MAD #89
(September 1964)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly, except February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Albert B. 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

This issue has variants.

Variant with cover price of 25 cents exists.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Frankenstein's monster; Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints

Have youself a Political Party (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Letters
Typeset

Lose Your Self-Control (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Various readers
Letters
Typeset

Why Kill Yourself? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

When the Cigarette Industry Fights Back (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Reilly (credited)
Pencils
Jack Rickard (credited)
Inks
Jack Rickard (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody

Another MAD Peek Through the Microscope (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn (credited)
Pencils
Bob Clarke (credited)
Inks
Bob Clarke (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor

The MAD Academy Awards for Parents (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart (credited)
Pencils
Mort Drucker (credited)
Inks
Mort Drucker (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Alone in a Washroom for the First Time (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin (credited)
Pencils
Don Martin (credited)
Inks
Don Martin (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

The MAD Drive-in Movie Primer (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
George Woodbridge (credited)
Inks
George Woodbridge (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor

The Lighter Side of Water Sports (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
David Berg
Pencils
David Berg
Inks
David Berg
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor

The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A. (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel; Frank Jacobs (credited)
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr. (credited)
Inks
Paul Coker Jr. (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor

World's Fair Pavillions We'd Really Like to See (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart (credited)
Pencils
Joe Orlando (credited)
Inks
Joe Orlando (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

[The Garden Swing] (Table of Contents: 14)

Spy vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. Prohias (signed)
Pencils
A. Prohias (signed)
Inks
A. Prohias (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy

The MAD Guide to Power Boating (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick de Bartolo (credited)
Pencils
Bob Clarke (credited)
Inks
Bob Clarke (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

The last five pages are printed transversely.

One Fine Evening in Lovers' Lane (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin (credited)
Pencils
Don Martin (credited)
Inks
Don Martin (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Comic Strips They'd Really Like to Do (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Charles M. Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Pencils
Charles M. Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Inks
Charles M. Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Letters
Charles M. Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown (cameo); Pogo (cameo); Mary Worth (cameo); Beetle Bailey (cameo); Sergeant Snorkel (cameo); Miss Peach (cameo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Five famous comic strip creators lampoon the strips of other creators (0.7 page each):
Schulz spoofing himself (kind of)
Kelly spoofing "Miss Peach"
Ernst and Saunders spoofing "Peanuts"
Walker spoofing "the Heart of Juliet Jones"
Lazarus spoofing "Steve Canyon"

[The French Disconnection] (Table of Contents: 18)

Spy vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. Prohias (signed)
Pencils
A. Prohias (signed)
Inks
A. Prohias (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy

The Phewgitive (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart (credited)
Pencils
Mort Drucker (credited)
Inks
Mort Drucker (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dr. Richard Thimble; a local police chief and his daughter; Adolf Hitler (cameo); the head of the Olympic Committee; the man looking for Richard Thimble for weeks; a one-armed man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spoof of tv series "The Fugitive"

The Private Eye (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin (credited)
Pencils
Don Martin (credited)
Inks
Don Martin (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

The One Sure Thing We'll All Get Out of Our Moon Shot (Table of Contents: 21)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee (credited)
Pencils
Al Jaffee (credited)
Inks
Al Jaffee (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

A MAD fold-in

"That's right, Operator! Long Distance – Person-to-Person to Arnold Finster -" (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Have youself a Political Party
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Lose Your Self-Control
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Why Kill Yourself?
  7. 6. When the Cigarette Industry Fights Back
  8. 7. Another MAD Peek Through the Microscope
  9. 8. The MAD Academy Awards for Parents
  10. 9. Alone in a Washroom for the First Time
  11. 10. The MAD Drive-in Movie Primer
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Water Sports
  13. 12. The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.
  14. 13. World's Fair Pavillions We'd Really Like to See
  15. 14. [The Garden Swing]
    Spy vs. Spy
  16. 15. The MAD Guide to Power Boating
  17. 16. One Fine Evening in Lovers' Lane
  18. 17. Comic Strips They'd Really Like to Do
  19. 18. [The French Disconnection]
    Spy vs. Spy
  20. 19. The Phewgitive
  21. 20. The Private Eye
  22. 21. The One Sure Thing We'll All Get Out of Our Moon Shot
  23. 22. "That's right, Operator! Long Distance – Person-to-Person to Arnold Finster -"
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