(October 1983)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
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Editing:
Al Feldstein [As Albert B. Feldstein]; John Ficarra (Associate Editor); Nick Meglin (Senior Editor)
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

With the exception of the covers, entire magazine is in black & white.


[Mad Unmasks "The Return Of The Jedi" And "The A-Team"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Richard Williams
Inks:
Richard Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Luke Skywalker; Han Solo; Princess Leia Organa; Mr. T [As Darth Vader]; Alfred E. Neuman [As Wicket W. Warrick]
Reprints:

Departments (Table of Contents)

Contents Page / credits / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Contents page featuring staff listings & what's featured in the magazine, listed by special Mad departments.

Random Samplings Of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Martin; Paul Coker; Jack Rickard; Norman Mingo; Marlette
Inks:
Don Martin; Paul Coker; Jack Rickard; Norman Mingo; Marlette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman [As Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie; As an ape from The Planet Of The Apes]; President Ronald Reagan; Margaret Thatcher; Captain Klutz
Synopsis:
Letters page with random samplings of reader mail.
Reprints:
  • United States from Mad (EC, 1952 series) #157 (March 1973), #240 (July 1983) [cover]
  • from Discover July 1983 cover
  • from Mad's Don Martin Presents Captain Klutz II (1983 series) #nn (1983)

Indexer Notes

From the "Letters" Dept. A Mad subscription ad appears here as well as an ad for Don Martin Presents Captain Klutz II. A cartoon of Ronald Reagan becoming Margaret Thatcher from the June 15, 1983 San Diego Tribune appears as well.

Re-Hash Of The Jeti (Table of Contents)

Mad Movie Satire / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Princess Laidup [Princess Leia Organa]; Ham Yoyo [Han Solo]; Chewbacco [Chewbacca]; Dart Zader [Darth Vader]; Landough [Lando Calrissian]; Cree-pio [C-3PO]; Lube Skystalker [Luke Skywalker]; Bar-Stool [R2-D2]; Yodel [Yoda]; Raid bug (Cameo); Kermit The Frog (Cameo); Fozzy Bear (Cameo); Ewoks; Miss Piggy (Cameo); Cookie Monster (Cameo); Stormtroopers; Chubby The Fatt [Jabba The Hutt] Rancor Monster; Jawas; Bib Fortuna; Salacious Crumb; Boba Fett; Big Bird (Cameo); Oldie Von Moldie [Obie Wan-Kenobi]; Tin Man (Cameo); E.T. (Cameo); Smokey The Bear (Cameo); Emperor Palpatine; Admiral Ackbar; Mon Mothma; General Madine; Dumbo (Cameo); Dopey (Cameo); Grumpy (Cameo); Doc (Cameo); Bashful (Cameo); Sleepy (Cameo); Sneezy (Cameo); Happy (Cameo); Tarzan (Cameo); Mickey Mouse (Cameo); Spock (Cameo)
Synopsis:
A satire of the movie, "Return Of The Jedi".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From the "The Farce Be With You" Dept.
Han Solo is satirized in this story as Ham Solo, Ham Yoho and Ham Yoyo.

Warning Labels We Desperately Need (Table of Contents)

Mad Warning Labels / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Warning labels for basic everyday things.

Indexer Notes

From the "Whoopee ! Caution" Dept.

A Mad Guide Of Life's Annoying Little Uncertainties...Or...You're Never Really 100% Sure... (Table of Contents)

Topical Satire / filler / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A series of gags on things we're just not certain of in life's everyday situations.

Indexer Notes

From the "Doubts All, Folks !" Dept.

Mad's Video Game Arcade Owner Of The Year (Table of Contents)

Mad Interview / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Clint Westwood [Clint Eastwood]; Philo Starbuck
Synopsis:
Clint Eastwood interviews Philo Starbuck of the Milky Way Arcade.

Indexer Notes

From the "Two Bit Operator" Dept.

One Fine Medieval Morning At Home (Table of Contents)

Don Martin / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Home-town boy gets decapitated.

Indexer Notes

From the "Don Martin" Dept. Part I.

A Short History Showing How Different Publications Slant The News (Table of Contents)

Political Satire / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ted Kennedy; Frank Sinatra; President Ronald Reagan; Carol Burnett
Synopsis:
A series of newspaper front pages with slanted views on events.

Indexer Notes

From the "Trying To Slip Bias" Dept.

The Lighter Side Of... (Table of Contents)

The Lighter Side Of... / filler / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Roger Kaputnik
Synopsis:
Dave Berg's Lighter Side of gag section focusing on the topics, Clothes; Dentists; Records; Sex; Food; Love; Annoyances; Soap Operas; Block-Busting; Bragging; Dating; Greeting Cards; Graffiti; Money & Pets.

Indexer Notes

From the "Berg's Eye-View" Dept.

Spy VS. Spy (Table of Contents)

Spy VS Spy / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
White Spy falls for Black Spy's Two-In-One spring torpedo trap.

Indexer Notes

From the "Joke And Dagger" Dept. Winner: Black Spy.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Peanuts Comic Strip (Table of Contents)

Mad's Do-It-Yourself / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Lucy
Synopsis:
Mad's do-it-yourself featuring a fill in the blanks Peanuts comic strip.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From the "Strip Tease" Dept.

Poetic Tributes To People Who Wouldn't Ordinarily Get Them (Table of Contents)

Mad Poetry / filler / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Poems dedicated to people in small time or seedy occupations like a mugger; a plumber; a garbage man; a parking attendant; a mover; a loan-shark; a postal clerk; an accountant and a forgotten government official.

Indexer Notes

From the "Knock Verse" Dept.

One Afternoon On A Remote Jungle Island (Table of Contents)

Don Martin / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lord Pembrook
Synopsis:
Cannibal's version of a food fight.

Indexer Notes

From the "Don Martin" Dept. Part II.

An Advertiser Would Have Us Believe... (Table of Contents)

Topical Satire / filler / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Karl Malden; Robert Young
Synopsis:
Examples of what advertisers will say just to get someone to buy into their product.

Indexer Notes

From the "Ad Nausea" Dept.

Lose Weight (Mainly Because You Lose Your Appetite) With The Mad Gross-Out Diet (Table of Contents)

Topical Satire / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A series of gags featuring disgusting things around you while eating.

Indexer Notes

From the "Queasy Does It" Dept.

The *A* Team [The *Asinine* Team] (Table of Contents)

Mad TV Satire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hannibull Swish [Col. John "Hannibal" Smith]; Charlie Brown (Cameo); B.M. [Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus; Lt. Templeton "(Face)man" Peck; Amy Amanda Allen; Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock; Walter Matthau
Synopsis:
A satire of the TV series, "The A-Team".

Indexer Notes

From the ""T" And *A*" Dept.

One Fine Evening During Prime Time (Table of Contents)

Don Martin / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A coach potato doesn't have to watch TV to get his prime time dose of violence.

Indexer Notes

From the "Don Martin" Dept. Part III.

What Is Changing America's Drinking Habits ? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Another famous Mad Fold-In from Al Jaffee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover.In color. Fold-In answer: "Contaminated Water".

One-On-One Night In The Laboratory (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Edwing [Duck Edwing]
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Frankenstein's Monster; Dr. Frankenstein; Igor
Synopsis:
Igor & Dr. Frankenstein come up with an unique way of putting the brain in the monster.

Indexer Notes

Outside backcover. In color.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Sergio Aragones / filler / 0 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Sergio Aragones' mini textless gags that appear in various margins and panels on most of the pages in the magazine.

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in Various Places Around The Magazine. From the "Marginal Thinking" Dept.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Mad Unmasks "The Return Of The Jedi" And "The A-Team"]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Departments
    Contents Page
  3. 2. Random Samplings Of Reader Mail
    Letters
  4. 3. Re-Hash Of The Jeti
    Mad Movie Satire
  5. 4. Warning Labels We Desperately Need
    Mad Warning Labels
  6. 5. A Mad Guide Of Life's Annoying Little Uncertainties...Or...You're Never Really 100% Sure...
    Topical Satire
  7. 6. Mad's Video Game Arcade Owner Of The Year
    Mad Interview
  8. 7. One Fine Medieval Morning At Home
    Don Martin
  9. 8. A Short History Showing How Different Publications Slant The News
    Political Satire
  10. 9. The Lighter Side Of...
    The Lighter Side Of...
  11. 10. Spy VS. Spy
    Spy VS Spy
  12. 11. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Peanuts Comic Strip
    Mad's Do-It-Yourself
  13. 12. Poetic Tributes To People Who Wouldn't Ordinarily Get Them
    Mad Poetry
  14. 13. One Afternoon On A Remote Jungle Island
    Don Martin
  15. 14. An Advertiser Would Have Us Believe...
    Topical Satire
  16. 15. Lose Weight (Mainly Because You Lose Your Appetite) With The Mad Gross-Out Diet
    Topical Satire
  17. 16. The *A* Team [The *Asinine* Team]
    Mad TV Satire
  18. 17. One Fine Evening During Prime Time
    Don Martin
  19. 18. What Is Changing America's Drinking Habits ?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. One-On-One Night In The Laboratory
    Don Martin
  21. 20. Drawn Out Dramas
    Sergio Aragones
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Terry Watkins
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne