(1965)

New American Library, 1965 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
New American Library, Inc.
Brand
Signet [name below logo]
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein (credited)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1965 for first printing.
Sixth printing estimated as 1968.
Indexed from Eighth printing (no date).
Marginal Thinking Dept. items removed from all pages for reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo ?
Inks
Norman Mingo ?
Colors
?

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Imitation needlepoint portrait.

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

Here Is Your Sampler Guide to the Goodies Contained in this MAD Assortment (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Images are excerpts from interior articles.
One page is before the promo and title/credits pages, one page is after. First page is images, second page is text.

More MAD Humor from Signet (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and publishing information.

Mad's College Songs and Cheers for Traitors, Defeatists and Cowards (Table of Contents: 5)

Rah! Rah! Black Sheep Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody college songs for Pivnick Tech.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 3 pages for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

Early One Morning (Table of Contents: 6)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Pencils
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Inks
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Letters
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
To avoid waking up, a man tosses his alarm clock out the window, with unfortunate results.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 1 page for paperback size.
Credits removed for reprint.

Commercial Roulette (Table of Contents: 7)

A Turn for the Worse Dept. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Danny Thomas; Betty Furness; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Sharpie the Parrot (drawn as José Carioca); Jack Paar; Mr. Clean; Mrs. Fafoofnik
Synopsis
A person channel-surfs and keeps hitting commercials.
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Indexer Notes

Brands represented are: Miller High Life Beer, Anacin, Bufferin, Post Cereals, Rival Dog Food, Jockey Shorts, Fisk Tires, Westinghouse Appliances, Ford Automobiles, Chevrolet Automobiles, Drano, Gillette, Hertz Rent-A-Car, Mr. Clean, Dash Detergent, Paper-Mate Pens, The Untouchables television show, Colgate Toothpaste, The Jack Parr television show.
Reformatted from original 4 pages for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Antonio Phohias (credited)
Pencils
Antonio Phohias (credited)
Inks
Antonio Phohias (credited)

Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis
The spies meet for coffee and poison each other's drinks, but both dump them on the ground and two local cats die.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 1 page for paperback size.

"Warm-Ups" to Everything (Table of Contents: 9)

Claptrap Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Wayne Payne; Jack Swearin; Thomas E. Dewhanty; Judge Learned Elbow; Cliff Hanger; Jack Smythe; C. D. Divots; George Fortescue
Synopsis
Warming up a studio audience applied to other venues.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 4 pages for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

TV's Wonder Dog Lizzie (Table of Contents: 10)

Mutt Ado About Nothing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Lassie [as Lizzie]; Jon Provost [as Tommy Morton]; June Lockhart [as Mrs. Morton]; Hugh Reilly [as Mr. Morton]; Andy Clyde [as the neighbor]; Melvin of The Apes; Judge Crater; Nobel Prize Man
Synopsis
Parody of the television show "Lassie".
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Indexer Notes

Melvin of The Apes is drawn in John Severin's style.
Reformatted from original 5 pages for paperback size.
Credits removed for reprint.

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

No Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein ?
Pencils
Al Feldstein ?
Inks
Al Feldstein ?
Letters
Al Feldstein ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Mr. Gaines
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Blank page with a note clipped to it from Al Feldstein's mother, claiming he was too sick to fill the page.
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How to Get Complete Newspaper Coverage (Table of Contents: 12)

Slop the Press Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Jayne Mansfield
Synopsis
Comparison of how the New York Times and the New York Daily News would cover particular stories.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 2 pages for paperback size.
Credits removed for reprint.

The European Tourist's Guide to the United States (Table of Contents: 13)

Ist Das Nicht Der U.S.A. Dept. / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at tourism guide books.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 7 pages for paperback size.
Credits removed for reprint.

Famous Lost Words (Table of Contents: 14)

To Spurn a Phrase Dept. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
General William Tecumseh Sherman; Governor Al Smith; Commander James Lawrence; President Teddy Roosevelt; Captain John Paul Jones; Sir Henry M. Stanley; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; King Richard III; General Douglas MacArthur; Admiral George Dewey
Synopsis
Examples of historical misquotes.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 4 pages for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

The Parent from the Ages of 21 to 60 (Table of Contents: 15)

The Patter of Big Dept. [sic] / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee [as Allen Jaffee]
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Satirical look at child-rearing from the kids' point of view.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 9 pages for paperback size.
Credits removed for reprint, though "Allen Jaffee" appears as author on fake book cover..

