(July 2002)

DC, 2002 Series
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Volume
1
Price
59.99 USD; 68.00 CAD
Pages
232
On-sale Date
2002
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
978-1-4012-3786-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401237868 55999
Editing
Scott Nybakken (editor - collected edition); Harvey Kurtzman (editor - original series)
Color
color
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket; sewn binding
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

New printings: November 21, 2007 and November 21, 2012.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from cover of Mad (EC, 1952 series) #1.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Meglin
Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Melvin!
Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman; William Gaines
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints
Keywords
editorial

Hoohah! (Table of Contents: 5)

Terror Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters
Galusha; Daphne; Melvin The Caretaker; two unnamed Silver Avengers kids
Synopsis
Two youngsters run out of gas and enter a house they think is haunted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the E.C. horror comics stories.

Blobs! (Table of Contents: 6)

Science-Fiction Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Melvin; Alfred
Synopsis
Alfred outlines a terrible thought he has about the end of humanity.
Reprints

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Enter Cosmo McMoon! (Table of Contents: 8)

Cosmo McMoon / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Captain O'Malley; Omar Kayak; Mrs. Kayak; Cosmo McMoon
Synopsis
Cosmo solves(?) a missing person case.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Crow Vadis? (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Tiberius O'Leary
Synopsis
Story of how a Roman soldier invented the chalkboard eraser.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Ganefs! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Inks
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Bumble; Bumble's boss
Synopsis
A perfect crime is hatched but Bumble fumbles.
Reprints

Varmint! (Table of Contents: 11)

Western Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as J. Severin]
Inks
John Severin [as J. Severin]
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Textron Quickdraw; Saddlesore; Kickiminabelly Kelly; Slippery Sam; The Pig-Faced Kid
Synopsis
Textron is hunting the killer of Melvin and kills every suspect.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Mad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I...I Feel It In My Bones! Someone Is Giving Me The Evil Eye!
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Casey; Old Dame
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover based on the story, "Hex!".

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Hex! (Table of Contents: 14)

Terror Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Casey; Yeggi Bora; Leo; the Old Dame; Stan Musical; Preacher Rowboat; Eddy Stunky; Melvin Demoogio
Synopsis
Casey's team wins the pennant but loses Casey to the Old Dame.
Reprints

Melvin! (Table of Contents: 15)

Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; satire-parody
Characters
Melvin of The Apes; Boy; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe
Synopsis
Melvin escapes from the Ookaballakonga tribe with the help of the jungle animals but the tribe shrinks Boy's head.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of Tarzan.

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Lady-In-Mascara (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Monongahela Wheeler; Bablou O'Brien; Lady-In-Mascara; Max; Minx
Synopsis
Mo Wheeler believes he's solving a crime but the Lady leads him to a morning radio interview instead.
Reprints

Calling Cosmo McMoon! (Table of Contents: 18)

Cosmo McMoon / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Cosmo McMoon; F. M. Wavelength; Walla-Walla Bazinski; Croton-on-the-Hudson Bazinski; Baden-Baden Bazinski
Synopsis
Cosmo discovers a baby who is blending all radio broadcasts into a single program.
Reprints

Gookum! (Table of Contents: 19)

Science-Fiction Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Melvin Wood]
Inks
Wally Wood [as Melvin Wood]
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Glarf Nerfnick; Glarf's grandfather; Melvin
Synopsis
A Martian escapes the Gookum on his home planet only to find it apparently exists on Earth also.
Reprints

Mole! (Table of Contents: 20)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Melvin Mole
Synopsis
Melvin is captured during a bank robbery and continually digs his way out of jail.
Reprints

[Vampire in the Cemetery] (Table of Contents: 21)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman; William Gaines
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Complementary letters of review for Mad #1 from Eugene F. Shanlin, Corker Sapp, "Spider" Stannik, Mike Brennan, Melvin Harris, Bill Dennis, Nancy Cash, Jim Bruffey, Laurin Lewis, Richard Grant, Don Emkens, Larry Van Cleef, Jerry Widener, Jon Day, Aristo Lumbre, James L. Bartz, Ronnie Baumgardner, Ted Eggers, Mary Moseler, Melvin, Wamiel Dundle, Joe Anderson, Edward Saffin, Tommy Balacek, Joe Hahn, Fred Delse, Bob Galeria, Joan M. Robinson, M.C. Sinald, and less than complementary letters from R. Schmitt, B.J.D., Joseph Raymond, Francis, Minick, Joe White; with header illustration.

Dragged Net! (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder [as Sergeant Elder]
Inks
Bill Elder [as Sergeant Elder]
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters
Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Mr. Glotz; The Chief
Synopsis
Joe and Ed travel around the world NOT solving a crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of Dragnet TV show.

Sheik of Araby! (Table of Contents: 24)

French Foreign Legion Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Roquefort; Camembert; Chantilly; Sergeant Guillotine; Goscinny; Frothingbash; Pastafazoo; Hossenpfeffer; Rasputin; Melvin; Melvin's wife Rosie
Synopsis
Melvin has joined the Foreign Legion to escape his wife and kids, but she decimates the entire regiment at Fort Wadi El Aycare.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first panel is an infinity picture.

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Rookie Gladiator (Table of Contents: 26)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Play-by-play announcing for a Roman gladiatorial double header, including a commercial.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Dandelion Caper (Table of Contents: 28)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Cosmo McMoon; Malfeasance O'Malley; Morningside Mac Mixmaster; Truman Remote; Vino Muscatel; Marie Severin
Synopsis
Cosmo solves a kidnapping of Truman Remote for Remote's publisher, Random Shack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marie Severin runs a day nursery.

V-Vampires! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Godiva; Godiva's kid brothers; Renfrew
Synopsis
A vampire goes on a date with a werewolf.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

References "Vault of Horror" #9.

Lone Stranger! (Table of Contents: 30)

Western Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
Lone Stranger; Golden; Pronto
Synopsis
The Lone Stranger bumbles his way through foiling a stage coach robbery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Lone Ranger.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Mad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kill Me? Don't Be Absurd!
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman; William Gaines
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jimmy Phelan, Mrs. C. Peterson, Martin McReynolds, Larry Stark, Melvyn Davees, Angelo T. Boni, Paul Isaacs, Carole Luis, with header illustration.

Superduperman! (Table of Contents: 33)

Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superduperman [Clark Bent]; Lois Pain; Copy Boy; W. Twitchell; Captain Marbles [Billy Spafon]
Synopsis
Superduperman defeats Captain Marbles by causing Marbles to punch himself out, but Superduperman still can't make it with Lois.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of both Superman and Captain Marvel.

Flob Was A Slob! (Table of Contents: 34)

Romance Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ramona Snarfle; Sheldon Flob; Rackstraw Him
Synopsis
Ramona is engaged to slobby, boring Flob but is smitten by the newcomer Rackstraw and follows Rackstraw into a life of crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of romance comics.

We at E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines! (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Parole (Table of Contents: 36)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Tumblers Tympannus; Tiberious O'Leary
Synopsis
Tumblers is temporarly paroled from prison to help free someone from a bank vault, but the police don't hold up their end of the bargain and he is reimprisoned.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Let's Deplore Your Mind (Table of Contents: 38)

Cosmo McMoon / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Cosmo McMoon
Synopsis
A fake letters column with Cosmo answering the letters.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Robin Hood! (Table of Contents: 39)

Hysterical Historical Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Robin Hood; Big John; Sparkie; Alan Adaile; Friar Tuck; Little John; Happy; Sneezy; Sleepy; Doc; Dopey; Bashful; Grumpy; Maid Marion
Synopsis
After robbing a sheriff's posse, Robin Hood and his gang rob Big John and Sparkie of their last two cents.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of Robin Hood.

Shadow! (Table of Contents: 40)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Kane Keen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You Say You Lost Your Voice...
Genre
humor
Characters
Kane Keen
Reprints

The EC "Publisher of The Issue" (Table of Contents: 42)

William M. Gaines / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
William M. Gaines [Melvin]
Synopsis
A fake biography of William M. Gaines.
Reprints

Outer Sanctum! (Table of Contents: 43)

Horror Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ramon; The Professor; Heap
Synopsis
The Professor creates Heap and uses him to rob banks until Heap leaves to find a mate.
Reprints

Black And Blue Hawks! (Table of Contents: 44)

Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Woodhawk]
Inks
Wally Wood [as Woodhawk]
Colors
Marie Severin
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.

We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Exam (Table of Contents: 46)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Pencils
John Severin (illustration)
Inks
John Severin (illustration)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Analysis of what happens to the average college student on exam day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 47)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Miltie of the Mounties! (Table of Contents: 48)

Tales From The Northwest Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Scott Yardland; Jackie; Herbie; Jerkie; Scoggins; Miltie; Nanuk The Canuk
Synopsis
Miltie the Mountie doesn't get his man.
Reprints

Kane Keen! Private Eye (Table of Contents: 49)

Kane Keen / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Kane Keen; Lassie Rover; Rollover Rover; Schlep; Mrs. Rover; laywer; police officer
Synopsis
Kane finds the murderer: the butler did it.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bah! We Haven't Found A Trace of Anything!
Genre
humor
Reprints

If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand... (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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

Teddy And The Pirates! (Table of Contents: 52)

High-Type Adventure Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Teddy; Half-Shot; Pat O'Bryan; Burma Shave; Mr. Sandthirst; Connie; Big-Poop; The Dragging Lady; The Pirates
Synopsis
Teddy and Half-Shot are assigned to keep an opium shipment out of the hands of The Pirates, but one of them is an inside man.
Reprints

Melvin of the Apes! (Table of Contents: 53)

Jungle Dept.; Melvin of the Apes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle; 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.

We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines! (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hevo The Great (Table of Contents: 55)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Hevo Franklin; Red Haring
Synopsis
Mock interview with a basketball star Hevo Franklin, from Adison Square Grove.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Melvyn Thomas, Paul Colandrea, Thomas Mellinger, Mons. David Pait, Tony Sodd, Armstead Napier, Walter C. Schalm & Carl Heald, Joe Lazare, Pfc. Leon A. Reid, Paul M. Dubbs, Barbara Muth (Mrs.), R. Thompson, Pat Armstrong.

Casey At The Bat! (Table of Contents: 57)

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

Script
Ernest Lawrence Thayer (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Cooney; Burrows; Flynn; Blake; Casey; umpire
Synopsis
Casey has a chance to hit the winning runs in a baseball game, but strikes out for the loss.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.

Ping Pong! (Table of Contents: 58)

Horror Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Cecil B. V. D. Mill; ship's captain; ship's crew; Mr. Mill's cameraman; Lana Lynn; Pong; Ookabolaponga tribe
Synopsis
Lana subdues Pong and Mr. Mill has him towed back to New York, only to find none of them quite fit in.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the King Kong movie.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. ["It's Melvin!"]
  5. 4. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  6. 5. Hoohah!
    Terror Dept.
  7. 6. Blobs!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  8. 7. E.C. Fans!
    E.C. comics
  9. 8. Enter Cosmo McMoon!
    Cosmo McMoon
  10. 9. Crow Vadis?
  11. 10. Ganefs!
    Crime Dept.
  12. 11. Varmint!
    Western Dept.
  13. 12. ["I...I Feel It In My Bones! Someone Is Giving Me The Evil Eye!"]
    Mad
  14. 13. E.C. Fans!
    Weird Fantasy
  15. 14. Hex!
    Terror Dept.
  16. 15. Melvin!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes
  17. 16. E.C. Fans!
    E.C. comics
  18. 17. Lady-In-Mascara
  19. 18. Calling Cosmo McMoon!
    Cosmo McMoon
  20. 19. Gookum!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  21. 20. Mole!
    Crime Dept.
  22. 21. [Vampire in the Cemetery]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  24. 23. Dragged Net!
  25. 24. Sheik of Araby!
    French Foreign Legion Dept.
  26. 25. E.C. Fans!
  27. 26. Rookie Gladiator
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. The Dandelion Caper
  30. 29. V-Vampires!
    Horror Dept.
  31. 30. Lone Stranger!
    Western Dept.
  32. 31. ["Kill Me? Don't Be Absurd!"]
    Mad
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  34. 33. Superduperman!
    Hero Worship Dept.
  35. 34. Flob Was A Slob!
    Romance Dept.
  36. 35. We at E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines!
  37. 36. The Parole
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
  39. 38. Let's Deplore Your Mind
    Cosmo McMoon
  40. 39. Robin Hood!
    Hysterical Historical Dept.
  41. 40. Shadow!
    Crime Dept.
  42. 41. ["You Say You Lost Your Voice..."]
    Kane Keen
  43. 42. The EC "Publisher of The Issue"
    William M. Gaines
  44. 43. Outer Sanctum!
    Horror Dept.
  45. 44. Black And Blue Hawks!
    Hero Worship Dept.
  46. 45. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. comics
  47. 46. Exam
  48. 47. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  49. 48. Miltie of the Mounties!
    Tales From The Northwest Dept.
  50. 49. Kane Keen! Private Eye
    Kane Keen
  51. 50. ["Bah! We Haven't Found A Trace of Anything!"]
  52. 51. If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand...
  53. 52. Teddy And The Pirates!
    High-Type Adventure Dept.
  54. 53. Melvin of the Apes!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of the Apes
  55. 54. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines!
    E.C. comics
  56. 55. Hevo The Great
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  58. 57. Casey At The Bat!
    Poetry Dept.
  59. 58. Ping Pong!
    Horror Dept.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
  • Michael Hoskin