editorial Cartoons (Table of Contents)

With a Little Bit of Puck Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Alley Oop; Mary Worth; Jiggs; Superman; Charlie Brown; Linus; Snoopy; Lucy; Schroeder; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Oliver Warbucks; Annie; Popeye; Joe Palooka; Knobby Walsh; Nancy; Sluggo; Morticia Addams
Reprints:

Tell-Tale Comic Strip Balloons (Table of Contents)

True-to-Form Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rex Morgan; Lois Flagston; Trixie Flagston; J.C. Dithers; Dagwood Bumstead; Popeye; Olive Oyl; Mary Worth; Brenda Starr; Scamp; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Major Hoople; Andy Capp; Charlie Brown; Lucy; Linus; Schroeder; Patty; Violet; Smitty; Redeye; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints:

A Super Opportunity (Table of Contents)

You Kent Win 'Em All Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Clark Kent [Superman]
Reprints:

If Comic Strip Characters Were as Old as Their Strips (Table of Contents)

The Yellowed Kids' Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Junior Tracy; Popeye; Bluto; Swee'pea; Wimpy; Abner Yokum;
Daisy Mae Yokum; Fearless Fosdick; Mandrake; Lothar; Tarzan; Jane; Henry; Dennis Mitchell
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Batman (Table of Contents)

West-Ward-Ho-Ho! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Batman; Robin
Reprints:

The End of Comics (Table of Contents)

Installment Overdue Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Oliver Warbucks; Mandrake; Lothar; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator; Porky Pine; Churchy La Femme; Mamselle Hepzibah; Howland Owl; Dick Tracy; Junior Tracy; Pat Patton; Mary Worth; Mammy Yokum; Al Capp; Pappy Yokum; Li'l Abner Yokum; Daisy Mae; Dennis Mitchell; Smilin' Jack; Blondie Bumstead; Henry
Reprints:

Obituraries for Comic Strip Characters (Table of Contents)

R.I.P. Kirby Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Oliver Warbucks; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Nancy Fritz; Donald Duck; Smilin' Jack Martin; Dick Tracy; Mandrake J. Mandrake; Henry Smith; Dagwood Bumstead
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Indexer originally listed art credits, both pencils and inks, as "Fabian Madrach; Bradford Madrach" but art appears to be parts of art from other sequences listed in this issue, and neither Madrach is listed in credits for any MAD issue on the "Totally MAD" CD.

Which Modern Artist Is Most Successfully Communicating With His Audience? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside Back Cover (full color)

[Superman's Super-Hernia] (Table of Contents)

[Don Martin Dept.] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back Cover. Title from table of contents of "Totally MAD" CD.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Comics
    Mad
  2. 1. One Day in the Comics Suburbs
    Mad
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
    Mad Super Special
  4. 3. Comic Strips They'd Really Like to Do
    Strip Teasers Dept.
  5. 4. If Comic Strip Characters Answered Those Little Ads
    Rush Money-Order Today Dept.
  6. 5. The Mad "Comic" Opera
    Song of India Ink Dept.
  7. 6. More Powerful Than a Locomotive ...
    From "Super" to Nuts Dept.
  8. 7. Adult TV Cartoons
    Drawing on an Old Format Dept.
  9. 8. Will Success Spoil Charlie Brown?
    No Longer Working for Peanuts Dept.
  10. 9. Don Martin Looks at Spider-Man
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Comicland
    Funnies Are People Dept.
  12. 11. If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed
    Pen and "Shrink" Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Super Heroes
    Comic Shnook's Dept.
  14. 13. Nansy
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  15. 14. Misery Is a Cold Hot Dog
    Roasted Peanuts Dept.
  16. 15. If Comic Strip Characters Behaved Like Ordinary People
    What Mortals These Fools Be Dept.
  17. 16. If Famous Authors Wrote the Comics
    High Flown Balloons Dept.
  18. 17. If the World's Great Painters Drew the Comics
    "Pop" Goes the Easel Dept.
  19. 18. A Mad Portfolio of Appropriate Comic Strip Sound Effects
    Punch in the Noise Dept.
  20. 19. Future Educational Comic Pamphlets
    Funny Pitches Dept.
  21. 20. A Mad Look at Superman
    Shnook ... Up in the Sky! Dept.
  22. 21. If "Peanuts" Were a Weekly TV Series
    Doing It Up "Brown" Dept.
  23. 22. The Comic Strip Characters' Christmas Party
    Never on Sunday-Pages Dept.
  24. 23. Comics for Publications That Don't Have Comics
    Someday Supplement Dept.
  25. 24. If Comic Strip Artists Drew Editorial Cartoons
    With a Little Bit of Puck Dept.
  26. 25. Tell-Tale Comic Strip Balloons
    True-to-Form Dept.
  27. 26. A Super Opportunity
    You Kent Win 'Em All Dept.
  28. 27. If Comic Strip Characters Were as Old as Their Strips
    The Yellowed Kids' Dept.
  29. 28. A Mad Look at Batman
    West-Ward-Ho-Ho! Dept.
  30. 29. The End of Comics
    Installment Overdue Dept.
  31. 30. Obituraries for Comic Strip Characters
    R.I.P. Kirby Dept.
  32. 31. Which Modern Artist Is Most Successfully Communicating With His Audience?
    Mad Fold-In
  33. 32. [Superman's Super-Hernia]
    [Don Martin Dept.]
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  • Mike Nielsen
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