(May 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

Special April Fool Issue (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
C. C. Beall Jr. (painting)
Inks:
C. C. Beall Jr. (painting)
Colors:
C. C. Beall Jr. (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Harry Piel; Bert Piel; Judy Garland; Bing Crosby; George Gobel; Louis Armstrong; Floyd Patterson; George Burns; Gracie Allen; Imogene Coca; Sid Caesar; Bob Hope; Ed Wynn; Steve Allen; Ed Sullivan; Jackie Gleason; Jerry Lewis; Dave Garroway; Elvis Presley; Rosemary Clooney; Jose Ferrer; Lucille Ball; Desi Arnaz; Liberace; Jayne Mansfield; Yul Brynner; Frank Sinatra
Reprints:

April Fool! (Table of Contents)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. C. Beall Jr. (painting)
Inks:
C. C. Beall Jr. (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Harry Piel; Bert Piel; Judy Garland; Bing Crosby; George Gobel; Louis Armstrong; Floyd Patterson; George Burns; Gracie Allen; Imogene Coca; Sid Caesar; Bob Hope; Ed Wynn; Steve Allen; Ed Sullivan; Jackie Gleason; Jerry Lewis; Dave Garroway; Elvis Presley; Rosemary Clooney; Jose Ferrer; Lucille Ball; Desi Arnaz; Liberace; Jayne Mansfield; Yul Brynner; Frank Sinatra
Synopsis:
List of celebrities used in the cover painting, with a black-and-white copy of the cover as an index.

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:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue.

Typewriters To Fit Your Trade (Table of Contents)

The Key To Success Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Several typewriters with specialized keys to make typing faster for various trades.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Test Your Eyes! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD subscriptions.

Positively The Last Offer! (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; Dennis Gormley; Steve Spiegel; Janet Bowers; Bob DeMello; Mike Conners; Jon Hartzell; Steve Ellerbroek; Nat Weber; Kenny Cohen; Johnny Schmon; Sigma Alpha Mu; I. A. Rosenthal; Bob Wade; The Boys; Gene Tortora; Everett Spencer; Robert Rickover; Steve Albers; Robert Ebenroth; Dale Anderson; Dean Martin; Michel Steinfeldt; Jay Hunt; Steve Davidson
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #38.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from issue #38.

Finish Off Your Easter Outfit (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.

How To Make America's Kids...Science Conscious (Table of Contents)

Scramble Them Eggheads Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spudd Nick; Aygg Haid; Smiley; Phiz Hicks; Butch Proton; Spike Molecule; Charlie Brawn
Synopsis:
Ideas to incorporate science lessons into various media.
Reprints:

Scratchpad Doodles (Table of Contents)

Memo Randoms Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Supposed doodles from the desks of famous people, with pop psychoanalysis.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Doodles from: Robert F. Wagner; Joe E. Lewis; Edward R. Murrow; Richard M. Nixon; Ed Sullivan; Pablo Picasso; Frank Costello; Alfred E. Neuman.

The Suburbs Are On Their Way Out! (Table of Contents)

Home Is Where THe House Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Discussion of the theory that the suburbs will keep moving so far out and get so crowded that eventually people will move back into the cities.
Reprints:

Woodman, Spare That Tree! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Pope Morris
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Illustrated version of the famous poem, with a twist ending.

Shakespeare Up-To-Date (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
William Shakespeare (original); Paul Laikin (adaptation)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Romeo; Juliet
Synopsis:
The balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet, Act II, Scene II, along with a modern beat poetry version.
Reprints:

Sneaky Advertisements (Table of Contents)

Big Brother Is Motivating You Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Alfred's girlfriend
Synopsis:
New places to use subliminal advertising.
Reprints:

TV Scenes We'd Like To See (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Art Barker; Bob Hope; Steve Allen; Gene Rayburn
Synopsis:
Scenes from the following tv shows with unusual outcomes: You Asked For It; a Bob Hope special; Steve Allen Show.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Opera Record Albums (Table of Contents)

High "C". Low Neckline Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony record album covers for opera, drawn in the style of paperback novels.
Reprints:

High School Paper (Table of Contents)

Etaoin Shrdlu Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A parody of a typical high school paper.
Reprints:

Commemorative Stamps (Table of Contents)

Postage Overdue Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony U.S. postage stamps for people and events that would never be commemorated.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Big Big Earth (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:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bob Elliott; Ray Goulding; Dave Sturdley; Walley Ballew; Mrs. Farber; C. C. Harkmore; Mrs. Grebinger; Hunt Brinkley; Harpley Winters; Mrs. Winters
Synopsis:
Several roving correspondents interview people across the country during their spring cleaning.

Indexer Notes

Parody of tv show; unsure of name.

Accidental Inventions (Table of Contents)

Patent Pending Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Krassner
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Inventions over the ages that were not quite what the inventors had in mind.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Party Games (Table of Contents)

Play's The Thing Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Edwin
Synopsis:
Instructions for three impossible, illegal, and dangerous party games.
Reprints:

Why I Changed My Job (Table of Contents)

Opportunity Knocks Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs [as Dexter Yinckley]
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dexter Yinckley
Synopsis:
An accountant's story of the road to failure as he changes jobs and takes the fall for the boss's embezzling.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Window Trimmer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
While dressing a mannequin, a window trimmer is assaulted.

MAD Dogs And Their Owners (Table of Contents)

How Now Bow-Wow Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Kelly Freas
Inks:
Kelly Freas
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Another take on the age-old idea that people and their dogs look alike.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

A Page From The MAD Phone Book (Table of Contents)

The Line Is Dizzy Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A page of Cowznofski listings from a fake phone book.
Reprints:

The Saturday Evening Pest (Table of Contents)

Post-Mortem Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tugboat Annie; Dietrich Dunstan Drizzle; Fenwick Overshot; Eugene Ogg; Dr. Irving Belknap
Synopsis:
Satire of the magazine The Saturday Evening Post.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD T-Shirts (Table of Contents)

MAD T-Shirts / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Maleman (photo); Wally Wood
Inks:
Larry Maleman (photo); Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jerry DeFuccio
Synopsis:
House ad for t-shirts with Alfred E. Neuman on front. Parody of both Maidenform Bra and Arrow Shirt ads.

Indexer Notes

Model credit from Letters page of MAD #40. Inside back cover.

Movies' Secret Sponsors (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Movie titles paired with unlikely advertisers, such as "Noah's Ark" - Nabisco Animal Crackers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Appear in the margins of 27 pages of the issue.

MAD Windshield Stickers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke ?
Inks:
Bob Clarke ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Car windshield stickers that look like official signs that would allow free parking.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special April Fool Issue
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. April Fool!
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. Typewriters To Fit Your Trade
    The Key To Success Dept.
  5. 4. Test Your Eyes!
    Mad Magazine
  6. 5. Positively The Last Offer!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  7. 6. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  8. 7. Finish Off Your Easter Outfit
    MAD Jewelry
  9. 8. How To Make America's Kids...Science Conscious
    Scramble Them Eggheads Dept.
  10. 9. Scratchpad Doodles
    Memo Randoms Dept.
  11. 10. The Suburbs Are On Their Way Out!
    Home Is Where THe House Is Dept.
  12. 11. Woodman, Spare That Tree!
    Poetry Dept.
  13. 12. Shakespeare Up-To-Date
    The Bard of Birdland Dept.
  14. 13. Sneaky Advertisements
    Big Brother Is Motivating You Dept.
  15. 14. TV Scenes We'd Like To See
    Television Dept.
  16. 15. Opera Record Albums
    High "C". Low Neckline Dept.
  17. 16. High School Paper
    Etaoin Shrdlu Dept.
  18. 17. Commemorative Stamps
    Postage Overdue Dept.
  19. 18. Big Big Earth
    Bob & Ray Dept.
  20. 19. Accidental Inventions
    Patent Pending Dept.
  21. 20. Party Games
    Play's The Thing Dept.
  22. 21. Why I Changed My Job
    Opportunity Knocks Dept.
  23. 22. The Window Trimmer
    Don Martin Dept.
  24. 23. MAD Dogs And Their Owners
    How Now Bow-Wow Dept.
  25. 24. A Page From The MAD Phone Book
    The Line Is Dizzy Dept.
  26. 25. The Saturday Evening Pest
    Post-Mortem Dept.
  27. 26. MAD T-Shirts
    MAD T-Shirts
  28. 27. Movies' Secret Sponsors
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  29. 28. MAD Windshield Stickers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne