MAD #103
(June 1966)

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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Stilt Man] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Alfred tries to stand on stilts covered by long trousers, but his suspenders break and he loses his pants.
Reprints

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

letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters are letters (with pictures) from recently parodied actors Chuck Connors (Branded), David Hedison (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) and James Drury (The Virginian).

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 2)

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.

The Agony and the Agony (Table of Contents: 3)

Ceiling Zero Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charlton Heston [as 'Michael Angelo']; Rex Harrison [as Julius Pope]; Diane Cilento [as Connie]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "The Agony and the Ecstasy," a boxer and restaurateur commissions a famous artist to paint the ceiling of his restaurant and then micromanages the project to distraction.

Indexer Notes

Among the celebrities Heston paints on the ceiling of the restaurant is Mad editor Jerry Defuccio, who is also pointed out by one of the characters.

Fathers Are Two-Time Losers (Table of Contents: 4)

Bottled Pop Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A comparison of the restrictive childhoods today's fathers endured and the unfettered childhoods their children experience today.

The Haircut (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man falls victim to a defective barber's chair.
Reprints

Mad's "Share the Wealth" Income Tax Form (Table of Contents: 6)

Ten-Forty or Fight Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Revamping the U.S. tax form to make it more fair to others.

The Lighter Side of Junior High (Table of Contents: 7)

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 life in High School are examined.
Reprints

Some "Purchase Tags" Few People Ever Get to See (Table of Contents: 8)

Guaranteed-Off Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Price tags and warranty information for big ticket items bought by movie studios and the government.
Reprints

The Face on the Town Square Walk (Table of Contents: 9)

Motor-Psycho Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of the poem "The Face on the Barroom Floor," a Newport Beach motorcycle gang harass a timid soul on a bicycle.

A Comic Scene We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 10)

Kent Satisfies Best Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superman saves a pedestrian from a falling safe, but doesn't get the response he expects.
Reprints

The Mad Hypocrite Primer (Table of Contents: 11)

About Face Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of different kinds of hypocrites in society.

One Day in the Chicken Coop (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A hen lays a colored Easter egg.

Honey Waste (Table of Contents: 13)

High-heel Gumshoe Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Anne Francis [as Honey Waste]; John Ericson [as Scram Bolt]; Peter Sellers [as Lt. Stones]
Synopsis
Parody of the TV series "Honey West"; a private detective is hired to keep a suitcase of laundry out of the hands of a Chinese tong.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker draws "Lt. Stones" as a dead-ringer for Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau character.

Horrifying Cliches (Table of Contents: 14)

Spooking From Pictures Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Illustrating ordinary cliche terms as horror movie scenes.

A Boy and His Chemistry Set (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boy mixes a serum in his chemistry set that turns him into a monster.
Reprints

Fraternity Magazine (Table of Contents: 16)

Pledgerism Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A niche magazine for college fraternities and their members.

What Awesome U.S. Weapon Wipes Out Millions Every Year? (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Cigarette People: They Like Their Jobs, But None of Them Smoke (Table of Contents: 18)

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
Profiles of disingenuous cigarette industry insiders.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Stilt Man]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. The Agony and the Agony
    Ceiling Zero Dept.
  5. 4. Fathers Are Two-Time Losers
    Bottled Pop Dept.
  6. 5. The Haircut
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's "Share the Wealth" Income Tax Form
    Ten-Forty or Fight Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Junior High
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Some "Purchase Tags" Few People Ever Get to See
    Guaranteed-Off Dept.
  10. 9. The Face on the Town Square Walk
    Motor-Psycho Dept.
  11. 10. A Comic Scene We'd Like to See
    Kent Satisfies Best Dept.
  12. 11. The Mad Hypocrite Primer
    About Face Dept.
  13. 12. One Day in the Chicken Coop
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. Honey Waste
    High-heel Gumshoe Dept.
  15. 14. Horrifying Cliches
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  16. 15. A Boy and His Chemistry Set
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. Fraternity Magazine
    Pledgerism Dept.
  18. 17. What Awesome U.S. Weapon Wipes Out Millions Every Year?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Cigarette People: They Like Their Jobs, But None of Them Smoke
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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