(1959)

EC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
104
Indicia Frequency
Annual
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Al Feldstein
Color
black-and-white interior with color covers
Dimensions
10.75in x 8.25in
Paper Stock
newsprint interior with glossy covers
Binding
squarebound stapled with covers glued
Publishing Format
annual

Issue Notes

Indicia title is: "More Trash From MAD, 2nd Ed."
"Annual" frequency on cover.


[MAD Attic] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred discovers more MAD trash in the attic.

I Never Carry More Than $50 in Cash (Table of Contents: 1)

American Expense Account Cheques / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Brigitte Bardot (sic)
Synopsis
Parody of American Express Travelers Cheques ads.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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
Synopsis
table of contents
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Image of Bill Gaines replaces the price in upper right corner.

MAD's Revised New Up-to-Date Alphabet Book (Table of Contents: 3)

Now Johnny Can Read Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A rhyming alphabet using modern culture items, pastimes, and people.
Reprints

How to Make America's Kids...Science Conscious (Table of Contents: 4)

Scramble Them Eggheads Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Spudd Nick; Aygg Haid; Smiley; Phiz Hicks; Butch Proton; Spike Molecule; Charlie Brawn
Synopsis
Ideas to incorporate science lessons into various media.
Reprints

Cars to Match Careers (Table of Contents: 5)

Ask the Man Who Owns One Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Popeye
Synopsis
Ideas for cars designed to show off something about their owner's careers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text is in verse.

Pizza Pie (Table of Contents: 6)

Pass Another Napkin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
All the problems associated with pizzas, the new national dish.
Reprints

Three Strange Tales (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Stories are: In a Tavern, In King Arthur's Kitchen, In Another Tavern.
Reprints

A Martian Field Guide to U.S. Wild Life - 1957 Edition (Table of Contents: 8)

Do Not Feed or Annoy Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Details of pop culture stereotypes presented as a field guide to wildlife from a Martian point of view.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Nobody Has Any Fun at Parties (Table of Contents: 9)

Likewise I'm Sure Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Harry; Sadie
Synopsis
A party that never gets going because the guests spend all night introducing themselves to each other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nearly all guests are celebrities, though unnamed. Harry and Sadie resemble Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

In a Field of Daisies (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men walking through a field discover an oversized flower, which one of them has somehow connected to a gag spray bulb.
Reprints

MAD Trading Stamps (Table of Contents: 11)

Redeeming Feature Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Fake premiums available for MAD trading stamps...also fake.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Initials That Describe the Name (Table of Contents: 12)

Much Abbreviated Drivel Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A look at the future overuse of acronyms.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Opera Record Albums (Table of Contents: 13)

High "C". Low Neckline Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony record album covers for opera, drawn in the style of paperback novels.
Reprints

A Page from the MAD Phone Book (Table of Contents: 14)

The Line Is Dizzy Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A page of Cowznofski listings from a fake phone book.
Reprints

Future "Of-the-Month" Clubs (Table of Contents: 15)

Join in Haste, Repent at Leisure Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Jerry DeFuccio; Tommy Manville; Roberto Rossellini; Porfirio Rubirosa; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
A look at some possible future clubs inspired by Book-of-the-Month type clubs.
Reprints

Coast-to-Coast For $16.75 (Table of Contents: 16)

A Fare to Remember Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Philo Ardwell; Irving; Suzie Grubbwickel; Velma Mae; Harry; Timmy Goober; Speedy Slim; Mr. Smeed
Synopsis
An account of a cross-country trip booked by MAD using unconventional conveyances.
Reprints

Wha' For...Sports Cars (Table of Contents: 17)

Bumper Crop Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Things sports cars can do that normal-size cars cannot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

How to Read a Chamber of Commerce Folder (Table of Contents: 18)

Key To The City Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Yother
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The hidden meanings between common phrases used on municipal promotional brochures.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Looks at Endorsements (Table of Contents: 19)

Money Talks Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mickey Mantle; Jayne Mansfield; King Ibn Saud; Elvis Presley; Nikita Krushchev; Rin Tin Tin; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Phony ads showing how little connection there often is between a celebrity and the product they endorse.
Reprints

Commemorative Stamps (Table of Contents: 20)

Postage Overdue Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony U.S. postage stamps for people and events that would never be commemorated.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD's Xmas Toys (Table of Contents: 21)

Under the Spreading Christmas Tree Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Modern reality based toy kits.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Pravda (Table of Contents: 22)

Black and White, and Red All Over Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wallace Wood
Inks
Wallace Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Maxim Raskolinovski; Vladimir Pinsk; Boris Trepak; Vladimir Grovno; Insky Khonyak; Stepan Kiosks; Igor Bivorsky; Yetta Samovar; Nikita Khrushchev; Donaldovich Duckski; V. Molotov; G. Malenkov
Synopsis
Parody of the Soviet Union's Pravda newspaper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Typewriters to Fit Your Trade (Table of Contents: 23)

The Key to Success Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Several typewriters with specialized keys to make typing faster for various trades.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

High School Paper (Table of Contents: 24)

Etaoin Shrdlu Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody of a typical high school paper.
Reprints

MAD's Xmas Games (Table of Contents: 25)

Shake, Rattle, and Roll Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three phony board games: Draft Dodger; Make-Out; Alimony.
Reprints

Alfred E. Neuman University (Table of Contents: 26)

Student Bodies Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A map of a college campus designed to reduce the number of students attending by careful use of hazards.
Reprints

10 sickening Full-Color MAD Labels (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Stick-on labels of fake product labels suitable to cover up real labels. Products parodied are Bumble Bee Tuna, Skippy Peanut Butter, Life Savers Candy; Dole Pineapple; Beech-Nut Baby Food, Mr. Clean Cleaner, Heinz Ketchup, Dentyne Gum, cigarettes (uncertain of brand), and Corona Cigars.

Indexer Notes

One page introduction and 2 pages of labels with pre-glued back sides blank.

The Paper-Pickers (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The fate of a park maintenance person who shows off his skills at picking up litter.
Reprints

Party Games (Table of Contents: 29)

Play's The Thing Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Edwin
Synopsis
Instructions for three impossible, illegal, and dangerous party games.
Reprints

Why I Changed My Job (Table of Contents: 30)

Opportunity Knocks Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs [as Dexter Yinckley]
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Dexter Yinckley
Synopsis
An accountant's story of the road to failure as he changes jobs and takes the fall for the boss's embezzling.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

TV Scenes We'd Like To See (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Joe Friday; Ed; Ed Sullivan; Alfred E. Neuman; Bennett Cerf; John Daly; The Lone Ranger; Tonto; Melvin Cowznofski; Ralph Edwards; Michael Anthony; Mike Todd; Elizabeth Taylor
Synopsis
Scenes from the following tv shows with unusual outcomes: Dragnet; $64,000 Question; Ed Sullivan Show; What's My Line; The Lone Ranger; This Is Your Life!; If You Had A Million.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Bear Hunter (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man uses every weapon he has while being chased by a bear.
Reprints

How to Crop a Photo (Table of Contents: 33)

Double Exposure Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Clyde Rancid; Mrs. Rancid; Clyde's son; Clyde's father
Synopsis
Story of Clyde's life told with his cropped photos compared to the originals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Crazy Mixed-Up Mismatched Matchbook Covers (Table of Contents: 34)

Close Cover Before Reading Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Matchbook covers whose front and back do not match, supposedly produced by Alfred when he worked for a matchbook company.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Dogs and Their Owners (Table of Contents: 35)

How Now Bow-Wow Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Kelly Freas
Inks
Kelly Freas
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Another take on the age-old idea that people and their dogs look alike.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Wallpaper (Table of Contents: 36)

Inferior Decoration Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ideas for wallpapers with purpose instead of decoration.
Reprints

The Suburbs Are on Their Way Out! (Table of Contents: 37)

Home Is Where the House Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Discussion of the theory that the suburbs will keep moving so far out and get so crowded that eventually people will move back into the cities.
Reprints

The Saturday Evening Pest (Table of Contents: 38)

Post-Mortem Dept. / text article / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Tugboat Annie; Dietrich Dunstan Drizzle; Fenwick Overshot; Eugene Ogg; Dr. Irving Belknap
Synopsis
Satire of the magazine The Saturday Evening Post.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit is from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Shakespeare Up-to-Date (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
William Shakespeare (original); Paul Laikin (adaptation)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Romeo; Juliet
Synopsis
The balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet, Act II, Scene II, along with a modern beat poetry version.
Reprints

A Drive in the Country (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple on a drive barely misses disaster from falling rocks, but get hit by a falling tree.
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: 41)

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.

Knuckleheaded People Who Drink Inferial and Then Go Driving, End Up As a Case (Table of Contents: 42)

Inferial Whiskey / 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 Imperial Whiskey.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

The Skid-Row Bums (Table of Contents: 43)

Chesterfind 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 parody of Chesterfield Cigarettes ad.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [MAD Attic]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. I Never Carry More Than $50 in Cash
    American Expense Account Cheques
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. MAD's Revised New Up-to-Date Alphabet Book
    Now Johnny Can Read Dept.
  5. 4. How to Make America's Kids...Science Conscious
    Scramble Them Eggheads Dept.
  6. 5. Cars to Match Careers
    Ask the Man Who Owns One Dept.
  7. 6. Pizza Pie
    Pass Another Napkin Dept.
  8. 7. Three Strange Tales
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. A Martian Field Guide to U.S. Wild Life - 1957 Edition
    Do Not Feed or Annoy Dept.
  10. 9. Nobody Has Any Fun at Parties
    Likewise I'm Sure Dept.
  11. 10. In a Field of Daisies
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. MAD Trading Stamps
    Redeeming Feature Dept.
  13. 12. Initials That Describe the Name
    Much Abbreviated Drivel Dept.
  14. 13. Opera Record Albums
    High "C". Low Neckline Dept.
  15. 14. A Page from the MAD Phone Book
    The Line Is Dizzy Dept.
  16. 15. Future "Of-the-Month" Clubs
    Join in Haste, Repent at Leisure Dept.
  17. 16. Coast-to-Coast For $16.75
    A Fare to Remember Dept.
  18. 17. Wha' For...Sports Cars
    Bumper Crop Dept.
  19. 18. How to Read a Chamber of Commerce Folder
    Key To The City Dept.
  20. 19. MAD Looks at Endorsements
    Money Talks Dept.
  21. 20. Commemorative Stamps
    Postage Overdue Dept.
  22. 21. MAD's Xmas Toys
    Under the Spreading Christmas Tree Dept.
  23. 22. Pravda
    Black and White, and Red All Over Dept.
  24. 23. Typewriters to Fit Your Trade
    The Key to Success Dept.
  25. 24. High School Paper
    Etaoin Shrdlu Dept.
  26. 25. MAD's Xmas Games
    Shake, Rattle, and Roll Dept.
  27. 26. Alfred E. Neuman University
    Student Bodies Dept.
  28. 27. 10 sickening Full-Color MAD Labels
  29. 28. The Paper-Pickers
    Don Martin Dept.
  30. 29. Party Games
    Play's The Thing Dept.
  31. 30. Why I Changed My Job
    Opportunity Knocks Dept.
  32. 31. TV Scenes We'd Like To See
    Television Dept.
  33. 32. The Bear Hunter
    Don Martin Dept.
  34. 33. How to Crop a Photo
    Double Exposure Dept.
  35. 34. Crazy Mixed-Up Mismatched Matchbook Covers
    Close Cover Before Reading Dept.
  36. 35. MAD Dogs and Their Owners
    How Now Bow-Wow Dept.
  37. 36. MAD Wallpaper
    Inferior Decoration Dept.
  38. 37. The Suburbs Are on Their Way Out!
    Home Is Where the House Is Dept.
  39. 38. The Saturday Evening Pest
    Post-Mortem Dept.
  40. 39. Shakespeare Up-to-Date
    The Bard of Birdland Dept.
  41. 40. A Drive in the Country
    Don Martin Dept.
  42. 41. 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.
  43. 42. Knuckleheaded People Who Drink Inferial and Then Go Driving, End Up As a Case
    Inferial Whiskey
  44. 43. The Skid-Row Bums
    Chesterfind Cigarettes
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