(April 1959)

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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

Issue Notes

April Fool cover printed on the BACK cover of magazine. Contents herein is indexed beginning from the front of magazine.


This Is The End Of MAD (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

See The Difference Color TV Makes... (Table of Contents)

RGA Victim / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of ad for RCA Victor color televisions.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection. On FRONT cover.

Wash And Wish...Or...Wash And Bewitch? (Table of Contents)

Samforized Fabric / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of ad for Sanforized Fabric, but trying to convince people NOT to buy the product.

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

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue. Instead of usual Alfred E. Neuman quote, masthead quote is from The New Yorker, November 29, 1958.

MAD Goes On Record (Table of Contents)

Musically MAD / 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 first MAD record album, from RCA Victor.

If You Have The Feeling Mankind Is Doomed, Read (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; Irene LaCapria; William Wheaton; Charles Johnson; Dennis Hotaling; Ronald Keeperman; Bob Quick; Roger Goldman; Tom Sabo; Lila Vail; Larry Swanbom; Bob Vogel; Peter Olin; George Willick; Sally Hartley; K. H. Richter; Sheldon Mayer; Ronald Soldberg; Esther O'Mara
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Scribbly Jibbet; Moxie Cowznofsky
Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #44.

Indexer Notes

Letter from Sheldon Mayer recognizes Scribbly Jibbet. Moxie Cowznofsky is named in letters column of issue #48.

They're Sweeping The Country! (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.

Don't Look Like An April Fool (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD subscriptions.

Sunday Evening Television Roulette (Table of Contents)

Change For The Better Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gene Rayburn; Steve Allen; Ed Sullivan; Eydie Gorme; Jane Mansfield; Brett Maverick; Henny Youngman; Senior Wences; Mickey Mantle; The Four Aces; Ben Hogan; The Belgian Congo Ballet Company
Synopsis:
The interesting tv viewing you could have by constantly switching channels between ABC, NBC, and CBS.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Suicide (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 man fails to stop a suicide.

Authentic Sounds In Stereo (Table of Contents)

Middle of The Roar Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ridiculous extremes to the trend for "real sounds" on stereo records.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Modern Auto Accidents (Table of Contents)

There's A Ford In Your Suture Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Injuries caused by modern car features such as automatic windows and tailfins.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

How High-Class Magazines Can Use Low-Class Pictures (Table of Contents)

Increase The Circulation Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Irving Finster; Zelda Zitzlaff
Synopsis:
Shows how the same photo can be used by many different publications, through cropping.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Western Weapons Of The Future (Table of Contents)

Have Spittoon - Will Travel Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various things tv western heroes might use as weapons, if the trend away from guns continues.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Hidden Persuaders Become The Hip Persuaders (Table of Contents)

Grey Flannel Goatee Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Miles Davis; Dizzy Gillespie
Synopsis:
Parodies of ads, using hip language and celebrities.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

How To Choose And Train Your Master (Table of Contents)

A Doghouse Is Not A Home Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs; Robert Margroff
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Excerpts from a book written by a dog, on what to look for and how to train a master.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD's Modern Handy Phrase Book For The American Tourist (Table of Contents)

Nuts To Vous Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Foolish phrases you may need in various foreign countries.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Modern Architecture (Table of Contents)

Pencil Point of View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Lloyd Wrighteous; Mies Van Der Roebuck; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Showing how the beauty of modern architecture is lost when the buildings are jammed in with all the other existing buildings.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

On Choosing A Book (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 man exhibits a disgusting way to choose a book in a bookstore.

If Famous Authors Wrote The Comics (Table of Contents)

High Flown Balloons Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
William Shakespeare; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Pauline Poodle; Dick Tracy; Flattop; Pruneface; Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Linus Van Pelt; Schroeder; Snoopy; Pigpen; Hans; Fritz; The Captain; Rex Morgan; Little Orphan Annie; Sandy; Big Daddy Warbucks; Cousin Asp; Dennis The Menace; Nancy; Sluggo; Fritzi Ritz
Synopsis:
Various comic strips written in the styles of: Paddy Chayefsky; Gilbert & Sullivan; Rudyard Kipling; Walt Whitman; Rogers & Hammerstein; Tennessee Williams; Edgar Allen Poe; Mickey Spillane.
Reprints:

MAD's Cut-Rate Success Symbols (Table of Contents)

Get Rich Cheap Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Fake cheap alternatives to common expensive status symbols.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Movies Are Emptier Than Ever (Table of Contents)

There's No Business In Show Business Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Showing how theaters can attract more patrons by remodeling to be more like watching tv at home.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Phone ad for Vicejoy Cigarettes.

Indexer Notes

Parody of ad for Viceroy Cigarettes.

The Happy Endings Weren't So Happy (Table of Contents)

The Grimm Facts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hansel; Gretel; Derrence Clarow; Beauty; Irving Prince [The Beast]; Jack; Sleeping Beauty; Prince Charming; Little Red Riding Hood
Synopsis:
Thoughts on what happened after the end of several fairy tales.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

On Picking Flowers (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 man is surprised at the law enforcement tactics when he violates a "Do Not Pick Flowers" sign.

For The First Time In Your Life...Feel Really MAD! (Table of Contents)

MAD Straight Jacket / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Leonard Brenner
Synopsis:
House ad for fake straight jacket.

Indexer Notes

Leonard is the model with back turned to the reader; named in letters column of MAD #49. Inside back cover.

MAD Daffynitions (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Goofy fake word definitions.

Indexer Notes

Appear in the margins of 24 pages of the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. This Is The End Of MAD
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. See The Difference Color TV Makes...
    RGA Victim
  3. 2. Wash And Wish...Or...Wash And Bewitch?
    Samforized Fabric
  4. 3. Departments
    Vital Features
  5. 4. MAD Goes On Record
    Musically MAD
  6. 5. If You Have The Feeling Mankind Is Doomed, Read
    The Brothers MAD
  7. 6. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  8. 7. They're Sweeping The Country!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  9. 8. Don't Look Like An April Fool
    MAD Magazine
  10. 9. Sunday Evening Television Roulette
    Change For The Better Dept.
  11. 10. The Suicide
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. Authentic Sounds In Stereo
    Middle of The Roar Dept.
  13. 12. Modern Auto Accidents
    There's A Ford In Your Suture Dept.
  14. 13. How High-Class Magazines Can Use Low-Class Pictures
    Increase The Circulation Dept.
  15. 14. Western Weapons Of The Future
    Have Spittoon - Will Travel Dept.
  16. 15. The Hidden Persuaders Become The Hip Persuaders
    Grey Flannel Goatee Dept.
  17. 16. How To Choose And Train Your Master
    A Doghouse Is Not A Home Dept.
  18. 17. MAD's Modern Handy Phrase Book For The American Tourist
    Nuts To Vous Dept.
  19. 18. Modern Architecture
    Pencil Point of View Dept.
  20. 19. On Choosing A Book
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. If Famous Authors Wrote The Comics
    High Flown Balloons Dept.
  22. 21. MAD's Cut-Rate Success Symbols
    Get Rich Cheap Dept.
  23. 22. Movies Are Emptier Than Ever
    There's No Business In Show Business Dept.
  24. 23. TV Ads We'd Like To See
    Television Dept.
  25. 24. The Happy Endings Weren't So Happy
    The Grimm Facts Dept.
  26. 25. On Picking Flowers
    Don Martin Dept.
  27. 26. For The First Time In Your Life...Feel Really MAD!
    MAD Straight Jacket
  28. 27. MAD Daffynitions
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne