Hopping Mad #Q6291
(October 1969)

New American Library, 1969 Series
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Price
0.95 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
New American Library, Inc.
Brand
Signet
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Mass market paperback 4 1/4" x 7"
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior

Issue Notes

Publication date is for first printing.
Indexed from an eighth printing copy.
Standard Book Number (SBN) = 451-Q6291-095.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred rides in a kangaroo's pouch.

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

Hopping MAD (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
List of things that make you mad, culminating with this book.

Indexer Notes

Notes that this is the same list used in "Good 'n' MAD".

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

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

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

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

Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Publishing information and title page.

Indexer Notes

One page has an illustration from "Don Martin In An Italian Restaurant."

Insecurity Is A Pair Of Loose Swim Trunks (Table of Contents: 5)

Good Grief Dept. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Henry; Dondi; Junior [Dick Tracy Jr.]; Chip Flagston; Trixie Flagston; Nancy; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Little Orphan Annie; Little Lulu; Tubby; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Ira; Sluggo; Jughead Jones; Hi Flagston; Ditto Flagston; Pebbles Flintstone; Prince Galan; Henrietta; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Jughaid; Kayo; Swee'Pea; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A parody of Charles M. Schulz's "Security Is A Thumb And A Blanket", with various child comic characters experiencing insecurity.
Reprints

The Evolution of A Popular Song (Table of Contents: 6)

The Malady Lingers On Dept. / text article / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
The evolution of a song through the ages from Medieval England to American folk song.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Married Men (Table of Contents: 7)

Berg's-Eye View Dept. / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg (signed)
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Situations highlighting the worst of married life.
Reprints

The MAD Plan For Fighting The War Against Junk Mail (Table of Contents: 8)

Missive Retaliation Dept. / text article / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ways to retaliate against junk mailers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brands mentioned are: National Athlete's Feet Foundation, Reader's Digress books, Sick razors, Metropolis Life Insurance, Tuttletaub tuxedos, Forblefarb appliances, RCE televisions, Glugg scuba gear, Minchwell swimming pools, and Moskowitz furs.

At The Mask Store (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin (signed)
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three stories of strange happenings at a mask store.
Reprints

Watch That Price With The Asterisk* (Table of Contents: 10)

Who's Covering Up? Dept. / text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Advertisements where the fine print after the asterisk significantly changes the offer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brands mentioned are: Plymic automobiles, Deluded Acres homesites, Sunbeam irons, Greenthum Nursery, Shoe King Irving, GE Bulbs, Mongrol pencils, and Armstung flooring.

A MAD Look At The Circus (Table of Contents: 11)

Grinding The Acts Dept. / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Things that can go wrong at the circus.
Reprints

The Great Filter Tip Cigarette War (Table of Contents: 12)

Puff, The Tragic Draggin' Dept. / text article / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The history of cigarette filters, expectations for continued development, and MAD's ultimate filter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brands shown are: Kent, Marlboro, Lark, and Tareyton. Story retitled in this reprint.

Don Martin In An Italian Restaurant (Table of Contents: 13)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin (signed)
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Six stories of problems at an Italian restaurant.
Reprints

Fake-Out Record Jackets (Table of Contents: 14)

Stars In Your Buys Dept. / text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Rutherford; Darlene Rutherford
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Harry Belafonte
Synopsis
Record album jackets with fine print that mislead the buyer into believing the album is by someone famous.
Reprints

MAD Visits The Producer-Director of "Charades" (Table of Contents: 15)

Corpse And Robbers Dept. / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Alfred Hatchplot (as Stanley Done-In); Doris Daye (as Cary Grand (as Peter Josher)); Rigid Lambone; Leopold Giddyman; Kentuck Pentup; Herman Scuba
Synopsis
Parody of the movie "Charades."
Reprints

The Long Range Effects of Products on People (Table of Contents: 16)

Cause And Defect Dept. / text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Don Reilly
Pencils
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Modern physical deformities created by modern products.
Reprints

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 17)

Joke And Dagger Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Pencils
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy gets the drop on the White Spy at an artillery contest.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Little League (Table of Contents: 18)

Berg's-Eye View Dept. / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Stupid situations involving the adults at little league games.
Reprints

The MAD Politician's Primer (Table of Contents: 19)

Snakes In The Grass Roots Dept. / text article / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Lessons for politicians and those who observe them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story slightly retitled in this reprint.

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 20)

Joke And Dagger Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Pencils
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy booby traps the Black Spy's doorway.
Reprints

Comics for Publications That Don't Have Comics (Table of Contents: 21)

Someday Supplement Dept. / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Brainie; Egghead; Mr Dollars; The Manager; Senator Duck; unnamed Senator; Daddy-O; Sammy; Sweetie; General Abercrombie; Lieutenant; Ty Coon; Hy Fashion; Cookie The Bookie
Synopsis
Comic strip parodies, based on existing strips that could be re-worked to fit publications that do not have comic strips.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Strips parodied are: Blondie, Peanuts, Donald Duck, Little Orphan Annie, Pogo, Steve Canyon, Mr. Abernathy, and Dennis The Menace.

The Electrician (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Don Martin (signed)
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An electrician tries to drill a hole in the wrong spot.
Reprints

MAD's Kangaroo Court Is Now In Session! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Hopping MAD
  4. 3. More MAD Humor From Signet
    MAD books
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Insecurity Is A Pair Of Loose Swim Trunks
    Good Grief Dept.
  7. 6. The Evolution of A Popular Song
    The Malady Lingers On Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Married Men
    Berg's-Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. The MAD Plan For Fighting The War Against Junk Mail
    Missive Retaliation Dept.
  10. 9. At The Mask Store
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Watch That Price With The Asterisk*
    Who's Covering Up? Dept.
  12. 11. A MAD Look At The Circus
    Grinding The Acts Dept.
  13. 12. The Great Filter Tip Cigarette War
    Puff, The Tragic Draggin' Dept.
  14. 13. Don Martin In An Italian Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Fake-Out Record Jackets
    Stars In Your Buys Dept.
  16. 15. MAD Visits The Producer-Director of "Charades"
    Corpse And Robbers Dept.
  17. 16. The Long Range Effects of Products on People
    Cause And Defect Dept.
  18. 17. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  19. 18. The Lighter Side of Little League
    Berg's-Eye View Dept.
  20. 19. The MAD Politician's Primer
    Snakes In The Grass Roots Dept.
  21. 20. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  22. 21. Comics for Publications That Don't Have Comics
    Someday Supplement Dept.
  23. 22. The Electrician
    Don Martin Dept.
  24. 23. MAD's Kangaroo Court Is Now In Session!
    Hopping MAD
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