Utterly Mad #U2104
(December 1963)

Ballantine Books, 1956 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ballantine Books, Inc.
Brand
BB Ballantine
Editing
?
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
4 1/8" wide x 7" tall
Paper Stock
cardboard covers; glossy interior
Binding
mass market paperback

Issue Notes

Revised edition first dated December, 1963. Indexed from a 2nd printing of that edition, October, 1964.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Morticia Addams; Gomez Addams

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpt from a story in some previous issue of MAD.
Also noted on cover as "MAD 4" and "New Enlarged Edition."

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

...And Now...At Last...Utterly MAD (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Melvin of The Apes
Synopsis
Introduction to the contents.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpt from "Melvin Of The Apes!"

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

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

Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Title pages and publishing information.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpt from some previous issue of MAD; same as used for first page of "Supermarkets!"

Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents.

Melvin of The Apes! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Inks
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Letters
?

Genre
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.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Book! Movie! (Table of Contents: 6)

Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
a man; Rosie; Ellen
Synopsis
Parallel stories point out the differences between modern novels and modern movies.
Reprints

Robin Hood! (Table of Contents: 7)

Hysterical Historical Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

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.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

G.I. Shmoe! (Table of Contents: 8)

War Comics Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; 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?"

Frank N. Stein! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; 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.

Little Orphan Melvin! (Table of Contents: 10)

Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
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: 11)

Classical Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Allan Poe
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
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.

Supermarkets! (Table of Contents: 12)

The American Scene Dept. / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Sturdley; Mrs. Sturdley; Superman (cameo)
Synopsis
A look at America's obsession with supermarkets, as the Sturdley's survive the rigors of shopping.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First page illustration is not from the original story, but from some other issue of MAD. It is the same as used for the title pages.

Scenes We'd Like To See: Stage Coach (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Cowboy tries to save a woman in a runaway stage coach by jumping from his horse onto one of the runaway horses...but falls on the ground.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title "Scenes We'd Like To See: The Runaway Stagecoach."

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Race (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
After a jockey is fired for taking a bribe, the owner's granddaughter volunteers to ride in the big race. She loses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title "Scenes We'd Like To See: The Day of The Big Race."

Wowee Gang! Here's Our Big Chance Of A Lifetime Offer! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Yes! You Too Can Be Well-Informed! (Table of Contents: 16) (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. ...And Now...At Last...Utterly MAD
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Contents
  6. 5. Melvin of The Apes!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes
  7. 6. Book! Movie!
    Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept.
  8. 7. Robin Hood!
    Hysterical Historical Dept.
  9. 8. G.I. Shmoe!
    War Comics Dept.
  10. 9. Frank N. Stein!
    Terror Dept.
  11. 10. Little Orphan Melvin!
    Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept.
  12. 11. The Raven
    Classical Type Comics Dept.
  13. 12. Supermarkets!
    The American Scene Dept.
  14. 13. Scenes We'd Like To See: Stage Coach
    Hollywood Dept.
  15. 14. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Race
    Hollywood Dept.
  16. 15. Wowee Gang! Here's Our Big Chance Of A Lifetime Offer!
  17. 16. Yes! You Too Can Be Well-Informed!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein