(circa 1971)

New American Library, 1964 Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
New American Library
Brand
Signet
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
mass market paperback (4 1/4" x 7")

Issue Notes

Date is an estimate based on printings. Indexed from an 11th printing copy.
"A Signet Book, New American Library, Times Mirror"


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Inks
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Colors
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred sits with his feet on the desk, smoking a cigar in a cliche of a big businessman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Promotional copy for this book.
Art is excerpt from "Highway Squad" in this book.

More MAD Humor from Signet (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Self-Made MAD (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and publishing information.
Illustration is excerpt from story Fishing, in this book.

Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Fishing (Table of Contents: 6)

Fin and Had-It Dept. / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
All aspects of the hobby of fishing are explained.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

MAD's Modern Olympic Games (Table of Contents: 7)

Five-Ring Circus Dept. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Possible Olympic style events based on the skills of living modern city life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

The U.S. Army Chicken Officer's Field Manual (Table of Contents: 8)

The Man In Command Dept. / text story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A phoney instruction book for army officers, showing how they are trained in all the things that annoy enlisted men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

The Chase (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man on horseback escapes some Indians when the horse leaps a chasm...sort of.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Noted as a "Scenes We'd Like To See", but not listed as that Feature in Department title.

Highway Squad (Table of Contents: 10)

Ashpalt Bungle Dept. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dennis Pivnik; Don Mildew
Synopsis
Parody of the television series "Highway Patrol".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

A Child's History of the Middle 1900's (1940-1960) (Table of Contents: 11)

Past Tense Years Dept. / text story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Adolf Hitler; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Harry s. Truman; Thomas E. Dewey; Dwight D. Eisenhower
Synopsis
A humorous look at a 20-year period of mid-century America presented as a chapter in a future history book. Discussions on wars, television, middle-class life, presidents, medical science, and highway travel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

MAD Bubble Gum Cards (Table of Contents: 12)

Chew's Who Dept. / text story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Ewald "Red Ink" Wierhoffer; Clyde "Unbalanced" Reeber; Dr. Boris "Thumbs Up" Acid; Walter "Botchy" Smitner; Dr. Herman Witheringpuss; "Rosemary "Battleaxe" Winecoop; Carlyle F. Burnlash; Merrill Lynch Piercefenner; Enoch Saltzpritcher; Getyer "Cotton Picken" Hanzoff; Dr. Neville Sternbrush; Rudy "The Padder" Gougewell; Seymour "Microfilm" Verblanger; Omar "Sparky" Wintermutt; John Ward Heeler, Jr.
Synopsis
Phony bubble gum cards honoring great players in politics, auto repair, science, stockbrokerage, tree surgery, teaching, medicine, and accounting.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

"Cool" Casey at the Bat (Table of Contents: 13)

Bop-Fly Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ernest Lawrence Thayer (original); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Casey; Cooney; Barrows; Flynn; Cornball Blake
Synopsis
The classic poem retold with hip, beat language and references.
Reprints

The Mad "Comic" Opera (Table of Contents: 14)

Song of India Ink Dept. / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dick Tracy; Tarzan; Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (Annie's dog); Mickey Finn; Rex Morgan M.D.; Dagwood Bumstead; Flash Gordon (cameo); Clark Kent (cameo); Steve Canyon (cameo); Smilin' Jack; Penny; Snuffy Smith; Lowizee Smith
Synopsis
A parody of Broadway musicals using comic strip characters. Rex Morgan has kidnapped Annie and intends to remove her unique eyes, but Sandy leads Dick Tracy and Tarzan to a rescue, which is aided by Snuffy Smith.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dozens of other comic strip characters appear in background and in grand finale number "Let's Fall in Love."
The original mid-page decoration featuring head shots of probably every contemporary comic strip character is not reprinted here.
Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

MAD's "Pure Products" Law (Table of Contents: 15)

What's in it for Me Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Humorous ingredient lists for products other than food.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

Sailing (Table of Contents: 16)

The Breeze and Aye-Aye Dept. / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Satirical look at small-craft sailing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

The Carpenter's Assistants (Table of Contents: 17)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two carpenters beat each other up in impossible ways with their tools, until the boss shows up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story was later reworked by Don Martin as "One Monday Afternoon at Joe's Concrete Works", which appears in Mad's Don Martin Carries On (Warner Books, 1973 Series) #74-116.
The characters are early unnamed versions of Don Martin's Fester Bestester and Karbunkle.

Successful Merchandising (Table of Contents: 18)

A Profit Without Honor Dept. / text story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A series of phony ads showing how the right merchandising can sell the same product in many different markets.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

MAD Goes to a Gangster Movie Preview (Table of Contents: 19)

Gang-Green Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Ira Schlock; Fink-Face Fester; Lem Pivnik; Bessie Fester; Mr. Fester; Al Capone; Baby-Face Nelson; Machine Gun Kelly; Buggsy Siegel; John Dillinger; Pretty-Boy Floyd; Lepke Buchalter
Synopsis
Cliche-ridden parody of typical gangster movies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credits from original; no credits in this book.

The Moving Men (Table of Contents: 20)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two movers try unsuccessfully to save a woman jumping from the 17th floor of a building.
Reprints

The Clods at MAD Have Climbed to the Top of the Heap (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. More MAD Humor from Signet
  5. 4. The Self-Made MAD
  6. 5. Contents
  7. 6. Fishing
    Fin and Had-It Dept.
  8. 7. MAD's Modern Olympic Games
    Five-Ring Circus Dept.
  9. 8. The U.S. Army Chicken Officer's Field Manual
    The Man In Command Dept.
  10. 9. The Chase
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Highway Squad
    Ashpalt Bungle Dept.
  12. 11. A Child's History of the Middle 1900's (1940-1960)
    Past Tense Years Dept.
  13. 12. MAD Bubble Gum Cards
    Chew's Who Dept.
  14. 13. "Cool" Casey at the Bat
    Bop-Fly Dept.
  15. 14. The Mad "Comic" Opera
    Song of India Ink Dept.
  16. 15. MAD's "Pure Products" Law
    What's in it for Me Dept.
  17. 16. Sailing
    The Breeze and Aye-Aye Dept.
  18. 17. The Carpenter's Assistants
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Successful Merchandising
    A Profit Without Honor Dept.
  20. 19. MAD Goes to a Gangster Movie Preview
    Gang-Green Dept.
  21. 20. The Moving Men
    Don Martin Dept.
  22. 21. The Clods at MAD Have Climbed to the Top of the Heap
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