Mad #6
(August - September 1953)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Educational Comics, Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman
Color
color (#1-23, 400-550); color cover with black & white interior (#24-399)
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock
glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bah! We Haven't Found A Trace of Anything!
Genre
humor
Reprints

If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Teddy And The Pirates! (Table of Contents: 2)

High-Type Adventure Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Teddy; Half-Shot; Pat O'Bryan; Burma Shave; Mr. Sandthirst; Connie; Big-Poop; The Dragging Lady; The Pirates
Synopsis
Teddy and Half-Shot are assigned to keep an opium shipment out of the hands of The Pirates, but one of them is an inside man.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Melvin of The Apes! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman [as Egad (Long Grain) Rice Burroughs]
Pencils
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Inks
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Melvin of The Apes [Lord Melvin Greystroke]; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe; Whitegreen Greystroke; Brown Greystroke; Veridian Greystroke; Magenta Greystroke; Duke Greystroke; Duchess Fushia Greystroke;
Synopsis
The Greystrokes take Melvin back to London but then flee him by going to Africa.
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Indexer Notes

Ookaballakonga is spelled Ookabollakonga in this story.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hevo The Great (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Hevo Franklin; Red Haring
Synopsis
Mock interview with a basketball star Hevo Franklin, from Adison Square Grove.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit identified in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Melvyn Thomas, Paul Colandrea, Thomas Mellinger, Mons. David Pait, Tony Sodd, Armstead Napier, Walter C. Schalm & Carl Heald, Joe Lazare, Pfc. Leon A. Reid, Paul M. Dubbs, Barbara Muth (Mrs.), R. Thompson, Pat Armstrong.

Casey At The Bat! (Table of Contents: 7)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ernest Lawrence Thayer (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Cooney; Burrows; Flynn; Blake; Casey; umpire
Synopsis
Casey has a chance to hit the winning runs in a baseball game, but strikes out for the loss.
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Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.
Script credit from The Complete Color Mad (Russ Cochran, 1986 series) #2 (1986).

Ping Pong! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Cecil B. V. D. Mill; ship's captain; ship's crew; Mr. Mill's cameraman; Lana Lynn; Pong; Ookabolaponga tribe;
Synopsis
Lana subdues Pong and Mr. Mill has him towed back to New York, only to find none of them quite fit in.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of the King Kong movie.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Your Favorite Snapshots Photos or Negatives Made Into Treasures You Will Keep and Cherish Forever (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Thrills & Fun Galore! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

They Mailed This Coupon (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Bah! We Haven't Found A Trace of Anything!"]
  2. 1. If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand...
  3. 2. Teddy And The Pirates!
    High-Type Adventure Dept.
  4. 3. Melvin of The Apes!
    Jungle Dept.
  5. 4. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines!
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Hevo The Great
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Casey At The Bat!
    Poetry Dept.
  9. 8. Ping Pong!
    Horror Dept.
  10. 9. Your Favorite Snapshots Photos or Negatives Made Into Treasures You Will Keep and Cherish Forever
    Hollywood Film Studios
  11. 10. Thrills & Fun Galore!
    Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies
  12. 11. They Mailed This Coupon
    Charles Atlas
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