Mad Strikes Back #03373-6
(July 1973)

Ballantine Books, 1955 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ballantine Books, Inc.
Brand
BB Ballantine
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Editing
?
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
4 1/8" wide x 7" tall
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Mass Market Paperback

Issue Notes

19th Printing: July 1973.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Straight Talk from Bob & Ray (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Elliott; Ray Goulding
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Comedians Bob and Ray discuss the Library of Congress catalog numbering.

Prince Violent (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the Prince Valiant comic strip.
Reprints

Captain Tvideo (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the Captain Video television show.
Reprints

Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satire of comic book activity pages.
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Gopo Gossum (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the comic strip Pogo.
Reprints

Ping Pong (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the film King Kong.
Reprints

Poopeye (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the comic strip Thimble Theater Starring Popeye.
Reprints

[Johnson C. Smith parody] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder ?
Inks
Bill Elder ?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the Johnson C. Smith & Co. novelty item ads frequently seen in comic books.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art is rearranged from the cover of Mad #21 to fit paperback reprint format.

Teddy and the Pirates (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the Terry and the Pirates comic strip.
Reprints

Ripup's Believe It or Don't (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the Ripley's Believe It or Not comic panel.
Reprints

Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical; satire-parody
Synopsis
Side-by-side comparison of the romanticized film version of the west to how things actually happened.
Reprints

Manduck the Magician (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the Mandrake the Magician comic strip.
Reprints

In Just Eight Seconds ... Mad Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Parody of Alka-Seltzer print ads from the fifties, promoting the paperback Mad reprint collections.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Straight Talk from Bob & Ray
  3. 2. Prince Violent
  4. 3. Captain Tvideo
  5. 4. Puzzle Page
  6. 5. Gopo Gossum
  7. 6. Ping Pong
  8. 7. Poopeye
  9. 8. [Johnson C. Smith parody]
  10. 9. Teddy and the Pirates
  11. 10. Ripup's Believe It or Don't
  12. 11. Cowboy!
  13. 12. Manduck the Magician
  14. 13. In Just Eight Seconds ... Mad Strikes Back!
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  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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