Mad About Super Heroes #[1] [Second Printing]
(April 2002)

EC, 2002 Series
Price
9.95 USD; 16.95 CAD
Pages
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN
1-56389-886-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941230689 00112
Editing
Nick Meglin; John Ficarra
Color
Color covers; mostly Black and White interior
Dimensions
10.5in x 8.2in trade paperback
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Mad About Super Heroes (EC, 2002 series) #[1].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

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Adam West
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Bats-Man (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Mort Drucker
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Mort Drucker
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typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Bats-Man [Bruce Swain]; Sparrow [Gray Dickson]; Neuman
Synopsis
Gray Dickson is fed up being Bats-Man's sidekick; he wants to chase girls like an ordinary teenager. Gray's schemes to do away with Bats-Man repeatedly fail, but Bats-Man convinces him that with "camp," square is actually swinging... and Gray can share the gorgeous guest stars.
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Keywords
Batmobile; camp; teen; television; TV

Indexer Notes

Satirizes the 1966-1968 "Batman" television show.

A Super Opportunity (Table of Contents: 3)

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Sergio Aragones
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Sergio Aragones
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Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; mugger; victim; bum
Synopsis
Clark Kent changes in a phone booth, then swoops out as Superman to apprehend a mugger. While he's gone, a bum steals his clothes.
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Keywords
Alter ego; phone booth; secret identity; telephone booth

Indexer Notes

Mime story

Superduperman (Table of Contents: 4)

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Script
Larry Siegel
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Mort Drucker
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Mort Drucker
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typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Jaw-El; Lurer; Superduperman [Cluck Kennt]; Paw Kennt; Maw Kennt; Berry Blight; Lotus Lain; Lox Looter
Synopsis
Seeing that Krapton is doomed, Jaw-El and Lurer send their son to Earth, where he is raised by the Kennts. In Metropolian City, Cluck saves Lotus as Superduperman -- she makes a play for him, but he's too square for her. Superduperman defeats Lox Looter's plan to destroy the west coast, but Lotus loses her life. Superduperman reverses time to save her, because after all... without Lotus Lain, there's no Superduperman II.
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Keywords
Adoption; alter ego; earthquake; orphan; secret identity; time travel

Indexer Notes

Satire of the 1978 movie "Superman" starring Christopher Reeve.

Comic Relief: Yellow Pages for Super Heroes (Table of Contents: 5)

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Don Reilly
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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Keywords
Phone book; telephone book

Indexer Notes

Humorous listings for purveyors of goods or services for superheroes -- apparel, belts, ghost writing, hideouts, mottos, etc.

Battyman (Table of Contents: 6)

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Stan Hart
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Mort Drucker
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Mort Drucker
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Battyman [Bruce Swain]; Neuman; Icky; the Jerker [Yack Nattier]; Superman (cameo); Dick Tracy (cameo); Ed Koch (cameo); Charles Bronson (cameo); the Phantom of the Opera (cameo)
Synopsis
Fleeing from Battyman, criminal Yack Nattier falls into a vat of toxic waste and becomes the Jerker. The Jerker begins a citywide campaign of shooting, killing, and poisoning, laughing all the way. As the Jerker falls to his death during a fight, Battyman follows. That way they can both avoid the sequel.
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Keywords
Alter ego; Batmobile; butler; movie; secret identity; toxic waste

Indexer Notes

Satirizes the 1989 film "Batman."

Superduperman! (Table of Contents: 7)

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Harvey Kurtzman
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Wally Wood
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Wally Wood
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superduperman [Clark Bent]; Lois Pain; Billy Spafon [Captain Marbles] [the Unknown Monster]; copy boy; reporters
Synopsis
Clark Bent empties cuspidors as the despised assistant to the copy boy, spending every penny to impress gorgeous Lois Pain. He rescues the city by knocking out the Unknown Monster -- actually Captain Marbles gone bad. Superduperman reveals his Clark Bent identity to Lois, but she continues to despise him -- to her, he's still a creep.
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Keywords
Alter ego; newspaper; phone booth; secret identity; telephone booth

Indexer Notes

Parody of the character Superman. The copy boy resembles the newspaper comic strip character Smitty. The editor's name of W. Twitchell satirizes the name of newsman Walter Winchell.

Plastic Sam! (Table of Contents: 8)

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Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Russ Heath; Bill Elder
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Russ Heath; Bill Elder
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?
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Plastic Sam; Wheezy Wunks [Woozy Woonks] [Wuzzy Wurnks] [Wazzy Wunks]; police; imitation Plastic Sam; Joe Friday
Synopsis
Plastic Sam fights crime with his powers, but imitation Plastic Sam robs banks disguised as Plastic Sam. Police arrest the real Plastic Sam, who kills Wheezy, then disguises himself as Wheezy, in order to escape his cell. Plastic Sam and imitation Plastic Sam bicker about which is the original. Plastic Sam demonstrates his power to Joe Friday, who promptly arrests him; plastic is used for imitations, so the real Plastic Sam, since he IS plastic, must be the imitation Plastic Sam.
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Keywords
Plastic; police; prison

Indexer Notes

Parody of the character Plastic Man. Joe Friday was the police detective from the popular television series "Dragnet."

Famous Artists' Paintings of Comic Book Characters (Table of Contents: 9)

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Charlie Richards
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Greg Theakston (painting)
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Greg Theakston (painting)
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Greg Theakston (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Catwoman; the Incredible Hulk; Mr. Fantastic; Superman; Robin; Captain America; Green Lantern; Batman; Flaming Carrot
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Keywords
Painting

Indexer Notes

Da Vinci's Wonder Woman Lisa, Andy Warhol's Hulks, Duchamps' Catwoman Descending a Staircase, Caravaggio's Death of Superman, Dali's The Persistence of Mr. Fantastic.

Teen-Rage Moolah Nitwit Turtles! (Table of Contents: 10)

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Dick DeBartolo
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Sam Viviano
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Sam Viviano
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Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Leonardough; Donateldough; Michaelangeldough; Raphedough; Splutter; Gapewell O'Wow; Dreader; Dally; Vincent [the Beast] (cameo); Ed Norton (cameo); the Phantom of the Opera (cameo); Jason (cameo)
Synopsis
TV news reporter Gapewell takes on organized crime, which send hoods to attack her. Nitwit Turtles save her and take her to safety with the wise rat Splutter. The Turtles bring peace to the streets of New York, but sewer dwellers still have complaints.
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Keywords
Movie; mutant; mutation; New York City; Ninja; rat; sewer; turtle

Indexer Notes

Parody of the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

More Powerful Than a Locomotive... (Table of Contents: 11)

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Sergio Aragones
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Sergio Aragones
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Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman; prisoner
Synopsis
Spotting a helpless prisoner tied to the railroad tracks, Superman stops the train -- wrecking it in the process.
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Keywords
Locomotive; railroad; train

Indexer Notes

Mime story

Superhero High (Table of Contents: 12)

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Desmond Devlin
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Joe Staton
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Joe Staton
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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The Flash [Barry Allen ?]; Wolverine; Captain America; Dr. Octopus; Judge Dredd; Wonder Woman; Daredevil; Mr. Fantastic; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Thor; Conan the Barbarian
Synopsis
Vignettes of superheroes in high school.
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High school

Indexer Notes

Includes a splash panel "class picture" featuring 30 superhero comic characters

A MAD look at Superman (Table of Contents: 13)

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Don Edwing
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Don Martin
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Don Martin
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
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Keywords
Newspaper; phone booth; telephone booth

Indexer Notes

Six humorous strips about Superman and his friends

Eccch-Men (Table of Contents: 14)

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Dick DeBartolo
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Sam Viviano
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Sam Viviano
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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Professor Ecch; Stormy; Gamble; Beastly; Rouge; Morph-fiend; Cyplops; Valvoline; Judo-Lee; Jean Grave; Sentient; Magnet-man; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (cameo); Geraldo Rivera (cameo); Energizer Bunny (cameo); Bugs Bunny (cameo); Daffy Duck (cameo); Porky Pig (cameo)
Synopsis
Professor Ecch introduces the huge roster of his Ecch Men. The Ecch-Men rescue Judo-Lee from a Sentient and her fearful parents. The Ecch-Men wipe out the Sentients at the Mutant Control Agency, but now face their biggest challenge -- wresting control of Saturday morning TV from the Warner Brothers cartoon characters.
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Mutant; robot; television; TV

Indexer Notes

Parodies the 1992-1997 X-Men animated television series. Final panel includes ten Warner Brothers cartoon characters.

