MAD #63
(June 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
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 April Showers Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred gets rained on under his umbrella.
Reprints

Boy, Were We Surprised! (Table of Contents: 1)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A man burglarizes the 3M Company safe by tying up the security guard with cellophane tape.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Mad's Modern Elementary School Text Books (Table of Contents: 2)

Lessen the Load Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Updating school text books with modern pictures and references.

What's in a Name? (Table of Contents: 3)

Neuman-Clature Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Jacqueline Kennedy; Robert Kennedy; Jayne Mansfield; Arnold Stang; Ronald Reagan; Lloyd Bridges; Fabian; Rick Nelson; Stan Musial; Werner Von Braun; Eddie Fisher; Pat Nixon; Dennis Hopper; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Contrasting the historical definitions of common names with celebrities who have those names.

Specialized Breakfast Foods (Table of Contents: 4)

The Bowl Game Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Breakfast cereals marketed to specific demographic groups.

At the Knife-Throwing School (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is instructed on the proper form to throw a knife.
Reprints

Adult TV Cartoons (Table of Contents: 6)

Drawing on an Old Format Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Wilma Flintstone; Jackie Gleason [as Ralph Kramden]; Art Carney [as Ed Norton]; Audrey Meadows [as Alice Kramden]; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis
If other cartoon series lifted their premise from established television shows, as The Flintstones were accused of doing from The Honeymooners.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jack Paar is anthropomorphized as a crocodile, Groucho Marx as an owl, and Charles Collingwood as a fox.

Magazines For Senior Citizens (Table of Contents: 7)

Paging the Aging Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Magazines geared to the over sixty set.

How To Improve America's Prestige Abroad (Table of Contents: 8)

Uncle Semantics Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Various stereotypical Americans relate their ideas to improve the country's image.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo appearance on a movie poster.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 9)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy booby-traps the Black Spy's phone.
Reprints

Sports Typography (Table of Contents: 10)

Slug It Out Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Archie De Silva ?
Pencils
Archie De Silva
Inks
Archie De Silva
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Text characters laid out to visually tell the story.
Reprints

The Minute After That One Minute TV Commercial (Table of Contents: 11)

Swinging After the Pitch Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Continuing the action of various television commercials after the camera has stopped.
Reprints

In the Park (Table of Contents: 12)

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 looks at the statues in the park.
Reprints

The Great Magazine Circulation Drive (Table of Contents: 13)

Sub-Version Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A magazine publishing company badgers a person to subscribe.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 14)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy booby-traps the White Spy's chicken.
Reprints

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Behind the scenes at various businesses.
Reprints

Paperback Roulette (Table of Contents: 16)

Cover-Story Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A rack full of paperback book covers is presented.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Charlie Brown appears on the cover of a Peanuts compilation. Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo on a crime novel cover. The reprint collection "Utterly Mad" appears in the self-help section.

How to Read Between the Lines and Fill In Those Little Dots in a Gossip Column (Table of Contents: 17)

Little Black-And-White Lies Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Reilly
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lassie; Tony Curtis; Janet Leigh; Marilyn Monroe; Arthur Miller; Fabian
Synopsis
Filling in the facts that Hollywood gossip columns leave out.
Reprints

The Pickpocket (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pickpocket works a crowded subway car.
Reprints

Mad Visits John Wayde on the Set of The Alamo (Table of Contents: 19)

We Wish Hollywouldn't Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Wayne [as John Wayde playing Davy Crockett]; Richard Boone [as Sam Houston]; Richard Widmark [as Jim Bowie]; Frankie Avalon [as Smiddy]
Synopsis
Satirical look behind the scenes at the filming of the John Wayne film "The Alamo".

Sadder...But Wiser (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kelly Freas
Inks
Kelly Freas
Colors
Kelly Freas
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Budweiser Beer print ads.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special April Showers Issue
  2. 1. Boy, Were We Surprised!
  3. 2. Mad's Modern Elementary School Text Books
    Lessen the Load Dept.
  4. 3. What's in a Name?
    Neuman-Clature Dept.
  5. 4. Specialized Breakfast Foods
    The Bowl Game Dept.
  6. 5. At the Knife-Throwing School
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Adult TV Cartoons
    Drawing on an Old Format Dept.
  8. 7. Magazines For Senior Citizens
    Paging the Aging Dept.
  9. 8. How To Improve America's Prestige Abroad
    Uncle Semantics Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  11. 10. Sports Typography
    Slug It Out Dept.
  12. 11. The Minute After That One Minute TV Commercial
    Swinging After the Pitch Dept.
  13. 12. In the Park
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. The Great Magazine Circulation Drive
    Sub-Version Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  17. 16. Paperback Roulette
    Cover-Story Dept.
  18. 17. How to Read Between the Lines and Fill In Those Little Dots in a Gossip Column
    Little Black-And-White Lies Dept.
  19. 18. The Pickpocket
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Mad Visits John Wayde on the Set of The Alamo
    We Wish Hollywouldn't Dept.
  21. 20. Sadder...But Wiser
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne