(January 1958)

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

1959 (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; Father Time 1957
Reprints:

I Don't Want To Be A King (Table of Contents)

Kings Man Close Shave Lotion / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Edward, Duke of Wales
Synopsis:
Phony ad for Kings Man liquors.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of ad for Kingsman after-shaving products. 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 Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1878). Lists Frank Jacobs, Albert Meglin, Paul Krassner, George Mandel, Ron Goulart, and Paul Laikin as writers and Nick Megliola for ideas, but unknown for which articles.

Realistic Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents)

So's Your Old Super Man Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron Goulart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Garbage Man; Postman; Boris Soiloff; Ivan; Laundry Man; B.J.; Yes Man; Playboy; Mr. Miltown; Insurance Man; Fuller Brush Man; Milkman; TV Repairman; Fire Man
Synopsis:
Ideas for everyday workers as comic book superheroes.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Bunk! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for MAD paperback books.

Indexer Notes

Art is stock Alfred E. Neuman head and a body figure excerpted from a previous issue.

They're Going Fast! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (painted)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (painted)
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 / 1.17 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein; Dean Scott; Bob Thompson; Walt Disney; Pete Hech; Ellis Lesack; David Ames; Burt Lancaster; Kirk Douglas; Richard Skibski; Larry Skarin; Jim Billington; Billy Stebbins; Jack Selcovitz; Gerald Joss; Perry Lerner; John Olson; Michael Devlin; Dale Goble; Bill Priestly; Leon Harvey; James Jakubowski; Bob Leuten
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #36.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from issue #36.

You'll Make This A Merry, Mad Christmas (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.

MAD's Xmas Toys (Table of Contents)

Under The Spreading Christmas Tree Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Modern reality based toy kits.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Secret Sportalk (Table of Contents)

Bzz-Bzz-Bzzt Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that might be said in sporting events when you can't hear the players.
Reprints:

Three Strange Tales (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Stories are: In A Tavern, In King Arthur's Kitchen, In Another Tavern.
Reprints:

Strangely Believe It! (Table of Contents)

Ernie Kovacs Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ernie Kovacs; Toulouse LaFeinstein; Erma T. Gribney; Frantic C. MaCann
Synopsis:
A parody of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Indexer Notes

Toulouse LaFeinstein looks like "The Gay Philosopher" and Erma T. Gribney's entire family resembles Alfred E. Neuman.

Distinctive Rejection Slips (Table of Contents)

Punch In The No's Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony contributor rejection slips written in the styles of the magazines they come from.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Report To Russia (Table of Contents)

Red Carpet Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ivan Slobotnavitch
Synopsis:
Pictures taken by Ivan along with his captions to show Russians how horrible life in the United States is.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Ambiguous Signs Inc. (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; Wally Ballew; Oscar K. Ruprecht
Synopsis:
Wally interviews the owner of a company that makes purposefully confusing signs for highways.

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

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

Script:
Frank Jacobs; George Mandel
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A banker is being audited and trouble is found, but he successfully bribes the bank examiner.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD's Xmas Games (Table of Contents)

Shake, Rattle, And Roll Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three phony board games: Draft Dodger; Make-Out; Alimony.
Reprints:

See Them Now (Table of Contents)

Characters That Grow On You Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Goldilocks; Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm; Tarzan; Jim Hawkins; Tiny Tim; Alice; the White Rabbit; Lord Fauntleroy; Amboy Dukes; Oliver Twist; Dondi; Captain Ahab; Don Quixote; Charlie Brown; Tom Sawyer; Huck Finn; Brer Fox; Hansel; Gretel; Rip Van Winkle; Dopey; Sluggo; Nancy; Henry; Dennis The Menace; Little Orphan Annie; Frankenstein monster; Alfred E. Neuman; Mickey Mouse; Peter Piper; John Darling
Synopsis:
A look at a village where literary characters go when their stories are done, to see what becomes of them.