Real-Life Superheroes at Comic Book Conventions (Table of Contents: 15)

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Desmond Devlin
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Al Jaffee
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Al Jaffee
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humor; satire-parody
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Conventioneers; vendors; comics professionals
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Keywords
Convention

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Humorous but sardonic look at those who attend comic book conventions... identifying them and their annoying traits by the names of characters from superhero comic books.

Superduperman II (Table of Contents: 16)

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Frank Jacobs
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Mort Drucker
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Mort Drucker
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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Superduperman; Lotus Lain; General Klodd; Lox Looter; President of the United States; Mr. Spock (cameo); Rocky Balboa (cameo)
Synopsis
Cluck Kennt (Superduperman) spends time with Lotus Lain in Paris and Niagara Falls. As they retreat to the Fortress of Solitude for romantic privacy, three Kraptonian criminals cow the President and ally with Lox Looter. Superduperman has given up his powers to make a life with Lotus, but struggles back through the Arctic to regain superpowers. He cleans up the villains, erases Lotus's memory, and muses on the prospects of another sequel.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; movie

Indexer Notes

Parodies the 1980 movie Superman II.

A Mad Look at Batman (Table of Contents: 17)

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Sergio Aragones
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Sergio Aragones
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Sergio Aragones
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Sergio Aragones ?

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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Batman
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Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile

Indexer Notes

Mime stories. Humorous cartoons and comic strips concerning Batman.

What If Superman Were Raised by Jewish Parents? (Table of Contents: 18)

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Jonathan Bresman
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Mort Drucker
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Mort Drucker
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humor; satire-parody; superhero
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Superman [Herman Feldstein]; Ma Feldstein [Doris]
Synopsis
Diary entries of Doris Feldstein of Brooklyn, who with her husband Hyman discovered the rocket ship bearing the infant Superman, whom they adopt and name Herman. Superman is discovered; undergoes circumcision; enters Hebrew school; and opens his radiology practice as Herman Feldstein, M.D.
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Diary; doctor

Don Martin's Guide to Some Very Obscure Comic Sound Effects (Table of Contents: 19)

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Don Edwing
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Don Martin
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Don Martin
Letters
typeset; Don Martin ?

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Tarzan; Superman; Human Torch; Iron Man; Aquaman; Crock; Mary Worth; the Incredible Hulk; Batman; Robin; Popeye; King of Id; Little Orphan Annie; Sandy; Wonder Woman; Spiderman; Hagar the Horrible; Porky Pig; Prince Valiant; Alley Oop; Snoopy; Thor; Silver Surfer; Andy Capp; Katzenjammer Kids; Olive Oyl; the Phantom; Plastic Man
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Keywords
Panel cartoon

Indexer Notes

Humorous panel cartoons on comics sound effects

Buttman Returns (Table of Contents: 20)

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Stan Hart
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Mort Drucker
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Mort Drucker
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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Buttman; Neuman; Scatwoman; the Penicillin; Commissioner Boredom; the Jerker (cameo); Dennis the Menace (cameo); Snoopy (cameo); Charlie Brown (cameo); Pinocchio (cameo)
Synopsis
As the Penicillin ingratiates himself with the people of Gotham City, Saltina discovers her boss's corruption; he pushes her out the window, but she's revived by cats. As Scatwoman she attacks men, including Buttman, even though though they're attracted to each other; as Saltina, she also forms a relationship with Buttman's alter ego. Scatwoman and the corrupt boss are electrocuted, the Penicillin drowns. Buttman feels empty and unfulfilled; the Jerker reveals that he wrote this terrible screenplay so that Buttman will die of embarrassment.
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Batmobile; cat

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Parodies the 1992 movie Batman Returns.

Clooney as the Bat (Table of Contents: 21)

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Frank Jacobs
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Paul Coker
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Paul Coker
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humor; satire-parody; superhero
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George Clooney; filmmakers
Synopsis
The Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer Batman movies fail to satisfy, so producers turn to George Clooney. He is confident that he'll be praised beyond all measure as the greatest Batman yet. But there is no joy in filmdom -- Clooney struck out like the rest.
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Actor; baseball; movie; poem; poetry; thyme; verse

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Story told in verse; parodies "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer.

Other Superhero Deaths (Table of Contents: 22)

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Barry Liebmann
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Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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Smokey the Bear; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Submariner; the Incredible Hulk; Aquaman; Ant-Man; the Wasp; Iron Man
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Keywords
Panel cartoon

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Six panel cartoons, with humorous speculation on how certain superheroes might meet their deaths.

Woman Wonder! (Table of Contents: 23)

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Harvey Kurtzman
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Bill Elder
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Bill Elder
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
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Woman Wonder [Diana Banana]: Steve Adore; Nivlem; Superduperman (cameo)
Synopsis
Woman Wonder flies in her glass airplane to met a challenge on Ko-Nee Island. By vibrating her body like a sideshow dancer she distracts Nivlem's henchmen and guns them down, then battles Nivlem himself. Nivlem reveals that he is actually Steve Adore and boots Woman Wonder "back in the kitchen where you belong." According to the narration box, she "is now content with the normal female life of working over a hot stove." But the illustration shows she is actually desperate and overwhelmed, with a house full of kids and her surly husband taking it easy.
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Feminism; marriage; robot plane

Batman & Robin Outtake #621: The Kiss (Table of Contents: 24)

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James Bennett
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Duck Edwing
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Duck Edwing
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Batman; Poison Ivy; Bane
Synopsis
Poison Ivy warns Batman that one kiss and it will all be over. He feels compelled to kiss Bane.
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Indexer Notes

Parody based on the 1997 movie Batman & Robin.

Mad's Gallery of Lesser-Known Ninja Turtles (Table of Contents: 25)

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Mike Snyder
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Greg Theakston (painting)
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Greg Theakston (painting)
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Greg Theakston (painting)
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typeset

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
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Ninja Turtles
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Keywords
Art; painting; turtle

Indexer Notes

Well-known paintings, rendered with Ninja Turtles as the subjects

Bat Boy and Rubin (Table of Contents: 26)

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Harvey Kurtzman
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Wally Wood (as Wallace Wood)
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Wally Wood (as Wallce Wood)
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Bat Boy; Rubin; the Floogle Gang; the Fleagle Gang; the Flurgle Gang
Synopsis
With the help of a paralyzing gas from a tiny vial in Bat Boy's belt, Bat Boy and Rubin rid Cosmopolis City of the Floogle Gang and the Fleagle Gang, but the Flurgle Gang is made up entirely of gorgeous women. Bat Boy fails to subdue them by wresting, so blows them up along their whole neighborhood. Back at their cave headquarters Bat Boy does Rubin in too, and reveals that he is a vampire bat boy.
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Keywords
Batcave; Batcycle; Batmobile; utility belt; vampire

One Rip-Roaring Day in Metropolis (Table of Contents: 27)

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Don Edwing
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Don Martin
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Don Martin
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman; doctor
Synopsis
Superman catches a falling car, stops a speeding train, carries off a stolen boat, and gets a super hernia.
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Keywords
Doctor

Stuporman ZZZ (Table of Contents: 28)

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Stan Hart
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Mort Drucker
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Mort Drucker
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Stuporman [Cluck Kennt]; Lotus Lain; Luna Lang; Gus; Webster
Synopsis
Stuporman, as Cluck Kennt, attends his high school reunion and reconnects with Luna. Meanwhile Webster coerces Gus into helping him take over the country by computer. Gus exposes Stuporman to Kraptonite, compelling him to do nasty things like put a whoopee cushion in the U.N. secretary general's chair. Stuporman's evil side and his good side (Cluck) do battle, then reintegrate. Gus helps Stuporman beat Webster, and Stuporman lets Gus go.
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Keywords
Computer; doppelganger; high school reunion; split personality

Indexer Notes

Parodies the 1983 movie Superman III.

If Truth in Advertising Laws Applied to Comic Book Reviews (Table of Contents: 29)

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Barry Liebmann
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Amanda Conner
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Amanda Conner
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman; X-Factor; Batman; X-Men; Mulder; Scully; Switchblade McGurk; the Incredible Hulk; Arnold Schwarzenegger; the Punisher; Hawkwoman; Wonder Woman; Peter Parker; Spiderman; Spawn
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Indexer Notes

Twenty-two illustrations and texts giving humorous reviews of various comics (real and imaginary).

Don Martin Looks At... the Hulk (Table of Contents: 30)

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Don Martin
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Don Martin
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Don Martin
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The Incredible Hulk [Bruce Banner]; detective; old lady; clothier; waiters; lovers
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Keywords
Alter ego; secret identity

Indexer Notes

Ten comic strips humorously satirizing the Hulk.

Buttman & Rubbin' (Table of Contents: 31)

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Script
Arnie Kogen
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Mort Drucker
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Mort Drucker
Letters
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Buttman; Rubbin'; Buttgirl; Neuman; Frostbite; Poison I.V.; David Letterman (cameo); Dr. Kervorkian (cameo); Butt-head (cameo)
Synopsis
As Buttman fights Frostbite, boring botanist Prunella becomes Poison I.V. As Neuman sinks toward death his daughter Boobra arives for a visit, then becomes Buttgirl. The three heroes team up to beat the villains, and Neuman recovers. But Buttman decides Rubbin' is stealing the limelight, and replaces him with Butt-head.
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Keywords
Movie

Indexer Notes

Parodies the 1997 movie Batman and Robin.

A MAD Look at Superheroes (Table of Contents: 32)

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Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
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Sergio Aragones
Letters
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman; Wonder Woman; Batman; Plastic Man; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; the Flash [Barry Allen ?]; thugs; police; civilians
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Indexer Notes

Ten comic strips (wordless except for exclamations) poking fun at superheroes.

Superman R.I.P. (Table of Contents: 33)

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Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; Doomsday
Synopsis
Superman comes to earth to save the human race, but over time is crowded by other heroes, and even heroes incorporating "super" into their names. His first feature movie goes well, but the sequels bomb. Batman supplants him as number one, as do even a bunch of turtles. When faced with Doomsday, he simply takes a dive.
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Keywords
Poem; poetry; verse

Indexer Notes

Story told in verse.

Upcoming Movies Based on Comic Books (Table of Contents: 34)

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Desmond Devlin
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Amanda Conner
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Amanda Conner
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typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne; Dick Grayson; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing; Mr. Fantastic; Magneto; Wolverine; the Incredible Hulk; Justice League of America
Reprints
Keywords
Movies

Indexer Notes

Spoof promos for movies (based on actual movies) about superheroes.

Lotus & Cluck (Table of Contents: 35)

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Arnie Kogen
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Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Stuporman [Cluck]; Lotus Lane; Chief; Jimmy; Lox Lothar; Ma; Pa; Newtron Gingrich; Dick Armey (cameo); Janet Reno (cameo); the Joker (cameo)
Synopsis
Lotus has a thing for Stuporman, but finds colleague reporter Cluck boring. Lox Lothar overwhelms Stuporman with Newtron Gingrich, who disapproves of Stuporman helping the needy, wearing strange clothing, hanging out with reporters, and being an alien. With Lox Lothar's campaign contributions, Newtron Gingrich's way will prevail in America. A disgusted Stuporman decides to return to Krapton, as the other characters beg him to take them too.
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Keywords
Politics; television; TV

Indexer Notes

Parodies the 1993-1997 TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Newtron Gingrich satirizes US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

If Super-Heroes Needed Extra Money (Table of Contents: 36)

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Script
Bob Supina
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman; Spider-Man; the Incredible Hulk; The Flash [Barry Allen ?]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
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Indexer Notes

Whimsical look at how superheroes might use their powers for moonlighting.

Don Martin Looks at Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 37)

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Don Martin
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Don Martin
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Don Martin
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Spider-Man
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Indexer Notes

Eight comic strips poking fun at Spider-Man.

A "Comics" Scene We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 38)

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Don Edwing
Pencils
George Woodbridge
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George Woodbridge
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superman; pedestrian
Synopsis
Superman shoves a pedestrian out from under a falling safe. The annoyed pedestrian shoves him back.
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Keywords
Wordless

Indexer Notes

Mime story

$-Men (Table of Contents: 39)

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Desmond Devlin
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Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Professor $; Cylcod; Deform; Vasoline; Rogaine; Jean Greypoupon; Magnesia; Slobbergoof; Load; Physique; Senator Jefferson Smelly; Ted Kennedy (cameo)
Synopsis
Senator Smelly demands government action against mutants. Vasoline wins a bar fight and escapes with Rogaine, only to be captured and brought to Professor $, who urges him to join the Professor's academy. A confused Rogaine aids Magnesia... her life is despaired of after a battle at the Statue of Liberty, but she promises she'll make the sequels. Professor $ and Magnesia agree that Fanboys are even more horrifying than mutants.
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Keywords
Movie; Senate; Senator; Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

Parodies the 2000 movie X-Men.

