(1986)

Russ Cochran, 1986 Series
Volume:
2
Price:
[none]
Pages:
212
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing:
Russ Cochran
Color:
four color
Dimensions:
9" x 12"
Paper Stock:
white
Binding:
smythe sewn
Publishing Format:
mini series

["Aha, Dr. Whatsit!"] (Table of Contents)

Shermlock Shomes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman ?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit
Reprints:

["Aha, Dr. Whatsit!"] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shermlock Shomes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman ?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit
Reprints:

If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand... (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Shermlock Shomes! (Table of Contents: 3)

Crime Dept.; Shermlock Shomes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit; Cecil B. V. D. Mill (cameo); Mrs. Gowanus; a woman; the woman's uncle
Synopsis:
A parody of Sherlock Holmes. Fearing for her uncle's life, a woman has Shermlock break into his room and Shermlock goes nuts trying to solve the non-crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

References Lassie Rover and Rollover Rover from the Kane Keen story in MAD #5.

Treasure Island! (Table of Contents: 4)

Classic-Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
John Severin [as Long John Severin] (signed)
Inks:
John Severin [as Long John Severin] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin of the Apes (cameo); Melvin Hawkins; Captain Rollem Bones; Long-John Aluminum; Melvin Mole (cameo)
Synopsis:
A parody of Classics Illustrated comics version of Treasure Island.
Reprints:

We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

E.C. Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; The Chief
Synopsis:
Five Fingers makes his first appearance and receives instructions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Right side of one page and left side of facing page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

E.C. Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 8)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Introduction of the E.C. Fan-Addict Club.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No letters published in this issue.

["Look What I Have!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtsman
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man brings home a new puppy that likes to chew things.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first panel contains text lacking in the original publication noting that this and the following 5 pages are reprints.

["I--Have An Egg!!"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man has an egg he can't crack.
Reprints:

["Climbing Over Rocky Mountain..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man discovers a beautiful lake in the mountains.
Reprints:

["This Toaster Shoots The Toast Up Too High!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man's toaster shoots the toast too high.
Reprints:

["My Friend Sings!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man's friend loves to sing.
Reprints:

["I Can Flip An Egg Any Way!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man can flip eggs any way.
Reprints:

Smilin' Melvin! (Table of Contents: 15)

Airplane Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Smilin' Melvin; Upwind Johnson; Thatstuff
Synopsis:
A parody of the aviation comic strip Smiling Jack.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

May be first use of the word "Veeble-fetzer."

Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Benson
Letters:
typeset

["We're Looking For A Monster, Ma'm!"] (Table of Contents: 17)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

E.C. Fan-Addict Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Frank N. Stein! (Table of Contents: 19)

Terror Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Baron Francesco Napoleon Stein; Bumble; Melvin; Sherman; the monster
Synopsis:
A parody of The Frankenstein horror comics and films.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The monster has Adolph Hitler's face.

Lone Stranger Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 20)

Western Dept.; Lone Stranger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Stranger; Pronto [Chief Wonga]; Ookabollwonga tribe
Synopsis:
The Lone Stranger learns of Pronto's secret identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Lone Ranger and Tonto.

We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

E.C. Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 22)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; the Chief
Synopsis:
Five Fingers makes his way to Moscow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Right side of page and left side of facing page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

E.C. Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 24)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comments from John Hurt of Elgin, Oregon; Ronald Ketterer of Reading, Pennsylania; Harry Mitchell; Bobby Percy of Auburn, Alabama; Rose Sultan of New York City; Bill Wiesenbach of Pensacola, Florida; Atascaedro Union Hight school; Chucks Hancox; Howard Griffith; and David Allessio of Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Reprints:

["You Will Notice How This Chair Fits You When You Sit..."] (Table of Contents: 25)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries a new chair.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first panel contains text lacking in the original publication noting that this and the following 5 pages are reprints.

["Come My Friend--"] (Table of Contents: 26)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man shows off his new fireplace.
Reprints:

["I Think I'll Listen To The Radio!"] (Table of Contents: 27)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man doesn't like the sound of radio news.
Reprints:

["I'm Hungry!"] (Table of Contents: 28)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries to eat breakfast cereal.
Reprints:

["I'm Going To The Movies!"] (Table of Contents: 29)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man makes too much noise at a movie.
Reprints:

["Oh Joyeux!"] (Table of Contents: 30)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries out a magic hat.
Reprints:

Bat Boy and Rubin! (Table of Contents: 31)

Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Bat Boy; Rubin; the Fleagle Gang; the Flurgle Gang
Synopsis:
Bat Boy and Rubin eliminate the gangs in Cosmopolis, but the killer is still at large.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Batman and Robin comics. May be first use of word "furshlugginer" in MAD.

["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."] (Table of Contents: 32)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:

So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club! (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

E.C. Fan-Addict Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Little Orphan Melvin! (Table of Contents: 34)

Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Little Orphan Melvin; Daddy Peacebucks; Punjoke; Gravel; Ax L. Maxl; The Gasp!; Mommy Peacebucks
Synopsis:
Daddy is continually too late to save Melvin from danger, and also cannot save himself from Mommy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Includes a stanza of a poem by Byron.

The Raven (Table of Contents: 35)

Classical Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Allan Poe
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
a raven; the narrator; Lenore
Synopsis:
An adaptation of Poe's poem "The Raven."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 36)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Hentry Hartz in Utica, New York; Keith Nutt in Midland, Texas; Ann Salvin in Westfield, Connecticutt; Dick Clarkson in Cambridge, Massaschusetts; Ben Jones in Quinwood, West Virginia; Jerry Schuler in Rochester, New York; Clyde Woddell in Alexandira, Louisiana; Ann Busch in Buffalo, New York; and Raoul D'Arcy
Reprints:

Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Bop Jokes! (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Five gags using Bop terms.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a 1-page Bop Dictionary, so reader can understand the gags.

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 39)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; Floppova Movova
Synopsis:
Five Fingers meets Floppova while searching Moscow for the artificial dirt factory.
Reprints:

Hah! Noon! (Table of Contents: 40)

Western Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters:
Marshall Kane; Mrs. Kane; Marshall Floodnick; Killer Diller Miller; Ramona
Synopsis:
Marshall Kane dithers about leaving town, beats up another marshall, and kills some accomplices of Miller before subduing Miller without violence.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Gary Cooper film "High Noon."

The Face Upon The Floor (Table of Contents: 41)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Ben Oda ?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

G.I. Shmoe! (Table of Contents: 43)

War Comics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Galusha Iggy Shmoe [G. I. Shmoe]; Sgt. Squirt; Comrade Commander
Synopsis:
A parody of war comics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Every woman in the story uses the line, "...Hey Joe...You got chewing gum?"

Sane! (Table of Contents: 44)

Western Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters:
Sane; Paw; Maw; Joey; Wilson
Synopsis:
Sane beats Wilson in a gun battle through trickery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of the film "Shane."

Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 35 [Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 45)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; spy
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; Floppova Movova; Lavrenti Buried
Synopsis:
Five Fingers is captured by the Soviet BVD.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Labled as Chapter 35.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 46)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Frank D. Lee (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

As of 23 September 1954 Mad magazine was owned by Educational Comics, William Gaines, J. K. Gaines, and V.E. McAdie.

You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

E. C. Fan-Addict Club! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 48)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Clare Gottfried, "L.S.", Manfred Waechter, Melvin Talipida, Larry Lengle, Gwynne DeCoverly, Ed Spigel, and Roger Schenkman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

May have the first use of the word "potrzebie" in MAD. Answer to one letter notes that Marie Severin is the colorist on ALL E.C. magazines.

The Face Upon the Floor! (Table of Contents: 49)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Davis (plot); H. Antoine D'Arcy (text)
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed); Basil Wolverton (final panel)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed); Basil Wolverton (final panel)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
the vagabond
Synopsis:
An illustration of D'Arcy poem.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations. Notes that the original poem title is "The Face Upon The Barroom Floor."

Woman Wonder! (Table of Contents: 50)

Heroine Worship Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Woman Wonder [Diana Banana]; Steve Adore; Nivlem [a disguised Steve Adore]; Mickey; Spillane; Superduperman (cameo)
Synopsis:
A parody of Wonder Woman.
Reprints:

Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD (Table of Contents: 51)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of LIFE cover.
Reprints:

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

Flesh Garden! (Table of Contents: 53)

Science-Fiction Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Flesh; Dale; an alien; Dr. Noah Zark; a Zork; a Zorchton; a Zilchtron; Owlmen; Rockmen; Treemen; Grassmen; Airmen; King Mong
Synopsis:
Flesh defeats aliens and the champion of King Mong but refuses to return to Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Flash Gordon.

MAD Reader! (Table of Contents: 54)

Special Feature Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Portraits of MAD readers.
Reprints:

I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

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

Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87 [Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 56)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; Lavrenti Buried; Floppova Movova
Synopsis:
Five Fingers is tortured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Listed as Chapter 87.

Murder the Husband! (Table of Contents: 57)

Quickie Comic Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Walter Graham; Kenneth Martin
Synopsis:
A man murders his lover's husband but also manages to sink the rowboat he and the husband are in.
Reprints:

Murder the Story! (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; crime; satire-parody
Characters:
Cracker Graham; Melvin Martin
Synopsis:
Humorous rescripting of a crime story.
Reprints:

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents: 59) (Expand) /

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 60)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Ted Wagner, Madison WS; the Franz Liszt Fan Club; Shirley Lierden; Fred Weld, Santa Barbara, CA; Mrs. R.A. Griggs; Leon Grube, Louisville, KY; Don MacDougall, Tuscon, AZ; Carles Harless; Eddie Kamien, Lancaster, NY; Bernard Bonario, Houston, TX; Mrs. John L. Kramer, Pittsburgh, PA; Zogg; and E.C. Fan-Addict #141
Reprints:

Dragged Net! (Table of Contents: 61)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Will Elder
Inks:
Will Elder
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Chief Mike Sunday; Shermlock Shomes (cameo); Dr. Whatsit (cameo); murderer; bank robber; Willie Elder
Synopsis:
Parody of the crime television series, Dragnet.
Reprints:

Special Issue (Table of Contents: 62)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

Stoppit! (Table of Contents: 63) (Expand) /

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

Starchie (Table of Contents: 64)

Teen-Age Comics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Will Elder (signed)
Inks:
Will Elder (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; teen
Characters:
Starchie Standrews; Bottleneck; Mr. Weathernot; Little Orphan Melvin (cameo); Cookie Bumstead (cameo); Salonica; Biddy; Wedgie Van Smelt; Mr. Standrews; Mrs. Standrews; Dick Tracy (cameo)
Synopsis:
Bottleneck frames Starchie so that Starchie goes to prison and Bottleneck can take over the girls and rackets at the high school.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Archie comic books.

From Eternity Back to Here! (Table of Contents: 65)

Moving Picture Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Sgt. Gaym Warden; Captain Sherlock Homes; Prew Prewitt; Mrs. Homes; Jodie Majjio; Fatso; Mrs. Kipper; Princess
Synopsis:
Prewitt will not fight, no matter what, and Sgt. Warden and Mrs. Homes drown on the beach.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "From Here to Eternity."

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 66)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; Floppovo Movova; Lavrenti Buried
Synopsis:
Five Fingers is killed and the story is farshimmelt.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Almost half of the page is blank space.

Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books? (Table of Contents: 67) (Expand) /

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 68)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Sandy Milne, National City, CA; John Savocks, Clifton, NJ; Collren Irwin, Azuza, CA; A. Katt; Jack the Maniac, Redwood City, CA; James Ellis Knoxville, TN; John Lanctot Burlington, VT; Jean LeMorpion, New York, NY; Hugh Redmon, Oklahoma City, OK; Eddie Schneider Miami Beach, FL; George Vampire, New York, NY
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3-Dimensions! (Table of Contents: 69)

Odd (3-D) Comics Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
MAD writer; MAD artist
Synopsis:
A phony description of how 3-D comics are made and a look at what can go wrong.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The final page is completely blank.

