(1962)

EC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
92
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein; Jerry De Fuccio (editorial assistant); Nick Meglin (editorial assistant)
Color
Color Covers; Black & White Interiors
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Annual

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas; Bob Clarke
Inks
Kelly Freas; Bob Clarke
Colors
Kelly Freas; Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Collage includes the covers of Mad (EC, 1952 series) #57 to 62.

S'Matter? Can't You Dial? (Table of Contents: 1)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lester Krauss (photograph)
Inks
Lester Krauss (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Dial Soap and Bell phone system; a man is dragged out of the shower to answer a wrong number phone call.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Departments / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

If Magazines Carried Comic Strips (Table of Contents: 3)

Comic Relief Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Rex Morgan; Superman; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Looey; Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Flash Gordon; Dr. Zarkov; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Mama Katzenjammer; Prince Valiant; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator
Synopsis
Tailoring comic strips to the magazines they appear in.
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Up to Date Names for Rockets and Missiles (Table of Contents: 4)

Out to Launch Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Jack Paar; Charles Van Doren; Jimmy Hoffa; Louella Parsons; Dean Martin; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Naming missiles after celebrities to highlight their specific capabilities.
Reprints

The Mad "Down-To-Earth" Coloring Book (Table of Contents: 5)

Hue And Cryin' Out Loud Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A coloring book that doubles as a cynical examination of modern life.
Reprints

The Safecrackers (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Four safe-crackers are apprehended when one of them makes the wrong noise at the wrong time.
Reprints

TV's Wonder Dog, Lizzie (Table of Contents: 7)

Mutt Ado About Nothing Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lassie [as Lizzie]; Jon Provost [as Tommy]; June Lockhart [as Mrs. Morton]; Hugh Reilly [as Mr. Morton]; Andy Clyde [as the neighbor]; Johnny Weissmuller [as Tarzan]; Judge Crater
Synopsis
Parody of the television show "Lassie".
Reprints

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

No Dept. / comic 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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Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 9)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis
The spies try to poison each other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Spy Vs. Spy feature.

Sailing (Table of Contents: 10)

The Breeze And Aye-Aye Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at small-craft sailing.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 11)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis
While the White Spy dreams of stealing the Black Spy's secret plans, the Black Spy actually does it.
Reprints

Admissions of Dishonesty Still Don't Make it Right (Table of Contents: 12)

Too True To Be Good Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Applying end of program television disclaimers to other areas of society.
Reprints

Here's Your Special Bonus (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Amateur Photography (Table of Contents: 14)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Humorous look at the hobby of photography.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo on the cover of a photography hobby magazine.

The Carpenter's Assistants (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two carpenter's assistants break more than they build.
Reprints

Beatnik: The Magazine for Hipsters (Table of Contents: 16)

Sick Sick Slick Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody magazine for the beat generation.
Reprints

Togetherness Through Music (Table of Contents: 17)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A music teacher plays the heads of his students like a xylophone.
Reprints

Critical Reviews of Everything (Table of Contents: 18)

Pats And Pans Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody newspaper clippings of reviews of mundane events.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The two pictures published with the review of the latest issue of Mad Magazine has a cut line of Gary Belkin under a picture of Alfred E. Neuman and a cut line of Alfred E. Neuman under a picture of a man, presumably author Gary Belkin.

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 3 (Table of Contents: 19)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy sets the Black Spy up.
Reprints

Mad's "Pure Products" Law (Table of Contents: 20)

What's in it for Me Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Product ingredient labels the Mad Magazine way.
Reprints

Commercial Roulette (Table of Contents: 21)

A Turn for the Worse Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Danny Thomas; Betty Furness; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Joe Carioca; Jack Paar
Synopsis
A person channel-surfs and keeps hitting commercials.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 4 (Table of Contents: 22)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy gets pictures of The White Spy's new rocket.
Reprints

A Child's History of the Middle 1900's (Table of Contents: 23)

Past Tense Years Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of history texts.
Reprints

If Doctors Advertised (Table of Contents: 24)

There's Gold in Them There Ills Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Groucho Marx
Synopsis
Altering famous advertising campaigns so they advertise the services of physicians.
Reprints

The Fortune Teller (Table of Contents: 25)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fortune teller makes a horrific discovery about her client.
Reprints

TV Ads We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a Ban Roll-on deodorant commercial.
Reprints

How to Get Complete Newspaper Coverage (Table of Contents: 27)

Slob the Press Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

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

"Cool" Casey at the Bat (Table of Contents: 28)

Bop-Fly Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical retelling of the Ernest Lawrence Thayer poem.
Reprints

Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the cliche "car racing the train to the railroad crossing" scene.
Reprints

Madison Ave. Surplus Sale (Table of Contents: 30)

Hard Sell-Out Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In the wake of investigations of deceptive practices by television networks and their ad agencies, said agencies are divesting themselves of their deceptive props at close-out prices.
Reprints

At the Masquerade (Table of Contents: 31)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man at the buffet gets a surprise.
Reprints

The Parent from Ages 21 to 60 (Table of Contents: 32)

The Patter of Big Feet Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at child-rearing.
Reprints

The Moving Men (Table of Contents: 33)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two moving men try to catch a woman falling from an upper floor window.
Reprints

[The Furd Foulcar] (Table of Contents: 34)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Mr. Peanut
Synopsis
Parody of Ford Falcon print ads; famous cartoon characters endorse the 1961 Furd Foulcar.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

What Sort of Man Reads Mad? (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. S'Matter? Can't You Dial?
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Departments
  4. 3. If Magazines Carried Comic Strips
    Comic Relief Dept.
  5. 4. Up to Date Names for Rockets and Missiles
    Out to Launch Dept.
  6. 5. The Mad "Down-To-Earth" Coloring Book
    Hue And Cryin' Out Loud Dept.
  7. 6. The Safecrackers
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. TV's Wonder Dog, Lizzie
    Mutt Ado About Nothing Dept.
  9. 8. ["Dear Mr. Gaines"]
    No Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  11. 10. Sailing
    The Breeze And Aye-Aye Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  13. 12. Admissions of Dishonesty Still Don't Make it Right
    Too True To Be Good Dept.
  14. 13. Here's Your Special Bonus
  15. 14. Amateur Photography
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. The Carpenter's Assistants
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. Beatnik: The Magazine for Hipsters
    Sick Sick Slick Dept.
  18. 17. Togetherness Through Music
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Critical Reviews of Everything
    Pats And Pans Dept.
  20. 19. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 3
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  21. 20. Mad's "Pure Products" Law
    What's in it for Me Dept.
  22. 21. Commercial Roulette
    A Turn for the Worse Dept.
  23. 22. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 4
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  24. 23. A Child's History of the Middle 1900's
    Past Tense Years Dept.
  25. 24. If Doctors Advertised
    There's Gold in Them There Ills Dept.
  26. 25. The Fortune Teller
    Don Martin Dept.
  27. 26. TV Ads We'd Like to See
    Television Dept.
  28. 27. How to Get Complete Newspaper Coverage
    Slob the Press Dept.
  29. 28. "Cool" Casey at the Bat
    Bop-Fly Dept.
  30. 29. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  31. 30. Madison Ave. Surplus Sale
    Hard Sell-Out Dept.
  32. 31. At the Masquerade
    Don Martin Dept.
  33. 32. The Parent from Ages 21 to 60
    The Patter of Big Feet Dept.
  34. 33. The Moving Men
    Don Martin Dept.
  35. 34. [The Furd Foulcar]
  36. 35. What Sort of Man Reads Mad?
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