(1987)

Russ Cochran, 1986 Series
Volume
3
Price
[none]
Pages
180
On-sale date
1987
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

This Cover...MAD's Answer to Comic Book Titles...The Cover with the Smallest Title in the World! (Table of Contents)

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
Reprints

This Cover...MAD's Answer to Comic Book Titles...The Cover with the Smallest Title in the World! (Table of Contents: 1)

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
Reprints

Stoppit! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Prince Violent! (Table of Contents: 3)

Romance (Not The Sexy Kind) Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; satire-parody
Characters
Prince Violent; Maid Alota; King Arthur
Synopsis
Prince Violent pursues Maid Alota, hacking many a foe before meeting her.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of the Prince Valiant comic strip.

Book! Movie! (Table of Contents: 4)

Literature Dept.; Cinema 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
Characters
a man; Rosie; Ellen
Synopsis
Parallel stories point out the differences between modern novels and modern movies.
Reprints

[OEATPIKO EPLO] (Table of Contents: 5)

Report From Abroad / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Analysis of the Greek political situation -- in Greek.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Entire page except an introduction is written in apparent Greek characters. Title given uses closest Latin characters.

You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters from: Reg. B. Wag 6 7/8 (from Texas A&M, TX), Buck Knight (from Waterford, CN), Chick Casady (from Fairborn, OH), Colin Rowe, Jr (from Two Kool Kats, Philadelphia, PA), Marcia Barritt (from Langlois, OR), Paul Wolfowitz, Strange Brice Jr, John Harrahy (from Worcester, MA), Martin Jukovsky (from Woodside, NY), Carles Sampson (from Lexington, KY), J.D. Carlson (from Ridgewood, NJ), John Varvel III (from Oklahoma City, OK), Floyd Seimes (from Crescent Park, NJ)
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Baby Quips! (Table of Contents: 8)

Photography Dept. / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Photographic portraits with humorous captions.
Reprints

Robinson Crusoe! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Robinson Crusoe; Joe Friday
Synopsis
A parody of the novel Robinson Crusoe.
Reprints

Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Benson
Letters
typeset

[Mona Lisa] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Leonardo DaVinci (painting); ? (mixed media)
Inks
Leonardo DaVinci (painting); ? (mixed media)
Colors
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" holding an issue of MAD (EC, 1952 series) #9 February-March 1954.
Reprints

No Need to Fight Over Mad (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Manduck the Magician (Table of Contents: 13)

Newspaper Cartoon Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; satire-parody
Characters
Manduck; Loathar; Charles Atlas (cameo); Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom; Narda
Synopsis
Manduck is reduced to using his hypnotic spells to sell snake oil on the street, until he matches spells with Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of the comic strip Mandrake the Magician.

Movie...Ads! (Table of Contents: 14)

Cinema Dept.; Advertising 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
Synopsis
The differences between scenes in a movie and the way the movies are advertised.
Reprints

Mszentelési Ün Jubileumi Ban (Table of Contents: 15)

Report From Abroad / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A report on the Hungarian political situation -- in Hungarian.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Hungarian is suspect, as each paragraph heading is "Potrzebie."

You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters from: Mrs. Harriette K. Vandenbaun (from New Haven, CT), David Reiff (from Kew Gardens, NY), Doug Yonnick, Joe Kowall (from Mattydale, NY), Mrs. E.K. (from Brooklyn, NY), Cosulnd, Chandler, Rush, Fitz, Sturdivia, and Harris (from Chanute, KS), Robert Chichester (from Mariette, OH), Keith Nutt, Roy Pender (from Dallas, TX), Jackson Kranes, Dave Kranes (from Belmont, MA), Richard Christen
Reprints

The Countynental! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody of the television program "The Continental."
Reprints

Plastic Sam! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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).

...a MAD tea party (Table of Contents: 20)

Alice In Wonderland / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Tenniel; ?
Inks
John Tenniel; ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Alice; Mad Hatter; March Hare; Doormouse
Synopsis
An illustration from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" with MAD comics added in the characters' hands.
Reprints

Proof...Of 8 Brands Tested, Panic is best imitation of MAD (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Gasoline Valley! (Table of Contents: 22)

Newspaper 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
Characters
Wilt Willit; Skizziks Willit; Phyllus Willit; bully; Alexander Bumpstead; Juddy Willit; Caulky Willit; Nin O'Clock; Smilin' Jack (cameo); Wilber Booble; Cleavia Willit
Synopsis
Where the question of "will Caulky ever grow" is answered.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Gasoline Alley comic strip. Will Elder's signature grows larger with each page.

