MAD #65
(September 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 Summer Travel 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
Synopsis
The column with Alfred E. Neuman chiseled into it fails to support its section of the roof.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even This Much Can Cause Plenty Trouble
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Gulf Oil magazine ads; Gulf campaigns against nuclear energy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children (Table of Contents: 2)

Going Through a Phrase Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin; Pearl Belkin
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Telling children's stories in realistic terms.
Reprints

The Inventor (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A machine turns upon its inventor.
Reprints

How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World (Table of Contents: 4)

Buy the Way Dept / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Frank Sinatra; John Kennedy
Synopsis
Altering famous advertising campaigns so the product they sell is the United States.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 5)

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 uses a sonic attack against the White Spy.

Television Programs Aimed at Late, Late Audiences (Table of Contents: 6)

Morning Becomes Electric Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Television programs targeted to specific demographics known to be up overnight.
Reprints

A Mad Look at the Beach (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Series of beach-related gags.
Reprints

A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations (Table of Contents: 8)

Vowel Play Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical classified ad abbreviations.
Reprints

Mad's Custom Career-Designed European Tours (Table of Contents: 9)

On-The-Job Craning Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Reilly
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
European tours gears to specific trades.

TV Commercials With Suspense (Table of Contents: 10)

Brand X Marks the Spot Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Cameron Swayze [as John Cameron Crazee]
Synopsis
Altering familiar television commercials to create suspenseful endings.

Medical Illustrated (Table of Contents: 11)

Inside Joke Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical version of a magazine geared toward physicians.
Reprints

Mad's Auto Travel Games (Table of Contents: 12)

Fun for the Road Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Games that can occupy children during long car trips.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

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 decoys the Black Spy with a phony telegraph.

Karate (Table of Contents: 14)

Chop Sticks Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Mendelsohn
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at the martial art of karate.
Reprints

The Good Doctor in Africa (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin; typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An African explorer gets a surprise.
Reprints

The Jack Kennedy Show (Table of Contents: 16)

Capitol Punishment Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Kennedy; Edward R. Murrow; Franklin Roosevelt Jr.; Harry S. Truman; Adlai Stevenson; Margaret Truman; Robert Kennedy; Tony Curtis; Sammy Davis Jr.
Synopsis
What if President John Kennedy hosted a television talk show like NBC's The Tonight Show?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Franklin Roosevelt Jr. performs Cliff Arquette's "Charley Weaver" character.

The Trouble With Owning a Cadillac (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 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 Cadillac print ads.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special Summer Travel Issue
  2. 1. ["Even This Much Can Cause Plenty Trouble"]
  3. 2. A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children
    Going Through a Phrase Dept.
  4. 3. The Inventor
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World
    Buy the Way Dept
  6. 5. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  7. 6. Television Programs Aimed at Late, Late Audiences
    Morning Becomes Electric Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at the Beach
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations
    Vowel Play Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's Custom Career-Designed European Tours
    On-The-Job Craning Dept.
  11. 10. TV Commercials With Suspense
    Brand X Marks the Spot Dept.
  12. 11. Medical Illustrated
    Inside Joke Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Auto Travel Games
    Fun for the Road Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  15. 14. Karate
    Chop Sticks Dept.
  16. 15. The Good Doctor in Africa
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. The Jack Kennedy Show
    Capitol Punishment Dept.
  18. 17. The Trouble With Owning a Cadillac
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