(December 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
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (#1-23); Magazine size (#24 onward); saddle-stitched; glossy cover; full color (#1-23); Black & White (#24-?); full color again (#? - onward)

[See Evil; Hear Evil; Speak Evil] (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:

New Morris Philip Gives You A Natural Smoke With An Un-natural Light! (Table of Contents)

Morris Phillip cigarettes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas
Inks:
Kelly Freas
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of ad for Phillip Morris cigarettes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
type

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue. Masthead quote is from Charles Rollin (1661-1741). Lists Frank Jacobs and Paul Laikin as writers and Nick Megliola for ideas, but unknown for which articles.

Personalized TV Antennas (Table of Contents)

Enlightning Rod Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Customized tv antennas to show your profession or hobby.
Reprints:

Read These Original MAD Books Before They Make The Movie! (Table of Contents)

MAD books / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for 4 MAD paperback books.

Now! In Full Color (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo; Bill Elder
Inks:
Norman Mingo; Bill Elder
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Small figure by Bill Elder is excerpt from previous issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.17 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein; Joshua Zerlin; Ralph Baxter Jr.; Bill Kemp; Jim West; Kerm Gregory; Roger Clark; Sy Klopps; Donna Delaney; Dan Berkowitz; Gilbert Stemm; Neal Bullington; Bill Stebbins; Jack Marcheski; Norman Pierce; Jack Johnston; Billy Moga; Michael Engel; Steve Holmes; Manfred Warren
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #35.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from issue #35.

MAD People Are Wearing MAD Jewelry (Table of Contents)

MAD Jewelry / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

TV Movies With Built-In Commercials (Table of Contents)

The Pause That Depresses Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
What tv dramas might look like if they embedded commercials directly within movies.
Reprints:

MAD Hats (Table of Contents)

Mad Hatter Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Everyday household containers used as women's hats.

My Fren' Dufo (Table of Contents)

Wally Cox Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Wally Cox
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wally Cox; Dufo
Synopsis:
Story of Wally Cox's incredibly stupid boyhood friend.

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

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
At a gun duel, the seconds and other spectators shoot each other and the man in charge of the weapons finishes off the crowd.
Reprints:

Blind Date (Table of Contents)

Two Sides To Every Story Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A story of a blind date, as told differently by the boy and girl involved.

Parking Meters (Table of Contents)

One-Legged Bandit Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg (signed)
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parking meters for all types of waiting activities, and a solution to the problem.
Reprints:

MAD Visits Corny Island (Table of Contents)

Confusement Park Dept. / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A 2-page drawing parody of Coney Island, cut up into puzzle pieces. Must be put together correctly to see entire picture.

The Nursery News (Table of Contents)

Child Bites Dog Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge ?
Inks:
George Woodbridge ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Peter Enzyme; Thomas McRush
Synopsis:
Nursery rhymes reported as realistic news stories. Fake photos credited to Ozgood Z'Beard and Melvin Coznowfski.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Paul Sturdley's Secret File (Table of Contents)

Bob & Ray Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Elliott; Ray Goulding
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Elliott; Ray Goulding; Paul Sturdley; George
Synopsis:
Interview with a notorious kitten dumper.

Indexer Notes

Parody of tv show ?.

Cowboys 'n Indians (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Story of how the handbook of real Indian lore that came with a kid's Indian outfit saved the day.
Reprints:

Raw Guts (Table of Contents)

U. S. Male Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of men's magazines, with beginnings of several adventure stories.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Home Movies (Table of Contents)

Light, Camera, Action? Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Comparing the improved photographic opportunities presented by movies versus still cameras.
Reprints:

Bomb Song Hits (Table of Contents)

Lead Pan Alley Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Albert B. Feldstein [signed FF]
Inks:
Albert B. Feldstein [signed FF]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Lyrics to songs written in the post-nuclear war days; parodies of other song lyrics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One illustration.

OK! Gunfight At The Corral! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Doc Holliday; Wyatt Earp; Kate; Frank McLowery; Virgil Earp; Morgan Earp; Finn Clanton; Ike Clanton; Rover Clanton; Billy (the kid); Shane; Johnny Ringo
Synopsis:
Parody of movie "Gunfight At The OK Corral."

The Children's Hour (Table of Contents)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Humorous drawings to illustrate the famous poem, with a macabre ending.
Reprints:

Mr. Morgan Tells The Story of The 12 Bottles (Table of Contents)

Henry Morgan Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Henry Morgan
Synopsis:
Henry empties his 12 bottles of whiskey down the sink, except for one glass per bottle...which he drinks.

A Martian Field Guide To U.S. Wild Life - 1957 Edition (Table of Contents)

Do Not Feed Or Annoy Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Details of pop culture stereotypes presented as a field guide to wildlife from a Martian point of view.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Human Shield (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 bank robber takes a hostage to enable his getaway, but she turns out to be in on the scheme.
Reprints:

Start Your Day Off Right! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Maleman (photo); Bill Elder (figure)
Inks:
Larry Maleman (photo); Bill Elder (figure)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD subscriptions.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Figure by Bill Elder is excerpt from a previous issue.

Contrivances For Cliches (Table of Contents)

MAD Devices Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Descriptions for machines to perform tasks of common cliches, such as "A coffin rotater for turning over in your grave."

Indexer Notes

In margins of 29 pages of the issue.

MAD's "What, Me Worry?" Halloween Mask (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (painted)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (painted)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred's face with instructions on how to cut it out and use it as a mask.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [See Evil; Hear Evil; Speak Evil]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. New Morris Philip Gives You A Natural Smoke With An Un-natural Light!
    Morris Phillip cigarettes
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. Personalized TV Antennas
    Enlightning Rod Dept.
  5. 4. Read These Original MAD Books Before They Make The Movie!
    MAD books
  6. 5. Now! In Full Color
    Alfred E. Neuman
  7. 6. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  8. 7. MAD People Are Wearing MAD Jewelry
    MAD Jewelry
  9. 8. TV Movies With Built-In Commercials
    The Pause That Depresses Dept.
  10. 9. MAD Hats
    Mad Hatter Dept.
  11. 10. My Fren' Dufo
    Wally Cox Dept.
  12. 11. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Duel
    Hollywood Dept.
  13. 12. Blind Date
    Two Sides To Every Story Dept.
  14. 13. Parking Meters
    One-Legged Bandit Dept.
  15. 14. MAD Visits Corny Island
    Confusement Park Dept.
  16. 15. The Nursery News
    Child Bites Dog Dept.
  17. 16. Paul Sturdley's Secret File
    Bob & Ray Dept.
  18. 17. Cowboys 'n Indians
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Raw Guts
    U. S. Male Dept.
  20. 19. Home Movies
    Light, Camera, Action? Dept.
  21. 20. Bomb Song Hits
    Lead Pan Alley Dept.
  22. 21. OK! Gunfight At The Corral!
    Movies Dept.
  23. 22. The Children's Hour
    Poetry Dept.
  24. 23. Mr. Morgan Tells The Story of The 12 Bottles
    Henry Morgan Dept.
  25. 24. A Martian Field Guide To U.S. Wild Life - 1957 Edition
    Do Not Feed Or Annoy Dept.
  26. 25. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Human Shield
    Hollywood Dept.
  27. 26. Start Your Day Off Right!
    Mad Magazine
  28. 27. Contrivances For Cliches
    MAD Devices Dept.
  29. 28. MAD's "What, Me Worry?" Halloween Mask
    Alfred E. Neuman
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