Mad #7
(October-November 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

Issue Notes

Character appearances, Department names and other miscellaneous info for this issue added by Donald Dale Milne, December 2008.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aha, Dr. Whatsit!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Shermlock Shomes! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit; Cecil B. V. D. Mill (cameo); Mrs. Gowanus; a woman; the woman's uncle
Synopsis
A parody of Sherlock Holmes. Fearing for her uncle's life, a woman has Shermlock break into his room and Shermlock goes nuts trying to solve the non-crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

References Lassie Rover and Rollover Rover from the Kane Keen story in MAD #5.

Treasure Island! (Table of Contents: 3)

Classic-Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Long John Severin] (signed)
Inks
John Severin [as Long John Severin] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Melvin of the Apes (cameo); Melvin Hawkins; Captain Rollem Bones; Long-John Aluminum; Melvin Mole (cameo)
Synopsis
A parody of Classics Illustrated comics version of Treasure Island.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

E.C. Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 5)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; The Chief
Synopsis
Five Fingers makes his first appearance and receives instructions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Right side of one page and left side of facing page.
Script credit from The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2 (previous indexer had 'Harvey Kurtzman ?')

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

E.C. Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Synopsis
Introduction of the E.C. Fan-Addict Club.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No letters published in this issue.
Script credit from The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2.

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

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look What I Have!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man brings home a new puppy that likes to chew things.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first panel contains text lacking in the original publication noting that this and the following 5 pages are reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I--Have An Egg!!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man has an egg he can't crack.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Climbing Over Rocky Mountain...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man discovers a beautiful lake in the mountains.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Toaster Shoots The Toast Up Too High!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man's toaster shoots the toast too high.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My Friend Sings!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man's friend loves to sing.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I Can Flip An Egg Any Way!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man can flip eggs any way.
Reprints

Smilin' Melvin! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Smilin' Melvin; Upwind Johnson; Thatstuff
Synopsis
A parody of the aviation comic strip Smiling Jack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

May be first use of the word "Veeble-fetzer."

They Claim This Coupon Brings You "Good Luck" (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Television Bank (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

SeaGee Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Men! Women! Take Orders for Famous Nylons Guaranteed 9 Mos. (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wil-Knit Hoisery Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Aha, Dr. Whatsit!"]
  2. 1. ["If you haven't been able to find 'Mad' on your local newsstand..."]
  3. 2. Shermlock Shomes!
    Crime Dept.
  4. 3. Treasure Island!
    Classic-Type Comics Dept.
  5. 4. ["We at E.C. are proudest of our science-fiction magazines"]
    E.C. Comics
  6. 5. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 1]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    E.C. Comics
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Mad Mumblings
  9. 8. ["Look What I Have!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  10. 9. ["I--Have An Egg!!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  11. 10. ["Climbing Over Rocky Mountain..."]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  12. 11. ["This Toaster Shoots The Toast Up Too High!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  13. 12. ["My Friend Sings!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  14. 13. ["I Can Flip An Egg Any Way!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  15. 14. Smilin' Melvin!
    Airplane Dept.
  16. 15. They Claim This Coupon Brings You "Good Luck"
    International Correspondence Schools
  17. 16. Television Bank
    SeaGee Co.
  18. 17. Men! Women! Take Orders for Famous Nylons Guaranteed 9 Mos.
    Wil-Knit Hoisery Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne