MAD #69
(March 1962)

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
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred is the Joker in the deck.
Reprints

Liberty Mutilate (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
Parody of Liberty Mutual Insurance print ads.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Alfred's Poor Almanac (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical anecdotes for every day in the month of January.

If Babies Could Take "Parent Pictures" (Table of Contents: 3)

Spocking of Pictures Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Don Reilly
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Comparison of the pictures adults take of babies with the pictures babies take of adults.
Reprints

Mad Previews the Top News Stories of 1962 (Table of Contents: 4)

The Hearst Is Yet to Come Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jr.; Shirley MacLaine; Marilyn Monroe; Paul Anka; Fidel Castro
Synopsis
Satirical newspaper items of events yet to come.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of the Dentist (Table of Contents: 5)

Tooth-Tooth-Toothie, Good-bye Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Series of jokes with a dentist theme.

The Painter (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An artist paints a miniature portrait of a large woman.
Reprints

Fight Songs For Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports (Table of Contents: 7)

Siss-Boom-Blah Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Fight songs geared for so-called "non-revenue" NCAA sports.

At the Movies (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An usher tries to evacuate a theater after someone yells "fire".
Reprints

Model Building Kits for Adults (Table of Contents: 9)

Hobby Horse-ing Around Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Hobby kits geared to an adult audience.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 10)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / 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 tries to bomb the White Spy's tent.

The Guest of Royalty (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a mansion, a guest rings for service.

Padded Magazine Stories (Table of Contents: 12)

Pay as You Snow Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Padding magazine text stories to bump up the word count.
Reprints

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

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / 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 sets a trap for the Black Spy, but is foiled.

If TV Shows Were Actually Like Their "Capsule Descriptions" (Table of Contents: 14)

Spittin' On The Image Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Doud
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Walter Cronkite; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley
Synopsis
Television shows act literally like their descriptions.
Reprints

The Infernal Triangle (Table of Contents: 15)

Throwing a Wench Into the Works Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lois Carpenter
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
An ode to television sitcom wives.
Reprints

Some TV Ads We Never Got to See (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo; Al Jaffee
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Four satirical versions of the television ad for Imperial Margarine.

The Stone-Age Trend on TV (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dwayne Hickman [as Dobie Gillis]; Bob Denver [as Maynard G. Krebs]; Alley Oop; Richard Boone [as Paladin]; Jon Provost [as Timmy]
Synopsis
Adapting other television programs to the "Flintstones" formula.

Less Violent TV Shows (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Making typical television action scenes less grisly.
Reprints

TV Dinners to Match the Shows (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Adapting frozen entrees to the program being viewed.

When Culture Comes to Top-Rated TV Shows (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Robert Stack [as Eliot Ness]; Dick Clark
Synopsis
Injecting high-brow culture into "The Untouchables" and "American Bandstand".

The Hitchiker (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A hitcher tries everything to get a ride.
Reprints

The Saturday Evening Post (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors
Norman Mingo (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a Saturday Evening Post cover.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Liberty Mutilate
  3. 2. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  4. 3. If Babies Could Take "Parent Pictures"
    Spocking of Pictures Dept.
  5. 4. Mad Previews the Top News Stories of 1962
    The Hearst Is Yet to Come Dept.
  6. 5. The Lighter Side of the Dentist
    Tooth-Tooth-Toothie, Good-bye Dept.
  7. 6. The Painter
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Fight Songs For Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports
    Siss-Boom-Blah Dept.
  9. 8. At the Movies
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Model Building Kits for Adults
    Hobby Horse-ing Around Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. The Guest of Royalty
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Padded Magazine Stories
    Pay as You Snow Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. If TV Shows Were Actually Like Their "Capsule Descriptions"
    Spittin' On The Image Dept.
  16. 15. The Infernal Triangle
    Throwing a Wench Into the Works Dept.
  17. 16. Some TV Ads We Never Got to See
  18. 17. The Stone-Age Trend on TV
  19. 18. Less Violent TV Shows
  20. 19. TV Dinners to Match the Shows
  21. 20. When Culture Comes to Top-Rated TV Shows
  22. 21. The Hitchiker
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. The Saturday Evening Post
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
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