Strangely Believe It! (Table of Contents)

Ernie Kovacs Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ernie Kovacs; Armand Robespierre; Beulah Swoose; Burrell H. Calhoun; Franklin Q. Fangly
Synopsis:
Parody of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

How To Wage Peace (Table of Contents)

War Is Heck Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
What might happen if games and sports were used to settle what are now armed conflicts.
Reprints:

Strangely Believe It! (Table of Contents)

Ernie Kovacs Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ernie Kovacs; Peter J. Eversham; Urdhaba Rahgoon; Myron T. Wendell
Synopsis:
Parody of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

MAD Goes Hi Fi (Table of Contents)

Sound Thinking Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Glossary of hi-fi terms, tips on how to beat the high cost, where to place hi-fi equipment, and phony reviews of recordings.
Reprints:

The Seven Blunders Of The World (Table of Contents)

We Couldn't Think of A Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lemuel T. Egypt; Eric Lanyard; Lancelot O. Zeus; Diana Dregs; Ardsley Swill; Renfrew Rhodes; Otis Bailiwick
Synopsis:
The ancient seven wonders of the world as reimagined by modern builders.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Orson Bean's Civil War (Table of Contents)

Orson Bean Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Orson Bean
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Orson Bean; Cornelius Bean; Zachary Bean; Ulysses S. Grant
Synopsis:
The exploits of Zachary Bean, who during the Civil War was a aide to Ulysses S. Grant.

Shakespeare Up-To-Date (Table of Contents)

The Bard of Birdland Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Pencils:
Dave Berg ?
Inks:
Dave Berg ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Marc Antony's funeral oration from Julius Ceasar, Act III Scene II, along with a modern beat poetry version.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Face illustrations as a frame around the page. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

A Very Merry Christmas...And A Happy New Year! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A sad Christmas, as a man buys himself a present he doesn't like, and an angry New Year, when none of the hats and noisemakers work.

Subscribe To MAD (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert B. Feldstein [signed FF]
Inks:
Albert B. Feldstein [signed FF]
Letters:
F F (signed); typeset

Characters:
Slobby Bobby; Silly Tillie; Smarty Marty
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions to MAD.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Christmas Gifts That Will No Doubt Be Returned (Table of Contents)

Refund Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Gift ideas that celebrities would not want.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In margins of 19 pages of the issue.

Seems Like Somebody Always Butts In When You Talk About...Winsten (Table of Contents)

Winsten cigarettes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Maleman (photo)
Inks:
Larry Maleman (photo)
Colors:
Larry Maleman (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Nick Megliola (postman); Jerry DeFuccio
Synopsis:
Parody of Winston cigarette ad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Models identified in Letters column of issue #38. Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 1959
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. I Don't Want To Be A King
    Kings Man Close Shave Lotion
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. Realistic Comic Book Heroes
    So's Your Old Super Man Dept.
  5. 4. Bunk!
    MAD books
  6. 5. They're Going Fast!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  7. 6. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  8. 7. You'll Make This A Merry, Mad Christmas
    MAD Jewelry
  9. 8. MAD's Xmas Toys
    Under The Spreading Christmas Tree Dept.
  10. 9. Secret Sportalk
    Bzz-Bzz-Bzzt Dept.
  11. 10. Three Strange Tales
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. Strangely Believe It!
    Ernie Kovacs Dept.
  13. 12. Distinctive Rejection Slips
    Punch In The No's Dept.
  14. 13. Report To Russia
    Red Carpet Dept.
  15. 14. Ambiguous Signs Inc.
    Bob & Ray Dept.
  16. 15. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Bank Examiner
    Hollywood Dept.
  17. 16. MAD's Xmas Games
    Shake, Rattle, And Roll Dept.
  18. 17. See Them Now
    Characters That Grow On You Dept.
  19. 18. Strangely Believe It!
    Ernie Kovacs Dept.
  20. 19. How To Wage Peace
    War Is Heck Dept.
  21. 20. Strangely Believe It!
    Ernie Kovacs Dept.
  22. 21. MAD Goes Hi Fi
    Sound Thinking Dept.
  23. 22. The Seven Blunders Of The World
    We Couldn't Think of A Dept.
  24. 23. Orson Bean's Civil War
    Orson Bean Dept.
  25. 24. Shakespeare Up-To-Date
    The Bard of Birdland Dept.
  26. 25. A Very Merry Christmas...And A Happy New Year!
    Don Martin Dept.
  27. 26. Subscribe To MAD
    Mad Magazine
  28. 27. Christmas Gifts That Will No Doubt Be Returned
    Refund Dept.
  29. 28. Seems Like Somebody Always Butts In When You Talk About...Winsten
    Winsten cigarettes
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