MAD #58
(October 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred E. Neuman defies the law of gravity, because he never studied law.
Reprints

[Past Blue Ribbons Beer] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer magazine ads.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The "Violence Trend" on TV (Table of Contents: 2)

21-Inch Scream Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit; Dave Berg; Frank Jacobs; Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Clayton "Bud" Collyer; Douglas Edwards
Synopsis
Examples of various television programming made more violent.

"Cool" Casey at the Bat (Table of Contents: 3)

Bop-Fly Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical retelling of the Ernest Lawrence Thayer poem.
Reprints

Successful Merchandising (Table of Contents: 4)

A Profit Without Honor Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
How to successfully market your less-than-successful product.
Reprints

Amateur Photography (Table of Contents: 5)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Humorous look at the hobby of photography.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo on the cover of a photography hobby magazine.

The Carpenter's Assistants (Table of Contents: 6)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two carpenter's assistants break more than they build.
Reprints

A Child's History of the Middle 1900's (Table of Contents: 7)

Past Tense Years Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of history texts.
Reprints

Sailing (Table of Contents: 8)

The Breeze And Aye-Aye Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at small-craft sailing.
Reprints

Critical Reviews of Everything (Table of Contents: 9)

Pats And Pans Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody newspaper clippings of reviews of mundane events.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The two pictures published with the review of the latest issue of Mad Magazine has a cut line of Gary Belkin under a picture of Alfred E. Neuman and a cut line of Alfred E. Neuman under a picture of a man, presumably author Gary Belkin.

Mad's 1960 Political Alphabet Book (Table of Contents: 10)

Caps And Robbers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A political concept for each letter of the alphabet.

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman appears as an inmate in a psychiatric hospital being interviewed by a political pollster.

Carols for All Occasions (Table of Contents: 11)

Holiday Jeer Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Carols geared to holidays other than Christmas.
Reprints

The Mad "Down-To-Earth" Coloring Book (Table of Contents: 12)

Hue And Cryin' Out Loud Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A coloring book that doubles as a cynical examination of modern life.
Reprints

Highway Squad (Table of Contents: 13)

Asphalt Bungle Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Broderick Crawford [as Lt. Don Mildew]
Synopsis
Parody of the television series "Highway Patrol".
Reprints

Help the Best Man to Win (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Indulge Yourself (Table of Contents: 15)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Sanka Coffee print ad.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Past Blue Ribbons Beer]
  3. 2. The "Violence Trend" on TV
    21-Inch Scream Dept.
  4. 3. "Cool" Casey at the Bat
    Bop-Fly Dept.
  5. 4. Successful Merchandising
    A Profit Without Honor Dept.
  6. 5. Amateur Photography
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  7. 6. The Carpenter's Assistants
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. A Child's History of the Middle 1900's
    Past Tense Years Dept.
  9. 8. Sailing
    The Breeze And Aye-Aye Dept.
  10. 9. Critical Reviews of Everything
    Pats And Pans Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's 1960 Political Alphabet Book
    Caps And Robbers Dept.
  12. 11. Carols for All Occasions
    Holiday Jeer Dept.
  13. 12. The Mad "Down-To-Earth" Coloring Book
    Hue And Cryin' Out Loud Dept.
  14. 13. Highway Squad
    Asphalt Bungle Dept.
  15. 14. Help the Best Man to Win
  16. 15. Indulge Yourself
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
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