MAD #112
(July 1967)

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)

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

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

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

One of the letters printed is from former Mad artist Wally Wood, plugging his self-published magazine Witzend.

Mad's "Late Show" Cliche Movie Script of the Issue (Table of Contents: 2)

Trite & True Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Purvis
Pencils
Bruce Stark
Inks
Bruce Stark
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Cliche lines of dialogue are cherry-picked from different genre pictures and put together to form a generic movie script.

Indexer Notes

The script is surrounded by vignettes of the following movie stars: Jimmy Cagney, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Edward G. Robinson, Alice Faye, Shirley Temple, Betty Grable, John Wayne, Ginger Rogers, Errol Flynn, Rita Hayworth and Humphrey Bogart.

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.

The Mad Song Textbook (Table of Contents: 4)

Readin' and Writin' and Rhythm...metic Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Collection of songs written to delineate various subjects of study.

On the Beach at Ebb Tide (Table of Contents: 5)

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 man at the beach talks to another person submerged up to his chin.
Reprints

The Ten Commandments - Revisited (Table of Contents: 6)

Cold Tablets Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Max Brandel
Pencils
Max Brandel
Inks
Max Brandel
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Jack Nicklaus; Julie Christie; The Mamas And The Papas [John Phillips; Michelle Phillips; Cass Elliot; Denny Doherty]; Joe McCarthy; Richard Burton; Elizabeth Taylor; Eddie Fisher
Synopsis
The ten commandments set in ironic counterpoint to photos of contemporary celebrities and activities.

TVarzan (Table of Contents: 7)

Jungle Rot Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ron Ely [as TVarzan]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV show "Tarzan," the Lord of the Jungle faces dangerous animals and shows off his buff body while villainous hunters exploit the natives behind his back.
Reprints

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 White Spy booby-traps his fire escape.

What Is a Final Exam? (Table of Contents: 9)

Pass Tension Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch; May Sakami
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An essay on the trials and tribulations of test taking.

The Lighter Side of Eating (Table of Contents: 10)

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 people's eating habits.

A Celebrity's Wallet (Table of Contents: 11)

Bird Fancier Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
George Hamilton
Synopsis
A look into the wallet of actor George Hamilton.

The Paperhanger (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 man tries to hang an uncooperative strip of wallpaper.
Reprints

The Mad Psychoanalysis Primer (Table of Contents: 13)

Just ID's Stuff Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at the psychiatric profession, in the form of a children's primer.

A Mad Look at Musicians (Table of Contents: 14)

Do Re Mi Fa So La Tee-Hee Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Collection of cartoons satirizing musicians.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 15)

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 sets an underwater trap for the White Spy.

Historical Events as Covered By Modern News Feature Writers (Table of Contents: 16)

Let By-Gones Be By-Lines Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Historical events written in the style of various newspaper section writers.
Reprints

The Amateurs (Table of Contents: 17)

Gringo Stars Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lee Marvin [as Fardrait]; Burt Lancaster [as Dulworth]; Woody Strode [as Juke]; Robert Ryan [as Eringobraugh]; Ralph Bellamy [as Mr. Grunt]; Claudia Cardinale [as Mammamia]; Jack Palance [as Ratzi]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "The Professionals," a wealthy rancher hires a group of trigger-happy cowboys to rescue his hot wife, who has been abducted by Mexican bandits.

The Paleontologist (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A paleontologist discovers interesting tracks in the desert.
Reprints

What Would Be a Perfect Slogan For the Advertising Industry? (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
Creating a slogan that describes the advertising industry.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Put Your Hand Over the Bald Half and See How Much Younger He Looks (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 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 men's hair color print ads; Gray hair may make you look old, but no hair makes you look older.

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 "Late Show" Cliche Movie Script of the Issue
    Trite & True Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. The Mad Song Textbook
    Readin' and Writin' and Rhythm...metic Dept.
  6. 5. On the Beach at Ebb Tide
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. The Ten Commandments - Revisited
    Cold Tablets Dept.
  8. 7. TVarzan
    Jungle Rot Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. What Is a Final Exam?
    Pass Tension Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Eating
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. A Celebrity's Wallet
    Bird Fancier Dept.
  13. 12. The Paperhanger
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. The Mad Psychoanalysis Primer
    Just ID's Stuff Dept.
  15. 14. A Mad Look at Musicians
    Do Re Mi Fa So La Tee-Hee Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. Historical Events as Covered By Modern News Feature Writers
    Let By-Gones Be By-Lines Dept.
  18. 17. The Amateurs
    Gringo Stars Dept.
  19. 18. The Paleontologist
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. What Would Be a Perfect Slogan For the Advertising Industry?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. Put Your Hand Over the Bald Half and See How Much Younger He Looks
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