MAD #91
(December 1964)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

No cover art, only copy.

Why Kill Yourself? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Some Mad Devices for Safer Smoking (Table of Contents: 2)

Inhale-Safe Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of devices of dubious merit to help people smoke without risking the dangers of inhaling.
Reprints

Movie Heroes Are Finks or Hey There, Audience, You've Been Booing the Wrong Guy (Table of Contents: 3)

Viva Villain Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Purvis
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Wayne; Edward G. Robinson; Vincent Price; Gregory Peck; Boris Karloff
Synopsis
Typical movie scenes where the hero is at the mercy of the villain are footnoted to show that the villain is actually nice and the hero is a rude lout.
Reprints

A Mad Look at the Summer Olympics (Table of Contents: 4)

5-Ring Circus Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Reporters swarm the pretty loser of a sprint; a shot-putter fails; a relay is disrupted; a wrestling underdog wins; a pole vaulter fails; a photographer interferes with an event; a sprint has two illegal entrants.
Reprints

A Celebrity's Wallet (Table of Contents: 5)

Drum-Schtick Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Bob Clarke; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Bob Clarke; Frank Frazetta
Letters
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ringo Starr; Moe Howard
Synopsis
A look into Ringo Starr's wallet.

Indexer Notes

One of the portraits of Ringo Starr in his wallet is a reprint of the portrait Frank Frazetta did for the previous issue's Breck Shampoo parody ad.

A Mad Guide to Little Known Jobs in Television (Table of Contents: 6)

Extra-Ordinary Opportunities Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of jobs catering to the unusual whims of television actors and directors.
Reprints

A Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A princess kisses a frog and the frog turns into a handsome prince.
Reprints

New Movie Monsters From the Business World (Table of Contents: 8)

I Got My Blob Through The New York Times Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Annoying features of working in an office setting are turned into horror films.

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 Black Spy tries to hijack the White Spy's rocket.

The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Washington, D.C. (Table of Contents: 10)

Talk of the Town Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel; Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical example of a typical neighborhood in the nation's capitol.

The Nearsighted Voodoo Priest (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A voodoo priest with vision problems confuses an infant with his fetish doll.
Reprints

When Today's Celebrities Become Tomorrow's Historical Heroes (Table of Contents: 12)

Hysterical Fiction Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
How future generations will glorify current celebrities Harold Stassen, Hyman Rickover, Elizabeth Taylor and the news team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley.

How Bad Childhood Habits Can Help In a Congressional Career (Table of Contents: 13)

Capitol Punishment Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of politicians acting childishly.
Reprints

Why Not Warnings on All Packages? (Table of Contents: 14)

Name Your Poison Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Warning labels are required for all consumer products, not just cigarettes.

The Lighter Side of Going to the Movies (Table of Contents: 15)

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
Examples of ironies and frustrations that come with viewing a film in a theater.
Reprints

Twisted Mad Tales For Twisted Mad Readers (Table of Contents: 16)

Stifling a Yarn Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Mildon
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Fred Gwynne [as Francis Muldoon]; Joe E. Ross [as Gunther Toody]
Synopsis
Modern fairy tales built around modern people.

Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 17)

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 two spies into injuring themselves on a train.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Cartoons drawn in the margins of random pages.

Mr. Nudnick (Table of Contents: 19)

Home Sweet Homeroom Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
James Franciscus [as Mr. Nudnick]; Dean Jagger[as Mr. Vey]
Synopsis
Parody of the television show "Mr. Novak"; a high school English teacher earns the respect of students and faculty alike, even though he's a meddlesome pain.

What's Really Behind South American Unrest? (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Portrayal of what is the cause of unrest in South America.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Self-Portrait (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man creates a painting by killing himself.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Why Kill Yourself?
  3. 2. Some Mad Devices for Safer Smoking
    Inhale-Safe Dept.
  4. 3. Movie Heroes Are Finks or Hey There, Audience, You've Been Booing the Wrong Guy
    Viva Villain Dept.
  5. 4. A Mad Look at the Summer Olympics
    5-Ring Circus Dept.
  6. 5. A Celebrity's Wallet
    Drum-Schtick Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad Guide to Little Known Jobs in Television
    Extra-Ordinary Opportunities Dept.
  8. 7. A Fairy Tale
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. New Movie Monsters From the Business World
    I Got My Blob Through The New York Times Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Washington, D.C.
    Talk of the Town Dept.
  12. 11. The Nearsighted Voodoo Priest
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. When Today's Celebrities Become Tomorrow's Historical Heroes
    Hysterical Fiction Dept.
  14. 13. How Bad Childhood Habits Can Help In a Congressional Career
    Capitol Punishment Dept.
  15. 14. Why Not Warnings on All Packages?
    Name Your Poison Dept.
  16. 15. The Lighter Side of Going to the Movies
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  17. 16. Twisted Mad Tales For Twisted Mad Readers
    Stifling a Yarn Dept.
  18. 17. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  19. 18. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  20. 19. Mr. Nudnick
    Home Sweet Homeroom Dept.
  21. 20. What's Really Behind South American Unrest?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. Self-Portrait
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