Mad #19
(January 1955)

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.


[racing sheet] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody of horse race results.
Reprints

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

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

Mickey Rodent! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten; Bill Elder

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Mickey Rodent; Darnold Duck; Goony; Horace Horszneck; Pluted Pup; Minny Rodent; zookeeper; Professor
Synopsis
Mickey tricks Darnold into a zoo to get rid of him.
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Indexer Notes

Parody of Walt Disney animated cartoons.
Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters of comment from Fraklin Kambach, Pusan Korea; Caroline Raymond, Rockville MD; Suzi Hefferan, Richmond VA; Tommy Wright, Miami FL; Elaine Spiwak; Gene McWhorter, Longview TX; STanford Grossman, Detroit MI; A. Romano, Newark NJ; Jim Rusk; and Don Burdett, Checotah, OK
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit identified in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #4.

Supermarkets! (Table of Contents: 4)

The American Scene Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Sturdley; Mrs. Sturdley; Superman (cameo)
Synopsis
A look at America's obsession with supermarkets, as the Sturdley's survive the rigors of shopping.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #4.

Puzzle Pages! (Table of Contents: 5)

Filler Dept. / activity / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody of comic book activity pages.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #4.

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

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

The Cane Mutiny! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Willie Wonte; Lt. Feefer; Captain DeBris; Captain Kweeg; Van; Lt. Whitewald; Lt. Christian; Captain Bligh
Synopsis
A parody of the movie "The Caine Mutiny."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #4.

Drawrof (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman [as Yeldrums Serutan]
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
An analysis of Antarctica, with all words printed backwards, as it is supposed to be the point of view of "backwards nations."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit identified in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #4.

You, Too, Can Be Tough! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Lighting Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Television-Radio-Electronics (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Catalog of 3100 Novelties (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Look 10 Mile Range Binoculars (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Graf-Optik Binoculars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The FUNMan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [racing sheet]
  2. 1. ["No, I Said! You Can't Have My Copy of MAD!"]
    Panic; Mad
  3. 2. Mickey Rodent!
    Animation Dept.
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  5. 4. Supermarkets!
    The American Scene Dept.
  6. 5. Puzzle Pages!
    Filler Dept.
  7. 6. ["We Know You'll Enjoy..."]
    Piracy
  8. 7. The Cane Mutiny!
    Hollywood Dept.
  9. 8. Drawrof
    [Report From Abroad]
  10. 9. You, Too, Can Be Tough!
    Lighting Ju-Jitsu
  11. 10. Television-Radio-Electronics
    National Schools
  12. 11. New Catalog of 3100 Novelties
    Johnson Smith & Company
  13. 12. Look 10 Mile Range Binoculars
    Graf-Optik Binoculars
  14. 13. Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNMan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Evan Shad
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne