(1959)

EC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
Annual
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
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

Indicia title is "The Worst From MAD, 2nd. Ed."


Meet The Staff of MAD On A Real 33 1/3 Record (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas (painted, signed); C. C. Beall Jr. (painting); J. Fred Muggs (painted); Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (painted, signed); C. C. Beall Jr. (painting); J. Fred Muggs (painted); Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Colors
Kelly Freas (painted, signed); C. C. Beall Jr. (painting); J. Fred Muggs (painted); Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Small images of the covers of MAD #35 - 40.

Vilecream Grooms The Self-Loving (Table of Contents: 1)

Vilecream / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad for Vilecream hair cream.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Brylcreem ad.
Inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 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

Report To Russia (Table of Contents: 3)

Red Carpet Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Ivan Slobotnavitch
Synopsis
Pictures taken by Ivan along with his captions to show Russians how horrible life in the United States is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Summer Vacation Guide (Table of Contents: 4)

Let's Get Away From It All Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A list of festivals around the county to avoid on vacation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD's College Entrance Exam (Table of Contents: 5)

Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony questions for a college entrance exam.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The "Wrote this article" question, multiple choice list's only name that makes sense is Albert B. Feldstein. However, the "Totally MAD" CD collection credits Paul Laikin.

Secret Sportalk (Table of Contents: 6)

Bzz-Bzz-Bzzt Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Things that might be said in sporting events when you can't hear the players.
Reprints

The Seaside Incident (Table of Contents: 7)

Davy Jone's Locker Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three fellows blow up their floating toys, but one has a toy not intended for the water.
Reprints

Backyard Barbecue (Table of Contents: 8)

How Now Charred Cow Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The problems and future of life at the outdoor grill.
Reprints

Personalized TV Antennas (Table of Contents: 9)

Enlightning Rod Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Customized tv antennas to show your profession or hobby.
Reprints

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Beast Falls In Love (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Gorilla falls in love with man and carries him away, instead of girl.
Reprints

Sin-Doll Ella (Table of Contents: 11)

Once Upon A Time Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Albert Meglin [as Tennessee Williamsburg]
Pencils
Wallace Wood (signed)
Inks
Wallace Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ella; Ella's stepmother; Maggie; Blanche; Prince Kowalski; Fairy Godmother; Big Fat Daddy Kowalski
Synopsis
A mixture of Cinderella and A Streetcar Named Desire, in which the Fairy Godmother gets the Prince.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Cinderella story. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Cowboys 'n Indians (Table of Contents: 12)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Story of how the handbook of real Indian lore that came with a kid's Indian outfit saved the day.
Reprints

Meet The Staff of MAD (Table of Contents: 13)

Up Our Sleeve Dept. / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Record insert.

Future Specialized Magazines (Table of Contents: 14)

Back of The Rack Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Ideas for niche market magazines that haven't been published yet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Duel (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
At a gun duel, the seconds and other spectators shoot each other and the man in charge of the weapons finishes off the crowd.
Reprints

How To Read Your Palm (Table of Contents: 16)

The Old Skin Game Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; J. Fred Muggs; Uncle Sam
Synopsis
Phony meanings for various parts of people's palms.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Bomb Song Hits (Table of Contents: 17)

Lead Pan Alley Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Albert B. Feldstein [as FF] (signed)
Inks
Albert B. Feldstein [as FF] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parodies to songs are written for the post-nuclear war days.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One illustration.

MAD Goes Hi Fi (Table of Contents: 18)

Sound Thinking Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Glossary of hi-fi terms, tips on how to beat the high cost, where to place hi-fi equipment, and phony reviews of recordings.
Reprints

If Comic Strip Characters Answered Those Little Ads (Table of Contents: 19)

Rush Money-Order Today Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Krassner
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy; Nancy; Sluggo; Dick Tracy; Junior; Donald Duck; Mickey Mouse; Alley Oop; Henry; The Phantom; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Popey; Olive Oyl; Whimpy; Swee'pea
Synopsis
A look at what might happen if comic strip characters answered real world magazine ads for self improvement.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Outstanding Americans: Arthur A. Freen (Table of Contents: 20)

Unsung Heroes Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Arthur A. Freen
Synopsis
After a series of disastrous automotive inventions beginning in 1934, Arthur invents the Ford Edsel in 1957.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Labeled as The First In A Series. Last panel includes a photo.

Parking Meters (Table of Contents: 21)

One-Legged Bandit Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parking meters for all types of waiting activities, and a solution to the problem.
Reprints

Distinctive Rejection Slips (Table of Contents: 22)

Punch In The No's Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony contributor rejection slips written in the styles of the magazines they come from.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Scratchpad Doodles (Table of Contents: 23)

Memo Randoms Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Supposed doodles from the desks of famous people, with pop psychoanalysis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Doodles from: Robert F. Wagner; Joe E. Lewis; Edward R. Murrow; Richard M. Nixon; Ed Sullivan; Pablo Picasso; Frank Costello; Alfred E. Neuman.

Home Movies (Table of Contents: 24)

Light, Camera, Action? Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Comparing the improved photographic opportunities presented by movies versus still cameras.
Reprints

MAD Eating Utensils (Table of Contents: 25)

There's Many A Slip Twixt Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
New ideas for eating utensils to solve age-old problems.
Reprints

Shakespeare Up-To-Date (Table of Contents: 26)

The Bard of Birdland Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Dave Berg ?
Inks
Dave Berg ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Marc Antony's funeral oration from Julius Ceasar, Act III Scene II, along with a modern beat poetry version.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Face illustrations as a frame around the page. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Raw Guts (Table of Contents: 27)

U. S. Male Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of men's magazines, with beginnings of several adventure stories.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

TV Movies With Built-In Commercials (Table of Contents: 28)

The Pause That Depresses Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wallace Wood (signed)
Inks
Wallace Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
What tv dramas might look like if they embedded commercials directly within movies.
Reprints

How Neurotic Are You? (Table of Contents: 29)

Sick, Sick, Sick Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Quiz to see if you suffer from common pop culture neuroses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD's Up-To-Date Sky (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Mantle; RCA Victor's Nipper; Kukla; Ollie; Smokey Bear; Ed Sullivan; Wyatt Earp; King Saud; Ava Gabor; Elsie The Cow; Willie, the Kool penguin; Li'l Abner; Alfred E. Neuman; John F. Dulles; Tom (cat); Jerry (mouse); Pogo; Donald Duck; Billy The Kid; Edward R. Murrow; Steve Allen; Harry Piel; Bert Piel; Pegasus; King Farouk
Synopsis
New names for constellations, reflecting modern pop culture.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Scenes We'd Like To See: Tied To The Powder Keg (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
After the villain ties a girl to a gunpowder keg and lights a fuse, the hero beats him...but not in time to defuse the keg.
Reprints

The Children's Hour (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Humorous drawings to illustrate the famous poem, with a macabre ending.
Reprints

How To Wage Peace (Table of Contents: 33)

War Is Heck Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
What might happen if games and sports were used to settle what are now armed conflicts.
Reprints

Mike Malice Interviews Mother Goose (Table of Contents: 34)

Mike Fright Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mike Malice; Mother Goose
Synopsis
Mike interviews Mother Goose in his hard-hitting style, but gets no answers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Mike Wallace tv interviews.
Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Sneaky Advertisements (Table of Contents: 35)

Big Brother Is Motivating You Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Alfred's girlfriend
Synopsis
New places to use subliminal advertising.
Reprints

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Bank Examiner (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A banker is being audited and trouble is found, but he successfully bribes the bank examiner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Bitter Homes And Gardens (Table of Contents: 37)

The House That Jerk Built Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Durwood Burnstore; Boodie Burnstore; Emil Diefendorfer; Dr. Whitney Pfluger; Hiram Pitnik; Buford Sternwallow; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Satire of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, with articles on home remodeling and tips for the handyman.
Reprints

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Human Shield (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A bank robber takes a hostage to enable his getaway, but she turns out to be in on the scheme.
Reprints

Suggested Theme Songs for Some Famous Folks; Contrivances For Cliches; Christmas Gifts That Will No Doubt Be Returned; MAD Definitions; Movies' Secret Sponsors; New Authors For Old Books (Table of Contents: 39)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Various items reprinted with other features, from the corresponding pages of the issues noted.

New Morris Philip Gives You A Natural Smoke With An Un-natural Light! (Table of Contents: 40)

Morris Phillip cigarettes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of ad for Phillip Morris cigarettes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

A New Idea In Smoking! (Table of Contents: 41)

Sailem Floating Cigarettes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Colors
Kelly Freas (painted, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad for Sailem Floating Cigarettes from Chris-Craft Boat Co.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Salem Cigarettes ad.
On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Meet The Staff of MAD On A Real 33 1/3 Record
  2. 1. Vilecream Grooms The Self-Loving
    Vilecream
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Report To Russia
    Red Carpet Dept.
  5. 4. MAD Summer Vacation Guide
    Let's Get Away From It All Dept.
  6. 5. MAD's College Entrance Exam
    Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper Dept.
  7. 6. Secret Sportalk
    Bzz-Bzz-Bzzt Dept.
  8. 7. The Seaside Incident
    Davy Jone's Locker Dept.
  9. 8. Backyard Barbecue
    How Now Charred Cow Dept.
  10. 9. Personalized TV Antennas
    Enlightning Rod Dept.
  11. 10. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Beast Falls In Love
    Hollywood Dept.
  12. 11. Sin-Doll Ella
    Once Upon A Time Dept.
  13. 12. Cowboys 'n Indians
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. Meet The Staff of MAD
    Up Our Sleeve Dept.
  15. 14. Future Specialized Magazines
    Back of The Rack Dept.
  16. 15. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Duel
    Hollywood Dept.
  17. 16. How To Read Your Palm
    The Old Skin Game Dept.
  18. 17. Bomb Song Hits
    Lead Pan Alley Dept.
  19. 18. MAD Goes Hi Fi
    Sound Thinking Dept.
  20. 19. If Comic Strip Characters Answered Those Little Ads
    Rush Money-Order Today Dept.
  21. 20. Outstanding Americans: Arthur A. Freen
    Unsung Heroes Dept.
  22. 21. Parking Meters
    One-Legged Bandit Dept.
  23. 22. Distinctive Rejection Slips
    Punch In The No's Dept.
  24. 23. Scratchpad Doodles
    Memo Randoms Dept.
  25. 24. Home Movies
    Light, Camera, Action? Dept.
  26. 25. MAD Eating Utensils
    There's Many A Slip Twixt Dept.
  27. 26. Shakespeare Up-To-Date
    The Bard of Birdland Dept.
  28. 27. Raw Guts
    U. S. Male Dept.
  29. 28. TV Movies With Built-In Commercials
    The Pause That Depresses Dept.
  30. 29. How Neurotic Are You?
    Sick, Sick, Sick Dept.
  31. 30. MAD's Up-To-Date Sky
    Twinkle Twinkle Dept.
  32. 31. Scenes We'd Like To See: Tied To The Powder Keg
    Hollywood Dept.
  33. 32. The Children's Hour
    Poetry Dept.
  34. 33. How To Wage Peace
    War Is Heck Dept.
  35. 34. Mike Malice Interviews Mother Goose
    Mike Fright Dept.
  36. 35. Sneaky Advertisements
    Big Brother Is Motivating You Dept.
  37. 36. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Bank Examiner
    Hollywood Dept.
  38. 37. Bitter Homes And Gardens
    The House That Jerk Built Dept.
  39. 38. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Human Shield
    Hollywood Dept.
  40. 39. Suggested Theme Songs for Some Famous Folks; Contrivances For Cliches; Christmas Gifts That Will No Doubt Be Returned; MAD Definitions; Movies' Secret Sponsors; New Authors For Old Books
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  41. 40. New Morris Philip Gives You A Natural Smoke With An Un-natural Light!
    Morris Phillip cigarettes
  42. 41. A New Idea In Smoking!
    Sailem Floating Cigarettes
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