Pot-Shot Pete Sheriff of Yucca-pucca Gulch! (Table of Contents: 23)

Collectors' Item Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
Pot-Shot Pete; Pot-Shot's girl; Poopy; Apaches; Muzzle; arms dealer; the U.S. Calvary
Synopsis
Pot-Shot tries to halt arms sales to the Apaches.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A western parody.

[In Chinese] (Table of Contents: 24)

Report From Abroad / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
An analysis of the Chinese political situation -- in Chinese.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Potrzebie" appears several times in the text.

Now...If You Join...You Get the Bulletin...Free! (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters from: John Davidson (from Sparks NV), Charles Chapocon (from Aiken SC), Bob Henning (from Brooklyn NY), David Anderson (from Washington DC), Daniel Markewich (from New York NY), I. Carnel (from Bay Saint Louis MS), Victor Goff (from Ft. Bragg NC), Walt Place (from Detroit MI)
Reprints

Wild 1/2 (Table of Contents: 27)

Hollywood 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
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."

Captain Tvideo! (Table of Contents: 28)

T.V. 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; science fiction
Characters
Captain Tvideo; Venusian; Commissioner; Lone Ranger (cameo); assistant Ranger; commercial announcer
Synopsis
A parody of the Captain Video television program.
Reprints

Humor in a Jugular Vein (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
"Stories" on comic book artists being arrested and comics being sold on black market.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover mimics a newspaper page.

Proof...Of 8 Brands Tested, Panic is Best Imitation of MAD (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

The Hound of The Basketballs! (Table of Contents: 31)

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; detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit; Arty Morty (cameo); Pru Basketball; Coolidge Basketball (corpse); the devil
Synopsis
Shermlock captures the hound that has cursed the Basketball family.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Sherlock Holmes mystery.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Newspapers! (Table of Contents: 32)

The Press Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Various fake newspaper stories and ads.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Only the first page is colored.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

[In Hieroglyphics] (Table of Contents: 33)

Report From Abroad / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An analysis of the Egyptian political situation -- in hieroglyphics.
Reprints

E. C. Went to Sea in Search of Another New Trend... (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Restaurant! (Table of Contents: 36)

The American Scene Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Sturdley; Mrs. Sturdley; Smurdley Sturdley; junior Sturdley; baby Sturdley
Synopsis
The deprivations the Sturdleys suffer at a "typical" Sunday restaurant outing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Wreck of The Hesperus (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
Monte Moore (painted)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; 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.

This Issue Is Going To Change Your Whole Viewpoint of MAD... (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photogaph)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

[King of Clubs] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

Bringing Back Father! (Table of Contents: 40)

Newspaper Cartoon Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed); Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed); Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Jiggie; Maggs; Little Orphan Annie (cameo); Dinty Moore; Jiggie's brother-in-law; Jiggie's daughter
Synopsis
Jiggie cannot take Maggs's abuse any longer so when he has his serious moments he hires some goons to beat her into submission.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Drawn in 2 different styles by the 2 different artists: odd pages in the cartoon style and even pages in a more realistic style where Jiggie is shown to be severly injured by Maggs's constant violence.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

What's My Shine! (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Jay Renkins; Everett Dirkdaughter; Henry Doorshack; Charles Potrzebie; John McLellillellillin; Stuart Sawhimintown; Henry Jackdaughter; Lana Cheesecake; Joseph McCartaway; Even Steven; Sturdley Smurdley; Karl Weekdt
Synopsis
How the Senate Subcomittee hearings would go if they were run like a tv game show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Game show style loosely based on "What's My Line?" First page is photo of Senate subcommittee.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Dra (Table of Contents: 42)

Report From Abroad / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Su
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Appears to be an excerpt from some history text.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gag is that this is the small countries' viewpoint, and type is very tiny. In fact it's almost unreadable and indexer is uncertain of title. Dra it is (but you have to use a magnifying glass to read it).

E. C. Went To Sea In Search Of Another New Trend... (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Blue Beathard, Rocky Colassanti, Burl Moss, "no name given," Stan the Garbageman, Robert Glaberson, Frank Smith, Gilbert O'Connell, Phillip Loeb, Keith Nutt, Ginger Adler, Sam Browman, J. D. Carlson, Richard Scott.

Meet Miss Potgold (Table of Contents: 45)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A collection of drawings of grotesque women entered in the Miss Potgold of 1955 contest.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First page is a parody of a Rheingold Beer ad with Bill Gaines in the photo.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Julius Caesar! (Table of Contents: 46)

Cut Your Own Throat 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
Julius Caesar; Willie The Elder (cameo); Dick Tracy (cameo); Martin Walkingkane (cameo); Shermlock Shomes (cameo); Marlon Branflakes; Calphurnia; Marilyn Monroe (cameo); Fearless Feasdick; Junior; Mickey Mouse (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo); Pluto (cameo); Goofy (cameo)
Synopsis
MAD writer points out standard lampoon shtick elements during a portion of Julius Caesar story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The titles of MAD and 11 competitors are used in the narrative on the first page: Bughouse; Crazy; Eh!; Flip; Get Lost; MAD; Madhouse; Nuts!; Panic; Riot; Wild; Whack. This page is a setup for the following story (intro and main story are consecutively paginated).

Script credits from John Benson's "The Sincerest Form of Parody: The Best 1950s MAD-Inspired Satirical Comics" (Fantagraphics, 2012)

Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[Mona Lisa] (Table of Contents: 48)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Leonardo DaVinci (painting); ? (mixed media)
Inks
Leonardo DaVinci (painting); ? (mixed media)
Colors
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" holding an issue of MAD (EC, 1952 series) #9 February-March 1954.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. This Cover...MAD's Answer to Comic Book Titles...The Cover with the Smallest Title in the World!
  2. 1. This Cover...MAD's Answer to Comic Book Titles...The Cover with the Smallest Title in the World!
  3. 2. Stoppit!
    Panic
  4. 3. Prince Violent!
    Romance (Not The Sexy Kind) Dept.
  5. 4. Book! Movie!
    Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept.
  6. 5. [OEATPIKO EPLO]
    Report From Abroad
  7. 6. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  9. 8. Baby Quips!
    Photography Dept.
  10. 9. Robinson Crusoe!
    Classic-Type Comics Dept.
  11. 10. Notes and Comments
  12. 11. [Mona Lisa]
  13. 12. No Need to Fight Over Mad
    Mad Magazine
  14. 13. Manduck the Magician
    Newspaper Cartoon Dept.
  15. 14. Movie...Ads!
    Cinema Dept.; Advertising Dept.
  16. 15. Mszentelési Ün Jubileumi Ban
    Report From Abroad
  17. 16. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  19. 18. The Countynental!
    Television Dept.
  20. 19. Plastic Sam!
    Plastic Hero Worship Dept.
  21. 20. ...a MAD tea party
    Alice In Wonderland
  22. 21. Proof...Of 8 Brands Tested, Panic is best imitation of MAD
    Panic
  23. 22. Gasoline Valley!
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  24. 23. Pot-Shot Pete Sheriff of Yucca-pucca Gulch!
    Collectors' Item Dept.
  25. 24. [In Chinese]
    Report From Abroad
  26. 25. Now...If You Join...You Get the Bulletin...Free!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  28. 27. Wild 1/2
    Hollywood Dept.
  29. 28. Captain Tvideo!
    T.V. Dept.
  30. 29. Humor in a Jugular Vein
  31. 30. Proof...Of 8 Brands Tested, Panic is Best Imitation of MAD
    Panic; Mad
  32. 31. The Hound of The Basketballs!
    Crime Dept.; Shermlock Shomes
  33. 32. Newspapers!
    The Press Dept.
  34. 33. [In Hieroglyphics]
    Report From Abroad
  35. 34. E. C. Went to Sea in Search of Another New Trend...
    Piracy
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  37. 36. Restaurant!
    The American Scene Dept.
  38. 37. Wreck of The Hesperus
    Poetry Dept.
  39. 38. This Issue Is Going To Change Your Whole Viewpoint of MAD...
    Mad Magazine
  40. 39. [King of Clubs]
    Panic; Mad
  41. 40. Bringing Back Father!
    Newspaper Cartoon Dept.
  42. 41. What's My Shine!
    Television Dept.
  43. 42. Dra
    Report From Abroad
  44. 43. E. C. Went To Sea In Search Of Another New Trend...
    Piracy
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  46. 45. Meet Miss Potgold
    Advertising Dept.
  47. 46. Julius Caesar!
    Cut Your Own Throat Dept.
  48. 47. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  49. 48. [Mona Lisa]
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