(July 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
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

I Want You (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; Uncle Sam
Reprints:

Awaysis Takes You Away From The Everyday! (Table of Contents)

Awaysis Cigarettes / 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 Oasis cigarettes.
Reprints:

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 Gary Belkin and Bill Dixon, but uncertain what article(s) it is for.

A Revolutionary New Idea In Casual Wear (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.

Books That Can Do What They Look Like They Can Do (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for sixth MAD paperback book.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein; Merwyn Nelson; Josh Zerlin; Jack Marin; Alan Peikin; Charles Allen; Joseph Lipari; Tommy LeClair; Ken Luciani; Russ Durham; Howard Arnberg; David Colton; Seward McCain; Jim Fautus; Wayne Montgomery; Jarl Johansson; Barbara Forrester
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
George A. Orndorff; Seward McCain; Brett Maverick
Synopsis:
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #46. Barbara Forrester suggest that Alfred's girlfriend be named Moxie Cowznofsky, and the editor agrees.

Have MAD Mailed To Your Home (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD subscriptions.

You'll Have A Million Laughs (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.

Comic Strip Heroes (Taken From Real Life) (Table of Contents)

Famous Funnies Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Conrad Hilton; Werner Von Braun; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip; Prince Charles; Hymie Rickover; Richard Nixon; Pat Nixon; Gamal Abdel Nasser; Nikita Krushchev; Mrs. Krushchev; Alfred E. Neuman; Jimmy Hoffa; Charles DeGaulle; Hubert Humphrey; Adlai Stevenson; Harry Truman; General Douglas McArthur; Li'l Abner (cameo); Daisy Mae (cameo); Snuffy Smith (cameo); Snuffy's wife (cameo); Kayo Mullins (cameo); Moon Mullins (cameo); Steve Canyon (cameo); Alley Oop (cameo); Beetle Bailey (cameo); Killer (cameo); Pogo (cameo); Howland Owl (cameo); Lucy Van Pelt (cameo); Charlie Brown (cameo)
Synopsis:
Comic strips about currently famous people, in styles similar to current comic strips.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Little Known Organizations (Table of Contents)

Pressured Groups Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ads for organizations that would oppose actual organizations, such as Alcoholics Unanimous, and Committee To Encourage Juvenile Delinquency.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Skin Diving (Table of Contents)

The Man Who Sinks For Himself 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:
Problems with skin diving, new developments, and the ultimate return of man to the sea.
Reprints:

The Cavemen (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 cavewoman who is resistant to being clobbered on the head falls for a man with an unusual approach.

For The Life Of Progress Hornsby (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sid Caesar
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sid Caesar; Ed Ralphwards; Progress Hornsby; Euphoria Hornsby; Bosley Mandiville; Shorty Bubble; Doornet Jaguar; One-Stick Haverstraw; Particular Frosty; 7892-450-37;
Synopsis:
Progress appears on the tv show "For The Life Of You", a parody of "This Is Your Life."

Bridge: The Aristocrat of Card Games (Table of Contents)

Trick-Or-Cheat Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charles Groan
Synopsis:
Defines common bridge terms, gives advice and shows the pitfalls of playing bridge. Includes a phony newspaper bridge column.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Old Salt (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 delicately solves the problem of his parrot going to the bathroom in his shirt.

The Daily Optimist (Table of Contents)

On The Sunny Side of The Sheet Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bosley Skagg; Penelope Skagg; T. Finster Moody; Felix Farquahr; Lydia Farquahr; Ethel Frong; Herman Frong; Philo Fosdick; Weldon Wembley; Hector Sedgewick; Tommy Goober; Glenn Pladde; Fenwick Gribble
Synopsis:
Sample of a newspaper that prints all news with a positive spin...no matter how bad the news is.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

On-The-Job Marching Songs (Table of Contents)

4/4 Time-And-A-Half Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Spirit and loyalty building songs for various industries' employees, set to familiar melodies.

The Night That Perry Masonmint Lost A Case (Table of Contents)

A Switch In Crime Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Perry Masonmint; Lieutenant Drag; District Attorney Burgerbits; Judge Sam; Paul Dreck; Della Sweet; Harry Townes; Emil Freebish
Synopsis:
Perry finally loses a case, because he only wins on Saturday nights.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Perry Mason tv show. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Future "Confession" Books (Table of Contents)

Confession Is Good For The Sale Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Perry Como; Eleanor Roosevelt; Dizzy Gillespe; Oscar Levant; Alfred E. Neuman; Jack Paar
Synopsis:
Future celebrity confession books.

How You Look To Other People (Table of Contents)

Face Value Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Buddy Basch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
How you might look to people you deal with daily, based on your value to them.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

How A Television Script is Born (Table of Contents)

And Then I Re-Wrote Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Follows a script from the original author through various rewrites, showing how all the meaning and creativity is gradually watered down.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Graduation Speeches...That Somebody Listened To (Table of Contents)

Summa Cum Louder Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jack Benny; Steve Allen; Ed Sullivan; Dick Clark; Richard Nixon; Fidel Castro
Synopsis:
Possible graduation speeches that could have helped form the philosophies of some celebrities.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Insurance Policies For Teen-Agers (Table of Contents)

Honestly This Is The Best Policy Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Ideas for insurance policies against common hazards of teen-agers, such as blind dates and flunking school.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Miracle Fabrics (Table of Contents)

Ready-To-Swear Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The good and bad points of modern synthetic fabrics.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

How To Play Croquet (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:
An unusual way to play the ball when it lands in a kid's mouth.

Who Says Lightning Never Strike Twice In The Same Place? (Table of Contents)

MAD Forever / 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 hardcover book from Crown Publishers.

Indexer Notes

Wally Wood credit is for small image of Alfred at bottom of page. Inside back cover.

News Stars For Old Movies (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Casting ideas for remakes of old movies.

Indexer Notes

Appear in the margins of 24 pages of the issue.

Great Moments In Medicine (Table of Contents)

Park-David / 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 Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company ads.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Want You
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Awaysis Takes You Away From The Everyday!
    Awaysis Cigarettes
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. A Revolutionary New Idea In Casual Wear
    MAD Straight Jacket
  5. 4. Books That Can Do What They Look Like They Can Do
    The Bedside MAD
  6. 5. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  7. 6. Have MAD Mailed To Your Home
    MAD Magazine
  8. 7. You'll Have A Million Laughs
    Musically MAD
  9. 8. Comic Strip Heroes (Taken From Real Life)
    Famous Funnies Dept.
  10. 9. Little Known Organizations
    Pressured Groups Dept.
  11. 10. Skin Diving
    The Man Who Sinks For Himself Dept.
  12. 11. The Cavemen
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. For The Life Of Progress Hornsby
    Sid Caesar Dept.
  14. 13. Bridge: The Aristocrat of Card Games
    Trick-Or-Cheat Dept.
  15. 14. The Old Salt
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. The Daily Optimist
    On The Sunny Side of The Sheet Dept.
  17. 16. On-The-Job Marching Songs
    4/4 Time-And-A-Half Dept.
  18. 17. The Night That Perry Masonmint Lost A Case
    A Switch In Crime Dept.
  19. 18. Future "Confession" Books
    Confession Is Good For The Sale Dept.
  20. 19. How You Look To Other People
    Face Value Dept.
  21. 20. How A Television Script is Born
    And Then I Re-Wrote Dept.
  22. 21. Graduation Speeches...That Somebody Listened To
    Summa Cum Louder Dept.
  23. 22. Insurance Policies For Teen-Agers
    Honestly This Is The Best Policy Dept.
  24. 23. Miracle Fabrics
    Ready-To-Swear Dept.
  25. 24. How To Play Croquet
    Don Martin Dept.
  26. 25. Who Says Lightning Never Strike Twice In The Same Place?
    MAD Forever
  27. 26. News Stars For Old Movies
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  28. 27. Great Moments In Medicine
    Park-David
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