MAD #60
(January 1961)

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 [as Albert B. Feldstein] (credited)
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

This issue was printed with a second cover as the back cover and the last twenty-five pages of the magazine printed upside down so the magazine could be flipped over if John Kennedy won the 1960 Presidential election.


Mad Congratulates Richard Nixon (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Richard Nixon
Synopsis
Alfred E. Neuman and Mad congratulates Richard Nixon on being elected President in 1960.

Indexer Notes

Alfred's campaign lapel button provides an additional, though accidental, bit of humor.

[The Furd Foulcar] (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke [as Clarke] (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke [as Clarke] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Mr. Peanut
Synopsis
Parody of Ford Falcon print ads; famous cartoon characters endorse the 1961 Furd Foulcar.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Vital Features / table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes Alfred E. Neuman quotes, "A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou beside me...and pretty soon I'll be fat, drunk, and in trouble!" and "Men say women can't be trusted too far, women say men can't be trusted too near!".
One page printed right side up to the "Nixon" cover and one page printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

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

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.45 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dick Glynn, Errol Brown, Nan Elwood, Helen A. Harrison, John David Hanks, Eric Partlow, David Bergman, Jon Hartman, Martha English, Richard Levy, Roz Baker, Richard Rudden, Mary Grastorf, Steve Waldman, Steven R. Berger, Dale Peterson, Jack Levin, Buddy Brock, Jim Conlan, and David H. Keiserman, with answers.
Appears on two pages, one printed right side up to the "Nixon" cover and one printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

Ring out the Old Year and Ring in the New! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Mad Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.55 page (report information)

The Producer and I (Table of Contents: 5)

Getting to Snow You Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Drucker (credited, signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Ava Gardner [as Bibi Va Voom]; Carroll Baker [as Zelda Va Voom]; Phil Silvers [as King Gazan]; Burt Lancaster [as Sooky Huntschlager]; Kim Novak [as Marilyn Van Mansfield]; Frank Sinatra (cameo); Charlie Chaplin (cameo);
Synopsis
The musical "The King and I", adapted to happen amid the Hollywood studio system.

Indexer Notes

Other cameos of then-current movie stars appear.

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

Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Pencils
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis
The spies try to poison each other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Spy Vs. Spy feature.

Tee Vee U. (Table of Contents: 7)

Magna Cum Louder Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit (credited)
Pencils
Bob Clarke (credited) [as Clarke] (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (credited) [as Clarke] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
John Daly; Dorothy Killgallen; Bill Cullen; Ralph Edwards; President Ulysses Simpson Grant
Synopsis
The results of college courses being broadcast on television are examined.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Pencils
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis
While the White Spy dreams of stealing the Black Spy's secret plans, the Black Spy actually does it.
Reprints

The European Tourist's Guide to the United States (Table of Contents: 9)

Ist Das Nicht Der U.S.A.? Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs (credited)
Pencils
Joe Orlando (credited, signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at tourism guide books.
Reprints

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes (Table of Contents: 10)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn (credited)
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr. (credited, signed)
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr. (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dr. Benjamin Spock
Synopsis
A glimpse behind the scenes at various professions.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Pencils
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias [as Prohias] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
The White Spy; The Black Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy sets the Black Spy up.
Reprints

The Mad Shakespeare Primer (Table of Contents: 12)

No Holds Bard Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn (credited)
Pencils
Wally Wood (credited) [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (credited) [as Wood] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Romeo; Juliet; Macbeth; Mrs. Macbeth; Hamlet; Julius Caesar; Marc Anthony
Synopsis
Parody of Shakespeare plays in storybook form.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The flipped section of this issue begins with this story.
Printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

Mad's College Songs and Cheers for Traitors, Defeatists and Cowards (Table of Contents: 13)

Rah Rah Black Sheep Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
George Woodbridge (credited) [as G Woodbridge] (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (credited) [as G Woodbridge] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody college songs for Pivnick Tech.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

Dieting (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Dave Berg [as David Berg] (credited, signed)
Pencils
Dave Berg [as David Berg] (credited, signed)
Inks
Dave Berg [as David Berg] (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at modern dieting.

Indexer Notes

Printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

"Warm-Ups" to Everything (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Gary Belkin (credited)
Pencils
George Woodbridge (credited) [as G Woodbridge] (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (credited) [as G Woodbridge] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Warming up a studio audience applied to other venues.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

Educational Toys (Table of Contents: 16)

Bored of Education Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee (credited)
Pencils
Bob Clarke (credited) [as Clarke] (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (credited) [as Clarke] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Cynical versions of education aids.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman appears on a flash card.
Printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

20 Years in the Shipping Dept. (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Pencils
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Inks
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two shipping clerks get revenge on their boss for replacing them with automation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

Naked Town (Table of Contents: 18)

Throwing the Bulls Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Mort Drucker (credited, signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Horace McMahon [as Lt. Poker]; Paul Burke [as Det. Flinch]; Lt. Mascara
Synopsis
Parody of the television show "The Naked City".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman appears on an election poster.
Printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

For Mad Christmas Gift-Giving this Year...Have a Ball! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Mad Congratulates John Kennedy (Table of Contents: 20)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; John Kennedy
Synopsis
Alfred E. Neuman and Mad congratulates John Kennedy for winning the 1960 Presidential election.

Indexer Notes

This is the same illustration as the front cover, with Kennedy's picture replacing Nixon's, different lettering on the pennant and lapel button, and a different caption.
Printed upside down to the "Nixon" cover.

Appropriate Casting for Old Movies (Table of Contents: 21)

Marginal Thinking Department / text article / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ideas for casting movies.

Indexer Notes

Appears in the margins of 21 pages.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mad Congratulates Richard Nixon
  2. 1. [The Furd Foulcar]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Vital Features
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. Ring out the Old Year and Ring in the New!
    Mad Magazine
  6. 5. The Producer and I
    Getting to Snow You Dept.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy
  8. 7. Tee Vee U.
    Magna Cum Louder Dept.
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy
  10. 9. The European Tourist's Guide to the United States
    Ist Das Nicht Der U.S.A.? Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Joke and Dagger Dept.; Spy vs Spy
  13. 12. The Mad Shakespeare Primer
    No Holds Bard Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's College Songs and Cheers for Traitors, Defeatists and Cowards
    Rah Rah Black Sheep Dept.
  15. 14. Dieting
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. "Warm-Ups" to Everything
    Claptrap Dept.
  17. 16. Educational Toys
    Bored of Education Dept.
  18. 17. 20 Years in the Shipping Dept.
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Naked Town
    Throwing the Bulls Dept.
  20. 19. For Mad Christmas Gift-Giving this Year...Have a Ball!
    Mad merchandise
  21. 20. Mad Congratulates John Kennedy
  22. 21. Appropriate Casting for Old Movies
    Marginal Thinking Department
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne