MAD #87
(June 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

Kids' Versions of Adult Films (Table of Contents: 1)

Tot A-Okay Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Jack Lemmon; Lee Remick; Paul Newman; Jackie Gleason; Roy Scheider; Melina Mercouri; Jules Dassin
Synopsis
Serious dramatic films sanitized and altered to appeal to a pre-teen audience. Films parodied are "Days of Wine and Roses", "The Hustler", "Irma La Douce" (with an all funny animal cast), "Never on Sunday" and "Monte Cane".

At the Mask Store (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Merry mix-ups at a costume shop.
Reprints

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Cartoons drawn into the margins of random pages.

Watch That Price with the Asterisk (Table of Contents: 4)

Who's Covering Up Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of advertised bargains with hidden costs concealed in the fine print.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 5)

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 tricks the White Spy into thinking he has a rodent problem.

TV Ads We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 6)

The Pause That Depresses Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Then current television commercials given satirical endings.

A Mad Look at the Circus (Table of Contents: 7)

Grinding the Acts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A satirical look at circus acts.
Reprints

Fake-Out Record Jackets (Table of Contents: 8)

Stars in Your Buys Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Rutherford; Darlene Rutherford
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Record album covers designed to make you think you're getting something you're not.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 9)

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 fools the Black Spy with a fake time bomb.

If Tax Forms Were Made Up by Psychiatrists (Table of Contents: 10)

Bread-Shrinker Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The 1040 form is redesigned by a psychiatrist.

The Lighter Side of Home Owners (Table of Contents: 11)

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
A satirical look at owning a home.

Ending on a Sour Note (Table of Contents: 12)

Harper's Fury Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A dead body objects to a bad blues singer.

The Great Cigarette Filter Tip War (Table of Contents: 13)

Puff, the Tragic Draggin' Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Escalating examples of redesigned cigarette filter tips.
Reprints

Pre-Recorded Phone Messages (Table of Contents: 14)

If a Machine Answers, Hang Up Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel; Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Answering machine messages designed to discourage certain callers.

Mad Beastlies (Table of Contents: 15)

Word Game Preserve Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Common words or phrases are given anthropomorphic embodiment.

The Electrician (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
A man attempts to install a ceiling light fixture.
Reprints

Angry (Table of Contents: 17)

Act Your Rage Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A niche magazine for people with violent tempers.

An Evening in the City (Table of Contents: 18)

Don Martin Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
People watch a marathon for rats.

Who Wants to Be President More than Anything (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Barry Goldwater; Nelson Rockefeller; Richard Nixon
Synopsis
Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller debate who should be the 1964 Republican nominee.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

What Have We Got Against Colds (Table of Contents: 20)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Contact Cold Remedy print ads; The makers of Contact explain how well they profit off of illnesses prolonged by their ineffective product.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Kids' Versions of Adult Films
    Tot A-Okay Dept.
  3. 2. At the Mask Store
    Don Martin Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Watch That Price with the Asterisk
    Who's Covering Up Dept.
  6. 5. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  7. 6. TV Ads We'd Like to See
    The Pause That Depresses Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at the Circus
    Grinding the Acts Dept.
  9. 8. Fake-Out Record Jackets
    Stars in Your Buys Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. If Tax Forms Were Made Up by Psychiatrists
    Bread-Shrinker Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Home Owners
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. Ending on a Sour Note
    Harper's Fury Dept.
  14. 13. The Great Cigarette Filter Tip War
    Puff, the Tragic Draggin' Dept.
  15. 14. Pre-Recorded Phone Messages
    If a Machine Answers, Hang Up Dept.
  16. 15. Mad Beastlies
    Word Game Preserve Dept.
  17. 16. The Electrician
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Angry
    Act Your Rage Dept.
  19. 18. An Evening in the City
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Who Wants to Be President More than Anything
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. What Have We Got Against Colds
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
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