MAD #86
(April 1964)

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

Indexer Notes

issue includes first Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee.

These 15 Razor Blade Manufacturers Just Had a Close Shave (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Wilkinson razor blade print ads; Domestic razor manufacturers breath a sigh of relief when the consumer learns that Wilkinson razors aren't all they claim to be.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Why Kill Yourself (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Insecurity is a Pair of Loose Swim Trunks (Table of Contents: 3)

Good Grief Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Little Orphan Annie; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Kayo Kirby; Swee'Pea; Little Lulu; Sluggo; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Henry; Dondi; Junior Tracy; Chip Flagston; Trixie Flagston; Nancy; Jughaid Smith; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Pebbles Flintstone
Synopsis
Using famous comic strip characters, the author illustrates some of the pitfalls of childhood.
Reprints

The Small Businessman in the Amazon (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The son of a shrunken head shop proprietor tries to convince his father to carry a new line of products.
Reprints

News Photos You're Sure to See This Year (Table of Contents: 5)

Pannin' the Flash Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of news photos of cliched situations.

News Photos We'd Like to See This Year (Table of Contents: 6)

Pannin' the Flash Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of newspaper photos of the same cliche situations turned on their heads.

Mad Beasties (Table of Contents: 7)

Word Game Preserve Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Pun illustrations of common words or phrases.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 8)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / cartoon / pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Various cartoons drawn into the margins of random pages.

When This Trend Towards "Understanding" Gets Out of Hand (Table of Contents: 9)

The Error of Good Feeling Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of societal attempts to compensate for and explain away anti-social behavior in various professions.

New School Letters for Unheralded Achievements (Table of Contents: 10)

Award to the Wise Guys Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Awards created for dubious high school achievements.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 11)

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 buys a paper to read about how the Black Spy was injured.

The Lighter Side of Married Men (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Satirical look at married life focusing on the husband's side.
Reprints

In the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza Hotel (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man complains about the bugs in his hotel room.
Reprints

If Magazine Ads Spoke the Language of the Magazines (Table of Contents: 14)

Ad-Itorial Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Targeting advertising to the genre of magazine the ad will appear in.

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 lures the other spies onto active railroad tracks.

The Evolution of a Popular Song (Table of Contents: 16)

The Malady Lingers On Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Presenting alleged historical ancestors to modern standard songs.
Reprints

Another Visit to the Dentist (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 man goes to a dentist, complaining about an elongated front tooth.
Reprints

The Mad Plan for Fighting the War Against Junk Mail (Table of Contents: 18)

Missive Retaliation Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Snide replies to letters soliciting business.
Reprints

Future Quickie Vacations (Table of Contents: 19)

Fast Getaway Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of short vacations.
Reprints

Flawrence of Arabia (Table of Contents: 20)

What Kind O'Toole Am I Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Peter O'Toole [as Flawrence]; Claude Rains [as Mr. Drydune]; Alec Guinness [as Prince Fizzle]; Omar Sharif [as Ali-Oven]; Anthony Quinn [as Auda Bul]; Elizabeth Taylor [as Cleopatra]; Marlon Brando [as Johnny Strabler]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Lawrence Of Arabia," a British soldier helps lead the Saudi revolution against British rule, even though he's an idiot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman has a cameo on the last page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Mad Fold-In / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Elizabeth Taylor, looking radiantly beautiful
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Elizabeth Taylor; Richard Burton
Synopsis
Richard Burton tries to escort Elizabeth Taylor away from a precarious situation.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Likely Strife Separates the Men from the Boys (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Lucky Strike cigarette print ads; An outdoors man triumphs over every obstacle except the lung cancer caused by his cigarette smoking.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. These 15 Razor Blade Manufacturers Just Had a Close Shave
  3. 2. Why Kill Yourself
  4. 3. Insecurity is a Pair of Loose Swim Trunks
    Good Grief Dept.
  5. 4. The Small Businessman in the Amazon
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. News Photos You're Sure to See This Year
    Pannin' the Flash Dept.
  7. 6. News Photos We'd Like to See This Year
    Pannin' the Flash Dept.
  8. 7. Mad Beasties
    Word Game Preserve Dept.
  9. 8. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  10. 9. When This Trend Towards "Understanding" Gets Out of Hand
    The Error of Good Feeling Dept.
  11. 10. New School Letters for Unheralded Achievements
    Award to the Wise Guys Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of Married Men
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. In the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza Hotel
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. If Magazine Ads Spoke the Language of the Magazines
    Ad-Itorial Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. The Evolution of a Popular Song
    The Malady Lingers On Dept.
  18. 17. Another Visit to the Dentist
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. The Mad Plan for Fighting the War Against Junk Mail
    Missive Retaliation Dept.
  20. 19. Future Quickie Vacations
    Fast Getaway Dept.
  21. 20. Flawrence of Arabia
    What Kind O'Toole Am I Dept.
  22. 21. ["Elizabeth Taylor, looking radiantly beautiful"]
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. Likely Strife Separates the Men from the Boys
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