The Worst from MAD #6 [British]
(1963)

EC, 1958 Series
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Price
0/5 [0-5-0 GBP]
Pages
92
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein; Jerry De Fuccio (editorial assistant); Nick Meglin (editorial assistant)
Color
Color Covers; Black & White Interiors
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Annual

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Worst from MAD (EC, 1958 series) #6.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas; Don Martin
Inks
Kelly Freas; Don Martin
Colors
Kelly Freas; Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Collage of covers from Mad (EC, 1952 series) #63 to 70.

Who Put the Men in Mental Breakdown? (Table of Contents: 1)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Alpine cigarette print ads; An Alpine cigarette can ease the irritating effects of constant bombardment from television cigarette ads.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

Departments / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children (Table of Contents: 3)

Going Through a Phrase Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin; Pearl Belkin
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Telling children's stories in realistic terms.
Reprints

The Inventor (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A machine turns upon its inventor.
Reprints

How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World (Table of Contents: 5)

Buy the Way Dept / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Frank Sinatra; John Kennedy
Synopsis
Altering famous advertising campaigns so the product they sell is the United States.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 6)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy booby-traps the Black Spy's phone.
Reprints

A Mad Look at the Beach (Table of Contents: 7)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Series of beach-related gags.
Reprints

The Daily Square (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A newspaper geared to the tragically unhip.
Reprints

At the Knife-Throwing School (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is instructed on the proper form to throw a knife.
Reprints

Route 67 (Table of Contents: 10)

Bums Away Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Martin Milner [as Ted Stools]; George Maharias [as Bud Mudrock]; Red Skelton [as Freddie the Freeloader]; Mary Worth
Synopsis
Parody of the television show "Route 66".
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 11)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy booby-traps the White Spy's chicken.
Reprints

Bedtime Stories As Told by Job-Conscious Fathers (Table of Contents: 12)

Once-Upon-A-Time-And-A-Half-Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Fairy tales adjusted to specific job situations by their tellers.
Reprints

The Little League Hall Of Fame (Table of Contents: 13)

Brat-and-Ball Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A Hall Of Fame for Little League ballplayers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One of the inductees is Alfred E. Neuman.

Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 14)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of movie deathbed scenes.
Reprints

The Business of Baseball (Table of Contents: 15)

Diamonds Are a Boy's Best Friend Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of how professional baseball has changed in sixty years.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 16)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy tries to ambush the Black Spy by dressing in a cat costume.
Reprints

Advertising Space on Road Signs (Table of Contents: 17)

Commercial Vehicles Only Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Doud
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
If traffic signs had product placement add-ons.
Reprints

The Pickpocket (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pickpocket works a crowded subway car.
Reprints

Medical Illustrated (Table of Contents: 19)

Inside Joke Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical version of a magazine geared toward physicians.
Reprints

How To Improve America's Prestige Abroad (Table of Contents: 20)

Uncle Semantics Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Various stereotypical Americans relate their ideas to improve the country's image.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo appearance on a movie poster.

Boarding the Uptown Bus (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man tries to board an overcrowded city bus.
Reprints

The Minute After That One Minute TV Commercial (Table of Contents: 22)

Swinging After the Pitch Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Continuing the action of various television commercials after the camera has stopped.
Reprints

A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations (Table of Contents: 23)

Vowel Play Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical classified ad abbreviations.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy [Part 4] (Table of Contents: 24)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy trains his dog to attack the White Spy.
Reprints

The Great Magazine Circulation Drive (Table of Contents: 25)

Sub-Version Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A magazine publishing company badgers a person to subscribe.
Reprints

In the Park (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man looks at the statues in the park.
Reprints

Here's Your Special Bonus (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

The Truth About Secret Ingredients (Table of Contents: 28)

Elements of Surprise Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Two Soviet scientists combine the "secret ingredients" in various household products into an efficient rocket fuel.
Reprints

How to Read Between the Lines and Fill In Those Little Dots in a Gossip Column (Table of Contents: 29)

