MAD #115
(December 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

We Don't Try Very Hard (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Button is a parody of the then-current Avis Car Rental advertising campaign: "We're number 2, but we try harder".

Star Blecch (Table of Contents: 1)

Waste of Space Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
William Shatner [as Captain Kook]; Leonard Nimoy [as Mr. Spook]; DeForrest Kelley [as Dr. BeCoy]; Nichelle Nichols [as the phone operator]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "Star Trek," an intrepid but incompetent crew of space explorers tries to combat a plague ravaging a planetary population.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The leader of the planetary council is drawn in the style of Mad artist Don Martin. Charlie Brown makes a cameo flying a kite in deep space.

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.

When the Hertz-Avis Rivalry Really Gets Out of Hand (Table of Contents: 3)

2 Against 1 Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Ads for Hertz and Avis Car Rental companies devolve into name-calling.
Reprints

In a Super Market (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man shopping in a grocery story keeps causing accidents.

TV Coverage of an Off-Year Election (Table of Contents: 5)

Poll-Bearers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A network news department tries to make a non-Presidential election interesting.

Mad Mintlies (Table of Contents: 6)

Phrasing a Coin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William Garvin
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Coins and paper money that reflect specific situations by the pictures engraved on them.

The Evolution of Dating (Table of Contents: 7)

Labor of Love Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Comparisons of dating rituals from three distinct eras.

Protest Buttons Through History (Table of Contents: 8)

Pins and Needles Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Modern protest label buttons whose slogans have a historical context.
Reprints

A Portfolio of Mad Blooming-Idiosyncrasies (Table of Contents: 9)

Flowery Language Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Different terms illustrated by types of flowers.

Prodigy (Table of Contents: 10)

Rapping the Gifted Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A niche magazine aimed at young geniuses.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Young Marrieds (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
A satirical look at couples just beginning married life.
Reprints

Mad's Pictoral Political Dictionary (Table of Contents: 12)

Glossary Prints Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Max Brandel
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lyndon Johnson; Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson; Robert Kennedy; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Real life photos ironically juxtaposed with common phrases.

Grim Pix (Table of Contents: 13)

Car Sick Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
James Garner [as Pete Arrogant]; Yves Montand [as Jean-Beware Sadiste]; Brian Bedford [as Gott Stardded]; Jessica Walter [as Pat Stardded]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Grand Prix," three arrogant race car drivers compete against each other to see who can win the most races and bed the most women.

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Johnny Carson
Synopsis
In a parody of the comic panel "Ripley's Believe It Or Not," examples of unusual occurrences and odd people.

What Is One of the Really Exciting Possibilities of a Psychedelic "Trip"? (Table of Contents: 15)

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
Commentary on the ultimate consequences of experimenting with hallucinogenic substances.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Isn't That Yul Brynner Behind Those Fister Glints? (Table of Contents: 16)

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 Foster Grant sunglasses print ads; A big star can safely perform embarrassing acts behind the anonymity provided by Fister Glint sunglasses.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. We Don't Try Very Hard
  2. 1. Star Blecch
    Waste of Space Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. When the Hertz-Avis Rivalry Really Gets Out of Hand
    2 Against 1 Dept.
  5. 4. In a Super Market
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. TV Coverage of an Off-Year Election
    Poll-Bearers Dept.
  7. 6. Mad Mintlies
    Phrasing a Coin Dept.
  8. 7. The Evolution of Dating
    Labor of Love Dept.
  9. 8. Protest Buttons Through History
    Pins and Needles Dept.
  10. 9. A Portfolio of Mad Blooming-Idiosyncrasies
    Flowery Language Dept.
  11. 10. Prodigy
    Rapping the Gifted Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Young Marrieds
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Pictoral Political Dictionary
    Glossary Prints Dept.
  14. 13. Grim Pix
    Car Sick Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Behind the Odd-Ball Dept.
  16. 15. What Is One of the Really Exciting Possibilities of a Psychedelic "Trip"?
    Mad Fold-In
  17. 16. Isn't That Yul Brynner Behind Those Fister Glints?
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