(June 1959)

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)

Stop (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

They Said It Shouldn't Be Done! (Table of Contents)

The Bedside MAD / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
House ad for 6th MAD paperback from Signet.

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. There is a writer credit for Vic Cowan, but uncertain what article(s) it is for.

Dress Right (Table of Contents)

MAD Straight Jacket / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 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.

Here's A Clever Mother's Day Gift (Table of Contents)

MAD For Keeps / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

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

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

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein; Nancy Rice; Peggy O'Neill; Edward Lacombe; Pam Blandin; John Seeliger; Selma Mia; Mrs. Hanson; George Walters; Pat Leveille; Theta Upsilon (Tau Chapter); Knucklehead; Monty Levenson; Len Marino; Charles Atlas; Jan Leestma; Martin Friedman
Pencils:
Kelly Freas; ? (photo)
Inks:
Kelly Freas; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Moxie Cowznofsky; Popeye; Pam Blandin
Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #45.

Indexer Notes

Includes a reworking of the cover gag from MAD #45. Moxie Cowznofsky is named in letters column of issue #48.

Start Off Each Day With A Smile! (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.08 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.

Here's A Chance To Save Money! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Inks:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD subscriptions.

Combined Television Shows (Table of Contents)

Double Jeopardy Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Joe Friday; Seymour Glad; Katherine Murray; Eleanor Roosevelt; Joe Rosner; Clarence Blechh; Melvin Cowznofski; Michael Anthony; Shorty The Slob; Matt Grappse; Gary Moore (not named); Dave Brinkle; Chet Hunter;
Synopsis:
Explores combinations of 2 tv shows into one, with disastrous results.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Mother's Day Cards From Special People (Table of Contents)

Mom's The Word Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Some foolish Mother's Day cards.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

It Happened On The Crosstown Bus (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 is attacked in an unusual way.

How To Be A MAD Non-Conformist (Table of Contents)

Vive La Difference Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Showing the differences between ordinary folks, non-conformists, and MAD non-conformists.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Little League (Table of Contents)

Diamond's Are A Boy's Best Friend Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The future of kids' baseball as Little League becomes ever more organized.

The Battle of The Credit Cards (Table of Contents)

All Charged Up Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Unlikely businesses that you can charge and a journal of how credit cards work for business expenses.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Professor Lectures On Space (Table of Contents)

Sid Caesar Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sid Caesar
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sid Caesar; Professor Ludwig Von Orbitmacher
Synopsis:
The professor gives an incoherent lecture, concerned more about situations on earth than in space.
Reprints:

Jack And Jill As Retold By Various Magazines (Table of Contents)

Once More With Feeling Dept. / text article / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Smith; Jill Jones; Freddy Furd
Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme retold as tales of romance, adventure and crime.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection. Magazines parodied are: Seventeen; Official Detective Stories; True; Confidential; Screen Stories; Modern Romances.

Future Halls Of Fame (Table of Contents)

Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Nifty Shlopp; Lester Rancid; Claudia Culvert; Abigail Sternwallow; Marvin Mung; Lethargy Mung; Bessie Clutz; Godfrey Lipton; Casey Larouche; Otis Ott; Felix Hither; Styles Fernleaf; Melvin Cowznofski; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Inductees into various Halls of Fame we might see, if the trend of establishing these for just about any occupation or hobby in sight continues.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Greatest Missle Ever Built (Table of Contents)

Brains & Von Braun Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Detailing the need for and design of an undetectable missile weapon.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Movie Posters For Packing In Every Type Of Audience (Table of Contents)

Film-Flam Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Wayne; Jayne Mansfield; Ricky Nelson
Synopsis:
Different posters for a movie, targeted at different audiences.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Pressure Can 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; Fenwick J. Finster
Synopsis:
Fenwick shows us how stuff and air are put into aerosol spray cans and previews some new spray products.
Reprints:

First Aid Handbook (Table of Contents)

One Good Tourniquet Deserves Another Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Bad advice on how to treat common injuries, including how to cause them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Fishermen (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A fisherman drags a boy out of the water, but he is below the size limit so his buddy throws the boy back.

They'll Laugh When You Sit Down To Play Musically MAD (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for first MAD record album, from RCA Victor.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

MAD Double Features (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Strange pairings of movies.

Indexer Notes

Appear in the margins of 29 pages of the issue.

The Most Inexpensive Way To Make Smart Clothes... (Table of Contents)

Scotch Soft-Weave / 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:
Phony ad for dressmakers' colored tissue paper; parody of Scott Tissue ad.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Stop
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. They Said It Shouldn't Be Done!
    The Bedside MAD
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. Dress Right
    MAD Straight Jacket
  5. 4. Here's A Clever Mother's Day Gift
    MAD For Keeps
  6. 5. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  7. 6. Start Off Each Day With A Smile!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  8. 7. Here's A Chance To Save Money!
    MAD Magazine
  9. 8. Combined Television Shows
    Double Jeopardy Dept.
  10. 9. Mother's Day Cards From Special People
    Mom's The Word Dept.
  11. 10. It Happened On The Crosstown Bus
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. How To Be A MAD Non-Conformist
    Vive La Difference Dept.
  13. 12. Little League
    Diamond's Are A Boy's Best Friend Dept.
  14. 13. The Battle of The Credit Cards
    All Charged Up Dept.
  15. 14. The Professor Lectures On Space
    Sid Caesar Dept.
  16. 15. Jack And Jill As Retold By Various Magazines
    Once More With Feeling Dept.
  17. 16. Future Halls Of Fame
    Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow Dept.
  18. 17. The Greatest Missle Ever Built
    Brains & Von Braun Dept.
  19. 18. Movie Posters For Packing In Every Type Of Audience
    Film-Flam Dept.
  20. 19. Pressure Can Report
    Bob & Ray Dept.
  21. 20. First Aid Handbook
    One Good Tourniquet Deserves Another Dept.
  22. 21. The Fishermen
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. They'll Laugh When You Sit Down To Play Musically MAD
    Musically MAD
  24. 23. MAD Double Features
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  25. 24. The Most Inexpensive Way To Make Smart Clothes...
    Scotch Soft-Weave
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