Little Black-And-White Lies Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Reilly
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lassie; Tony Curtis; Janet Leigh; Marilyn Monroe; Arthur Miller; Fabian
Synopsis
Filling in the facts that Hollywood gossip columns leave out.
Reprints

The Typical Summer Resort Ad (Table of Contents: 30)

Trail of the Lonesome Pines Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of deceptive advertising for summer resorts.
Reprints

Paperback Roulette (Table of Contents: 31)

Cover-Story Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A rack full of paperback book covers is presented.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Charlie Brown appears on the cover of a Peanuts compilation. Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo on a crime novel cover. The reprint collection "Utterly Mad" appears in the self-help section.

In the Penny Arcade (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man plays a race course game in a penny arcade.
Reprints

A Mad Look at the Telephone (Table of Contents: 33)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A series of phone-related gags.
Reprints

Sports Typography (Table of Contents: 34)

Slug It Out Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Archie De Silva ?
Pencils
Archie De Silva
Inks
Archie De Silva
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Text characters laid out to visually tell the story.
Reprints

The Hitchiker (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A hitcher tries everything to get a ride.
Reprints

The Jack Kennedy Show (Table of Contents: 36)

Capitol Punishment Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Kennedy; Edward R. Murrow; Franklin Roosevelt Jr.; Harry S. Truman; Adlai Stevenson; Margaret Truman; Robert Kennedy; Tony Curtis; Sammy Davis Jr.
Synopsis
What if President John Kennedy hosted a television talk show like NBC's The Tonight Show?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Franklin Roosevelt Jr. performs Cliff Arquette's "Charley Weaver" character.

Liberty Mutilate (Table of Contents: 37)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Liberty Mutual Insurance print ads.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glass Bottles
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of milk print ads.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Who Put the Men in Mental Breakdown?
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Departments
  4. 3. A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children
    Going Through a Phrase Dept.
  5. 4. The Inventor
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World
    Buy the Way Dept
  7. 6. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at the Beach
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. The Daily Square
  10. 9. At the Knife-Throwing School
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Route 67
    Bums Away Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy [Part 2]
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  13. 12. Bedtime Stories As Told by Job-Conscious Fathers
    Once-Upon-A-Time-And-A-Half-Dept.
  14. 13. The Little League Hall Of Fame
    Brat-and-Ball Dept.
  15. 14. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  16. 15. The Business of Baseball
    Diamonds Are a Boy's Best Friend Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy [Part 3]
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  18. 17. Advertising Space on Road Signs
    Commercial Vehicles Only Dept.
  19. 18. The Pickpocket
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Medical Illustrated
    Inside Joke Dept.
  21. 20. How To Improve America's Prestige Abroad
    Uncle Semantics Dept.
  22. 21. Boarding the Uptown Bus
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. The Minute After That One Minute TV Commercial
    Swinging After the Pitch Dept.
  24. 23. A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations
    Vowel Play Dept.
  25. 24. Spy Vs. Spy [Part 4]
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  26. 25. The Great Magazine Circulation Drive
    Sub-Version Dept.
  27. 26. In the Park
    Don Martin Dept.
  28. 27. Here's Your Special Bonus
  29. 28. The Truth About Secret Ingredients
    Elements of Surprise Dept.
  30. 29. How to Read Between the Lines and Fill In Those Little Dots in a Gossip Column
    Little Black-And-White Lies Dept.
  31. 30. The Typical Summer Resort Ad
    Trail of the Lonesome Pines Dept.
  32. 31. Paperback Roulette
    Cover-Story Dept.
  33. 32. In the Penny Arcade
    Don Martin Dept.
  34. 33. A Mad Look at the Telephone
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  35. 34. Sports Typography
    Slug It Out Dept.
  36. 35. The Hitchiker
    Don Martin Dept.
  37. 36. The Jack Kennedy Show
    Capitol Punishment Dept.
  38. 37. Liberty Mutilate
  39. 38. ["Glass Bottles"]
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