MAD #72
(July 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

Special 10th Anniversary 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
Reprints

Memo (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Blank page with a memo from Bill Gaines to Al Feldstein directing the page to contain all of the congratulatory letters Gaines "expects" them to receive.

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 date in May and June.

C-Men in Action (Table of Contents: 3)

Invisible Shields Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Doud
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Caroline Kennedy; John Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy; Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jr.; Shirley MacLaine; Peter Lawford; Dennis the Menace
Synopsis
Parody television show revolving around the Secret Service squad assigned to guard Caroline Kennedy.

A Fisherman and His Wife (Table of Contents: 4)

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 accidentally swallows his wife's catch.
Reprints

Friend of the Family (Table of Contents: 5)

Ad-Libs Dept. / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Hilton Hotel print ads.

Celebrities' Wallets (Table of Contents: 6)

Slipping Discs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A look at the items in Chubby Checker's wallet.

The Lighter Side of Smoking (Table of Contents: 7)

We'll See You Inhale Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Series of gags involving smoking.
Reprints

Mother's Day Cards For Substitute Mothers (Table of Contents: 8)

Put Them All Together They Spell Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Mother's Day cards aimed at surrogate mother figures.
Reprints

Mad Visits a Charity Organization Meeting (Table of Contents: 9)

Funders Keepers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Meeting of a charity organization whose main aim is raising money for its own sake.

Spy Vs Spy (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy decoys the White Spy with a robot duplicate.
Reprints

A Mad Guide to Party Conversation (Table of Contents: 11)

Double-Talk Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Revealing the truth behind party conversation anecdotes.
Reprints

If Comic Strip Characters Were As Old As Their Strips (Table of Contents: 12)

The Yellowed Kids Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Doud
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Superman; Dick Tracy; Junior; Popeye; Bluto; Sweetpea; J. Wellington Wimpy; Fearless Fosdick; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mandrake the Magician; Lothar; Narda; Tarzan; Jane Porter; Henry; Dennis Mitchell
Synopsis
Examples of comic strip characters aged.
Reprints

Mad Mother's Day Gift Suggestions (Table of Contents: 13)

Mom Is For-Giving Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Mother's Day gifts geared for specific types of people.
Reprints

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

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 execute the White Spy.

A Typical Old Time Prison Movie/A Typical Prison Movie of the Future (Table of Contents: 15)

Wry Off the Rocks Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
James Cagney; J.D. Cannon; George Raft; Edward G. Robinson; Forrest Tucker; Peter Lorre; Pat O'Brien
Synopsis
One page of a standard 1930's Warner Brothers prison movie, contrasted with the same type of picture that would be made in the 1960's.
Reprints

On the Elevator (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An elevator operator intentionally stalls the car in order to be alone with a beautiful woman.
Reprints

A Mad Look at the Eating Habits of Animals (Table of Contents: 17)

Diner's Cub Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dean Norman
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Series of spot gags with a theme of animals eating.

Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 18)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Hercules tries to topple the columns of a temple, with unexpected results.
Reprints

A Mad Guide to "Do-It-Yourself" TV Repairs (Table of Contents: 19)

Easy on the Socket-Book Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
How to repair your television set by yourself.
Reprints

The Salesman (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A Door-to-door Salesman disregards the dog-warning signs in a yard.
Reprints

World's Only Dog Food That Regulates Your Doggy (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 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 Wagon Train Dog Food ads.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special 10th Anniversary Issue
  2. 1. Memo
  3. 2. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  4. 3. C-Men in Action
    Invisible Shields Dept.
  5. 4. A Fisherman and His Wife
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Friend of the Family
    Ad-Libs Dept.
  7. 6. Celebrities' Wallets
    Slipping Discs Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Smoking
    We'll See You Inhale Dept.
  9. 8. Mother's Day Cards For Substitute Mothers
    Put Them All Together They Spell Dept.
  10. 9. Mad Visits a Charity Organization Meeting
    Funders Keepers Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  12. 11. A Mad Guide to Party Conversation
    Double-Talk Dept.
  13. 12. If Comic Strip Characters Were As Old As Their Strips
    The Yellowed Kids Dept.
  14. 13. Mad Mother's Day Gift Suggestions
    Mom Is For-Giving Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. A Typical Old Time Prison Movie/A Typical Prison Movie of the Future
    Wry Off the Rocks Dept.
  17. 16. On the Elevator
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. A Mad Look at the Eating Habits of Animals
    Diner's Cub Dept.
  19. 18. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  20. 19. A Mad Guide to "Do-It-Yourself" TV Repairs
    Easy on the Socket-Book Dept.
  21. 20. The Salesman
    Don Martin Dept.
  22. 21. World's Only Dog Food That Regulates Your Doggy
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