(1975)

EC, 1970 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
136
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode
?
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Includes 36-page comic book insert reprinting stories from 1953 and 1954 issues. Indicia title "MAD Super Special."


Mad Super Special (Table of Contents)

Mad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Elder; Wally Wood; Jack Davis
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit; Marlon Branflakes; Lone Stranger; Bottleneck; Starchie

The Nostalgic Mad No. 4 (Table of Contents: 1)

Mad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman ?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Comic-book insert

Shermlock Shomes! (Table of Contents: 2)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dr. Whatsit; Shermlock Shomes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spoof of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes;
comic book insert

Wild 1/2 (Table of Contents: 3)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Marlon Branflakes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Marlon Brando movie "The Wild One";
comic book insert

Lone Stranger Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 4)

Western Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Lone Stranger; Pronto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Take-off on Fran Striker's The Lone Ranger;
comic book insert

William M. Gaines (Alias Melvin) (Table of Contents: 5)

The EC "Publisher of the Issue" / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; biography
Characters
William M. Gaines
Reprints

Starchie (Table of Contents: 6)

Teen-Age Comics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Starchie; Bottleneck; Mr. Weathernot; Salonica;
Biddy; Wedgie Van Smelt
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Archie; comic book insert

Tales Calculated to Drive You Mad (Table of Contents: 7)

Mad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Comic book insert

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 8)

Mad / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Elder; Wally Wood; Jack Davis
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dr. Whatsit; Shermlock Shomes; Bottleneck; Starchie; Marlon Branflakes; Lone Stranger

Indexer Notes

Reprints images on front cover (from 1950s issues)

Mad Final Episodes of Some Long-Running TV Shows (Table of Contents: 9)

Wind-Up Ploys Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Frank; Major Hoolihan; Klinger; Radar; Columbo;
Matt Dillon; Festus; Doc; Kwai Chang Caine; Archie
Bunker; Edith Bunker; Mike Stivic; Gloria Stivic;
George Jefferson

Indexer Notes

Spoofs "M*A*S*H," "Columbo," "Gunsmoke," "Kung Fu"
and "All in the Family"

How Today's "Special Interest" Pressure Groups Would Rewrite the Constitution (Table of Contents: 10)

The Whims of Change Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William Garvin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor

A Portfolio of Mad Good News-Bad News Photo Silhouettes (Table of Contents: 11)

Pair-Shaped Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Arnoldo Franchioni
Pencils
Arnoldo Franchioni
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Marlon Brando; Beatles; Charlie Chaplin; Jerry Lewis

Indexer Notes

Photos supplied by Wide World; U.P.I.

The Marvelous Mad De-Coding Machine (Table of Contents: 12)

The Reel Meaning Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor

Spell It Like It Is (Table of Contents: 13)

Alphabetterment Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Norman Miller
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Shmoe (Table of Contents: 14)

Hippie Hunting Ground Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Melistless Compost; Hank; Bull Compost; Shmoe; Spiro Agnew (cameo)
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Joe," an upper class father murders the drug addict boyfriend of his daughter, then teams up with a borderline psychotic construction worker to search the city's counterculture hangouts for his missing daughter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spoof of 1970 motion picture "Joe," starring Peter
Boyle

Recruiting Posters Through History (Table of Contents: 15)

A Hitch in Time Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Very First Musical Instrument (Table of Contents: 16)

Don Martin Dept. Part 1 / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Reprints

What They Say ... and What It Really Means (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
George Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Answers to Children's Letters--From Santa (Table of Contents: 18)

Escape Claus Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils
United Press International (Photograph)
Inks
United Press International (Photograph)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Lighter Side of ... Love (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Condolence Cards for Business and Professional Tragedies (Table of Contents: 20)

Postal Mortems Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

One Hot Summer Morning (Table of Contents: 21)

Don Martin Dept. Part 2 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Reprints

A Mad Look at Pet Owners (Table of Contents: 22)

Burden of Beasts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Meet Sudhir Dar (Table of Contents: 23)

New Delhi-catessen Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sudhir Dar
Pencils
Sudhir Dar
Inks
Sudhir Dar

Genre
humor
Reprints

Mad's Reality Street (Table of Contents: 24)

Opened Sesame Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dirty Bird; Curt; Ornery; Cake Monster; Scary
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV show "Sesame Street," local residents and puppets try to teach simple lessons amid the decay and danger of an inner city slum neighborhood block.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Satire of television's "Sesame Street"

Modern Art (Table of Contents: 25)

Hung Up Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Max Brandel
Pencils
Irving Schild (Photograph)
Inks
Irving Schild (Photograph)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Psychology of Snoring (Table of Contents: 26)

Sleeper Play Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

One Morning on Main Street (Table of Contents: 27)

Don Martin Dept. Part 3 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Excuses, Excuses! (Table of Contents: 28)

Straddle Defense Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

A Collection of Mad X-Rayvings (Table of Contents: 29)

Everything's Coming Up Sub Rosa Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Lighter Side of ... Living Space (Table of Contents: 30)

Berg's-Eye View Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Future Shock (Table of Contents: 31)

Seer Sucker Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Mad Orthodontia Primer (Table of Contents: 32)

Chewing Glum Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Anthony Prohias
Pencils
Anthony Prohias
Inks
Anthony Prohias

Genre
humor

The New Army (Table of Contents: 34)

Gung Ho-Hum Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Congressional Off-the-Record (Table of Contents: 35)

Senate and House Organ Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Irving Schild (Photographs)
Inks
Irving Schild (Photographs)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Recording Studio (Table of Contents: 36)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Doud
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

If the Characters in "Peanuts" Aged Like Ordinary People (Table of Contents: 37)

Adding a New Wrinkle Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Schroeder; Lucy Van Pelt; Pigpen;
Linus Van Pelt; Violet; Snoopy; Woodstock
Reprints

A Mad Look at Water Beds (Table of Contents: 38)

Asleep on the Deep Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils
Paul Peter Porges
Inks
Paul Peter Porges

Genre
humor
Reprints

An Italian Robin Catching a Worm (Table of Contents: 39)

Don Martin Dept. Part 4 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Trauma of '42 (Table of Contents: 40)

Three to Get Ready Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Wormy; Mrs. Pushover
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Satire of motion picture "Summer of '42"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Mad Fold-In / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside Back Cover (full color)

The Four Horsemen of the Metropolis (Table of Contents: 42)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Thurston
Inks
Jack Thurston
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Drugs; Graft; Pollution; Slums
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back Cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mad Super Special
    Mad
  2. 1. The Nostalgic Mad No. 4
    Mad
  3. 2. Shermlock Shomes!
    Crime Dept.
  4. 3. Wild 1/2
    Hollywood Dept.
  5. 4. Lone Stranger Rides Again!
    Western Dept.
  6. 5. William M. Gaines (Alias Melvin)
    The EC "Publisher of the Issue"
  7. 6. Starchie
    Teen-Age Comics Dept.
  8. 7. Tales Calculated to Drive You Mad
    Mad
  9. 8. [Table of Contents]
    Mad
  10. 9. Mad Final Episodes of Some Long-Running TV Shows
    Wind-Up Ploys Dept.
  11. 10. How Today's "Special Interest" Pressure Groups Would Rewrite the Constitution
    The Whims of Change Dept.
  12. 11. A Portfolio of Mad Good News-Bad News Photo Silhouettes
    Pair-Shaped Dept.
  13. 12. The Marvelous Mad De-Coding Machine
    The Reel Meaning Dept.
  14. 13. Spell It Like It Is
    Alphabetterment Dept.
  15. 14. Shmoe
    Hippie Hunting Ground Dept.
  16. 15. Recruiting Posters Through History
    A Hitch in Time Dept.
  17. 16. The Very First Musical Instrument
    Don Martin Dept. Part 1
  18. 17. What They Say ... and What It Really Means
    Double-Talk Dept.
  19. 18. Answers to Children's Letters--From Santa
    Escape Claus Dept.
  20. 19. The Lighter Side of ... Love
    Berg's-Eye View Dept.
  21. 20. Condolence Cards for Business and Professional Tragedies
    Postal Mortems Dept.
  22. 21. One Hot Summer Morning
    Don Martin Dept. Part 2
  23. 22. A Mad Look at Pet Owners
    Burden of Beasts Dept.
  24. 23. Meet Sudhir Dar
    New Delhi-catessen Dept.
  25. 24. Mad's Reality Street
    Opened Sesame Dept.
  26. 25. Modern Art
    Hung Up Dept.
  27. 26. The Psychology of Snoring
    Sleeper Play Dept.
  28. 27. One Morning on Main Street
    Don Martin Dept. Part 3
  29. 28. Excuses, Excuses!
    Straddle Defense Dept.
  30. 29. A Collection of Mad X-Rayvings
    Everything's Coming Up Sub Rosa Dept.
  31. 30. The Lighter Side of ... Living Space
    Berg's-Eye View Dept.
  32. 31. Future Shock
    Seer Sucker Dept.
  33. 32. The Mad Orthodontia Primer
    Chewing Glum Dept.
  34. 33. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke and Dagger Dept.
  35. 34. The New Army
    Gung Ho-Hum Dept.
  36. 35. Congressional Off-the-Record
    Senate and House Organ Dept.
  37. 36. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Recording Studio
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  38. 37. If the Characters in "Peanuts" Aged Like Ordinary People
    Adding a New Wrinkle Dept.
  39. 38. A Mad Look at Water Beds
    Asleep on the Deep Dept.
  40. 39. An Italian Robin Catching a Worm
    Don Martin Dept. Part 4
  41. 40. The Trauma of '42
    Three to Get Ready Dept.
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Mad Fold-In
  43. 42. The Four Horsemen of the Metropolis
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