MAD #22
(April 1955)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
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

Special Art Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Bill Elder ?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Special Art Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Elder
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the stories in this issue about Bill Elder.

The Child! (Table of Contents: 2)

Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; biography
Characters
Bill Elder
Synopsis
A humorous look at Bill's early life with some supposed early scribblings of his.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes photos as bases for drawings, with one image each from Braque, Matisse, and Picasso.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The MAD Reader / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Boy! (Table of Contents: 4)

Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder; ? (photo)
Inks
Bill Elder; ? (photo)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; biography
Synopsis
Humorous bio of Bill's childhood, through photos supposedly showing his early artwork.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes photos of U. S. coins, a Cellini sculpture, Rodin's "The Thinker", and Mount Rushmore.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

The Young Artist! (Table of Contents: 5)

Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder; ? (photo)
Inks
Bill Elder; ? (photo)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; biography
Characters
Jack Webb; Marilyn Monroe; Mona Lisa; George Washington
Synopsis
Humorous look at Bill's early career, with photos of various items he supposedly painted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes photos of billboards, a playing card, Playtex ad, Jack Webb, Marilyn Monroe, the Mona Lisa, George Washington, the Blue Boy, Young Woman With A Water Jug, Whistler's Mother and the Sistene Chapel. Several characters are named Coznowski, which may be its first use in MAD.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 6)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Lyle Stuart
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editor: Harvey Kurtzman; Managing Editor: William M. Gaines; Business Manager: Lyle Stuart; Publisher: William M. Gaines; Owner: Educational Comics, Inc. [William M. Gaines; J. K. Gaines; V. E. MacAdie]

The Commercial Artist! (Table of Contents: 8)

Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder; ? (photo)
Inks
Bill Elder; ? (photo)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; biography
Synopsis
Humorous look at Bill's commercial art career, with samples of fake advertisements.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ads include: California Zipper Blista-Dome train; Canadian Specific airline; Herbert Terrytoon cigarettes; Puntiac automobiles; Brewer's Foundation.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

The Old Pro! [Mole!] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; biography
Characters
Bill Elder; Melvin Mole
Synopsis
Melvin is captured during a bank robbery and continually digs his way out of jail.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One doctored photo as a lead-in to "Mole!", replacing original splash panel.

Senility! (Table of Contents: 10)

Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; biography
Characters
Bill Elder
Synopsis
A few of Bill's most recent drawings, showing a regression to his earliest form.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Introducing E. C.'s Sixth "New Direction" Magazine (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Tell Me What You Want Money For... (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

319 All-Different Stamps (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The FUNMan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Will Train You at Home in Spare Time to Be A Radio-Television Technician (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Check The Kind of Body You Want! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special Art Issue
  2. 1. Special Art Issue
    Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder
  3. 2. The Child!
    Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept.
  4. 3. [untitled]
    The MAD Reader
  5. 4. The Boy!
    Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept.
  6. 5. The Young Artist!
    Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept.
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership
  9. 8. The Commercial Artist!
    Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept.
  10. 9. The Old Pro! [Mole!]
    Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept.
  11. 10. Senility!
    Bill (Chicken Fat) Elder Dept.
  12. 11. Introducing E. C.'s Sixth "New Direction" Magazine
    MD
  13. 12. Tell Me What You Want Money For...
    Stuart Greetings
  14. 13. 319 All-Different Stamps
    Zenith Company
  15. 14. Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNMan
  16. 15. I Will Train You at Home in Spare Time to Be A Radio-Television Technician
    National Radio Institute
  17. 16. Check The Kind of Body You Want!
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne