Mad #548
(December 2017)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price
5.99 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
6 times a year
On-sale Date
2017-10-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode
074470332305 12
Editing
John Ficarra (executive editor); Charlie Kadau (senior editor); Joe Raiola (senior editor); Dave Croatto (senior editor); Jacob Lambert (associate editor)
Color
color (#1-23, 400-550); color cover with black & white interior (#24-399)
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock
glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Stranger Things (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Richmond
Inks
Tom Richmond
Colors
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Spoof of the Netflix series Stranger Things.

[Go MAD for the Holidays!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Letters and Tomatoes / letters page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo); Sam Viviano
Inks
? (photo); Sam Viviano
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes announcement of the passing of Stan Hart.

[Have a Fabulous, Wonderful, Great Day!] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Trumpalini Pages / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alejandro Rivas; Anton Emdin; War Sutton; Sarah Chalek; Mike Loew
Inks
Alejandro Rivas; Anton Emdin; War Sutton; Sarah Chalek; Mike Loew
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Various cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Fundalini Pages / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jon Adams; Jeff Kruse; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Drew Panckeri; Peter Kuper
Pencils
Ed Steckley; Jon Adams; Kevin Pope; Rich Powell; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Drew Panckeri; John Martz; John Kerschbaum; Peter Kuper
Inks
Ed Steckley; Jon Adams; Kevin Pope; Rich Powell; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Drew Panckeri; John Martz; John Kerschbaum; Peter Kuper
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Mad is now on Magster!] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Magster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Strangely Thin (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Desmond Devlin
Pencils
Tom Richmond
Inks
Tom Richmond
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Netflix series Stranger Things.

Duller Shave Club (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Stephen Silver
Inks
Stephen Silver
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Dollar Shave Club.

10 Toons by P.C. Vey (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
P. C. Vey
Pencils
P. C. Vey
Inks
P. C. Vey
Letters
P. C. Vey

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

10 cartoons.

Babies Rn't Us Registry (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Kruse
Pencils
Mike Loew (photos)
Inks
Mike Loew (photos)
Colors
Mike Loew (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Mad's Tips for Making Protest Signs (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kenny Keil
Pencils
Bob Staake
Inks
Bob Staake
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
How to make protest signs.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Almost Perfect Universe / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dakota McFadzean
Pencils
Dakota McFadzean
Inks
Dakota McFadzean
Colors
Dakota McFadzean
Letters
Dakota McFadzean

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For sparing my life I shall grant you one wish.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A tree grants a lumberjack a wish.
Keywords
lumberjack

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

One Foot in the Grave / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Christopher Baldwin
Pencils
Christopher Baldwin
Inks
Christopher Baldwin
Colors
Christopher Baldwin
Letters
Christopher Baldwin

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happy 100th birthday great-grampa!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A child asks his great grandfather how he reached old age.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Downward Spiral / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Johnny Sampson
Pencils
Johnny Sampson
Inks
Johnny Sampson
Colors
Johnny Sampson
Letters
Johnny Sampson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good-Bye cruel world.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man flushes himself down the toilet.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Coombs & Coombs / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Jason Coates
Pencils
Jason Coates
Inks
Jason Coates
Colors
Jason Coates
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coombs! Get a load of my discount tattoo!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Coombs gets a discount tattoo.
Keywords
tattoo

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

Going Commando / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nathan Cooper
Pencils
Nathan Cooper
Inks
Nathan Cooper
Colors
Nathan Cooper
Letters
Nathan Cooper

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Time to die, Army Man.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Army Man escapes being tied to a rocket.

Mad's Tom Bunk Visits Walt Disney World (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Bunk
Pencils
Tom Bunk
Inks
Tom Bunk
Colors
Tom Bunk ?

Genre
humor

[Complete Your Mad Library] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

A Mad Look at Vaping (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Keywords
vaping

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Spy vs Spy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Kuper
Pencils
Peter Kuper
Inks
Peter Kuper
Colors
?

Genre
humor

Don Martin's Personal Experiences With New Power Tools For the Home Craftsman (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of people mishandling power tools.
Reprints

The Nuclear Option (Table of Contents: 23)

Dewey Derwin Destroys the World! / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kenny Keil
Pencils
Justin Peterson
Inks
Justin Peterson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Derwin

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

A Liberal Hopes / A Liberal Knows (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Christian Alsis
Pencils
Rick Tulka
Inks
Rick Tulka
Colors
Carrie Strachan
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Tips For a Long-Lasting Relationship With Your Latex Girlfriend (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Pencils
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Inks
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Colors
?
Letters
Teresa Burns Parkhurst ?

Genre
humor

Horrifying Cliche's Special Trump Edition (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Desmond Devlin
Pencils
Paul Coker
Inks
Paul Coker
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! 2017 Edition (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Desmond Devlin
Pencils
Jacob Chabot
Inks
Jacob Chabot
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

The Gap-Toothed Gallery / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Klaus Voormann
Inks
Klaus Voormann

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Mad Fold-In / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Mad About Trump] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Stranger Things
  2. 1. [Go MAD for the Holidays!]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters and Tomatoes
  5. 4. [Have a Fabulous, Wonderful, Great Day!]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Trumpalini Pages
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Fundalini Pages
  8. 7. [Mad is now on Magster!]
    Magster
  9. 8. Strangely Thin
  10. 9. Duller Shave Club
  11. 10. 10 Toons by P.C. Vey
  12. 11. Babies Rn't Us Registry
  13. 12. Mad's Tips for Making Protest Signs
  14. 13. ["For sparing my life I shall grant you one wish."]
    Almost Perfect Universe
  15. 14. ["Happy 100th birthday great-grampa!"]
    One Foot in the Grave
  16. 15. ["Good-Bye cruel world."]
    Downward Spiral
  17. 16. ["Coombs! Get a load of my discount tattoo!"]
    Coombs & Coombs
  18. 17. ["Time to die, Army Man."]
    Going Commando
  19. 18. Mad's Tom Bunk Visits Walt Disney World
  20. 19. [Complete Your Mad Library]
  21. 20. A Mad Look at Vaping
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Spy vs Spy
  23. 22. Don Martin's Personal Experiences With New Power Tools For the Home Craftsman
  24. 23. The Nuclear Option
    Dewey Derwin Destroys the World!
  25. 24. A Liberal Hopes / A Liberal Knows
  26. 25. Tips For a Long-Lasting Relationship With Your Latex Girlfriend
  27. 26. Horrifying Cliche's Special Trump Edition
  28. 27. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! 2017 Edition
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    The Gap-Toothed Gallery
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Mad Fold-In
  31. 30. [Mad About Trump]
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