(October 1979)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein; Jerry DeFuccio (associate); Nick Meglin (associate)
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)

Issue Notes

John Putnam is art director. Leonard Brenner does production.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints:

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Letters Dept. (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Curt Swan
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Bob Boyd, Jack C. Harris (from DC Comics), Kyong Pak, Adam Trese, John Aldridge, Robert Pannachio, Karen Carbone, Sean MacGregor, Mike Thibodeau, Beth Davis, Vin Caldwell, Hella Smit, Chris Martin, Maria Lane, Fred Erhardt, Tim Anderson, Brian McConnell and Paisley Seymour.

The Ring and I (Table of Contents)

Lord of the Rings / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy; satire-parody
Characters:
Frodo Baggins; Gandalf; Sam; Aragorn; Gimli; Legolas; Orcs; Merry; Gollum; Shelob
Synopsis:
A musical satire of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Songs used are "Those Were the Days", "Scarborough Fair", "I Write the Songs", "Both Sides Now", "You are the Sunshine of My Life", "At Seventeen", "Blowin' in the Wind", "The Sound of Silence", "Gentle on my Mind" and "The Age of Aquarius."

The Mad Nasty Book [Volume One] (Table of Contents)

The Mad Nasty Book / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Harry North, Esq.
Inks:
Harry North, Esq.
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; Debbie Boone; Ronald Reagan; Barbara Walters; Fidel Castro; Walter Mondale; Bill Walton; Charlie's Angels; Queen Elizabeth; Ilie Nastase; Idi Amin; John Travolta

Sixty Seconds (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dan Gather; Morley Safecall; Mike Malice; Clyde Catatonic; Claudia Catatonic; Warren T. Catatonic; Coach Winsocki; Dr. Welby Marcus
Synopsis:
A satire of the television show SIXTY MINUTES.

This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to Deserving Professional Athletes (Table of Contents)

This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
Al Jaffee ?

Genre:
satire-parody

Don Martin's Guide to Some Very Obscure Comics Sound Effects (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Tarzan; Superman; Human Torch; Iron Man; Aquaman; Crock; Mary Worth; Hulk; Batman; Robin; Popeye; King of Id; Sandy; Little Orphan Annie; Wonder Woman; Clark Kent; Spider-Man; Hagar the Horrible; Porky Pig; Prince Valiant; Alley Oop; Snoopy; Thor; Silver Surfer; Andy Capp; The Katzenjammer Kids; Olive Oyl; The Phantom; Plastic Man
Reprints:

Mad's All Inclusive Do-It-Yourself "Dear John Letter" (Table of Contents)

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A fill in the blanks goodbye letter to your spouse or lover.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of... Cooling Off (Table of Contents)

The Lighter Side of... / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
Dave Berg ?

Genre:
satire-parody

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Spy vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias
Letters:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
satire-parody; spy
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy

Mad's Table of Little-Known and Very Useless Weights, Measures & Distances (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Why Do We Assume It Makes Sense? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

Wait Till You Get Home and Find That... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Paul Peter Porges
Inks:
Paul Peter Porges
Letters:
Paul Peter Porges ?

Genre:
satire-parody

More "New-Improved" Products That Really Are New and Improved (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
Al Jaffee ?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Vague-$ (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tan Danner; Dr. VaVoom; Tony Curtis; Finzter
Synopsis:
A satire of the television show VEGAS.

What Type of Revolting Theater Fare Will Not Appear This Summer... Thank God! (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
Al Jaffee ?
Letters:
Al Jaffee ?

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover and in color. Answer is: A movie called Jaws III.

["Yes... Me Worry!"] (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / (backcovers) *do not use* / *please fix* / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (painted; signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (painted; signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (painted; signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

A Mad mini-poster.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Drawn-Out Dramas / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in various places around the magazine.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Letters Dept.
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. The Ring and I
    Lord of the Rings
  5. 4. The Mad Nasty Book [Volume One]
    The Mad Nasty Book
  6. 5. Sixty Seconds
  7. 6. This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to Deserving Professional Athletes
    This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to
  8. 7. Don Martin's Guide to Some Very Obscure Comics Sound Effects
  9. 8. Mad's All Inclusive Do-It-Yourself "Dear John Letter"
    Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of... Cooling Off
    The Lighter Side of...
  11. 10. Spy vs. Spy
    Spy vs. Spy
  12. 11. Mad's Table of Little-Known and Very Useless Weights, Measures & Distances
  13. 12. Why Do We Assume It Makes Sense?
  14. 13. Wait Till You Get Home and Find That...
  15. 14. More "New-Improved" Products That Really Are New and Improved
  16. 15. Vague-$
  17. 16. What Type of Revolting Theater Fare Will Not Appear This Summer... Thank God!
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. ["Yes... Me Worry!"]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  19. 18. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Drawn-Out Dramas
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