MAD #94
(April 1965)

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

You'll Go "Ape" Over This Issue of Mad (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
A switch on the classic ending of "King Kong", with Alfred atop the Empire State Building and gorillas piloting the planes.
Reprints

Be Suspicious (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 Sanforized Laundry Services ads; a private detective uses the Sanforized ad format to sow doubt among housewives and drum up business.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Mad's Valentines to American Industry (Table of Contents: 2)

Cupidity (look it up) Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Mort Drucker; Don Martin; Jack Rickard; Paul Coker, Jr.; Bob Clarke; George Woodbridge
Inks
Mort Drucker; Don Martin; Jack Rickard; Paul Coker, Jr.; Bob Clarke; George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Cynical Valentine messages with subtle criticisms of various industries.

The Prophet (Table of Contents: 3)

Signing-off Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An end-of-the-world prophet has his prophecy come true.

007 (Table of Contents: 4)

It's True! Bonds Do Have More Fun Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Sean Connery [as James Bomb]; Bernard Lee [as M]; Mickey Spillane [as Mike Hammer]; The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Audrey Hepburn; Richard Burton; Hayley Mills; Winston Churchill; Rex Harrison; Peter Sellers; Margaret Rutherford [as Miss Marple]; Edward Heath
Synopsis
A prototypical James Bond plot is presented as a Gilbert and Sullivan musical.
Reprints

Famous People's Home-Study Courses (Table of Contents: 5)

Schools Rush In Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of Famous Artist School correspondence course, a correspondence school claims it can make you rich and famous through its mail-order courses.

Indexer Notes

In the "ten famous swindlers" course, the swindlers are named after the Mad Magazine editorial and production staff: (Al) Feldstein, (John) Putnam, (?) Brenner, (Jerry) DeFuccio, (Nick) Meglin, and (?) Tirado, with the last three called the usual gang of idiots. The last famous swindler is Alfred E. Neuman. Among the "famous billionaires" is Mad publisher William Gaines.

A Fine Day in the City (Table of Contents: 6)

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 is curious about a procession of men shaking uncontrollably as they pass him.
Reprints

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 7)

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.

A Mad Look at Winter Sports (Table of Contents: 8)

Ice-Elation Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A skier has an accident; an ice fisher has an accident; a bobsled team has an accident; a ski jumper picked up some unwanted passengers; a figure skating team has an accident.
Reprints

Specific "Form Answer Letters" (Table of Contents: 9)

Softening the Blow-Ups Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Samples of form letters from specific companies and government offices.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 10)

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 tricks the Black Spy off a cliff.

The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Ft. Worth, Texas (Table of Contents: 11)

Talk of the Towns 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 look at a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 12)

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 sabotages the White Spy's ski run.

Neurotic Magazine (Table of Contents: 13)

Sick-Sick-Slick Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Niche magazine aimed at neurotic people.
Reprints

The Spectator (Table of Contents: 14)

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 drills a hole in a fence to watch a baseball game for free, with grisly results.
Reprints

Basketball Foto-Plays (Table of Contents: 15)

Court Jesting Dept. / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
File wire photos of National Basketball Association and collegiate basketball action have humorous word balloons added to them.

The Lighter Side of Kids' Parties (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Birthday and social parties for children are satirized.
Reprints

TV Commercials (Table of Contents: 17)

No Sale Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of consumer groups that particular advertising campaigns are wasted on.

Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 18)

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 switches the camera of the other spies and leaves them with photos of their own installations.

Son of Mighty Joe Kong (Table of Contents: 19)

What Time Does the Baboon Go Up? Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
James Garner [as Robert Headstrong]; Doris Day [as Rae Faye]; Dick Van Dyke [as Bruce Cabbage]
Synopsis
Parody remake of "King Kong"; two cynical promoters and a vapid actress bring a giant ape to New York to succeed on Broadway.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Richard Burton is credited on the opening page as playing King Kong, but does not appear otherwise.

Which National Symbol is Going to Need the Biggest Repair Job? (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Who is going to need the most healing after the contentious 1964 election is portrayed.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

After the Most Hair-Raising Adventure of My Life (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lester Krauss (photo); Bob Clarke (illustrations)
Inks
Lester Krauss (photo); Bob Clarke (illustrations)
Colors
Lester Krauss (photo); Bob Clarke (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Canadian Club print ads; a man swears off drinking after a jarring experience with delirium tremens.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. You'll Go "Ape" Over This Issue of Mad
  2. 1. Be Suspicious
  3. 2. Mad's Valentines to American Industry
    Cupidity (look it up) Dept.
  4. 3. The Prophet
    Signing-off Dept.
  5. 4. 007
    It's True! Bonds Do Have More Fun Dept.
  6. 5. Famous People's Home-Study Courses
    Schools Rush In Dept.
  7. 6. A Fine Day in the City
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  9. 8. A Mad Look at Winter Sports
    Ice-Elation Dept.
  10. 9. Specific "Form Answer Letters"
    Softening the Blow-Ups Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Ft. Worth, Texas
    Talk of the Towns Dept.
  13. 12. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  14. 13. Neurotic Magazine
    Sick-Sick-Slick Dept.
  15. 14. The Spectator
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Basketball Foto-Plays
    Court Jesting Dept.
  17. 16. The Lighter Side of Kids' Parties
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  18. 17. TV Commercials
    No Sale Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  20. 19. Son of Mighty Joe Kong
    What Time Does the Baboon Go Up? Dept.
  21. 20. Which National Symbol is Going to Need the Biggest Repair Job?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. After the Most Hair-Raising Adventure of My Life
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
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  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne