(January 1959)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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

Alfred E. Neuman Gets A Gift From... (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

Indexer Notes

Back cover is same window scene, but from Alfred's viewpoint. The logo of the soft drink Moxie appears in about every other article.

Clear Heads Agree Culvert D.T.'s Are Better (Table of Contents)

Culvert Reserve / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phony ad for Culvert Reserve Whiskey.

Indexer Notes

Parody of ad for Calvert Reserve Whiskey.

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.

Catch Up On What You've Missed (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Getting Sick of TV? (Table of Contents)

The Brothers MAD / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 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 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein; Harold Chamberlain; Cronley's Barber Shop; Knut Schaad; Jonathan Williams; Jerry Bourasaw; Barbara Nace; Bjorn Petersson; Johnny Lunsford; Arthur Marchino; Howard Hoffman; Leslie Naman
Pencils:
Larry Maleman (photo); ? (photo)
Inks:
Larry Maleman (photo); ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Albert B. Feldstein
Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #42.

Indexer Notes

Two photos of Feldstein; one is from house ad for MAD tee shirts in MAD #42.

It's Yours Free! (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.

A Christmas Gift Suggestion (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for MAD subscriptions.

Indexer Notes

Art matches art from "Alfred E. Neuman's Family Tree
" article in this issue.

The Coming Attractions...Don't Always Show Exactly What's Coming! (Table of Contents)

Sneaky Prevues Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Showing the larger boring scenes that exciting movie previews are supposedly taken from.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

International Advertising (Table of Contents)

Globaloney Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ads we might see if countries advertised like other products, instead of communicating their ideologies and accomplishments as they currently do.

The National Safety Council's Holiday-Weekend Telethon (Table of Contents)

Crash Program Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dee Caruso; Bill Levine
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barry Grue; Martin Dean; Virginia Charity
Synopsis:
Telethon to pump up the number of highway fatalities to meet the numbers announced before the holiday.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection. One character in cameo appears to be Scribbly Jibbet.

Junior Additions (Table of Contents)

Crib Sheet Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Little Red Riding Hood; Dennis The Menace
Synopsis:
Possible kids' editions of popular magazines, including: Junior Confessions, Tiny Homes and Gardens; Sports Infantile; Truant; Tyke; Pedal Trend; The Saturday Evening Tot.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Memories of Summer (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
3 cartoons of the dangers of summer.

Basketball (Table of Contents)

Dribble Drivel Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Furd
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the sport of basketball.

Indexer Notes

Not a single black player is depicted.

Alfred E. Neuman's Family Tree (Table of Contents)

The Root of All Evil Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Nu Mun; Tut-Ankh-Nu-Men; Socrates Numanos; Nerd Numinus; Alfred The Hun; Alfred The Chicken-Harted; Johannes Nuemanberg; Christopher Numunbus; Amerigo Numanucci; Michaelanumano; Elder Neuman; Sir Isaac Neuman; Benjamin Neuman; General George Neuman; Paul Neuman; Patrick Neuman; Abraham Neuman; Jefferson Davis Neuman; Nikolai Neumanski; Teddy Neuman; William Jennings Neuman; Thomas Alva Neuman; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Famous ancestors of Alfred, with very brief biographical notes and dates of birth and death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

"Walk - Don't Walk" Signals (Table of Contents)

Signals Crossed Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Thoughts on what could happen if the concept of signals were extended to everyday life events.
Reprints:

Custom-Made Christmas Cards (Table of Contents)

X-Missles Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elfrida Von Nardroff; Charles Van Doren; Nikita Khrushchev; Ed Sullivan; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Phony Christmas cards from celebrities to other celebrities.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

How To Read Graphs (Table of Contents)

Grid And Bear It Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Albert B. Feldstein ?; Joe Orlando
Inks:
Albert B. Feldstein ?; Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Useless explanations of various types of graphs.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Monster And The Villagers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frankenstein's monster
Synopsis:
When the villagers finally corner the monster he responds by signing autographs.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Search For Sleep (Table of Contents)

Mind Over Mattress Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various methods of inducing sleep.

Next Year's Extra-Long Book Titles (Table of Contents)

Gone To Great Lengths Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
C. Memling
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Possible long book titles based on a the recent success of book by Robert Paul Smith.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Electrical Report (Table of Contents)

Bob & Ray Dept. / comic story / 2 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; Ludlow J. Poindexter
Synopsis:
Showing how the electrical company supposedly controls refrigerator lights and other appliance lights from a central headquarters.

Veeble People (Table of Contents)

Working Press Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elihu J. Sternwallow; Pop Schlepp; Woodruff Durfendorfer
Synopsis:
Fictitious company magazine for North American Veeblefetzer Co.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

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

Season's Greetings Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two cartoons: a toddler unwraps his older brother instead of the present, and a woman's hair turns into a New Year's noisemaker.

You'll Be "Chairman of The Board" In Your MAD T-Shirt (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for t-shirts with Alfred E. Neuman on front.

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Some Items "For Sale - Cheap" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Items once associated with a celebrity, but no longer needed.

Indexer Notes

Appear in the margins of 20 pages of the issue.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Moxie Cowznofsky

Indexer Notes

The front cover as seen from Alfred's viewpoint. Moxie Cowznofsky is named in letters column of issue #48.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Alfred E. Neuman Gets A Gift From...
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Clear Heads Agree Culvert D.T.'s Are Better
    Culvert Reserve
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. Catch Up On What You've Missed
    MAD For Keeps
  5. 4. Getting Sick of TV?
    The Brothers MAD
  6. 5. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  7. 6. It's Yours Free!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  8. 7. A Christmas Gift Suggestion
    MAD Magazine
  9. 8. The Coming Attractions...Don't Always Show Exactly What's Coming!
    Sneaky Prevues Dept.
  10. 9. International Advertising
    Globaloney Dept.
  11. 10. The National Safety Council's Holiday-Weekend Telethon
    Crash Program Dept.
  12. 11. Junior Additions
    Crib Sheet Dept.
  13. 12. Memories of Summer
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. Basketball
    Dribble Drivel Dept.
  15. 14. Alfred E. Neuman's Family Tree
    The Root of All Evil Dept.
  16. 15. "Walk - Don't Walk" Signals
    Signals Crossed Dept.
  17. 16. Custom-Made Christmas Cards
    X-Missles Dept.
  18. 17. How To Read Graphs
    Grid And Bear It Dept.
  19. 18. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Monster And The Villagers
    Hollywood Dept.
  20. 19. The Search For Sleep
    Mind Over Mattress Dept.
  21. 20. Next Year's Extra-Long Book Titles
    Gone To Great Lengths Dept.
  22. 21. Electrical Report
    Bob & Ray Dept.
  23. 22. Veeble People
    Working Press Dept.
  24. 23. A Very Merry Christmas...And A Happy New Year!
    Season's Greetings Dept.
  25. 24. You'll Be "Chairman of The Board" In Your MAD T-Shirt
    MAD T-Shirts
  26. 25. Some Items "For Sale - Cheap"
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  27. 26. [untitled]
    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