MAD #11
(May 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.


Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of LIFE cover.
Reprints

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Flesh Garden! (Table of Contents: 2)

Science-Fiction 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
Flesh; Dale; an alien; Dr. Noah Zark; a Zork; a Zorchton; a Zilchtron; Owlmen; Rockmen; Treemen; Grassmen; Airmen; King Mong
Synopsis
Flesh defeats aliens and the champion of King Mong but refuses to return to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Flash Gordon.
Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002) #2.

MAD Reader! (Table of Contents: 3)

Special Feature Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Portraits of MAD readers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002) #2.

I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87 [Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Five Fingers Jones; Lavrenti Buried; Floppova Movova
Synopsis
Five Fingers is tortured.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Listed as Chapter 87.
Script credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002) #2. Previous indexer had Harvey Kurtzman.

Murder the Husband! (Table of Contents: 6)

Quickie Comic Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Walter Graham; Kenneth Martin
Synopsis
A man murders his lover's husband but also manages to sink the rowboat he and the husband are in.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002) #2.

Murder the Story! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Cracker Graham; Melvin Martin
Synopsis
Humorous rescripting of a crime story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002) #2.

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 9)

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 Ted K. Wagner, Madison WI; Franz Liszt Fan Club; Shirley D. Blieden; Fred Weld, Santa Barbara, CA; Mrs. R. A. Griggs; Leon Grube, Louisville, KY; Don MacDougall, Tuscon, AZ; Charles Harless; Eddie Kamien, Lancaster, NY; Bernard Bonario, Houston, TX; Mrs. John L. Kramer, Pittsburgh, PA; Zogg; E.C. Fan-Addict #141.
Script and colors credits from The Mad Archives (DC, 2002) #2.

Dragged Net! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Will Elder
Inks
Will Elder
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Chief Mike Sunday; Shermlock Shomes (cameo); Dr. Whatsit (cameo); murderer; bank robber; Willie Elder
Synopsis
Parody of the crime television series, Dragnet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002) #2.

Extra Money (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Will Train You at Home for Good Pay Jobs in Radio-Television (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Let Me Give You a New He-Man Body! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD
  2. 1. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  3. 2. Flesh Garden!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  4. 3. MAD Reader!
    Special Feature Dept.
  5. 4. I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine!
    Panic
  6. 5. Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87 [Chapter 5]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  7. 6. Murder the Husband!
    Quickie Comic Dept.
  8. 7. Murder the Story!
  9. 8. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  10. 9. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  11. 10. Dragged Net!
    Crime Dept.
  12. 11. Extra Money
    Stuart Greetings
  13. 12. I Will Train You at Home for Good Pay Jobs in Radio-Television
    National Radio Institute
  14. 13. Let Me Give You a New He-Man Body!
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne