MAD #113
(September 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
Reprints

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

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils
Al Jaffee (logo)
Inks
Al Jaffee (logo)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters column features a letter from future comic pro John Byrne, as well as several letters pointing out an appearance in the comic strip "Beetle Bailey" by Alfred E. Neuman. Also the first appearance of the "Mad Editors" mailbox logo.

[The Inspector General] (Table of Contents: 2)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Mort Walker
Pencils
Mort Walker
Inks
Mort Walker
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Plato; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Beetle has little confidence in the new Inspector General.
Reprints
  • from Beetle Bailey daily (King Features Syndicate) 3.27.67

Some Mad Auto Safety Features (Table of Contents: 3)

Achilles Wheel Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Add-on devices for the auto designed to counteract driver's bad habits.
Reprints

Water Sports Foto-plays (Table of Contents: 4)

Aqua-Bats Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Humorous captions are added to wire service photos of various water sports.
Reprints

The Iron Horselaff (Table of Contents: 5)

And Another Engine Bites The Dust Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dale Robertson [as Ben Baboon]; Gary Collins [as Tyrant]; Ellen Burstyn [as the Widow Parsons]; Robert Random [as Barnabus]; W. C. Fields [as Mr. Vanderbelch]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "The Iron Horse," a shady womanizer wins a railroad in a crooked poker game and attempts to complete construction of the line in spite of interference from interested opponents and his own ineptitude.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 6)

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.

At the Academy of Electric Fan Repair (Table of Contents: 7)

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 teacher introduces his students to an electric fan.
Reprints

Horrifying Cliches (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Phil Hahn; George Woodbridge; Mai Sakami
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of common terms given horrifying visualizations.

If Famous Poets Had Written "Mother Goose" (Table of Contents: 9)

From the Sub-Rhyme to the Ridiculous Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Nursery rhymes written in the style of William Shakespeare, Ogden Nash, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandberg and others.

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 (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy tries to stab the White Spy in his sleep.

Mad's All-Inclusive, Do-It-Yourself Vietnam Newspaper Story (Table of Contents: 11)

Selective Wire-Service Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A fill-in-the-blank newspaper story concerning the Vietnam War.

The Lighter Side of Going Steady (Table of Contents: 12)

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 pitfalls of teenage romance.
Reprints

In Caveman Days (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Two cavemen fight over a woman.
Reprints

Everyday Guts (Table of Contents: 14)

Home Is Where the Hardy Is Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A niche magazine making everyday occurrences seem like harrowing adventures.
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 (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy steals an important valise from the White Spy.

America The Beautiful - - Revisited (Table of Contents: 16)

A Hymn to Disgrace Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Max Brandel (layout); ? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Juxtaposing photos of current American problems with the lyrics of the song "America The Beautiful".

One Morning in the Jungle (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Two South American explorers taste what they think is soup.

Mad Mini-Movies: Dr. Zhicago (Table of Contents: 18)

Cinema-Scoop Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Omar Sharif [as Dr. Zhicago]; Julie Christie [as Louda]
Synopsis
Parody of the film "Dr. Zhivago": A pompous doctor and his bimbo nurse get involved in the Russian Revolution.
Reprints

Mad Mini-Movies: Is Paris Boring? (Table of Contents: 19)

Cinema-Scoop Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Kirk Douglas [as General Patton]; Jean-Paul Belmondo [as Frenchie]; Orsen Welles [as the Swedish Consul]; Gert Frobe [as General von Choltitz]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Is Paris Burning?," a Frenchman lobbies the Allied forces to oust the Germans from France.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parodying the "All-Star Cast" of the actual film, Mort Drucker throws caricatures of the following celebrities into the backgrounds: Charles De Gaulle, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Shelley Winters, Frank Sinatra, Dan Blocker, Woody Allen, Richard Burton, Peter Sellers and Terry Thomas.

Mad Mini-Movies: Throw-Up (Table of Contents: 20)

Cinema-Scoop Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Bruce Stark
Inks
Bruce Stark
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
David Hemmings [as Mr. Drek]; Vanessa Redgrave [as Jane]; Sarah Miles [as Patricia]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Blowup," a self-important fashion photographer bounces from woman to woman, never finding self-satisfaction.
Reprints

Where Is the Current Trend in Popular Literature Headed? (Table of Contents: 21)

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
Prediction of a downtrend in current literature prestige.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

What Kind of Man Uses Greasylene Hair Tonic? (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Vitalis hair tonic print ads; It's better to use your hair tonic as a weapon to defend a woman than to put it in your hair.

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. [The Inspector General]
    Beetle Bailey
  4. 3. Some Mad Auto Safety Features
    Achilles Wheel Dept.
  5. 4. Water Sports Foto-plays
    Aqua-Bats Dept.
  6. 5. The Iron Horselaff
    And Another Engine Bites The Dust Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. At the Academy of Electric Fan Repair
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. Horrifying Cliches
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  10. 9. If Famous Poets Had Written "Mother Goose"
    From the Sub-Rhyme to the Ridiculous Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Mad's All-Inclusive, Do-It-Yourself Vietnam Newspaper Story
    Selective Wire-Service Dept.
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of Going Steady
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. In Caveman Days
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Everyday Guts
    Home Is Where the Hardy Is Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. America The Beautiful - - Revisited
    A Hymn to Disgrace Dept.
  18. 17. One Morning in the Jungle
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Mad Mini-Movies: Dr. Zhicago
    Cinema-Scoop Dept.
  20. 19. Mad Mini-Movies: Is Paris Boring?
    Cinema-Scoop Dept.
  21. 20. Mad Mini-Movies: Throw-Up
    Cinema-Scoop Dept.
  22. 21. Where Is the Current Trend in Popular Literature Headed?
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. What Kind of Man Uses Greasylene Hair Tonic?
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