MAD #98
(October 1965)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
A dolphin trains Alfred how to perform tricks while other dolphins watch.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The letters page features letters with pictures from Mick Jaqgger (of The Rolling Stones), Gerry Marsden (of Gerry & the Pacemakers); Herman's Hermits, and Donna Douglas (Elly Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies).

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts (Table of Contents: 2)

Behind the Odd-ball Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" cartoon panel; examples of ordinary people with unique talents or circumstances.

Surfing (Table of Contents: 3)

Only For the Board-Minded Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at the sport of surfing.
Reprints

A Dreadful Day (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman tries to rescue her husband from a well.
Reprints

Flapper (Table of Contents: 5)

Defeating the Porpoise Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Brian Kelly [as Porter Ricks]; Luke Halpin [as Sandy Ricks]; Tommy Norden [as Bud Ricks]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "Flipper," the story of a boring game warden, his two sons and the dolphin (or porpoise) who is smarter than all of them put together.
Reprints

Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions (Table of Contents: 6)

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A choice of sarcastic answers to typical oblivious questions is provided.

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.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 8)

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 fools the White Spy with a fake fire.

Fight Songs For the Common Man (Table of Contents: 9)

Battle Hymns of the Public Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
New lyrics are added to famous songs to reflect the trials and tribulations of common people.

Mad's Summer Camp for Adults (Table of Contents: 10)

Fuddy-Duddy Buddy System Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A summer camp with activities designed specifically for adults.

Early One Morning (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 man does his morning exercises.
Reprints

The Mad Academy Awards for Small Businessmen (Table of Contents: 12)

Counter-Acting Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Giving awards to small business operators who provide creative lack of service to their customers.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 13)

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 acquires a trained gorilla to guard his complex.

The Mad United States Foreign Policy Primer (Table of Contents: 14)

Johnson's Wacks Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel (as Lawrence Harvey Siegel)
Pencils
Bob Clarke (as Robert James Clarke)
Inks
Bob Clarke (as Robert James Clarke)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lyndon Johnson; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Examination of U.S. foreign policy in the form of a children's primer.

The Lighter Side of Summer Evenings (Table of Contents: 15)

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
Satirical look at summer activities.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 16)

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 into the middle of a cattle stampede.

Lord Jump (Table of Contents: 17)

Two Years Before the Masochist Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Peter O'Toole [as Lord Jump]; Jack Hawkins [as Jack Hawknose]; Eli Wallach [as The General]; Daliah Lavi [as The Girl]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Lord Jim," a sailor branded for cowardice falls into a confrontation between island natives and a mad General and stays cowardly.

Indexer Notes

Popeye and Charlie Brown make cameos in the story.

One Summer Afternoon (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three children play with balloons.

Who Are the Disaster Victims That Nobody Helps? (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Al Jaffee points out one disaster area that remains a disaster area.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day That "Ajax" Got That Housewife Out of the Kitchen a Little Too Fast (Table of Contents: 20)

Mad's Great Moments in Advertising / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Ajax Cleanser TV commercials; A canister of Ajax pulls a woman through a door at high speed.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Behind the Odd-ball Dept.
  4. 3. Surfing
    Only For the Board-Minded Dept.
  5. 4. A Dreadful Day
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Flapper
    Defeating the Porpoise Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  8. 7. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Fight Songs For the Common Man
    Battle Hymns of the Public Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's Summer Camp for Adults
    Fuddy-Duddy Buddy System Dept.
  12. 11. Early One Morning
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. The Mad Academy Awards for Small Businessmen
    Counter-Acting Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. The Mad United States Foreign Policy Primer
    Johnson's Wacks Dept.
  16. 15. The Lighter Side of Summer Evenings
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Lord Jump
    Two Years Before the Masochist Dept.
  19. 18. One Summer Afternoon
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Who Are the Disaster Victims That Nobody Helps?
    Mad Fold-in
  21. 20. The Day That "Ajax" Got That Housewife Out of the Kitchen a Little Too Fast
    Mad's Great Moments in Advertising
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