MAD #10
(April 1954)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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.


The Face Upon The Floor (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints

I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

G.I. Shmoe! (Table of Contents: 2)

War Comics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; war
Characters
Galusha Iggy Shmoe [G. I. Shmoe]; Sgt. Squirt; Comrade Commander
Synopsis
A parody of war comics.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Every woman in the story uses the line, "...Hey Joe...You got chewing gum?"

Sane! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Sane; Paw; Maw; Joey; Wilson
Synopsis
Sane beats Wilson in a gun battle through trickery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of the film "Shane."

Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 35 [Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 4)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; Floppova Movova; Lavrenti Buried
Synopsis
Five Fingers is captured by the Soviet BVD.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Labled as Chapter 35.
Script credit from The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2. Previous indexer had 'Harvey Kurtzman ?'

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Frank D. Lee (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

As of 23 September 1954 Mad magazine was owned by Educational Comics, William Gaines, J. K. Gaines, and V.E. McAdie.

You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters of comment from Clare Gottfried, "L.S.", Manfred Waechter, Melvin Talipida, Larry Lengle, Gwynne DeCoverly, Ed Spigel, and Roger Schenkman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

May have the first use of the word "potrzebie" in MAD. Answer to one letter notes that Marie Severin is the colorist on ALL E.C. magazines.
Script credit from The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #2.

The Face Upon the Floor! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
H. Antoine D'Arcy (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed); Basil Wolverton (final panel)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed); Basil Wolverton (final panel)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
the vagabond
Synopsis
An illustration of D'Arcy poem.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.
Notes that the original poem title is "The Face Upon The Barroom Floor."
Script credit from The Complete Color Mad (Russ Cochran, 1986 series) #2 (1986).

Woman Wonder! (Table of Contents: 9)

Heroine Worship Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Woman Wonder [Diana Banana]; Steve Adore; Nivlem [a disguised Steve Adore]; Mickey; Spillane; Superduperman (cameo)
Synopsis
A parody of Wonder Woman.
Reprints

Extra Money (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Will Train You at Home for Good Pay Jobs in Radio-Television (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Let Me Give You a New He-Man Body! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Face Upon The Floor
  2. 1. I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine!
    Panic
  3. 2. G.I. Shmoe!
    War Comics Dept.
  4. 3. Sane!
    Western Dept.
  5. 4. Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 35 [Chapter 4]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership
  7. 6. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  8. 7. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  9. 8. The Face Upon the Floor!
    Poetry Dept.
  10. 9. Woman Wonder!
    Heroine Worship Dept.
  11. 10. Extra Money
    Stuart Greetings
  12. 11. I Will Train You at Home for Good Pay Jobs in Radio-Television
    National Radio Institute
  13. 12. Let Me Give You a New He-Man Body!
    Charles Atlas
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  • Tony R. Rose
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