(June 1957)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Another Spring Issue (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints:

Hey Gang! It's Here! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Klein (photo); Romeo Serry (photo touchup); Jack Davis
Inks:
Carl Klein (photo); Romeo Serry (photo touchup); Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for Alfred E. Neuman jewelry designed by Astrahan of NY.

Indexer Notes

Small character at bottom of ad is by Jack Davis, an excerpt from some previous issue. On inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue. Masthead quote is from Beumarchais (1732-1799). First issue with "Contributing Writers" credits: lists Frank Jacobs and Paul Laikin as writers and Nick Megliola for ideas, but unknown for which articles.

Baseball's Hall of Shame (Table of Contents)

Spoil-Sports Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Quentin Scurvy; Edgar Simian; Omar Stagmire; Jerome McNasty; Chester Ripp; Boris Duckbill; Soames Grulnik; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Phony dedication plaques for Hall of Shame inductees.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Subscriptions (Table of Contents)

Mad Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD Magazine subscriotions.

Now! In Full Color (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo; Jack Davis
Inks:
Norman Mingo; Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for pinups suitable for framing.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein; Fred Baushard; Rick Baushard; Sandy Nelson; Jane Meadows; Dick Goode; John Jarvis; Roy Kudla; Jim Sullivan; Henry Kirchner; C. James Hudson; Catherine O'Donnell; Walt Alston; Mike Moorman; Porfirio Rubitosa; Stanley Glarken; Bill Johannes; Jan Esten; Judy Zilber; Ellen Kaplan; Martin Pekar; Tom Essig; Steve Kirschner; David Angstreich; Sheldon Weltman; Mike Freese; Fred Jackson; David Small; Adolph Hitler; Willis Buell; Mrs. Jay Muir
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #32.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from issue #32. First issue with bomb in mailbox logo.

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

Movies Dept. / comic story / 5 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."

AsP Super-Duper Markets (Table of Contents)

Shopping Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony supermarket ad with items never sold in stores.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of A&P Supermarkets ad. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Future TV Ad (Table of Contents)

Soft-Sell Advertising Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony ad storyboard for Perfecut Knives from Elkon.
Reprints:

Kovacs' Strangely Believe It! (Table of Contents)

Ernie Kovacs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ernie Kovacs
Pencils:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Letters:
Wallace Wood (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Strange things around the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!"

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.

Why I Left The Army And Became A Civilian (Table of Contents)

Section 8 Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Story of the ways civilian life is much better than Army life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credited as Frank Jacobs's first story in MAD.

The Unfortunate Part of Feeding Pigeons Homemade Popcorn (Table of Contents)

Wild Life Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Man feed pigeons homemade popcorn and the birds, nearby pets, and all the bystanders in the park go nuts for it.
Reprints:

Vending Machines of The Future (Table of Contents)

Out of Order Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Shows various future vending machines such as for livestock, autos, and more vending machines.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Truth About Cowboys (Table of Contents)

Henry Morgan Dept. / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Morgan
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Henry Morgan
Synopsis:
Discussion of historically accurate cowboys.
Reprints:

Dead Letters (Table of Contents)

Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

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

MAD Tickets (Table of Contents)

Show-Off Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Phony ticket stubs to historical events.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Dee Jay's Old Philosopher (Table of Contents)

Eddie Lawrence Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Lawrence
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eddie Lawrence
Synopsis:
Lyrics to a song recorded by Eddie on Coral Records.

Indexer Notes

Illustrations appear to show the verses.

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

Science Dept. / text article / 2 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:

Hollywood Is Ruining Marlin Brando (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Marlin Brando
Synopsis:
Examples of changes in Brando's life and attitude, with advice for changing back.

Indexer Notes

Parody of Marlon Brando's career.

Kovacs' Strangely Believe It! (Table of Contents)

Ernie Kovacs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ernie Kovacs
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
Wally Wood (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Strange things around the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!"

High-School Dance (Table of Contents)

Having A Ball Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Aida Soto Voce; Hy Octane; Osgood Z'Beard; Gwendolyn Furd
Synopsis:
Story of planning and evening's events at a typical high school dance.
Reprints:

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A Marshall tries to hide from some outlaws by climbing onto a tree branch, but his horse betrays him.
Reprints:

Everything Must Go!! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (Shomes figures); ? (photo)
Inks:
Bill Elder (Shomes figures); ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Shermlock Shomes
Synopsis:
House ad for MAD paperback books.

Indexer Notes

Shomes figures are excerpts from previous issues.

Jobs We'd Like To Have (Table of Contents)

We'd Like To Be Dept. / text article / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Short descriptions of jobs that would do nothing if they actually existed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Appear on 21 pages of the issue.

Reader's Disgust (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
List of phony books and stories, with illustration of Alfred as the Sphinx.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Reader's Digest cover. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Another Spring Issue
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Hey Gang! It's Here!
    MAD Jewelry
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. Baseball's Hall of Shame
    Spoil-Sports Dept.
  5. 4. MAD Subscriptions
    Mad Magazine
  6. 5. Now! In Full Color
    Alfred E. Neuman
  7. 6. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  8. 7. The English Titles Don't Quite Match The Action In Foreign Movies
    Movies Dept.
  9. 8. AsP Super-Duper Markets
    Shopping Dept.
  10. 9. Future TV Ad
    Soft-Sell Advertising Dept.
  11. 10. Kovacs' Strangely Believe It!
    Ernie Kovacs Dept.
  12. 11. The Railroad Timetable
    Travelers Aid Dept.
  13. 12. Why I Left The Army And Became A Civilian
    Section 8 Dept.
  14. 13. The Unfortunate Part of Feeding Pigeons Homemade Popcorn
    Wild Life Dept.
  15. 14. Vending Machines of The Future
    Out of Order Dept.
  16. 15. The Truth About Cowboys
    Henry Morgan Dept.
  17. 16. Dead Letters
    Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept.
  18. 17. MAD Tickets
    Show-Off Dept.
  19. 18. The Dee Jay's Old Philosopher
    Eddie Lawrence Dept.
  20. 19. The Potrzebie System of Weights And Measures
    Science Dept.
  21. 20. Hollywood Is Ruining Marlin Brando
    People Dept.
  22. 21. Kovacs' Strangely Believe It!
    Ernie Kovacs Dept.
  23. 22. High-School Dance
    Having A Ball Dept.
  24. 23. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Overhanging Bough
    Hollywood Dept.
  25. 24. Everything Must Go!!
    MAD books
  26. 25. Jobs We'd Like To Have
    We'd Like To Be Dept.
  27. 26. Reader's Disgust
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne