(1958)

EC, 1958 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
104
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
Color Covers; Black & White Interiors
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Annual

Issue Notes

Includes 4-page (2 blank) insert on different pre-glued paper.


A Collection of Humor And Satire From These Past Sickening Issues: (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints

The Furious Falcon (Table of Contents: 1)

Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad for Ethel, exhorting everyone to drive more.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Ethyl Corp. gasoline additive ads. Some characters based on Pogo comic strip.

Departments (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (frame, signed); Bill Elder (frame, signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman (frame, signed); Bill Elder (frame, signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Bill Gaines
Reprints

Walt Dizzy Presents Dizzyland (Table of Contents: 3)

TV Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Walt Dizzy; unnamed fairy; Jimmy Dood; Ozgood Zeiss; Sigismund Sponk; Davy Crawcutt; Mike Finque; Walt Dizzy's animated characters
Synopsis
Behind the scenes look at the 5 worlds of Dizzyland: Tomorrowsland, Frontrearland, Adventuresland, Fantasticland, Moneyland.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Animated characters are not named but include: Pluto, Pinnochio; Big Bad Wolf; Thumper; Dumbo; birds and mice from Sleeping Beauty; Morty Mouse; Ferdie Mouse; Bambi; Jimminy Cricket; Nana; Donald Duck; Mickey Mouse; Brer Bear; Brer Rabbit; one of Three Little Pigs; Lady; Tramp; Grumpy; Sleepy; Dopey; Doc; Happy; Sneezy; Fox; Mr. Toad.

Future TV Ad (Table of Contents: 4)

Soft-Sell Advertising Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad storyboard for Billie's Rope Mart.
Reprints

High-School Dance (Table of Contents: 5)

Having A Ball Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Aida Soto Voce; Hy Octane; Osgood Z'Beard; Gwendolyn Furd
Synopsis
Story of planning and evening's events at a typical high school dance.
Reprints

Item (Table of Contents: 6)

Newspaper Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
G. Stang
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Billy Poobah; Jim Poobah; Charles Bickford
Synopsis
Stories on the same news item as they might be done by different newspapers or magazines.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Record Labels (Table of Contents: 7)

Punch Out And Paste Dept. / insert or dust jacket / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony record labels for 45s.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection. Die cut labels on one side of pre-glued paper, probably blank on back.

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Man On The Ledge (Table of Contents: 8)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Man is ready to jump from a high building ledge but changes mind when his baby is brought to the window...then slips and falls anyway on baby's rattle.
Reprints

MAD Merit Badges (Table of Contents: 9)

Awards Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Scout-type merit badges for everyday lazy, loutish clods.
Reprints

MAD's Ink Blot Test (Table of Contents: 10)

Psychology Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kelly Freas; Bill Elder (title figures)
Inks
Kelly Freas; Bill Elder (title figures)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Fake Rorschach tests with explanations.
Reprints

Don Giovanni (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Nick Meglin
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Don Giovanni; Leporello; Donna Anna; Don Pedro; Zerlina; Don Ottavio; Emily Bravo; Elvis Presley (cameo)
Synopsis
The story of the comic opera Don Giovanni is told with special emphasis on what makes it funny.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD's Picture-Phone Backdrops (Table of Contents: 12)

Seeing Is Believing Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ideas for backdrops so that when you answer the picture-phone of the future, you can still lie to people about where you are.
Reprints

MAD Builds A More Civilized Mouse Trap (Table of Contents: 13)

Beat-A-Path Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Several supposedly civilized ways to trap and kill mice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Self-references this article with a mouse reading it.

Baseball Is Ruining Our Children (Table of Contents: 14)

Out of Left Field Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frederick Werthless, M.D.]
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Irving Smedley; Sidney Finster; Melvin Cowznofski
Synopsis
Parody of the findings of Dr. Wertham regarding comic books, where nearly every juvenile delinquent has been found to have played or watched baseball.
Reprints

Alfred E. Neuman Answers Your Questions (Table of Contents: 15)

Advice Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Advice for a girl who's being stalked by a boy.
Reprints

MAD Coats of Arms (Table of Contents: 16)

Ye Olde Heraldry Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Kelly Freas
Inks
Kelly Freas
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Proposed coats of arms for current celebrities.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Products For TV Commercials, Inc. (Table of Contents: 17)

Comparrison Proves Cept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Offerings from a company that makes products and props used as "Brand X" to compare to advertised products on tv.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Products compared to include: Halo Shampoo; Nash Rambler Autos; Bufferin; Goodrich Tires; Clorets Breath Mints; Arrid Deodorant; Remington Shavers; Rolaids Antacid; Bristol-Myers medicines; Anahist medicine. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Spitball Contest (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Squirt Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An unusual ending to a spitball contest.
Reprints

Real Estate Ads (Table of Contents: 19)

Home-Sweet-Homes Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood; Jack Kamen (home rendering)
Inks
Wally Wood; Jack Kamen (home rendering)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Furd family
Synopsis
The Furds find an attractive real estate ad only to be disappointed by the actual home.
Reprints

Why I Left The Army And Became A Civilian (Table of Contents: 20)

Section 8 Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Story of the ways civilian life is much better than Army life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credited as Frank Jacobs's first story in MAD.

Why the Precision Engineered, Highly Perfected 35mm Camera Replaced The Simple, Unpretentious, Primitive Box Camera (Table of Contents: 21)

Negative Thinking Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
A. Rosen
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Humorous look at the relative problems of both types of cameras, ending in the question still unanswered.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Faithful Dog (Table of Contents: 22)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A hunter is stuck in a bear trap and sends his dog back to town for help, whereupon the dog is captured by the local dog catcher.
Reprints

Future TV Ad (Table of Contents: 23)

Soft-Sell Advertising Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad storyboard for KLM Airlines.
Reprints

Camp (Table of Contents: 24)

Poison Ivy Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Melvin Cowznofsky
Synopsis
Story of Melvin's summer at Camp Pot-Ra-Zee-Bee.
Reprints

The Ideal Woman (Table of Contents: 25)

Point of View Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
D. Purdy
Pencils
Kelly Freas
Inks
Kelly Freas
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The ideal woman as visualized by 6 magazines, compared to the women who read the magazines.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Childhood Chums (Table of Contents: 26)

Nostalgia Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Meglin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Johnathan Gordon; Barbara Bridgewood; Robert Miltown
Synopsis
Messages to Alfred E. Neuman from three classmantes, at different points in their lives.
Reprints

AsP Super-Duper Markets (Table of Contents: 27)

Shopping Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony supermarket ad with items never sold in stores.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of A&P Supermarkets ad. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The MAD Dating Technique (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Reviews different techniques of the shy type, agressive type and MAD type.
Reprints

The Rolly Cigarette Ad (Table of Contents: 29)

Awards Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Allen Robin
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A couple discusses all the things they got with coupons from Rolly Cigarettes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Raleigh Cigarette ads. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Future TV Ad (Table of Contents: 30)

Soft-Sell Advertising Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad storyboard for Perfecut Knives from Elkon.
Reprints

Dead Letters (Table of Contents: 31)

Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Phony undelivered mail addressed to famous historical figures, just before they became famous.
Reprints

Vending Machines of The Future (Table of Contents: 32)

Out of Order Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Shows various future vending machines such as for livestock, autos, and more vending machines.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Baseball's Hall of Shame (Table of Contents: 33)

Spoil-Sports Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Quentin Scurvy; Edgar Simian; Omar Stagmire; Jerome McNasty; Chester Ripp; Boris Duckbill; Soames Grulnik; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Phony dedication plaques for Hall of Shame inductees.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The English Titles Don't Quite Match The Action In Foreign Movies (Table of Contents: 34)

Movies Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Typical scenes from foreign movies with subtitles that don't describe what's going on. Includes Russian subtitles for "Martski."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One movie is a parody of "Marty."

MAD Travel Stickers (Table of Contents: 35)

Punch Out And Paste Dept. / insert or dust jacket / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony travel destination stickers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Die cut labels on one side of pre-glued paper, probably blank on back.

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Overhanging Bough (Table of Contents: 36)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A Marshall tries to hide from some outlaws by climbing onto a tree branch, but his horse betrays him.
Reprints

The Unfortunate Part of Feeding Pigeons Homemade Popcorn (Table of Contents: 37)

Wild Life Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Man feed pigeons homemade popcorn and the birds, nearby pets, and all the bystanders in the park go nuts for it.
Reprints

TV Guise (Table of Contents: 38)

Go Ax The Ol' Cable Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Edward R. Murrow; Irving Furd; Alfred E. Neuman; Bob Clarke
Synopsis
Parody of TV Guide Magazine, with articles, ads and phony tv listings.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Nansy (Table of Contents: 39)

Newspaper Comics Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Nansy; Nansy Duck; Pinnochio; Dick Nansy; Junior; Pat [Patton]; Li'l Nansy; Abner Mae; Nansy Canyon
Synopsis
A look at a joke from one cartoon strip as it might be interpreted by other strips.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parodies of Nancy, Donald Duck, Dick Tracy, Li'l Abner and Steve Canyon.

