MAD #76
(January 1963)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Happy New Year Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors
Norman Mingo (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred copies the issue theme onto the space over the logo - - poorly.
Reprints

If Kids Designed Their Own Christmas Toys (Table of Contents: 1)

They Drew What They Wanted Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee (models); Lester Krauss (photos)
Inks
Al Jaffee (models); Lester Krauss (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of plans for various toys and the actual to scale models of those same toys.
Reprints

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
Cynical anecdotes for every date in the month of December.

In the Doctor's Office (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A doctor examines a man with a flower growing out of his head.
Reprints

If the U.S. Government Bought Like the U.S. Public Buys (Table of Contents: 4)

Boosting the Economy-size Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Pentagon purchasing based on advertising, coupons and volume discounts.

Speaking From Pictures (Table of Contents: 5)

Freedom With Speech Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gerald Gardner
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
John Kennedy; Barry Goldwater; Richard Nixon; Lyndon Johnson; Harry Truman; Caroline Kennedy; Robert Kennedy
Synopsis
Satirical captions are added to news wire photos to humorous effect.

TV Pilot Films That Never Made It (Table of Contents: 6)

Footage in the Mouth Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dorothy Collins; Snooky Lanson; Hugh Hefner; Casey Stengel; Billy Sol Estes; Richard Burton; Burl Ives
Synopsis
Samples of TV pilot shows that were bad ideas.

A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort (Table of Contents: 7)

Capsule Humor Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A collection of single panel cartoons lampooning the space program.
Reprints

Seeing Isn't Always Believing (Table of Contents: 8)

Photo-play Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
How news photos can be used to distort the record of various events.

The Lighter Side of Winter (Table of Contents: 9)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Series of illustrated humorous anecdotes concerning winter and winter activities.
Reprints

Modern Teenage Sports (Table of Contents: 10)

Sweet Bide of Youth Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of teenage behavior modified to become sporting events.

The Assassination (Table of Contents: 11)

Crowning Achievement Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A coronation goes horribly wrong.
Reprints

When Advertising Takes Over Magazines Completely (Table of Contents: 12)

Ad Nauseum Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of current magazines changed to have more product placement than editorial content.
Reprints

Mad's Modern Aids to Happier Living (Table of Contents: 13)

Mother, Is This Invention a Necessity Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Reilly
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Dubious solutions to some of the irritations of modern life.
Reprints

Mad's Movie Theater Owner of the Year (Table of Contents: 14)

B-O Plenty Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dorothy Kilgallen [as Dorothy Killfifth]; Irving Mulet
Synopsis
A successful movie theater owner is interviewed.

In a Sicilian Restaurant (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A diner reads a particularly scary issue of "Mafia Comics".
Reprints

Mad's Merry Christmas Happy New Year Alphabet Book (Table of Contents: 16)

Yule-O-Gee Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical holiday-based items for every letter of the alphabet.

At the Barber Shop (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A barber gives a man with a huge pompadour a hair cut.
Reprints

A Very Merry Christmas (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Santa prepares to go down the chimney of a bomb shelter, unaware that the paranoid owner is waiting for him with a shotgun.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Guzzlemidt Rotgut] (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee ?
Pencils
Bob Clarke (illustration); Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks
Bob Clarke (illustration); Lester Krauss (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of liquor magazine ads; Guzzlemidt Rotgut is guaranteed to give you delirium tremens faster than any other brand of liquor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Happy New Year Issue
  2. 1. If Kids Designed Their Own Christmas Toys
    They Drew What They Wanted Dept.
  3. 2. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  4. 3. In the Doctor's Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. If the U.S. Government Bought Like the U.S. Public Buys
    Boosting the Economy-size Dept.
  6. 5. Speaking From Pictures
    Freedom With Speech Dept.
  7. 6. TV Pilot Films That Never Made It
    Footage in the Mouth Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort
    Capsule Humor Dept.
  9. 8. Seeing Isn't Always Believing
    Photo-play Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Winter
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Modern Teenage Sports
    Sweet Bide of Youth Dept.
  12. 11. The Assassination
    Crowning Achievement Dept.
  13. 12. When Advertising Takes Over Magazines Completely
    Ad Nauseum Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's Modern Aids to Happier Living
    Mother, Is This Invention a Necessity Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's Movie Theater Owner of the Year
    B-O Plenty Dept.
  16. 15. In a Sicilian Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. Mad's Merry Christmas Happy New Year Alphabet Book
    Yule-O-Gee Dept.
  18. 17. At the Barber Shop
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. A Very Merry Christmas
  20. 19. [Guzzlemidt Rotgut]
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