Mad #254 [$1.60 Cover Price]
(April 1985)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
1.60 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893323004
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein (Editor); Nick Meglin (Senior Editor); John Ficarra (Associate Editor)
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

This issue has variants.


Special Rock Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Rock Video Produced By Pressure Groups (Table of Contents)

Rock Around the Bloc Department / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Cindy Lauper; Sting; Michael Jackson; Boy George

Boys Just Wanna Be George (Table of Contents)

Nomenculture Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hachtman
Pencils:
Tom Hachtman
Inks:
Tom Hachtman
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Mad's Aptitude Test Number Seven Will You Make A Good Rock Star? (Table of Contents)

B-S.A.T. Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Red Topple And... Night Time Takes A Mad Look At Rock Video (Table of Contents)

P.M.-T.V. Department / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick De Bartolo
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Red Topple

The Exploitation of a Rock Death (Table of Contents)

Grave Reviews Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Where Your Rock Album Dollar Goes (Table of Contents)

Disc-Y Business Department / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

One Day In A Police Department (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Honest Ads That Introduce New, Improved Products (Table of Contents)

Sons of Pitches Department / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Mad Don't Book Chapter I: What Not To Do At A Funeral (Table of Contents)

Blunder Enlightening Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Raiola; Charlie Kadau
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

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

Berg's-Eye View Department / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Useful and Practical Inflight Information We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Frying the Unfriendly Skies Department / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

One Fine Day At A Television Station (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Wanted Posters For the Real Criminals Who Threaten Our Lives (Table of Contents)

Justice Once Department / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

The Mysteries of the Morning (Table of Contents)

Dawn's Early Frights Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

One Fine Day In A Department Store (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Rip-Off-Tide (Table of Contents)

Schlock Around the Dock Department / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

What Powerful Non-Nuclear Device is There No Defense Against? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irving Schild (photographer)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photographer)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photographer)

Indexer Notes

back cover

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Drawn-Out Dramas / comic story / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Rock Issue
  2. 1. Rock Video Produced By Pressure Groups
    Rock Around the Bloc Department
  3. 2. Boys Just Wanna Be George
    Nomenculture Department
  4. 3. Mad's Aptitude Test Number Seven Will You Make A Good Rock Star?
    B-S.A.T. Department
  5. 4. Red Topple And... Night Time Takes A Mad Look At Rock Video
    P.M.-T.V. Department
  6. 5. The Exploitation of a Rock Death
    Grave Reviews Department
  7. 6. Where Your Rock Album Dollar Goes
    Disc-Y Business Department
  8. 7. One Day In A Police Department
    Don Martin Department
  9. 8. Honest Ads That Introduce New, Improved Products
    Sons of Pitches Department
  10. 9. The Mad Don't Book Chapter I: What Not To Do At A Funeral
    Blunder Enlightening Department
  11. 10. The Lighter Side Of...
    Berg's-Eye View Department
  12. 11. Useful and Practical Inflight Information We'd Like to See
    Frying the Unfriendly Skies Department
  13. 12. One Fine Day At A Television Station
    Don Martin Department
  14. 13. Wanted Posters For the Real Criminals Who Threaten Our Lives
    Justice Once Department
  15. 14. The Mysteries of the Morning
    Dawn's Early Frights Department
  16. 15. One Fine Day In A Department Store
    Don Martin Department
  17. 16. Rip-Off-Tide
    Schlock Around the Dock Department
  18. 17. What Powerful Non-Nuclear Device is There No Defense Against?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Drawn-Out Dramas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne