MAD #33
(June 1957)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
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

Another Spring Issue (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Inks
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Colors
Norman Mingo (painted, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints

Hey Gang! It's Here! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Departments (Table of Contents: 2)

Vital Features / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue. Masthead quote is from Beumarchais (1732-1799). First issue with "Contributing Writers" credits: lists Frank Jacobs and Paul Laikin as writers and Nick Megliola for ideas, but unknown for which articles.

Baseball's Hall of Shame (Table of Contents: 3)

Spoil-Sports Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Quentin Scurvy; Edgar Simian; Omar Stagmire; Jerome McNasty; Chester Ripp; Boris Duckbill; Soames Grulnik; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Phony dedication plaques for Hall of Shame inductees.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Subscriptions (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Mad Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Now! In Full Color (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Alfred E. Neuman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents: 6)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein; Fred Baushard; Rick Baushard; Sandy Nelson; Jane Meadows; Dick Goode; John Jarvis; Roy Kudla; Jim Sullivan; Henry Kirchner; C. James Hudson; Catherine O'Donnell; Walt Alston; Mike Moorman; Porfirio Rubitosa; Stanley Glarken; Bill Johannes; Jan Esten; Judy Zilber; Ellen Kaplan; Martin Pekar; Tom Essig; Steve Kirschner; David Angstreich; Sheldon Weltman; Mike Freese; Fred Jackson; David Small; Adolph Hitler; Willis Buell; Mrs. Jay Muir
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters of comment, mostly about issue #32.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from issue #32. First issue with bomb in mailbox logo.

The English Titles Don't Quite Match The Action In Foreign Movies (Table of Contents: 7)

Movies Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Typical scenes from foreign movies with subtitles that don't describe what's going on. Includes Russian subtitles for "Martski."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One movie is a parody of "Marty."

AsP Super-Duper Markets (Table of Contents: 8)

Shopping Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony supermarket ad with items never sold in stores.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of A&P Supermarkets ad. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Future TV Ad (Table of Contents: 9)

Soft-Sell Advertising Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin (signed)
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad storyboard for Perfecut Knives from Elkon.
Reprints

Kovacs' Strangely Believe It! (Table of Contents: 10)

Ernie Kovacs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Kovacs
Pencils
Wallace Wood (signed)
Inks
Wallace Wood (signed)
Letters
Wallace Wood (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Strange things around the world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!"

The Railroad Timetable (Table of Contents: 11)

Travelers Aid Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a passenger railroad timetable with lots of meaningless information.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Why I Left The Army And Became A Civilian (Table of Contents: 12)

Section 8 Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Story of the ways civilian life is much better than Army life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credited as Frank Jacobs's first story in MAD.

The Unfortunate Part of Feeding Pigeons Homemade Popcorn (Table of Contents: 13)

Wild Life Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin (signed)
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Man feed pigeons homemade popcorn and the birds, nearby pets, and all the bystanders in the park go nuts for it.
Reprints

Vending Machines of The Future (Table of Contents: 14)

Out of Order Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Shows various future vending machines such as for livestock, autos, and more vending machines.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Truth About Cowboys (Table of Contents: 15)

Henry Morgan Dept. / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Morgan
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Henry Morgan
Synopsis
Discussion of historically accurate cowboys.
Reprints

Dead Letters (Table of Contents: 16)

Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Phony undelivered mail addressed to famous historical figures, just before they became famous.
Reprints

MAD Tickets (Table of Contents: 17)

Show-Off Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Phony ticket stubs to historical events.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Dee Jay's Old Philosopher (Table of Contents: 18)

Eddie Lawrence Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Lawrence
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Eddie Lawrence
Synopsis
Lyrics to a song recorded by Eddie on Coral Records.

Indexer Notes

Illustrations appear to show the verses.

The Potrzebie System of Weights And Measures (Table of Contents: 19)

Science Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Donald Knuth
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A system of weights, measures, force and time based on the thickness of MAD #26 as a standard potrzebie. It seems to resemble the metric system.
Reprints

Hollywood Is Ruining Marlin Brando (Table of Contents: 20)

People Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Marlin Brando
Synopsis
Examples of changes in Brando's life and attitude, with advice for changing back.

Indexer Notes

Parody of Marlon Brando's career.

Kovacs' Strangely Believe It! (Table of Contents: 21)

Ernie Kovacs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Kovacs
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
Wally Wood (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Strange things around the world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!"

High-School Dance (Table of Contents: 22)

Having A Ball Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Aida Soto Voce; Hy Octane; Osgood Z'Beard; Gwendolyn Furd
Synopsis
Story of planning and evening's events at a typical high school dance.
Reprints

Scenes We'd Like To See: The Overhanging Bough (Table of Contents: 23)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A Marshall tries to hide from some outlaws by climbing onto a tree branch, but his horse betrays him.
Reprints

Everything Must Go!! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Jobs We'd Like To Have (Table of Contents: 25)

We'd Like To Be Dept. / text article / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Short descriptions of jobs that would do nothing if they actually existed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appear on 21 pages of the issue.

Reader's Disgust (Table of Contents: 26)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
List of phony books and stories, with illustration of Alfred as the Sphinx.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Reader's Digest cover. On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Another Spring Issue
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Hey Gang! It's Here!
    MAD Jewelry
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. Baseball's Hall of Shame
    Spoil-Sports Dept.
  5. 4. MAD Subscriptions
    Mad Magazine
  6. 5. Now! In Full Color
    Alfred E. Neuman
  7. 6. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters Dept.
  8. 7. The English Titles Don't Quite Match The Action In Foreign Movies
    Movies Dept.
  9. 8. AsP Super-Duper Markets
    Shopping Dept.
  10. 9. Future TV Ad
    Soft-Sell Advertising Dept.
  11. 10. Kovacs' Strangely Believe It!
    Ernie Kovacs Dept.
  12. 11. The Railroad Timetable
    Travelers Aid Dept.
  13. 12. Why I Left The Army And Became A Civilian
    Section 8 Dept.
  14. 13. The Unfortunate Part of Feeding Pigeons Homemade Popcorn
    Wild Life Dept.
  15. 14. Vending Machines of The Future
    Out of Order Dept.
  16. 15. The Truth About Cowboys
    Henry Morgan Dept.
  17. 16. Dead Letters
    Signed, Sealed And Undelivered Dept.
  18. 17. MAD Tickets
    Show-Off Dept.
  19. 18. The Dee Jay's Old Philosopher
    Eddie Lawrence Dept.
  20. 19. The Potrzebie System of Weights And Measures
    Science Dept.
  21. 20. Hollywood Is Ruining Marlin Brando
    People Dept.
  22. 21. Kovacs' Strangely Believe It!
    Ernie Kovacs Dept.
  23. 22. High-School Dance
    Having A Ball Dept.
  24. 23. Scenes We'd Like To See: The Overhanging Bough
    Hollywood Dept.
  25. 24. Everything Must Go!!
    MAD books
  26. 25. Jobs We'd Like To Have
    We'd Like To Be Dept.
  27. 26. Reader's Disgust
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne