Like, Mad #D2347
(July 1963)

New American Library, 1960 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
New American Library, Inc.
Brand
Signet Books
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein (credited)

Issue Notes

Publication date is for Seventh Printing: July 1963.
Indexed from a Tenth Printing copy.

William M. Gaines's Like, Mad (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed) (painting)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed) (painting)
Colors
Kelly Freas (signed) (painting)

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Alfred is dressed as a beatnik.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)


Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Things you should know about "Like, Mad".

More of William M. Gaines's Mad Humor from Signet (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and publishing information.
Image of a rat in a trap on first page from story "Mad Builds a More Civilized Mouse Trap".

Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

The English Titles Don't Quite Match the Action in Foreign Movies (Table of Contents: 6)

Movies Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Typical scenes from foreign movies with subtitles that don't describe what's going on.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"The G. I. in Rome" scene from the original story is left out of this reprint.

Bomb Song Hits (Table of Contents: 7)

Lead Pan Alley Dept. / text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Al Feldstein (signed as FF)
Inks
Al Feldstein (signed as FF)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parodies to songs are written for the post-nuclear war days.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One illustration.

Mad Coats of Arms (Table of Contents: 8)

Ye Olde Heraldry Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Kelly Freas
Inks
Kelly Freas
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Proposed coats of arms for current celebrities.
Reprints

A Scene We'd Like To See: The Fighter (Table of Contents: 9)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Interlandi (signed as Interlandi)
Inks
Phil Interlandi (signed as Interlandi)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The fighter rallies one last time after receiving some good news ringside, but is knocked out anyway.

Mad's Picture-Phone Backdrops (Table of Contents: 10)

Seeing Is Believing Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed as G Woodbridge)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed as G Woodbridge)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ideas for backdrops so that when you answer the picture-phone of the future, you can still lie to people about where you are.

Motorist Beware! (Table of Contents: 11)

Fair Warning Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Describes the escalating efforts of police to patrol highways unnoticed, including several of the latest unmarked vehicles.

Indexer Notes

Script credit per Al Feldstein, from the book Feldstein:The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein. "Totally MAD" CD collection incorrectly credited Herb Goldstein.

Nansy (Table of Contents: 12)

Newspaper Comics Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Nansy; Nansy Duck; Pinnochio; Dick Nansy; Junior; Pat [Patton]; Li'l Nansy; Abner Mae; Nansy Canyon
Synopsis
A look at a joke from one cartoon strip as it might be interpreted by other strips.

Indexer Notes

Parodies of Nancy, Donald Duck, Dick Tracy, Li'l Abner and Steve Canyon.

Backyard Barbecue (Table of Contents: 13)

How Now Charred Cow Dept. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg (signed as David Berg)
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed as David Berg)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed as David Berg)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The problems and future of life at the outdoor grill.

Mad Bubble Gum Cards (Table of Contents: 14)

Hobby Dept. / text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Smedley van Sturdley; Milton Forbisher; Stanley Henkledorf; Walter N. Goober; Beauregard Bordon
Synopsis
Bubble gum cards in the Famous Cowards series.

Indexer Notes

Script credit per info from Al Feldstein in the book Al Feldstein: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein.

The Children's Hour (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (credited)
Pencils
Don Martin (credited) (signed as D. Martin)
Inks
Don Martin (credited) (signed as D. Martin)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Alice; Allegra; Edith; the children's father
Synopsis
Humorous drawings to illustrate the famous poem, with a macabre ending.

The Mad Dating Technique (Table of Contents: 16)

Dating Dept. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Reviews different techniques of the shy type, agressive type and MAD type.

Another Scene We'd Like To See: Escaping The Cannibals (Table of Contents: 17)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Interlandi ?
Pencils
Phil Interlandi (signed as Interlandi)
Inks
Phil Interlandi (signed as Interlandi)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A man and a woman are running to escape cannibals and she twists an ankle, whereupon the man runs away as the cannibals close in, instead of carrying her.

Indexer Notes

Script credit per info from Al Feldstein in the book Al Feldstein: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein.

Why the Precision Engineered, Highly Perfected 35mm Camera Replaced The Simple, Unpretentious, Primitive Box Camera (Table of Contents: 18)

Negative Thinking Dept. / text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script
A. Rosen
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Humorous look at the relative problems of both types of cameras, ending in the question still unanswered.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.
Art signature removed for this reprint.

