MAD #57
(September 1960)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Al 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

[Fly Swatter Issue] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Useful suggestion for your copy of Mad Magazine.
Reprints

A Paid Testimonial (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Fidel Castro
Synopsis
Cuban revolution leader Fidel Castro endorses Stikky brand peanut butter.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Madison Ave. Surplus Sale (Table of Contents: 2)

Hard Sell-Out Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In the wake of investigations of deceptive practices by television networks and their ad agencies, said agencies are divesting themselves of their deceptive props at close-out prices.
Reprints

The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck (Table of Contents: 3)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Cynical look at the negative effect of ice cream trucks on society.

The Fortune Teller (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fortune teller makes a horrific discovery about her client.
Reprints

Documentary Records (Table of Contents: 5)

Sounds of our Crimes Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at documentary-style LP records.

If Magazines Carried Comic Strips (Table of Contents: 6)

Comic Relief Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Rex Morgan; Superman; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Looey; Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Flash Gordon; Dr. Zarkov; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Mama Katzenjammer; Prince Valiant; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator
Synopsis
Tailoring comic strips to the magazines they appear in.
Reprints

Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the cliche "car racing the train to the railroad crossing" scene.
Reprints

Fishing (Table of Contents: 8)

Fin And Had-it Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satire of fishing.
Reprints

At the Clothiers (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man gets fitted for a tailored suit.

Mad Goes to a Gangster Movie Preview (Table of Contents: 10)

Gang-Green Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ira Schlock
Synopsis
Parody of gangster films.
Reprints

Mad's "Pure Products" Law (Table of Contents: 11)

What's in it for Me Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Product ingredient labels the Mad Magazine way.
Reprints

Reproportioning Photographs for Fun and Mainly Profit (Table of Contents: 12)

Stretching the Truth Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Stretching or squashing photos to make the products seem more impressive.

Tall Tales (Table of Contents: 13)

Lanky-Panky Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Series of single panel cartoons with the panel being twice the normal height of standard newspaper panel cartoons.

Indexer Notes

These are reprints of a syndicated newspaper cartoon panel produced by Al Jaffee.

At the Masquerade (Table of Contents: 14)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man at the buffet gets a surprise.
Reprints

Beatnik: The Magazine for Hipsters (Table of Contents: 15)

Sick Sick Slick Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody magazine for the beat generation.
Reprints

TV Ads We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a Ban Roll-on deodorant commercial.
Reprints

The Moving Men (Table of Contents: 17)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two moving men try to catch a woman falling from an upper floor window.
Reprints

Good Things Begin to Happen (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Campbell Soup print ads; a man tries to get out of paying his check by putting a bug in his Campbell's soup.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Fly Swatter Issue]
  2. 1. A Paid Testimonial
  3. 2. Madison Ave. Surplus Sale
    Hard Sell-Out Dept.
  4. 3. The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  5. 4. The Fortune Teller
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Documentary Records
    Sounds of our Crimes Dept.
  7. 6. If Magazines Carried Comic Strips
    Comic Relief Dept.
  8. 7. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  9. 8. Fishing
    Fin And Had-it Dept.
  10. 9. At the Clothiers
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Mad Goes to a Gangster Movie Preview
    Gang-Green Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's "Pure Products" Law
    What's in it for Me Dept.
  13. 12. Reproportioning Photographs for Fun and Mainly Profit
    Stretching the Truth Dept.
  14. 13. Tall Tales
    Lanky-Panky Dept.
  15. 14. At the Masquerade
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Beatnik: The Magazine for Hipsters
    Sick Sick Slick Dept.
  17. 16. TV Ads We'd Like to See
    Television Dept.
  18. 17. The Moving Men
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Good Things Begin to Happen
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne