(Fall 1981)

EC, 1970 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode
0709893408013
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

This issue has variants.

Mad looks at comic strips over the years, culled from past issues of "the best newspaper comics satires, comic magazine hero parodies, Don Martin insanity and Sergio Aragones madness."


The Comics (Table of Contents)

Mad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Colors
Bob Clarke
Letters
Bob Clarke

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Daddy Warducks; Nannie; Dick
Tracy; Minnie Mouse; Donald Duck; Superduperman;
Lone Ranger

One Day in the Comics Suburbs (Table of Contents: 1)

Mad / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arnoldo Franchioni
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Colors
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Popeye; Olive Oyl; Dagwood; Blondie; Daisy Mae;
Li'l Abner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside Front Cover (full color)

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Comic Strips They'd Really Like to Do (Table of Contents: 3)

Strip Teasers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Schulz; Walt Kelly; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Pencils
Charles Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Inks
Charles Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Pogo; Mary Worth; Beetle Bailey; Miss Peach
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Also includes photos (no credits given) of Schulz,
Kelly, Ernst, Saunders, Walker, and Lazarus.

Five famous comic strip creators lampoon the strips of other creators (0.7 page each):
Schulz spoofing himself (kind of)
Kelly spoofing "Miss Peach"
Ernst and Saunders spoofing "Peanuts"
Walker spoofing "the Heart of Juliet Jones"
Lazarus spoofing "Steve Canyon"

If Comic Strip Characters Answered Those Little Ads (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Dick Tracy; Donald Duck;
Nancy; Sluggo; Alley Oop; Henry; The Phantom; Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie; Popeye; Olive Oyl
Reprints

The Mad "Comic" Opera (Table of Contents: 5)

Song of India Ink Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dick Tracy; Mickey; Tarzan; Dondi (cameo); Wimpy (cameo); Junior (cameo); Mandrake The Magician (cameo); Alley Oop (cameo); Phil; Little Orphan Annie; Rex Morgan M.D.; Dagwood Bumstead; The Little King (cameo); The Phanton (cameo); Henry (cameo); Jeff (cameo); Sandy; Flash Gordon (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent] (cameo); Steve Canyon (cameo); Daddy Warbucks (cameo); Smilin' Jack; Penny; Snuffy SMith; Lowizee Smith; Prince Valiant (cameo); Jiggs (cameo); Maggie (cameo); Pogo (cameo); Joe Palooka (cameo); Li'l Abner (cameo); Daisy Mae; (cameo); Shmoos (cameo); Mark Trail (cameo); Andy Gump (cameo); Archie Andrews (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Hans Katzenjammer (cameo); Fritz Katzenjammer (cameo); Moon Mullins (cameo); Linus Van Pelt (cameo); Popeye (cameo); Olive Oyl (cameo); Mary Worth (cameo); The Spirit (cameo); Pluto (cameo); The Jeep (cameo); Red Ryder (cameo); Mr. Dithers (cameo); Blondie (cameo); Dennis The Menace (cameo); Cheeta; Cicero's cat (cameo); Smokey Stover (cameo)
Synopsis
A parody of Broadway musicals using comic strip characters. Rex Morgan has kidnapped Annie and intends to remove her unique eyes, but Sandy leads Dick Tracy and Tarzan to a rescue, which is aided by Snuffy Smith.
Reprints

More Powerful Than a Locomotive ... (Table of Contents: 6)

From "Super" to Nuts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints

Adult TV Cartoons (Table of Contents: 7)

Drawing on an Old Format Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Freddy Flintstoner; Barney; Ralphy; Norton; Mickey Mouse; Croc Paar; Groucho Owl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parodies of The Flintstones, The Honeymooners, Untouchables, Candid Camera, To Tell the Truth, Jack Paar Show, You Bet Your Life, and Person to Person.

Will Success Spoil Charlie Brown? (Table of Contents: 8)

No Longer Working for Peanuts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Shermy; Lucy; Schroeder; Linus; Pigpen; Violet; Peppermint Patty; Snoopy; Patty; Charlie Brown
Reprints

Don Martin Looks at Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Spider-Man
Reprints

Comicland (Table of Contents: 10)

Funnies Are People Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Orphan Annie; Sandy; Prince Valiant; Superman; Donald Duck; Henry; Daisy Mae; Nancy; Smitty; Dondi; Alexander Bumstead; Charlie Brown; Little Lulu; Kayo Mullins; Marcia Mason; Junior Tracy; Mary Worth; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer
Reprints

If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed (Table of Contents: 11)

Pen and "Shrink" Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dagwood; Blondie; Cookie; Alexander; Mr. Dithers; Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Donald Duck; Beetle Bailey; Sarge; Mary Worth
Reprints

A Mad Look at Super Heroes (Table of Contents: 12)

Comic Shnook's Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Superman; Wonder Woman; Plastic Man; Batman; Billy Batson [Captain Marvel]; Flash; Captain America; Spider-Man; Thor; Green Lantern
Reprints

Nansy (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Nansy; Pinocchio; Pat Patton; Junior Tracy
Reprints

Misery Is a Cold Hot Dog (Table of Contents: 14)

Roasted Peanuts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Marcia Mason; Herbie; Nancy; Sluggo; Dondi; Kayo Mullins; Orphan Annie; Little Iodine; Archie; Henry; Little Lulu; Dennis Mitchell; Swee'pea; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Chip Flagston; Junior Tracy; Alexander Bumstead; Jughaid; Pepper; Trixie Flagston
Reprints

If Comic Strip Characters Behaved Like Ordinary People (Table of Contents: 15)

What Mortals These Fools Be Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Lucy; Snoopy; Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Daddy Warbucks; Annie; Superman; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator; Mandrake; Lothar; B.C.; Maggie; Jiggs; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Reprints

If Famous Authors Wrote the Comics (Table of Contents: 16)

High Flown Balloons Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Huey; Dewey; Louie; Donald Duck; Dick Tracy; Flattop; Pruneface; Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Lucy; Schroeder; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Captain; Rex Morgan; Little Orphan Annie; Daddy Warbucks; Asp; Sandy; Nancy; Sluggo; Fritzi Ritz; Dennis Mitchell
Synopsis
Premise: what if Paddy Chayefsky wrote Donald Duck? Gilbert & Sullivan, Dick Tracy? Rudyard Kipling, Peanuts? Walt Whitman, The Katzenjammer Kids? Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rex Morgan, M.D.? Tennessee Williams, Little Orphan Annie? Mickey Spillane, Nancy? And Edgar Allan Poe, Dennis the Menace?
Reprints

If the World's Great Painters Drew the Comics (Table of Contents: 17)

"Pop" Goes the Easel Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Comics drawn in the styles of Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Grant Wood, Millet, Rousseau, and Whistler.

A Mad Portfolio of Appropriate Comic Strip Sound Effects (Table of Contents: 18)

Punch in the Noise Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Doud
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mutt; Jeff; Charlie Brown; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Oliver Warbucks; Beetle Bailey; Mary Perkins; Dick Tracy; Rick O'Shay; Marcia Mason
Reprints

Future Educational Comic Pamphlets (Table of Contents: 19)

Funny Pitches Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Joe Palooka; Knobby Walsh; Popeye; President Kennedy; Olive Oyl; Bluto; Mary Worth
Reprints

A Mad Look at Superman (Table of Contents: 20)

Shnook ... Up in the Sky! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Hulk; Batman; Wonder Woman
Reprints

If "Peanuts" Were a Weekly TV Series (Table of Contents: 21)

Doing It Up "Brown" Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Schroeder; Lucy Van Pelt; Snoopy; Linus Van Pelt; Peppermint Patty; Sally Brown; Woodstock
Reprints

The Comic Strip Characters' Christmas Party (Table of Contents: 22)

Never on Sunday-Pages Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Dithers; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Moonbeam McSwine; Dick Tracy; Rex Morgan; Steve Canyon; Terry Lee; Little King; Louie; Henry; Ferd'nand; Col. Potterby; Pottsy; Fearless Fosdick; Mickey Finn; Hi Flagston; Lois Flagston; Joe Palooka; Archie; Penny; Tarzan; Prince Valiant; Mary Perkins; Phantom; Mandrake; Lothar; Fritzi Ritz; Snuffy Smith; Major Hoople; Minnie Mouse; Donald Duck; Churchy La Femme; Pigpen; Charlie Brown; Popeye; Saint; Horace Dripple; Dotty Dripple; Swee'pea; Lucy Van Pelt; Nancy;
Junior Tracy; Smitty; Herby; Moon Mullins; Smokey Stover; Schroeder; Alley Oop; Felix the Cat; Shmoo; B.C.; Eugene the Jeep; Mary Worth; Lone Ranger; Maggie; Jiggs; Snoopy; Albert Alligator; Pogo Possum; Quincy Magoo; Miss Peach; Marcia Mason; Oliver Warbucks; Annie; Sandy; Kayo Mullins; Blondie Bumstead; Dagwood Bumstead; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Jeff; Rip Kirby; Desmond; Dondi; Mark Trail; Gravel Gertie; Hairless Joe
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two-page spread.

Comics for Publications That Don't Have Comics (Table of Contents: 23)

Someday Supplement Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; J.C. Dithers; Charlie Brown; Goofy; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck; Scrooge McDuck; Annie; Oliver Warbucks; Sandy; Hy Fashion; General Abercrombie; Albert Alligator; Pogo Possum; Ty Coon; Dennis Mitchell
Reprints

If Comic Strip Artists Drew Editorial Cartoons (Table of Contents: 24)

With a Little Bit of Puck Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Alley Oop; Mary Worth; Jiggs; Superman; Charlie Brown; Linus; Snoopy; Lucy; Schroeder; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Oliver Warbucks; Annie; Popeye; Joe Palooka; Knobby Walsh; Nancy; Sluggo; Morticia Addams
Reprints

Tell-Tale Comic Strip Balloons (Table of Contents: 25)

True-to-Form Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Rex Morgan; Lois Flagston; Trixie Flagston; J.C. Dithers; Dagwood Bumstead; Popeye; Olive Oyl; Mary Worth; Brenda Starr; Scamp; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Major Hoople; Andy Capp; Charlie Brown; Lucy; Linus; Schroeder; Patty; Violet; Smitty; Redeye; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

A Super Opportunity (Table of Contents: 26)

You Kent Win 'Em All Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Clark Kent [Superman]
Reprints

If Comic Strip Characters Were as Old as Their Strips (Table of Contents: 27)

The Yellowed Kids' Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Doud
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Junior Tracy; Popeye; Bluto; Swee'pea; Wimpy; Abner Yokum;
Daisy Mae Yokum; Fearless Fosdick; Mandrake; Lothar; Tarzan; Jane; Henry; Dennis Mitchell
Reprints

A Mad Look at Batman (Table of Contents: 28)

West-Ward-Ho-Ho! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Batman; Robin
Reprints

The End of Comics (Table of Contents: 29)

Installment Overdue Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Oliver Warbucks; Mandrake; Lothar; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator; Porky Pine; Churchy La Femme; Mamselle Hepzibah; Howland Owl; Dick Tracy; Junior Tracy; Pat Patton; Mary Worth; Mammy Yokum; Al Capp; Pappy Yokum; Li'l Abner Yokum; Daisy Mae; Dennis Mitchell; Smilin' Jack; Blondie Bumstead; Henry
Reprints

Obituraries for Comic Strip Characters (Table of Contents: 30)

R.I.P. Kirby Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Oliver Warbucks; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Nancy Fritz; Donald Duck; Smilin' Jack Martin; Dick Tracy; Mandrake J. Mandrake; Henry Smith; Dagwood Bumstead
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Indexer originally listed art credits, both pencils and inks, as "Fabian Madrach; Bradford Madrach" but art appears to be parts of art from other sequences listed in this issue, and neither Madrach is listed in credits for any MAD issue on the "Totally MAD" CD.

Which Modern Artist Is Most Successfully Communicating With His Audience? (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside Back Cover (full color)

[Superman's Super-Hernia] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back Cover. Title from table of contents of "Totally MAD" CD.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Comics
    Mad
  2. 1. One Day in the Comics Suburbs
    Mad
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
    Mad Super Special
  4. 3. Comic Strips They'd Really Like to Do
    Strip Teasers Dept.
  5. 4. If Comic Strip Characters Answered Those Little Ads
    Rush Money-Order Today Dept.
  6. 5. The Mad "Comic" Opera
    Song of India Ink Dept.
  7. 6. More Powerful Than a Locomotive ...
    From "Super" to Nuts Dept.
  8. 7. Adult TV Cartoons
    Drawing on an Old Format Dept.
  9. 8. Will Success Spoil Charlie Brown?
    No Longer Working for Peanuts Dept.
  10. 9. Don Martin Looks at Spider-Man
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Comicland
    Funnies Are People Dept.
  12. 11. If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed
    Pen and "Shrink" Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Super Heroes
    Comic Shnook's Dept.
  14. 13. Nansy
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  15. 14. Misery Is a Cold Hot Dog
    Roasted Peanuts Dept.
  16. 15. If Comic Strip Characters Behaved Like Ordinary People
    What Mortals These Fools Be Dept.
  17. 16. If Famous Authors Wrote the Comics
    High Flown Balloons Dept.
  18. 17. If the World's Great Painters Drew the Comics
    "Pop" Goes the Easel Dept.
  19. 18. A Mad Portfolio of Appropriate Comic Strip Sound Effects
    Punch in the Noise Dept.
  20. 19. Future Educational Comic Pamphlets
    Funny Pitches Dept.
  21. 20. A Mad Look at Superman
    Shnook ... Up in the Sky! Dept.
  22. 21. If "Peanuts" Were a Weekly TV Series
    Doing It Up "Brown" Dept.
  23. 22. The Comic Strip Characters' Christmas Party
    Never on Sunday-Pages Dept.
  24. 23. Comics for Publications That Don't Have Comics
    Someday Supplement Dept.
  25. 24. If Comic Strip Artists Drew Editorial Cartoons
    With a Little Bit of Puck Dept.
  26. 25. Tell-Tale Comic Strip Balloons
    True-to-Form Dept.
  27. 26. A Super Opportunity
    You Kent Win 'Em All Dept.
  28. 27. If Comic Strip Characters Were as Old as Their Strips
    The Yellowed Kids' Dept.
  29. 28. A Mad Look at Batman
    West-Ward-Ho-Ho! Dept.
  30. 29. The End of Comics
    Installment Overdue Dept.
  31. 30. Obituraries for Comic Strip Characters
    R.I.P. Kirby Dept.
  32. 31. Which Modern Artist Is Most Successfully Communicating With His Audience?
    Mad Fold-In
  33. 32. [Superman's Super-Hernia]
    [Don Martin Dept.]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Weldon Adams
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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