(November 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
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)

[wine bottle stoppers] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Now In Its Second Printing (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for new hardcover book from Crown Publishers.

Indexer Notes

Small figure at bottom of ad by Wally Wood is excerpt from previous issue. Inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue.

What If You Did What They Told You On TV? (Table of Contents)

Rush Right Out Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dee Caruso; Bill Levine
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How doing the things that tv commercials suggest will not get the results you expect.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Why Go Hunting For Every Issue Of MAD (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 subscriptions.

Reaches New Heights (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for a MAD paperback book.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.26 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein; Preston Kohn; Tony Freedman; Mrs. W. D. Peckham; Eliot Kohen; Linda; Gail; Barbara; H. W. Hightower; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Mendel Baylis; Carson Cox; Ed Woodsmall; Stan Balzer; Mike Conway; Martin Jublonski; Joseph Smith; Ronni Salter; Stephan Mehler; Brother John; Allan Hudson; Patty Hodgins
Pencils:
? (photo); Mrs. W. D. Peckham (photo)
Inks:
? (photo); Mrs. W. D. Peckham (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Peckham children; Dior Knox; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #41, with reader photos.

Only One Left! (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.07 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.

MAD's 1958 Pigskin Preview (Table of Contents)

Unnecessary Roughness Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elihu "Midge" Dunkley; Charlie Schvepp; "Lush" Pitkin; Clip Clopp; Sid Blemish; Alfred E. Neuman; "Boxer" Towser
Synopsis:
Parody of magazine college football season previews, along with fake definitions of football terms.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

A Nameless Story (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:
A boy saves a bird from a hunter...then eats the bird.

Big Cars (Table of Contents)

Ask The Man Who Parks One Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Solutions to parking and congestion problems caused by big cars.

I'm Five! (Table of Contents)

Danny Kaye Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Milton Schafer; Danny Kaye
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Danny Kaye
Synopsis:
Song lyrics as performed by Danny Kaye, with illustrations.

Indexer Notes

Song copyright 1957 by Frank Music Corp.

Not-So-Far-From-Wrong Spelling Errors (Table of Contents)

E Before I Except After Q Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Rothenberg
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Spelling errors that tell the story better than the correct spelling would.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Mad About the Fifties (Little, Brown & Co., 1997 series) #[nn]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

25c MAD Children's Books (Table of Contents)

A Child's Garden of Curses Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Marjorie; Mr. Furd; Billy; Sue; The Little Red Hen; Comrade George; Fireman Jones; The Commissioner
Synopsis:
Parodies of children's books but on adult subjects, written and illustrated in the style of Golden Books.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Sick Sick Sick (Table of Contents)

Out of The Freud And Into The Feiffer Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Pencils:
Jules Feiffer
Inks:
Jules Feiffer
Letters:
Jules Feiffer

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Excerpts from the book.
Reprints:
  • from Sick Sick Sick (McGraw Hill Book Co., Inc., 1958 series)

Strangely Believe It! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ernie Kovacs
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
Wally Wood

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ernie Kovacs; Sidney Klutz; Malcolm Cranshaw; Fanciful Jones; Dylan Smetnik
Synopsis:
Parody of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

MAD Mood Music (Table of Contents)

Let's Look At The Record Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Popular songs arranged into phony albums of music for specific moods.

Indexer Notes

Writer credits from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Credits For The Common Man (Table of Contents)

Honorable Mention Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Everyday occupations with credits for all the people who helped in the background, in the style of movie credits. Also, suggested "professional" names for persons in various occupations.

Indexer Notes

Writer credits from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Baseball Report (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Elliott; Ray Goulding; Wally Ballew; Duane Grubble
Synopsis:
Wally interviews the official team heckler for the San Francisco Giants.

On The Bowery (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:
Two bums who have been ingesting Sterno find an unusual way to light a cigarette.

Houses To Match Your Personality (Table of Contents)

Frame of Mind Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Strange home styles to fit various personality types.

Indexer Notes

Writer credits from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Scenes We Never Got To See (Table of Contents)

The Phase On The Cutting Room Floor Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Meglin
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; William Holden; Kim Novak; Sophia Loren; Alan Ladd; Burt Lancaster; Deborah Kerr; Bridgette Bardot
Synopsis:
The supposed final frame cut from famous movie scenes.

Indexer Notes

Writer credits from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Great Bank Robbery (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:
A bank robbery goes wrong when no one cares about the hostage.

You'll Be A "Horror" In A MAD T-Shirt (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:
Alfred E. Neuman; Albert Feldstein
Synopsis:
House ad for t-shirts with Alfred E. Neuman on front.

Indexer Notes

Feldstein credit from letters column of issue #44. On inside back cover.

Where They Spent Their Vacations (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Vacation spots paired with various occupations.

Indexer Notes

Appear in the margins of 26 pages of the issue.

Does She...Or Doesn't She... (Table of Contents)

Miss Clairold Date-Ager Kit / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Miss Clairol hair coloring ad, featuring a kit to age your date so his appearance matches yours.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [wine bottle stoppers]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Now In Its Second Printing
    MAD For Keeps
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. What If You Did What They Told You On TV?
    Rush Right Out Dept.
  5. 4. Why Go Hunting For Every Issue Of MAD
    MAD Magazine
  6. 5. Reaches New Heights
    The Brothers MAD
  7. 6. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  8. 7. Only One Left!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  9. 8. MAD's 1958 Pigskin Preview
    Unnecessary Roughness Dept.
  10. 9. A Nameless Story
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Big Cars
    Ask The Man Who Parks One Dept.
  12. 11. I'm Five!
    Danny Kaye Dept.
  13. 12. Not-So-Far-From-Wrong Spelling Errors
    E Before I Except After Q Dept.
  14. 13. 25c MAD Children's Books
    A Child's Garden of Curses Dept.
  15. 14. Sick Sick Sick
    Out of The Freud And Into The Feiffer Dept.
  16. 15. Strangely Believe It!
    Ernie Kovacs Dept.
  17. 16. MAD Mood Music
    Let's Look At The Record Dept.
  18. 17. Credits For The Common Man
    Honorable Mention Dept.
  19. 18. Baseball Report
    Bob & Ray Dept.
  20. 19. On The Bowery
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. Houses To Match Your Personality
    Frame of Mind Dept.
  22. 21. Scenes We Never Got To See
    The Phase On The Cutting Room Floor Dept.
  23. 22. The Great Bank Robbery
    Don Martin Dept.
  24. 23. You'll Be A "Horror" In A MAD T-Shirt
    MAD T-Shirts
  25. 24. Where They Spent Their Vacations
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  26. 25. Does She...Or Doesn't She...
    Miss Clairold Date-Ager Kit
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