The Wonderful New Dart Set (Table of Contents: 16)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A child shows another child his new set of darts.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 1 page for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

MAD's Comprehensive Small Irritation Insurance (Table of Contents: 17)

The Clause That Refreshes Dept. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit (credited)
Pencils
George Woodbridge (credited)
Inks
George Woodbridge (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Details of an insurance policy that reimburses you for selected irritations brought about by life.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 4 pages for paperback size.
Artist's signature removed for reprint.

A MAD Peek Through the Microscope (Table of Contents: 18)

Microfolk Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Series of single panel cartoons with a microbe theme.
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Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo as a lab technician and a microscopic organism.
Reformatted from original 3 pages for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Antonio Phohias
Pencils
Antonio Phohias
Inks
Antonio Phohias

Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis
While the White Spy dreams of stealing the Black Spy's secret plans, the Black Spy actually does it.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 1 page for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

The Two Faces of World War II (Table of Contents: 20)

Mine Enemy Grows Nicer Dept. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Comparison of stereotypical war movie characters from films made during World War II and after the war.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 4 pages for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

The MAD Shakespeare Primer (Table of Contents: 21)

No Holds Bard Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Romeo; Juliet; Macbeth; Mrs. Macbeth; Hamlet; Julius Caesar; Marc Anthony
Synopsis
Several of Shakespeare's works simplified to elementary school reader level.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 3 pages for paperback size.
Credits removed for reprint.

MAD's "Do-It-Yourself" Auto Repair Manual (Table of Contents: 22)

Greasemonkey-Business Dept. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical auto repair manual.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 3 pages for paperback size.
Credits and signature removed for reprint.

Admissions of Dishonesty (Table of Contents: 23)

Too True to Be Good Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Applying end of program television disclaimers to other areas of society.
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Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 3 pages for paperback size.
Credits removed for reprint.

After the Rains (Table of Contents: 24)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Pencils
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Inks
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A group of Native Americans exit a teepee after a rain storm.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original 1 page for paperback size.
Credits removed for reprint.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Here Is Your Sampler Guide to the Goodies Contained in this MAD Assortment
  4. 3. More MAD Humor from Signet
    MAD paperbacks
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Mad's College Songs and Cheers for Traitors, Defeatists and Cowards
    Rah! Rah! Black Sheep Dept.
  7. 6. Early One Morning
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Commercial Roulette
    A Turn for the Worse Dept.
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy
  10. 9. "Warm-Ups" to Everything
    Claptrap Dept.
  11. 10. TV's Wonder Dog Lizzie
    Mutt Ado About Nothing
  12. 11. ["Dear Mr. Gaines"]
    No Dept.
  13. 12. How to Get Complete Newspaper Coverage
    Slop the Press Dept.
  14. 13. The European Tourist's Guide to the United States
    Ist Das Nicht Der U.S.A. Dept.
  15. 14. Famous Lost Words
    To Spurn a Phrase Dept.
  16. 15. The Parent from the Ages of 21 to 60
    The Patter of Big Dept. [sic]
  17. 16. The Wonderful New Dart Set
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. MAD's Comprehensive Small Irritation Insurance
    The Clause That Refreshes Dept.
  19. 18. A MAD Peek Through the Microscope
    Microfolk Dept.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy
  21. 20. The Two Faces of World War II
    Mine Enemy Grows Nicer Dept.
  22. 21. The MAD Shakespeare Primer
    No Holds Bard Dept.
  23. 22. MAD's "Do-It-Yourself" Auto Repair Manual
    Greasemonkey-Business Dept.
  24. 23. Admissions of Dishonesty
    Too True to Be Good Dept.
  25. 24. After the Rains
    Don Martin Dept.
  26. 25. ["We give 'em the needle and you get the point"]
    The MAD Sampler
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