MAD #99
(December 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

Special Hypnotic Issue of Mad (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred tries to hypnotize you into buying the issue.

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

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one by Peanuts artist Charles Schulz, with accompanying Snoopy illustration, and one from British rock stars Chad and Jeremy.

When Politicians Do Television Commercials (Table of Contents: 2)

Paid Politico Advertisements Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Donald Axe; Sol Weinstein
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Nixon; Pat Nixon; Madame Chaing Kai Shek; General Chaing Kai Shek; Lyndon Johnson; Nikita Khruschev; George Wallace; Barry Goldwater
Synopsis
Famous political figures are recruited as commercial spokespeople.

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.

Three Hairy Stories (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A man gets a hair cut; another man tries to cover his bald spot; a third man grooms his mustache.
Reprints

Mad's Snappy Answers to Those Old Cliches (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Sarcastic responses to obvious, inane and oblivious queries.

The Virginiaham (Table of Contents: 6)

How the West Was Lost Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lee J. Cobb [as Judge Barf]; Roberta Shore [as Becky Barf]; Doug McClure [as Tramputz]; James Drury [as The Virginiaham]; Lee Marvin [as The Guest Star]; Clu Gallagher [as Ricochet]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV show "The Virginian," a frontier judge and a group of incompetent cowboys tries to prevent a menacing stranger from disrupting their boring little ranch.
Reprints

Boxing Foto-Plays (Table of Contents: 7)

Punch Lines Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Boxing wire photos are given satirical captions.

Indexer Notes

Identifiable boxers in the photos are Muhammed Ali (then Cassius Clay), Floyd Patterson, Ezzard Charles, Joe Louis, Jake LaMotta and Sonny Liston.

Mad Interviews the Greeting Card Manufacturer of the Year (Table of Contents: 8)

Card Shark Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Frank Gifford [as Frank Giffurd]; Konrad Kupid
Synopsis
An interview with a less-than-scrupulous greeting card maker.
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 tries to corrupt the Black Spy's guard dog.

Let's Humanize Those Automated Machines (Table of Contents: 10)

Sweet Torque Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Installing software into vending machines that allow them to relate better to their customers.

The Lighter Side of Moving (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
The trials and tribulations of moving are presented.

A Celebrity's Wallet (Table of Contents: 12)

Soup's On! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Items that would be found in the wallet of comedian Soupy Sales.

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 traps the Black Spy in a fake rodeo.

A Mad Guide to the Wildlife of Our American Highways (Table of Contents: 14)

Asphalt Jungle-Animals Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Autos and drivers are portrayed as if they are species of animals.
Reprints

Horror Movie Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 15)

Our Creature Presentation Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Frankenstein's monster; The Mummy; The Creature from the Black Lagoon; Dracula; King Kong
Synopsis
Various famous film monsters are satirized.
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 tricks the other spies onto a sabotaged carnival ride.

The Rime of the Modern Surfer (Table of Contents: 17)

Foam Poem Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." an egotistical surfer travels too far and ends up in the Arctic Circle.

Football "In Depth" (Table of Contents: 18)

The Play By Play's The Thing Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ronald Axe; Sol Weinstein
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mel Hyndsite; Charlie Dittoe
Synopsis
A television broadcast team's attempt to broadcast a football game ends up interfering with the game and confusing the viewers.

What Wild Frenzy Will Future College Students Face? (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
satire-parody
Synopsis
Predicting the next trend among college students.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day They Forgot to Put the Top Down For the Hertz Commercial (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 Hertz Rent-A-Car TV ads; A man falls from the sky and gently lands in the driver's seat of a car, but also falls through the roof of the convertible.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special Hypnotic Issue of Mad
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. When Politicians Do Television Commercials
    Paid Politico Advertisements Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Three Hairy Stories
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's Snappy Answers to Those Old Cliches
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  7. 6. The Virginiaham
    How the West Was Lost Dept.
  8. 7. Boxing Foto-Plays
    Punch Lines Dept.
  9. 8. Mad Interviews the Greeting Card Manufacturer of the Year
    Card Shark Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Let's Humanize Those Automated Machines
    Sweet Torque Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Moving
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. A Celebrity's Wallet
    Soup's On! Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. A Mad Guide to the Wildlife of Our American Highways
    Asphalt Jungle-Animals Dept.
  16. 15. Horror Movie Scenes We'd Like to See
    Our Creature Presentation Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. The Rime of the Modern Surfer
    Foam Poem Dept.
  19. 18. Football "In Depth"
    The Play By Play's The Thing Dept.
  20. 19. What Wild Frenzy Will Future College Students Face?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. The Day They Forgot to Put the Top Down For the Hertz Commercial
    Mad's Great Moments in Advertising
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