MAD #92 [25¢]
(January 1965)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Al Feldstein
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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of MAD (EC, 1952 series) #92.


Season's Greetings from Mad (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors
Norman Mingo (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints

Stuck For a Christmas Gift Idea? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Wrap Up All Your Christmas Gift Problems (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming Christmas Weekend (Table of Contents: 3)

Mis-happy Holiday Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Illustrated predictions of potential accidents that will happen during the Christmas holidays and how many will fall victim.
Reprints

The Carpetsweepers (Table of Contents: 4)

Feathering Robbins' Nest Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
George Peppard [as Jonas Crud]; Alan Ladd [as Idaho]; Carroll Baker [as Ruiner Crud]; Lew Ayers [as McAllwet]; Robert Cummings [as Bob]; Martin Balsam [as Barney]; Paul Newman [as Hud]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "The Carpetbaggers," a young man inherits his father's vast estate and promptly becomes an ass about it.

The Mad In and Out Book (Table of Contents: 5)

The Swinging Doers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Series of examples of what is fashionable and what is no longer fashionable.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 6)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / cartoon / pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Cartoons drawn into the margins of random pages.

The Accident (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men try to aid an auto accident victim.
Reprints

Shakespeare Up to Date (Table of Contents: 8)

Avon Calling Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
William Garvin
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; The Rat Pack [Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jr.; Peter Lawford; Joey Bishop]; Tony Curtis; Nikita Khruschev; Barry Goldwater; Nelson Rockefeller; Lyndon Johnson; Hubert Humphrey; Yogi Berra
Synopsis
If contemporary people spoke in a Shakespearean dialect.

Letters From Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 9)

'Twas the Note Before Christmas Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Santa replies to letters sent to him.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 10)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / 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 thinks the Black Spy has sabotaged a bridge.

Children's Safety Songs (Table of Contents: 11)

Tunes of Gory Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Songs with safety messages for children sung to the tune of old standards.

The Sites and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Chicago (Table of Contents: 12)

Talk of the Towns Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel; Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at a typical Chicago neighborhood.

Every Day Life Olympic Games (Table of Contents: 13)

Current Events Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Everyday occurrences are turned into Olympic events.

In a Department Store (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman wishes to make a complaint.
Reprints

Mad "Get-Well" Cards (Table of Contents: 15)

Send-A-Mental Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Get-Well cards aimed at specific demographics.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 16)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / 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
In the midst of a pitched battle, the White Spy begins flying a kite.

Neighborhood Celebrities (Table of Contents: 17)

Impress Your Friends Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Cement sidewalk tributes to local people known for unusual things.

The Lighter Side of Adult Parties (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at adult behavior at social parties.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy; The Gray Spy
Synopsis
The Gray Spy ambushes the other spies over an open manhole.

Phoney Magazine (Table of Contents: 20)

Sham-Pooh Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Chaing-kai Shek; Barry Goldwater
Synopsis
Niche magazine aimed at people who try to act more impressive than they actually are.

A Visit to the Country (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset; Don Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man visiting the country is disturbed by the sounds of nature outside the house.

The Mad Safety Council's Predictions For the Upcoming New Year's Weekend (Table of Contents: 22)

Mis-happy Holidays Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Illustrated examples of accidents that will happen over the New Year's weekend and how many will fall victim.
Reprints

The Image of U.S. Justice That the Rest of the World Sees (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
How the U.S. judicial system is viewed in foreign countries.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

I Just Put a Gas Station Attendant in My Tank (Table of Contents: 24)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Humble/Esso Oil print ads; The Humble/Esso Oil tiger eats a gas station attendant to demonstrate he's tired of tigers being exploited as advertising icons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Season's Greetings from Mad
  2. 1. Stuck For a Christmas Gift Idea?
  3. 2. Wrap Up All Your Christmas Gift Problems
  4. 3. The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming Christmas Weekend
    Mis-happy Holiday Dept.
  5. 4. The Carpetsweepers
    Feathering Robbins' Nest Dept.
  6. 5. The Mad In and Out Book
    The Swinging Doers Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. The Accident
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. Shakespeare Up to Date
    Avon Calling Dept.
  10. 9. Letters From Santa Claus
    'Twas the Note Before Christmas Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Children's Safety Songs
    Tunes of Gory Dept.
  13. 12. The Sites and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Chicago
    Talk of the Towns Dept.
  14. 13. Every Day Life Olympic Games
    Current Events Dept.
  15. 14. In a Department Store
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Mad "Get-Well" Cards
    Send-A-Mental Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Neighborhood Celebrities
    Impress Your Friends Dept.
  19. 18. The Lighter Side of Adult Parties
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  20. 19. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  21. 20. Phoney Magazine
    Sham-Pooh Dept.
  22. 21. A Visit to the Country
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. The Mad Safety Council's Predictions For the Upcoming New Year's Weekend
    Mis-happy Holidays Dept.
  24. 23. The Image of U.S. Justice That the Rest of the World Sees
    Mad Fold-in
  25. 24. I Just Put a Gas Station Attendant in My Tank
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
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