MAD #81
(September 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

Buy Mad and Have a Ball (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Watch Out for This One (Table of Contents: 1)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parody of Nationwide Insurance print ads; a man is crushed by a falling sign numeral and it is implied that an insurance company is doing it on purpose to increase policy sales.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Labels We Should've Seen (Table of Contents: 2)

And the Brand Played On Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Photos of commercial products with the labels altered to satirize the product.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 3)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / comic story / pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Cartoons inserted into margins of random pages.

New Movie Monsters From Everyday Life (Table of Contents: 4)

Horror Things By You Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Horror movies centered on contemporary nuisances.

The Class Program (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A performance of shadow puppets doesn't go as rehearsed.
Reprints

On the Beach (Table of Contents: 6)

Term Warfare Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
NASA terminology applied to situations on the beach.
Reprints

If Modern Comedians Performed For Civilizations of the Past (Table of Contents: 7)

Jest in Time Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Bob Hope; Bill Dana [as Jose Jimenez]; Jackie Mason; Dick Gregory; Jack E. Leonard
Synopsis
Contemporary comedians do their stand-up act in historical situations.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 8)

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 uses a helicopter to steal the White Spy's secret plans.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Summer Camp (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
Various four panel strips satirizing life at summer camp.
Reprints

Another Brain Operation (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A surgeon examines a patient's brain.
Reprints

The Mad Plan for Beating TV Commercial Breaks (Table of Contents: 11)

Stepping Away from the Pitch Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Various plans for doing things around the house in the space of a program commercial break.

Mad's Wonder Drugs for Common Teenage Ailments (Table of Contents: 12)

A Cure for the Common Clod Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Drugs designed to counteract embarrassing situations endemic to post-pubescent life.

Off the Deep End (Table of Contents: 13)

Oy-Vay All Boats Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man goes diving in the on-board pool of a luxury liner.
Reprints

If Comic Strip Characters Behaved Like Real People (Table of Contents: 14)

What Mortals These Fools Be Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Daddy Warbucks; Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Snoopy; Linus Van Pelt; Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Superman; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator; Mandrake the Magician; Lothar; B.C.; Wiley; Maggie; Jiggs; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Synopsis
Fictional characters are placed in authentic situations and react in authentic fashion.
Reprints

A Mad Look at Motorcycle Cops (Table of Contents: 15)

Where's the Fire Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Series of cartoons satirizing motorcycle police.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 16)

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; The Gray Spy
Synopsis
The Gray Spy traps the other spies burglarizing her safe.

Popular Scientific Mechanics (Table of Contents: 17)

For Whom the Fools Tool Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of magazines like Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The feature label may have been a typo and may have been intended to read "For Whom the Fools Toll Dept."

A Domestic Scene (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 woman gives her husband a hair cut.

Just For the Record (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Announcing the All-New 1963 3/4 Edsel (Table of Contents: 20)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Swedowsky & Weiss] (photo)
Inks
? [as Swedowsky & Weiss] (photo)
Colors
? [as Swedowsky & Weiss] (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Edsel print ads; While the ad copy extols the virtues of the 1963 Edsel station wagon, the vehicle pictured is a Ford wagon from the early part of the twentieth century.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Buy Mad and Have a Ball
  2. 1. Watch Out for This One
  3. 2. Labels We Should've Seen
    And the Brand Played On Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. New Movie Monsters From Everyday Life
    Horror Things By You Dept.
  6. 5. The Class Program
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. On the Beach
    Term Warfare Dept.
  8. 7. If Modern Comedians Performed For Civilizations of the Past
    Jest in Time Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Summer Camp
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Another Brain Operation
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. The Mad Plan for Beating TV Commercial Breaks
    Stepping Away from the Pitch Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Wonder Drugs for Common Teenage Ailments
    A Cure for the Common Clod Dept.
  14. 13. Off the Deep End
    Oy-Vay All Boats Dept.
  15. 14. If Comic Strip Characters Behaved Like Real People
    What Mortals These Fools Be Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Look at Motorcycle Cops
    Where's the Fire Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Popular Scientific Mechanics
    For Whom the Fools Tool Dept.
  19. 18. A Domestic Scene
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Just For the Record
  21. 20. Announcing the All-New 1963 3/4 Edsel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne