MAD #13
(July 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.


This Cover... MAD's Answer to Comic Book Titles... The Cover with the Smallest Title in the World! (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 ?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3.

Stoppit! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Prince Violent! (Table of Contents: 2)

Romance (Not The Sexy Kind) 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
Prince Violent; Maid Alota; King Arthur
Synopsis
Prince Violent pursues Maid Alota, hacking many a foe before meeting her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Prince Valiant comic strip.
Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3.

Book! Movie! (Table of Contents: 3)

Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
a man; Rosie; Ellen
Synopsis
Parallel stories point out the differences between modern novels and modern movies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3.

[OEATPIKO EPLO] (Table of Contents: 4)

[Report From Abroad] / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Analysis of the Greek political situation -- in Greek.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Entire page except an introduction is written in apparent Greek characters. Title given uses closest Latin characters.
Script credit identified in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3.

You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Reg. B. Wag 6 7/8, Texas A&M, TX; Buck Knight, Waterford, CN; Chick Casady, Fairborn, OH; Colin Rowe, Jr; Two Kool Kats, Philadelphia, PA; Marcia Barritt, Langlois, OR; Paul Wolfowitz; Strange Brice Jr; John Harrahy, Worcester, MA; Martin Jukovsky, Woodside, NY; Carles Sampson, Lexington, KY; J.D. Carlson, Ridgewood, NJ; John Varvel III, Oklahoma City, OK; Floyd Seimes, Crescent Park, NJ.
Script credit identified in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3.

Baby Quips! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Photographic portraits with humorous captions.

Robinson Crusoe! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Robinson Crusoe; Joe Friday
Synopsis
A parody of the novel Robinson Crusoe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #3.

Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Jetex / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

$100,000 New Watches Have Arrived From Switzerland! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

U.S. Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'll Give You...These Auto Seat Covers as a Bonus! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Key Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. This Cover... MAD's Answer to Comic Book Titles... The Cover with the Smallest Title in the World!
  2. 1. Stoppit!
    Panic
  3. 2. Prince Violent!
    Romance (Not The Sexy Kind) Dept.
  4. 3. Book! Movie!
    Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept.
  5. 4. [OEATPIKO EPLO]
    [Report From Abroad]
  6. 5. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Baby Quips!
    Photography Dept.
  9. 8. Robinson Crusoe!
    Classic-Type Comics Dept.
  10. 9. Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane!
    Jetex
  11. 10. $100,000 New Watches Have Arrived From Switzerland!
    U.S. Diamond House
  12. 11. I'll Give You...These Auto Seat Covers as a Bonus!
    Key Products Corp.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Kirk House
  • Chris Boyko
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne