MAD #9
(February-March 1954)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

E.C. Fan-Addict Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Little Orphan Melvin! (Table of Contents: 2)

Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Little Orphan Melvin; Daddy Peacebucks; Punjoke; Gravel; Ax L. Maxl; The Gasp!; Mommy Peacebucks
Synopsis
Daddy is continually too late to save Melvin from danger, and also cannot save himself from Mommy.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Includes a stanza of a poem by Byron.

The Raven (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Edgar Allan Poe (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
a raven; the narrator; Lenore
Synopsis
An adaptation of Poe's poem "The Raven."
Reprints

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).

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

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

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Hentry Hartz in Utica, New York; Keith Nutt in Midland, Texas; Ann Salvin in Westfield, Connecticutt; Dick Clarkson in Cambridge, Massaschusetts; Ben Jones in Quinwood, West Virginia; Jerry Schuler in Rochester, New York; Clyde Woddell in Alexandira, Louisiana; Ann Busch in Buffalo, New York; and Raoul D'Arcy.
Script and colors credits from The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2.

Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Bop Jokes! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Five gags using Bop terms.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a 1-page Bop Dictionary, so reader can understand the gags.

Operation Under the Ground [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; Floppova Movova
Synopsis
Five Fingers meets Floppova while searching Moscow for the artificial dirt factory.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2.

Hah! Noon! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
Marshall Kane; Mrs. Kane; Marshall Floodnick; Killer Diller Miller; Ramona
Synopsis
Marshall Kane dithers about leaving town, beats up another marshall, and kills some accomplices of Miller before subduing Miller without violence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Gary Cooper film "High Noon."

Get Shop-Method Home Training (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Great Fun to Play a Guitar and So Easy Ttoo! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Lonnie And Wayne, Studio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The New Way To Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Spektoscopes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."]
  2. 1. So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
    E.C. Fan-Addict Club
  3. 2. Little Orphan Melvin!
    Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept.
  4. 3. The Raven
    Classical Type Comics Dept.
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  6. 5. Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale
    Panic
  7. 6. Bop Jokes!
  8. 7. Operation Under the Ground [Chapter 3]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  9. 8. Hah! Noon!
    Western Dept.
  10. 9. Get Shop-Method Home Training
    National Schools
  11. 10. It's Great Fun to Play a Guitar and So Easy Ttoo!
    Lonnie And Wayne, Studio
  12. 11. The New Way To Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television
    Spektoscopes
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