(November 2007)

DC, 2002 Series
Volume
2
Price
59.99 USD
Pages
232
On-sale date
2007-11-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
978-1-4012-3787-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401237875 55999
Editing
Scott Nybakken
Color
color
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket; sewn binding
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

New printing: November 21, 2012.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shermlock Shomes / cover / 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
Aha, Dr. Whatsit!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the cover of MAD (EC, 1952 series) #7.

[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 / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

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

Shermlock Shomes / 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
Aha, Dr. Whatsit!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit
Reprints

If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Shermlock Shomes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Crime Dept.; Shermlock Shomes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit; Cecil B. V. D. Mill (cameo); Mrs. Gowanus; a woman; the woman's uncle
Synopsis
A parody of Sherlock Holmes. Fearing for her uncle's life, a woman has Shermlock break into his room and Shermlock goes nuts trying to solve the non-crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

References Lassie Rover and Rollover Rover from the Kane Keen story in MAD #5.

Treasure Island! (Table of Contents: 6)

Classic-Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Long John Severin] (signed)
Inks
John Severin [as Long John Severin] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Melvin of the Apes (cameo); Melvin Hawkins; Captain Rollem Bones; Long-John Aluminum; Melvin Mole (cameo)
Synopsis
A parody of Classics Illustrated comics version of Treasure Island.
Reprints

We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; The Chief
Synopsis
Five Fingers makes his first appearance and receives instructions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Right side of one page and left side of facing page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Introduction of the E.C. Fan-Addict Club.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No letters published in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look What I Have!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man brings home a new puppy that likes to chew things.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first panel contains text noting that this and the following 5 pages are reprints.

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

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
I--Have An Egg!!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man has an egg he can't crack.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
Climbing Over Rocky Mountain...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man discovers a beautiful lake in the mountains.
Reprints

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

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
This Toaster Shoots The Toast Up Too High!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man's toaster shoots the toast too high.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
My Friend Sings!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man's friend loves to sing.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
I Can Flip An Egg Any Way!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man can flip eggs any way.
Reprints

Smilin' Melvin! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Smilin' Melvin; Upwind Johnson; Thatstuff
Synopsis
A parody of the aviation comic strip Smiling Jack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

May be first use of the word "Veeble-fetzer."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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
We're Looking For A Monster, Ma'm!
Genre
humor
Reprints

So What? So You, Too, Can Join the E.C. Fan-Addict Club! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

E.C. Fan-Addict Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Frank N. Stein! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
humor; horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters
Baron Francesco Napoleon Stein; Bumble; Melvin; Sherman; the monster
Synopsis
A parody of The Frankenstein horror comics and films.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The monster has Adolph Hitler's face.

Lone Stranger Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
Lone Stranger; Pronto [Chief Wonga]; Ookabollwonga tribe
Synopsis
The Lone Stranger learns of Proto's secret identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Lone Ranger and Tonto.

We at E.C. are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter II] (Table of Contents: 23)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; the Chief
Synopsis
Five Fingers makes his way to Moscow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Right side of page and left side of facing page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Educational Comics, Inc. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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 of comments from John Hurt of Elgin, Oregon; Ronald Ketterer of Reading, Pennsylania; Harry Mitchell; Bobby Percy of Auburn, Alabama; Rose Sultan of New York City; Bill Wiesenbach of Pensacola, Florida; Atascaedro Union Hight school; Chucks Hancox; Howard Griffith; and David Allessio of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You will notice how this chair fits you when you sit...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man tries a new chair.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first panel contains text noting that this and the following 5 pages are reprints.

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

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
Come, my friend--
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man shows off his new fireplace.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
I think I'll listen to the radio!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man doesn't like the sound of radio news.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
I'm hungry!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man tries to eat breakfast cereal.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 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
Oh joyeux!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man tries out a magic hat.
Reprints

Bat Boy and Rubin! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Bat Boy; Rubin; the Fleagle Gang; the Flurgle Gang
Synopsis
Bat Boy and Rubin eliminate the gangs in Cosmopolis, but the killer is still at large.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of Batman and Robin comics. May be first use of word "furshlugginer" in MAD.

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

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
The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club! (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

E.C. Fan-Addict Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Little Orphan Melvin! (Table of Contents: 34)

Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Little Orphan Melvin; Daddy Peacebucks; Punjoke; Gravel; Ax L. Maxl; The Gasp!; Mommy Peacebucks
Synopsis
Daddy is continually too late to save Melvin from danger, and also cannot save himself from Mommy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Includes a stanza of a poem by Byron.

The Raven (Table of Contents: 35)

Classical Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Allan Poe (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
a raven; the narrator; Lenore
Synopsis
An adaptation of Poe's poem "The Raven."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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 of comment from Hentry Hartz in Utica, New York; Keith Nutt in Midland, Texas; Ann Salvin in Westfield, Connecticutt; Dick Clarkson in Cambridge, Massaschusetts; Ben Jones in Quinwood, West Virginia; Jerry Schuler in Rochester, New York; Clyde Woddell in Alexandira, Louisiana; Ann Busch in Buffalo, New York; and Raoul D'Arcy.

Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Bop Jokes! (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Five gags using Bop terms.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a 1-page Bop Dictionary, so reader can understand the gags.

Operation Under the Ground [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 39)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; Floppova Movova
Synopsis
Five Fingers meets Floppova while searching Moscow for the artificial dirt factory.
Reprints

Hah! Noon! (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
Marshall Kane; Mrs. Kane; Marshall Floodnick; Killer Diller Miller; Ramona
Synopsis
Marshall Kane dithers about leaving town, beats up another marshall, and kills some accomplices of Miller before subduing Miller without violence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Gary Cooper film "High Noon."

The Face Upon The Floor (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Genre
humor
Reprints

I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

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

G.I. Shmoe! (Table of Contents: 43)

War Comics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; war
Characters
Galusha Iggy Shmoe [G. I. Shmoe]; Sgt. Squirt; Comrade Commander
Synopsis
A parody of war comics.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Every woman in the story uses the line, "...Hey Joe...You got chewing gum?"

Sane! (Table of Contents: 44)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
Sane; Paw; Maw; Joey; Wilson
Synopsis
Sane beats Wilson in a gun battle through trickery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of the film "Shane."

Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 35 [Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 45)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; Floppova Movova; Lavrenti Buried
Synopsis
Five Fingers is captured by the Soviet BVD.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Labled as Chapter 35.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents: 46)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Frank D. Lee (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

As of 23 September 1954 Mad magazine was owned by Educational Comics, William Gaines, J. K. Gaines, and V.E. McAdie.

You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

E. C. Fan-Addict Club! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters of comment from Clare Gottfried, "L.S.", Manfred Waechter, Melvin Talipida, Larry Lengle, Gwynne DeCoverly, Ed Spigel, and Roger Schenkman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

May have the first use of the word "potrzebie" in MAD. Answer to one letter notes that Marie Severin is the colorist on ALL E.C. magazines.

The Face Upon the Floor! (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
H. Antoine D'Arcy (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed); Basil Wolverton (final panel)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed); Basil Wolverton (final panel)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
the vagabond
Synopsis
An illustration of D'Arcy poem.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.
Notes that the original poem title is "The Face Upon The Barroom Floor."

Woman Wonder! (Table of Contents: 50)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Woman Wonder [Diana Banana]; Steve Adore; Nivlem [a disguised Steve Adore]; Mickey; Spillane; Superduperman (cameo)
Synopsis
A parody of Wonder Woman.
Reprints

Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of LIFE cover.
Reprints

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

Flesh Garden! (Table of Contents: 53)

Science-Fiction 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; science fiction
Characters
Flesh; Dale; an alien; Dr. Noah Zark; a Zork; a Zorchton; a Zilchtron; Owlmen; Rockmen; Treemen; Grassmen; Airmen; King Mong
Synopsis
Flesh defeats aliens and the champion of King Mong but refuses to return to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Flash Gordon.

MAD Reader! (Table of Contents: 54)

Special Feature Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Portraits of MAD readers.
Reprints

I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 55) (Expand) /

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

Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87 [Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 56)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; Lavrenti Buried; Floppova Movova
Synopsis
Five Fingers is tortured.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Listed as Chapter 87.

Murder the Husband! (Table of Contents: 57)

Quickie Comic Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Walter Graham; Kenneth Martin
Synopsis
A man murders his lover's husband but also manages to sink the rowboat he and the husband are in.
Reprints

Murder the Story! (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Cracker Graham; Melvin Martin
Synopsis
Humorous rescripting of a crime story.
Reprints

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents: 59) (Expand) /

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 60)

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 of comment from Ted K. Wagner, Madison WI; Franz Liszt Fan Club; Shirley D. Blieden; Fred Weld, Santa Barbara, CA; Mrs. R. A. Griggs; Leon Grube, Louisville, KY; Don MacDougall, Tuscon, AZ; Charles Harless; Eddie Kamien, Lancaster, NY; Bernard Bonario, Houston, TX; Mrs. John L. Kramer, Pittsburgh, PA; Zogg; E.C. Fan-Addict #141.

Dragged Net! (Table of Contents: 61)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Chief Mike Sunday; Shermlock Shomes (cameo); Dr. Whatsit (cameo); murderer; bank robber; Willie Elder
Synopsis
Parody of the crime television series, Dragnet.
Reprints

Special Issue (Table of Contents: 62)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Stoppit! (Table of Contents: 63) (Expand) /

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

Starchie (Table of Contents: 64)

Teen-Age Comics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Starchie Standrews; Bottleneck; Mr. Weathernot; Little Orphan Melvin (cameo); Cookie Bumstead (cameo); Salonica; Biddy; Wedgie Van Smelt; Mr. Standrews; Mrs. Standrews; Dick Tracy (cameo)
Synopsis
Bottleneck frames Starchie so that Starchie goes to prison and Bottleneck can take over the girls and rackets at the high school.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of Archie comic books.

From Eternity Back to Here! (Table of Contents: 65)

Moving Picture Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Sgt. Gaym Warden; Captain Sherlock Homes; Prew Prewitt; Mrs. Homes; Jodie Majjio; Fatso; Mrs. Kipper; Princess
Synopsis
Prewitt will not fight, no matter what, and Sgt. Warden and Mrs. Homes drown on the beach.
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Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "From Here to Eternity."

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 66)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; Floppovo Movova; Lavrenti Buried
Synopsis
Five Fingers is killed and the story is farshimmelt.
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Indexer Notes

Almost half of the page is blank space.

Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books? (Table of Contents: 67) (Expand) /

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 68)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters of comment from Sandy Milne, National City, CA; John Savocks, Clifton, NJ; Collren Irwin, Azuza, CA; A. Katt; Jack the Maniac, Redwood City, CA; James Ellis Knoxville, TN; John Lanctot Burlington, VT; Jean LeMorpion, New York, NY; Hugh Redmon, Oklahoma City, OK; Eddie Schneider Miami Beach, FL; George Vampire, New York, NY
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3-Dimensions! (Table of Contents: 69)

Odd (3-D) Comics Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
MAD writer; MAD artist
Synopsis
A phony description of how 3-D comics are made and a look at what can go wrong.
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Indexer Notes

The final page is completely blank.

Mark Trade! (Table of Contents: 70)

Nature Lover's Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mark Trade; Mr. Tamesplinter; Morsemere; Sandy; scouts
Synopsis
Parody of the comic strip Mark Trail, finding Mark sick and tired of nature.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Aha, Dr. Whatsit!"]
    Shermlock Shomes
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. ["Aha, Dr. Whatsit!"]
    Shermlock Shomes
  5. 4. If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand...
  6. 5. Shermlock Shomes!
    Crime Dept.; Shermlock Shomes
  7. 6. Treasure Island!
    Classic-Type Comics Dept.
  8. 7. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. comics
  9. 8. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 1]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    E.C. comics
  11. 10. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  12. 11. ["Look What I Have!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  13. 12. ["I--Have An Egg!!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  14. 13. ["Climbing Over Rocky Mountain..."]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  15. 14. ["This Toaster Shoots The Toast Up Too High!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  16. 15. ["My Friend Sings!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  17. 16. ["I Can Flip An Egg Any Way!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  18. 17. Smilin' Melvin!
    Airplane Dept.
  19. 18. ["We're Looking For A Monster, Ma'm!"]
  20. 19. So What? So You, Too, Can Join the E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
    E.C. Fan-Addict Club
  21. 20. Frank N. Stein!
    Terror Dept.
  22. 21. Lone Stranger Rides Again!
    Western Dept.; Lone Stranger
  23. 22. We at E.C. are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines!
    E.C. comics
  24. 23. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter II]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Educational Comics, Inc.
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  27. 26. ["You will notice how this chair fits you when you sit..."]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  28. 27. ["Come, my friend--"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  29. 28. ["I think I'll listen to the radio!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  30. 29. ["I'm hungry!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  31. 30. ["Oh joyeux!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  32. 31. Bat Boy and Rubin!
    Hero Worship Dept.
  33. 32. ["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."]
  34. 33. So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
    E.C. Fan-Addict Club
  35. 34. Little Orphan Melvin!
    Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept.
  36. 35. The Raven
    Classical Type Comics Dept.
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  38. 37. Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale
    Panic
  39. 38. Bop Jokes!
  40. 39. Operation Under the Ground [Chapter 3]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  41. 40. Hah! Noon!
    Western Dept.
  42. 41. The Face Upon The Floor
  43. 42. I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine!
    Panic
  44. 43. G.I. Shmoe!
    War Comics Dept.
  45. 44. Sane!
    Western Dept.
  46. 45. Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 35 [Chapter 4]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  47. 46. [Statement of Ownership]
  48. 47. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  49. 48. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  50. 49. The Face Upon the Floor!
    Poetry Dept.
  51. 50. Woman Wonder!
    Heroine Worship Dept.
  52. 51. Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD
  53. 52. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  54. 53. Flesh Garden!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  55. 54. MAD Reader!
    Special Feature Dept.
  56. 55. I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine!
    Panic
  57. 56. Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87 [Chapter 5]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  58. 57. Murder the Husband!
    Quickie Comic Dept.
  59. 58. Murder the Story!
  60. 59. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  61. 60. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  62. 61. Dragged Net!
    Crime Dept.
  63. 62. Special Issue
  64. 63. Stoppit!
    Panic
  65. 64. Starchie
    Teen-Age Comics Dept.
  66. 65. From Eternity Back to Here!
    Moving Picture Dept.
  67. 66. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 6]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  68. 67. Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books?
    Mad Magazine
  69. 68. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  70. 69. 3-Dimensions!
    Odd (3-D) Comics Dept.
  71. 70. Mark Trade!
    Nature Lover's Dept.
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