MAD #82
(October 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Does This Ad Look Blurred to You? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The text of an ad is intentionally printed out of focus to trick readers into visiting an optometrist.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Future Talking Ads (Table of Contents: 2)

The Blurbs is Coming Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the style of advertisement where inanimate objects talk to each other, taking to absurd extreme.

The Nurtzes (Table of Contents: 3)

Ward Healers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Shirl Conway [as Lizz Throb]; Zina Bethune [as Gale Luckless]; Ed Begley Sr. [as Ed Bagel]; Nehemiah Persoff [as Nehemiah Perstop]; Dina Merrill [as Dina Peril]
Synopsis
In a parody of the CBS TV series "The Nurses," a cynical veteran nurse mentors a naive and slightly dim student nurse through the wards of an incompetent hospital.

Mad's Report on Progress (Table of Contents: 4)

Patent Panning Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Examples of how advancements in technology haven't necessarily made our lives better.
Reprints

The Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Elizabeth Taylor [as Cleopatra]; Richard Burton [as Marc Antony]
Synopsis
An artist finishes the portrait he was laboring on.
Reprints

Comicland (Table of Contents: 6)

Funnies Are People Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Superman; Donald Duck; Henry; Daisy Mae; Nancy; Smitty; Dondi; Alexander Bumstead; Charlie Brown; Little Lulu; Kayo Mullins; Marcia Mason; Junior Tracy; Daddy Warbucks; Punjab; Mary Worth; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Scandal tabloid-style magazine focused on the private lives of famous comic strip characters.
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Indexer Notes

There is also a fictional ad in the magazine for glamor photos of various comic strip characters, including Prince Valiant, The Dragon Lady, Mary Perkins, Eve Jones, Winnie Winkle and Miss Mizzou.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 7)

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 confuses the White Spy with a spring-loaded blackjack.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Parents (of Little Kids) (Table of Contents: 8)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Series of cartoons satirizing the relationship between parents and their children.
Reprints

What If Hollywood Were to Follow the Trend Towards Long and Pretentious Titles for TV Dramas (Table of Contents: 9)

Marquee De Sad Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
King Kong; The Three Stooges [Moe Howard; Larry Fine; Joe DeRita]; Alfred Hitchcock; Chubby Checker
Synopsis
Pedantic, over-descriptive titles for new television shows.

On a Saturday Afternoon (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 father complains about his son's obsession with the game "piggyback".
Reprints

The Trend Towards Swimming Pools as a Status Symbol (Table of Contents: 11)

Making a Bigt Splash Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Swimming pools adapted to fit any urban situation.
Reprints

Psychoanalysis by Mail (Table of Contents: 12)

Postal Introspection Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A mail-order, do-it-yourself psychoanalysis kit.
Reprints

Wheelers and Dealers (Table of Contents: 13)

Auto-Suggestion Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton; Al Feldstein (plot)
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of outrageous car designs.
Reprints

New Opportunities for Recent Grads (Table of Contents: 14)

Mind Your Own Business Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of business opportunities that can grow from current urban problems.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 15)

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 fakes out the other spies with a dummy stick of dynamite.

For the Birds (Table of Contents: 16)

Hitchcock-a-Doodle-Doo Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Tippi Hedren; Rod Taylor; Susanne Pleshette; Nikita Kruschev; Jessica Tandy; Ethel Griffies; Alfred Hitchcock
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "The Birds," a woman tries to warn a seaside town of an impending attack by the local bird population, but her erratic behavior causes her not to be believed.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Speed] (photo)
Inks
? [as Speed] (photo)
Colors
? [as Speed] (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trust your car
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Texaco print ads; a motorist is stopped on the highway by a highway patrol officer for a moving violation.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Does This Ad Look Blurred to You?
  3. 2. Future Talking Ads
    The Blurbs is Coming Dept.
  4. 3. The Nurtzes
    Ward Healers Dept.
  5. 4. Mad's Report on Progress
    Patent Panning Dept.
  6. 5. The Masterpiece
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Comicland
    Funnies Are People Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Parents (of Little Kids)
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. What If Hollywood Were to Follow the Trend Towards Long and Pretentious Titles for TV Dramas
    Marquee De Sad Dept.
  11. 10. On a Saturday Afternoon
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. The Trend Towards Swimming Pools as a Status Symbol
    Making a Bigt Splash Dept.
  13. 12. Psychoanalysis by Mail
    Postal Introspection Dept.
  14. 13. Wheelers and Dealers
    Auto-Suggestion Dept.
  15. 14. New Opportunities for Recent Grads
    Mind Your Own Business Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. For the Birds
    Hitchcock-a-Doodle-Doo Dept.
  18. 17. ["Trust your car"]
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