(January 1975)

Ballantine Books, 1958 Series
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Price
0.95 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ballantine Books, Inc.
Brand
BB Ballantine
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Editing
Bernard Shir-Cliff
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Standard Mass Market Paperback
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Mass Market Paperback
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

First revised edition February, 1964. Indexed from an 8th printing of this revision.
Editing credit per Wikipedia, January 2011.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred has 2 heads.

Indexer Notes

Uncertain which printing was first to use this new cover.

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excuse Me, Ma'am...Would You Like to See a Copy of The Brothers MAD?
Characters
Dogwood
Synopsis
Dogwood is a Steve Canyon like scene.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpt from "Brunettie" in this book, with new dialogue.

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis; Wally Wood ?
Inks
Jack Davis; Wally Wood ?
Letters
typeset

Characters
J. Floyd Gluggs; Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Title pages and publishing information. Art is excerpts from stories in some previous issues of MAD.

Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents.

Black and Blue Hawks! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Woodhawk]
Inks
Wally Wood [as Woodhawk]
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Saddlesore; Saurbratten; Robespierre; Boss Hawk; Yonny Yohnson; Chop Chop Chop; woman in red
Synopsis
The Black And Blue Hawks stage a mutiny.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of Blackhawk comic books.

The Dave Garrowunway Show (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dave Garrowunway; J. Floyd Gluggs
Synopsis
Dave gets locked out of the studio and J. Floyd continues the show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of the "Today" tv show with Dave Garroway.

Banish Body Aroma Problems and Like That (Table of Contents: 7)

NDDDS / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad for NDDDS Chlorophyll Tablets.
Reprints

Advice to Young Men on How to Get into the Army (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Price
Pencils
? (photo); Roger Price
Inks
? (photo); Roger Price
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Roger Price
Synopsis
Humorous advice on joining the U.S. Army.
Reprints

The Hound of the Basketballs! (Table of Contents: 9)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
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.

Fozless Fooznick (Table of Contents: 10)

Fozless Fooznick; Crazyroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder [as Chester Cool and Al Hopp]
Inks
Bill Elder [as Chester Cool and Al Hopp]
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Fozless Fooznick [Dick Tracing]; Chief; Lil' Ab'r; Junior (cameo)
Synopsis
Fooznick is running from his relatives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Wildroot Cream Oil Hair Tonic ads and Fearless Fosdick character.

Shadow! (Table of Contents: 11)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Margo Pain; Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom
Synopsis
Lamont kills Margo to preserve the secret of his identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of The Shadow.

Confidentially (Table of Contents: 12)

Confidential Information Dept. / text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mario Labonza
Synopsis
Phony articles from various confidential exposé magazines showing how they are all the same.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of confidential exposé magazines.

Alice in Wonderland! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Classics Dept.; Alice In Wonderland / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Lewis Carroll (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils
John Tenniel; Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
John Tenniel; Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alice; Alice's sister; the White Rabbit [Bugs Bunny]; Mad Hatter; Knave of Hearts; Queen of Hearts
Synopsis
After Alice's adventures, her sister takes her to a psycho-analyst.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of parts of both Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass, using some of the original John Tenniel illustrations as base drawings. The poem "Jabberwocky" is quoted in its entirety.

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

Newspaper Dept. / text article / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bernard Shir-Cliff
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mel Haney
Synopsis
Various typical newspaper columns: Hollywood gossip; horoscope; Broadway gossip; doctor; lovelorn.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mel Haney is caption under image of Alfred E. Neuman. This is the same image used on the original cover and title page of this book.

This Is a Tel-Tapper-Phoner (Table of Contents: 15)

Magazine Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Tel-Tapper-Phoner; Watchbug
Synopsis
Describes people who tap telephones to listen in on others' secrets.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from "Report From Russia", this is only the illustration from that article with a new introduction.