Smellville (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Cluck Camp; Lotta Lung; Whipme; Pete Moss; Pa Camp; Ma Camp; Lacks Lager; Lying Lager; Chloe Sullivan; Margot Kidder (cameo); Teri Hatcher (cameo)
Synopsis
Strange things happen in Smellville since the meteor shower in which the Camps discovered Cluck... who is now developing superpowers. When Lotta and Whipme go into the woods to make out, she's attacked by a tree. Whipme runs off, but Cluck rushes in to save her. The Camps tell Cluck about his alien origin, and warn him to use his powers carefully. As the bullies tie up Cluck, Lotta muses that he looks good with a red S painted on his chest, but would look even better with a tight blue spandex body suit.
Reprints
Keywords
Bully; bullying; high school; picnic; television; TV

Indexer Notes

Parodies the 2001-2011 television series Smallville.

A Modern Day Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 41)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Duck Edwing
Pencils
Bob Jones
Inks
Bob Jones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Tortoise; hare; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Synopsis
The hare is winning his race with the tortoise, until the Ninja Turtles appear and beat the hare to a pulp.
Reprints
Keywords
Fable; hare; rabbit; race; tortoise; turtle

Batsman: The Anemic Series (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Sam Viviano
Inks
Sam Viviano
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Batsman; Ribbin'; Neuman; Commissioner Gorey; Detective Bullhorn; the Jerker; Cattywoman; Batman (photo of Adam West)
Synopsis
Someone is rubbing out both good and evil residents of Gothic City. Batsman and Ribbin' try to find the culprit but at last are rubbed out themselves... with an eraser... by Adam West, who's annoyed that even though he was the greatest TV Batsman, no one ever calls him to do the new movies and TV shows.
Reprints
Keywords
Batmobile; television; TV; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Parodies television's 1992-1995 Batman: The Animated Series. Ribbin' is drawn to resemble Calvin from the Calvin And Hobbes comic strip.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. Bats-Man
  4. 3. A Super Opportunity
  5. 4. Superduperman
  6. 5. Comic Relief: Yellow Pages for Super Heroes
  7. 6. Battyman
  8. 7. Superduperman!
  9. 8. Plastic Sam!
  10. 9. Famous Artists' Paintings of Comic Book Characters
  11. 10. Teen-Rage Moolah Nitwit Turtles!
  12. 11. More Powerful Than a Locomotive...
  13. 12. Superhero High
  14. 13. A MAD look at Superman
  15. 14. Eccch-Men
  16. 15. Real-Life Superheroes at Comic Book Conventions
  17. 16. Superduperman II
  18. 17. A Mad Look at Batman
  19. 18. What If Superman Were Raised by Jewish Parents?
  20. 19. Don Martin's Guide to Some Very Obscure Comic Sound Effects
  21. 20. Buttman Returns
  22. 21. Clooney as the Bat
  23. 22. Other Superhero Deaths
  24. 23. Woman Wonder!
  25. 24. Batman & Robin Outtake #621: The Kiss
  26. 25. Mad's Gallery of Lesser-Known Ninja Turtles
  27. 26. Bat Boy and Rubin
  28. 27. One Rip-Roaring Day in Metropolis
  29. 28. Stuporman ZZZ
  30. 29. If Truth in Advertising Laws Applied to Comic Book Reviews
  31. 30. Don Martin Looks At... the Hulk
  32. 31. Buttman & Rubbin'
  33. 32. A MAD Look at Superheroes
  34. 33. Superman R.I.P.
  35. 34. Upcoming Movies Based on Comic Books
  36. 35. Lotus & Cluck
  37. 36. If Super-Heroes Needed Extra Money
  38. 37. Don Martin Looks at Spider-Man
  39. 38. A "Comics" Scene We'd Like to See
  40. 39. $-Men
  41. 40. Smellville
  42. 41. A Modern Day Fairy Tale
  43. 42. Batsman: The Anemic Series
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