Bowling (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
Nick Meglin
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John L. Lewis; Tommy Manville; Osgood Z'Beard
Synopsis
Shows the scoring, style tips, psychological underpinnings, and problems of bowling.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Alfred E. Neuman Answers Your Questions (Table of Contents: 41)

Advice Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Advice to a man whose girlfriend's father threatens that the man will only marry his daughter over his dead body.
Reprints

B. F. Goodnrich Autoless - Because You Don't Need A Car, Just Tires (Table of Contents: 42)

B. F. Goodnrich Carsaver Tires / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad for tires from B. F. Goodnrich that don't need a car.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of ad for B. F. Goodrich Tires. Inside back cover.

Nobody Asked Us, But; Purloined Proverbs Ascribed to Popular People; Fictitious Want Ads Placed By Famous Folk; Jobs We'd Like To Have; Meaningless Musings While Munching Miltown (Table of Contents: 43)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / text article / 0 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Rosen; Coleman Jacoby; ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • US from Mad (EC, 1952 series) #30 (December 1956) [portions], #31 (February 1957) [portions only], #32 (April 1957) [portions only], #33 (June 1957) [portions only], #34 (July-August 1957) [portions only]

Indexer Notes

Various items reprinted with other features, from the corresponding pages of the issues noted. Writer credits are for items from issue #30, which was copyright 1955 by Variety.

Reader's Disgust (Table of Contents: 44)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
List of phony books and stories, with illustration of Alfred as the Sphinx.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Reader's Digest cover. On back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Collection of Humor And Satire From These Past Sickening Issues:
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. The Furious Falcon
    Ethel
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Walt Dizzy Presents Dizzyland
    TV Dept.
  5. 4. Future TV Ad
    Soft-Sell Advertising Dept.
  6. 5. High-School Dance
    Having A Ball Dept.
  7. 6. Item
    Newspaper Dept.
  8. 7. MAD Record Labels
    Punch Out And Paste Dept.
  9. 8. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Man On The Ledge
    Hollywood Dept.
  10. 9. MAD Merit Badges
    Awards Dept.
  11. 10. MAD's Ink Blot Test
    Psychology Dept.
  12. 11. Don Giovanni
    Culture Dept.
  13. 12. MAD's Picture-Phone Backdrops
    Seeing Is Believing Dept.
  14. 13. MAD Builds A More Civilized Mouse Trap
    Beat-A-Path Dept.
  15. 14. Baseball Is Ruining Our Children
    Out of Left Field Dept.
  16. 15. Alfred E. Neuman Answers Your Questions
    Advice Dept.
  17. 16. MAD Coats of Arms
    Ye Olde Heraldry Dept.
  18. 17. Products For TV Commercials, Inc.
    Comparrison Proves Cept.
  19. 18. The Spitball Contest
    Little Squirt Dept.
  20. 19. Real Estate Ads
    Home-Sweet-Homes Dept.
  21. 20. Why I Left The Army And Became A Civilian
    Section 8 Dept.
  22. 21. Why the Precision Engineered, Highly Perfected 35mm Camera Replaced The Simple, Unpretentious, Primitive Box Camera
    Negative Thinking Dept.
  23. 22. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Faithful Dog
    Hollywood Dept.
  24. 23. Future TV Ad
    Soft-Sell Advertising Dept.
  25. 24. Camp
    Poison Ivy Dept.
  26. 25. The Ideal Woman
    Point of View Dept.
  27. 26. Childhood Chums
    Nostalgia Dept.
  28. 27. AsP Super-Duper Markets
    Shopping Dept.
  29. 28. The MAD Dating Technique
    Dating Dept.
  30. 29. The Rolly Cigarette Ad
    Awards Dept.
  31. 30. Future TV Ad
    Soft-Sell Advertising Dept.
  32. 31. Dead Letters
    Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept.
  33. 32. Vending Machines of The Future
    Out of Order Dept.
  34. 33. Baseball's Hall of Shame
    Spoil-Sports Dept.
  35. 34. The English Titles Don't Quite Match The Action In Foreign Movies
    Movies Dept.
  36. 35. MAD Travel Stickers
    Punch Out And Paste Dept.
  37. 36. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Overhanging Bough
    Hollywood Dept.
  38. 37. The Unfortunate Part of Feeding Pigeons Homemade Popcorn
    Wild Life Dept.
  39. 38. TV Guise
    Go Ax The Ol' Cable Dept.
  40. 39. Nansy
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  41. 40. Bowling
    Sports Dept.
  42. 41. Alfred E. Neuman Answers Your Questions
    Advice Dept.
  43. 42. B. F. Goodnrich Autoless - Because You Don't Need A Car, Just Tires
    B. F. Goodnrich Carsaver Tires
  44. 43. Nobody Asked Us, But; Purloined Proverbs Ascribed to Popular People; Fictitious Want Ads Placed By Famous Folk; Jobs We'd Like To Have; Meaningless Musings While Munching Miltown
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  45. 44. Reader's Disgust
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