Son of Mad #S1701
(October 1959)

New American Library, 1959 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
New American Library, Inc.
Brand
Signet Books
Editing
Albert. B. Feldstein
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
mass market paperback (4 1/4" x 6 7/8"; 10.9 cm x 17.3 cm)
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Known Printings for this Stock Number (S1701): 1st Printing-October 1959, 2nd Canadian Printing-October 1959, 3rd Printing-November 1960, 4th Printing-September 1961. Indexed from a first printing copy.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Colors
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman (as baby)
Synopsis
Alfred frightens a King Kong type ape.

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

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

Indexer Notes

inside front and back covers are blank

Signet Books Proudly Announce The Birth Of A New Baby (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Promotional copy for this book.

Why Sleep (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas
Inks
Kelly Freas
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman (as baby)
Synopsis
Title page and publishing information.

Indexer Notes

Illustration is excerpt from cover.

Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents.

Indexer Notes

Illustration is an excerpt from the story "Ganefs!"

How to Be Smart (Table of Contents: 6)

Education Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Shows many things you can do to look smart.
Reprints

Kane Keen! Private Eye (Table of Contents: 7)

Crime Dept.; Kane Keen / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Kane Keen; Lassie Rover; Rollover Rover; Schlep; Mrs. Rover; laywer; police officer
Synopsis
Kane finds the murderer: the butler did it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

My Secret (Table of Contents: 8)

Sports Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee [as Benn Ogen] (signed)
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Benn Ogen
Synopsis
Shows the details of famous golfer Benn Ogen's swing.
Reprints

Plastic Sam! (Table of Contents: 9)

Plastic Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Plastic Sam; Wheezy Wunks [aka. Wizzy Woonks, Wowzy, Wuzzy Wurnks, Wozzy Wanks, Wazzy Wunks, Weezy Wonks, Wonkzy Weez]; Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Imitation Plastic Sam
Synopsis
Plastic Sam meets an imitation who is a bank robber.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of Plastic Man (Quality, 1943 series).

Scenes We'd Like to See: One Against Four (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Interlandi ?
Pencils
Phil Interlandi (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Man defeats 4 pirates one-at-a-time while rescuing a woman but is then surrounded by the next 4 pirates.
Reprints

Let's Go for a Ride! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Exaggerated versions of the problems of a Sunday drive, with the family finally deciding home was more peaceful.
Reprints

If You Suffer Pain (Table of Contents: 12)

Anasprin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Melvin Coznowski [Alfred E. Neuman]
Synopsis
Phony ad for Anasprin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of both Anacin and aspirin ads. Character is unamed.

Miltie of the Mounties! (Table of Contents: 13)

Tales From The Northwest Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Scott Yardland; Jackie; Herbie; Jerkie; Scoggins; Miltie; Nanuk The Canuk
Synopsis
Miltie the Mountie doesn't get his man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Wreck of the Hesperus (Table of Contents: 14)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Skipper; Skipper's daughter; Popeye (cameo)
Synopsis
Relates the wreck of the ship Hesperus on the reef at Norman's Woe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.

Wild 1/2 (Table of Contents: 15)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Johnny [played by Marlon Branflakes]; Johnny's gang; a girl; the girl's father
Synopsis
Johnny and his gang give up motorcycles.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "The Wild One."

Cartoon Digest (Table of Contents: 16)

Newspaper Comics Dept.; Little Orphan Melvin; Mett and Juff; Li'l Ab'r; R. Morgan MD; Starchie; Poopeye / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Little Orphan Melvin; Punjoke; Sandle; Daddy Peacebudks; Mett; Juff; Mickey Rodent; R. Morgan; Starchie; Bottleneck; Harold Toon; Shadrack; Poopeye; Marlon Branflakes
Synopsis
Typical comic strips.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parodies of strips: Little Orphan Annie; Mutt and Jeff; Li'l Abner; Rex Morgan MD; Archie; Popeye.

Ganefs! (Table of Contents: 17)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Inks
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Bumble; Bumble's boss
Synopsis
A perfect crime is hatched but Bumble fumbles.
Reprints

Talk (Table of Contents: 18)

Talk Dept. / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Shirley; Lance Cowznofski; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Comparisons of what you think overseen conversations are, with what they actually are.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman does not resemble the MAD trademark character.

A Sequel That Destroys The Tradition of All Sequels! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Son of MAD / 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. Signet Books Proudly Announce The Birth Of A New Baby
  4. 3. Why Sleep
    The Bedside MAD
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Contents
  7. 6. How to Be Smart
    Education Dept.
  8. 7. Kane Keen! Private Eye
    Crime Dept.; Kane Keen
  9. 8. My Secret
    Sports Dept.
  10. 9. Plastic Sam!
    Plastic Hero Worship Dept.
  11. 10. Scenes We'd Like to See: One Against Four
  12. 11. Let's Go for a Ride!
  13. 12. If You Suffer Pain
    Anasprin
  14. 13. Miltie of the Mounties!
    Tales From The Northwest Dept.
  15. 14. Wreck of the Hesperus
    Poetry Dept.
  16. 15. Wild 1/2
    Hollywood Dept.
  17. 16. Cartoon Digest
    Newspaper Comics Dept.; Little Orphan Melvin; Mett and Juff; Li'l Ab'r; R. Morgan MD; Starchie; Poopeye
  18. 17. Ganefs!
    Crime Dept.
  19. 18. Talk
    Talk Dept.
  20. 19. A Sequel That Destroys The Tradition of All Sequels!
    Son of MAD
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