Woman Wonder! (Table of Contents: 16)

Heroine Worship Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Woman Wonder [Diana Banana]; Steve Adore [also as Nivlem]; Mickey; Spillane; Superduperman (cameo)
Synopsis
A parody of Wonder Woman, in which she is defeated by Steve Adore.
Reprints

Brunettie (Table of Contents: 17)

Newspaper Comics Dept.; Brunette / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Brunettie; Dogwood
Synopsis
Dogwood finds himself in a Steve Canyon type comic strip.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Single strip parody of newspaper comic Blondie.
Originally part of a longer feature of multiple strips.

Melvin of the Apes! (Table of Contents: 18)

Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Egad (Long Grain) Rice Burroughs]
Pencils
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Inks
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Melvin of The Apes [Lord Melvin Greystroke]; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe; Whitegreen Greystroke; Brown Greystroke; Veridian Greystroke; Magenta Greystroke; Duke Greystroke; Duchess Fushia Greystroke
Synopsis
The Greystrokes take Melvin back to London but then flee him by going to Africa.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ookaballakonga is spelled Ookabollakonga in this story.

Little Orphan Melvin (Table of Contents: 19)

Newspaper Comics Dept.; Little Orphan Melvin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Punjoke; Little Orphan Melvin; Daddy Peacebucks; Little Melvin Rooney
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Single strip parody of newspaper comic Little Orphan Annie.
Originally part of a longer feature of multiple strips.

Scenes We'd Like to See: The Woodsman (Table of Contents: 20)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A woodsman tries to save a girl going over a waterfall in a canoe, but can't reach her and she goes over.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title "Scenes We'd Like to See: The Woodsman Who Failed to Save the Girl."

[Comics Digest] (Table of Contents: 21)

Newspaper Comics Dept.; Smilin' Melvin; Lil' Ab'r; Dick Tracing; Popcorn; Manduck The Magician / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Smilin' Melvin; Upwind Johnson; Lil' Ab'r; Mammy Jokeum; Dick Tracing; Chief; Junior; Popcorn kids; Manduck The Magician; Loathar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Single strip parodies of newspaper comics: Smilin' Jack; Lil' Abner; Dick Tracy; Peanuts; Mandrake The Magician.
Originally part of a longer feature.
Title from original printing.

Wowee Gang! The Golden Age of MAD Is Here Again! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[Coughing Louder Than The Smith Brothers...] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Excuse Me, Ma'am...Would You Like to See a Copy of The Brothers MAD?"]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Contents
  6. 5. Black and Blue Hawks!
  7. 6. The Dave Garrowunway Show
  8. 7. Banish Body Aroma Problems and Like That
    NDDDS
  9. 8. Advice to Young Men on How to Get into the Army
  10. 9. The Hound of the Basketballs!
    Crime Dept.
  11. 10. Fozless Fooznick
    Fozless Fooznick; Crazyroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic
  12. 11. Shadow!
    Crime Dept.
  13. 12. Confidentially
    Confidential Information Dept.
  14. 13. Alice in Wonderland!
    The Classics Dept.; Alice In Wonderland
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Newspaper Dept.
  16. 15. This Is a Tel-Tapper-Phoner
    Magazine Dept.
  17. 16. Woman Wonder!
    Heroine Worship Dept.
  18. 17. Brunettie
    Newspaper Comics Dept.; Brunette
  19. 18. Melvin of the Apes!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes
  20. 19. Little Orphan Melvin
    Newspaper Comics Dept.; Little Orphan Melvin
  21. 20. Scenes We'd Like to See: The Woodsman
    Hollywood Dept.
  22. 21. [Comics Digest]
    Newspaper Comics Dept.; Smilin' Melvin; Lil' Ab'r; Dick Tracing; Popcorn; Manduck The Magician
  23. 22. Wowee Gang! The Golden Age of MAD Is Here Again!
  24. 23. [Coughing Louder Than The Smith Brothers...]
    The Brothers Mad
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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