MAD #119
(June 1968)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.35 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

Balmy and Clod [We rib bank-robbers] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Faye Dunaway [as Balmy Parker]; Warren Beatty [as Clod Barrow]; Alfred E. Neuman

One Day in the Park (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man sitting on a bench is annoyed by another man with a kaleidoscope.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Balmy and Clod (Table of Contents: 2)

We Rib Bank Robbers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Warren Beatty [as Clod Barrow]; Faye Dunaway [as Balmy Parker]; Michael J. Pollard [as C.W. Mess]; Gene Hackman [as Cluck Barrow]; Estelle Parsons [as Blunjid Barrow]; Denver Pyle [as The Sheriff]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Bonnie and Clyde," two really adorable bumpkins decide to embark on a life of crime.
Reprints

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.

One Day in the Jungle (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 jungle man tries to grab a beautiful explorer, but misses.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Take Off Take-Off Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Mad revises the 1040-A tax form to meet contemporary needs.

Me and My Big Mouth (Table of Contents: 6)

Tongue-In-Check Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
People make grandiose statements, only to see them actually happen.

The Mad Fad-and-Fetish Primer (Table of Contents: 7)

As Mania Goes, So Goes the Nation Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
An examination of fads and fetishes in American society, presented in the form of a children's primer.

Mad's 1968 All-Star Basketball Teams (Table of Contents: 8)

Hoopla Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A collection of biographies of the freaks and psychos named to this particular 1968 All-American basketball team.

What Is a Square? (Table of Contents: 9)

Till the Clods Roll By Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Analysis of what makes someone a social outcast in current society.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Hobbies (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 what people collect and why.
Reprints

You Know You're Really a Parent When... (Table of Contents: 11)

Birth of the Blues Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn; Jack Hanrahan
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of signs that you've become just like your parents.

Songs of Wealth, Possessions, Greed, Property and Creeping Materialism (Table of Contents: 12)

Status Woe Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The lyrics of popular songs are altered to reflect contemporary greed.
Reprints

A Mad Portfolio of Some Famous "Protest Buttons" We'd Like to See Worn By Some Famous People (Table of Contents: 13)

Pins and Needles Dept. / photo story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Hubert Humphrey; Jerry Lewis; Richard Nixon; Robert Kennedy; Ethel Kennedy; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Ronald Reagan; J. Edgar Hoover; Sophia Loren; Julie Andrews; Billy Graham; Twiggy; Lyndon Johnson; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Wire photos of politicians and celebrities with ironic protest buttons added to their lapels.

Personalized Absence Notes (Table of Contents: 14)

Pro's Prose Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Absence notes done in styles that would suggest the author's career.

The Invasioners (Table of Contents: 15)

Science Affliction Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Roy Thinnes [as David Blintzint]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "The Invaders," a lone human tries to warn an uncaring world about the invasion of inept aliens.

One Day in an Office (Table of Contents: 16)

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 secretary is suspicious of another secretary's proficiency at typing.
Reprints

What Dedicated Group Does a Lot of Planting, and Yet Nothing Ever Comes of It (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Showing how the Mafia are eco-friendly.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Shill Gasoline Commercial (Table of Contents: 18)

A TV Ad We'd Like To See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Colors
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of Shell Oil TV commercials, a test car blows past the mileage marker competing gasoline brands take the test car, and unfortunately over a cliff.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Balmy and Clod [We rib bank-robbers]
  2. 1. One Day in the Park
    Don Martin Dept.
  3. 2. Balmy and Clod
    We Rib Bank Robbers Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. One Day in the Jungle
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Take Off Take-Off Dept.
  7. 6. Me and My Big Mouth
    Tongue-In-Check Dept.
  8. 7. The Mad Fad-and-Fetish Primer
    As Mania Goes, So Goes the Nation Dept.
  9. 8. Mad's 1968 All-Star Basketball Teams
    Hoopla Dept.
  10. 9. What Is a Square?
    Till the Clods Roll By Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Hobbies
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. You Know You're Really a Parent When...
    Birth of the Blues Dept.
  13. 12. Songs of Wealth, Possessions, Greed, Property and Creeping Materialism
    Status Woe Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Portfolio of Some Famous "Protest Buttons" We'd Like to See Worn By Some Famous People
    Pins and Needles Dept.
  15. 14. Personalized Absence Notes
    Pro's Prose Dept.
  16. 15. The Invasioners
    Science Affliction Dept.
  17. 16. One Day in an Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. What Dedicated Group Does a Lot of Planting, and Yet Nothing Ever Comes of It
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. The Shill Gasoline Commercial
    A TV Ad We'd Like To See
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