Mark Trade! (Table of Contents: 70)

Nature Lover's Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Trade; Mr. Tamesplinter; Morsemere; Sandy; scouts
Synopsis:
Parody of the comic strip Mark Trail, finding Mark sick and tired of nature.
Reprints:

Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 71) (Expand) /

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

["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."] (Table of Contents: 72)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Aha, Dr. Whatsit!"]
    Shermlock Shomes
  2. 1. ["Aha, Dr. Whatsit!"]
    Shermlock Shomes
  3. 2. If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand...
    MAD
  4. 3. Shermlock Shomes!
    Crime Dept.; Shermlock Shomes
  5. 4. Treasure Island!
    Classic-Type Comics Dept.
  6. 5. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. Comics
  7. 6. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 1]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    E.C. Comics
  9. 8. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  10. 9. ["Look What I Have!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  11. 10. ["I--Have An Egg!!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  12. 11. ["Climbing Over Rocky Mountain..."]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  13. 12. ["This Toaster Shoots The Toast Up Too High!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  14. 13. ["My Friend Sings!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  15. 14. ["I Can Flip An Egg Any Way!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  16. 15. Smilin' Melvin!
    Airplane Dept.
  17. 16. Notes and Comments
  18. 17. ["We're Looking For A Monster, Ma'm!"]
  19. 18. So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
    E.C. Fan-Addict Club
  20. 19. Frank N. Stein!
    Terror Dept.
  21. 20. Lone Stranger Rides Again!
    Western Dept.; Lone Stranger
  22. 21. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. Comics
  23. 22. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 2]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    E.C. Comics
  25. 24. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  26. 25. ["You Will Notice How This Chair Fits You When You Sit..."]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  27. 26. ["Come My Friend--"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  28. 27. ["I Think I'll Listen To The Radio!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  29. 28. ["I'm Hungry!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  30. 29. ["I'm Going To The Movies!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  31. 30. ["Oh Joyeux!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  32. 31. Bat Boy and Rubin!
    Hero Worship Dept.
  33. 32. ["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."]
  34. 33. So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
    E.C. Fan-Addict Club
  35. 34. Little Orphan Melvin!
    Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept.
  36. 35. The Raven
    Classical Type Comics Dept.
  37. 36. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  38. 37. Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale
    Panic
  39. 38. Bop Jokes!
  40. 39. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 3]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  41. 40. Hah! Noon!
    Western Dept.
  42. 41. The Face Upon The Floor
  43. 42. I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine!
    Panic
  44. 43. G.I. Shmoe!
    War Comics Dept.
  45. 44. Sane!
    Western Dept.
  46. 45. Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 35 [Chapter 4]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  47. 46. Statement of Ownership
  48. 47. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  49. 48. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  50. 49. The Face Upon the Floor!
    Poetry Dept.
  51. 50. Woman Wonder!
    Heroine Worship Dept.
  52. 51. Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD
  53. 52. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  54. 53. Flesh Garden!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  55. 54. MAD Reader!
    Special Feature Dept.
  56. 55. I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine!
    Panic
  57. 56. Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87 [Chapter 5]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  58. 57. Murder the Husband!
    Quickie Comic Dept.
  59. 58. Murder the Story!
  60. 59. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  61. 60. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  62. 61. Dragged Net!
    Crime Dept.
  63. 62. Special Issue
  64. 63. Stoppit!
    Panic
  65. 64. Starchie
    Teen-Age Comics Dept.
  66. 65. From Eternity Back to Here!
    Moving Picture Dept.
  67. 66. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 6]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  68. 67. Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books?
    Mad Magazine
  69. 68. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  70. 69. 3-Dimensions!
    Odd (3-D) Comics Dept.
  71. 70. Mark Trade!
    Nature Lover's Dept.
  72. 71. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  73. 72. ["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."]
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