(May 1973)

Warner Books, 1973 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
1.75 USD
Pages
196
On-sale date
1973-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Warner Books, Inc.
Brand
W Warner Books
ISBN
0-446-94358-4 Search at WorldCat
Editing
?
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Standard Mass Market Paperback size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound

Issue Notes

Indexed from a first printing copy.

Known through at least a 10th printing in 1981.

Previously published as The Bedside Mad (Signet books, 1959 series) #P3520.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Indexed from a coverless copy.

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

blank page(s) / 4 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.
Indexer's copy was missing 2 pages at the front of the book, likely blank or title pages.

William M. Gaines's The Bedside MAD (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Title page and publishing information.

Indexer Notes

Illustration is excerpt from some previous issue of MAD.

Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustration is excerpt from "Robinson Crusoe!" story.

Outer Sanctum! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Lone Stranger Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 5)

Juvenile Western Dept.; Lone Stranger / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
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.

Scenes We'd...Like to See! (Table of Contents: 6)

Dept. I; [Hollywood Dept.] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lance Sterling
Synopsis
Typical surrounded fort climax scene from a western, with untypical ending.
Reprints

The Cane Mutiny! (Table of Contents: 7)

Navy Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Willie Wonte; Lt. Feefer; Captain DeBris; Captain Kweeg; Van; Lt. Whitewald; Lt. Christian; Captain Bligh
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the movie "The Caine Mutiny."

Medical (Table of Contents: 8)

TV Dept. / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Konrad Strainer; Smilby; Lance Follicle; Amanda
Synopsis
Lance needs a tonsillectomy, from which he recovers in great shape, but still can't play the violin well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of TV show "Medic."

[in hieroglyphics] (Table of Contents: 9)

Report from Abroad / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An analysis of the Egyptian political situation -- in hieroglyphics.
Reprints

Hah! Noon! (Table of Contents: 10)

Adult Western Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
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."

Scenes We'd Like to See: The Musketeer Who Failed to Get the Girl (Table of Contents: 11)

Dept. II; [Hollywood Dept.] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The musketeer successfully battles dozens of the villain's men, but is run through by the villain.
Reprints

Restaurant! (Table of Contents: 12)

Report from America Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Sturdley; Mrs. Sturdley; Smurdley Sturdley; junior Sturdley; baby Sturdley
Synopsis
The deprivations the Sturdleys suffer at a "typical" Sunday restaurant outing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Casey at the Bat! (Table of Contents: 13)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
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.

Robinson Crusoe! (Table of Contents: 14)

Literary Classics Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Robinson Crusoe; Joe Friday
Synopsis
A parody of the novel Robinson Crusoe.
Reprints

[in Chinese] (Table of Contents: 15)

Report from Abroad / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An analysis of the Chinese political situation -- in Chinese.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Potrzebie" appears several times in the text.

Slow Motion! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A look at what might be happening in various sports if they were recorded by a slow motion camera.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Drawrof (Table of Contents: 17)

Report from Abroad / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Yeldrums Serutan]
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An analysis of Antarctica, with all words printed backwards, as it is supposed to be the point of view of "backwards nations."
Reprints

Do You Have Trouble Getting to Sleep at Night? (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. William M. Gaines's The Bedside MAD
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. Outer Sanctum!
    Horror Dept.
  6. 5. Lone Stranger Rides Again!
    Juvenile Western Dept.; Lone Stranger
  7. 6. Scenes We'd...Like to See!
    Dept. I; [Hollywood Dept.]
  8. 7. The Cane Mutiny!
    Navy Dept.
  9. 8. Medical
    TV Dept.
  10. 9. [in hieroglyphics]
    Report from Abroad
  11. 10. Hah! Noon!
    Adult Western Dept.
  12. 11. Scenes We'd Like to See: The Musketeer Who Failed to Get the Girl
    Dept. II; [Hollywood Dept.]
  13. 12. Restaurant!
    Report from America Dept.
  14. 13. Casey at the Bat!
    Poetry Dept.
  15. 14. Robinson Crusoe!
    Literary Classics Dept.
  16. 15. [in Chinese]
    Report from Abroad
  17. 16. Slow Motion!
    Science Dept.
  18. 17. Drawrof
    Report from Abroad
  19. 18. Do You Have Trouble Getting to Sleep at Night?
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