Sin-Doll Ella (Table of Contents: 19)

Once Upon A Time Dept. / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Albert Meglin [as Tennessee Williamsburg]
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Ella; Ella's stepmother; Maggie; Blanche; Prince Kowalski; Fairy Godmother; Big Fat Daddy Kowalski
Synopsis
A mixture of Cinderella and A Streetcar Named Desire, in which the Fairy Godmother gets the Prince.

Indexer Notes

Parody of Cinderella story. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Future TV Ads (Table of Contents: 20)

Soft-Sell Advertising Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin (signed as D. Martin)
Pencils
Don Martin (signed as D. Martin)
Inks
Don Martin (signed as D. Martin)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
George; Harriet
Synopsis
Phony ad storyboard for Ringwort's Rat Poison Pills.

The Potrzebie System of Weights And Measures (Table of Contents: 21)

Science Dept. / text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Donald Knuth
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A system of weights, measures, force and time based on the thickness of MAD #26 as a standard potrzebie. It seems to resemble the metric system.

Indexer Notes

Art signature removed for this reprint.

Dead Letters (Table of Contents: 22)

Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept. / text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Phony undelivered mail addressed to famous historical figures, just before they became famous.

Raw Guts (Table of Contents: 23)

U. S. Male Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of men's magazines, with beginnings of several adventure stories.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.
Art signature removed for this reprint.

Mad Eating Utensils (Table of Contents: 24)

There's Many A Slip Twixt Dept. / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
New ideas for eating utensils to solve age-old problems.

Mad Builds a More Civilized Mouse Trap (Table of Contents: 25)

Beat-A-Path Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Several supposedly civilized ways to trap and kill mice.

Indexer Notes

Script credit per Al Feldstein, from the book Feldstein:The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein.
Self-references this article with a mouse reading it.

The Railroad Timetable (Table of Contents: 26)

Travelers Aid Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a passenger railroad timetable with lots of meaningless information.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Seaside Incident (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Don Martin (signed as D. Martin)
Pencils
Don Martin (signed as D. Martin)
Inks
Don Martin (signed as D. Martin)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three fellows blow up their floating toys, but one has a toy not intended for the water.

Indexer Notes

Originally listed as Davy Jone's Locker Dept.

Are You a Member of "The Beat Generation?" (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. William M. Gaines's Like, Mad
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. More of William M. Gaines's Mad Humor from Signet
    Mad Paperbacks
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Contents
  7. 6. The English Titles Don't Quite Match the Action in Foreign Movies
    Movies Dept.
  8. 7. Bomb Song Hits
    Lead Pan Alley Dept.
  9. 8. Mad Coats of Arms
    Ye Olde Heraldry Dept.
  10. 9. A Scene We'd Like To See: The Fighter
    Hollywood Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's Picture-Phone Backdrops
    Seeing Is Believing Dept.
  12. 11. Motorist Beware!
    Fair Warning Dept.
  13. 12. Nansy
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  14. 13. Backyard Barbecue
    How Now Charred Cow Dept.
  15. 14. Mad Bubble Gum Cards
    Hobby Dept.
  16. 15. The Children's Hour
    Poetry Dept.
  17. 16. The Mad Dating Technique
    Dating Dept.
  18. 17. Another Scene We'd Like To See: Escaping The Cannibals
    Hollywood Dept.
  19. 18. Why the Precision Engineered, Highly Perfected 35mm Camera Replaced The Simple, Unpretentious, Primitive Box Camera
    Negative Thinking Dept.
  20. 19. Sin-Doll Ella
    Once Upon A Time Dept.
  21. 20. Future TV Ads
    Soft-Sell Advertising Dept.
  22. 21. The Potrzebie System of Weights And Measures
    Science Dept.
  23. 22. Dead Letters
    Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept.
  24. 23. Raw Guts
    U. S. Male Dept.
  25. 24. Mad Eating Utensils
    There's Many A Slip Twixt Dept.
  26. 25. Mad Builds a More Civilized Mouse Trap
    Beat-A-Path Dept.
  27. 26. The Railroad Timetable
    Travelers Aid Dept.
  28. 27. The Seaside Incident
    Vacation Dept.
  29. 28. Are You a Member of "The Beat Generation?"
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