MAD #125
(March 1969)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Warning! One Man's Magazine May Be Another Man's Poison (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Snow Job (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman waits for the right moment in order to maximize the sympathy factor of her plea.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Nick Meglin ?
Pencils
Charles Schulz
Inks
Charles Schulz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the reader letters is an illustrated cartoon missive from Peanuts artist Charles Schulz.

Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

201 Minutes of A Space Idiocy (Table of Contents: 4)

Slab-Schtick Comedy Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Kier Dullea [as Bowtie]; Gary Lockwood [as Poop]; William Sylvester [as Dr. Haywire]; Leonard Rossiter [as Dr. Smyles]
Synopsis
Parody of the film "2001: A Space Odessey"; two astronauts are sent to investigate a monolith found on the moon.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker draws one of the apes dancing around the monolith with Fred Flintstone's face.

Don Martin on the Golf Course (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Golfers experience odd occurrences on the links.

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.

A Portfolio of Mad Portraits (Table of Contents: 7)

Deface is Familiar Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Lindsey; Liberace; Hugh Hefner; Ronald Reagan; Charles DeGaulle; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Eugene McCarthy; Pablo Picasso; Timothy Leary; J. Edgar Hoover; Twiggy; Richard Nixon
Synopsis
Faces of celebrities are superimposed onto the bodies of other people or animals for ironic effect.

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 (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy leads the Black Spy into a chasm.

The Lighter Side of Teenage Dances (Table of Contents: 9)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at dances as popular teenage social gatherings.

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)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy strafes what he thinks is a stranded Black Spy.

Tiny Tim's Wallet (Table of Contents: 11)

Odd-Ball in the Back Pocket Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Dowd
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examining the contents of the wallet of entertainer Tiny Tim.

A Mad Look at Sex Education in the Schools (Table of Contents: 12)

Who's Minding the Stork Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kent
Pencils
Jack Kent
Inks
Jack Kent
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Speculation of the possible effects of sex education being taught in elementary school.
Reprints

Mad's Book Publisher of the Year (Table of Contents: 13)

Garbage Disposal Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Mad interviews a shady book publisher.

The Mad Ice Hockey Primer (Table of Contents: 14)

Sport 'n' Blood Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examination of the sport of ice hockey, presented in the form of a child's reading primer.
Reprints

Me and My Big Mouth 2 (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Dean Norman
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
People say things they're later sorry for saying.

The Mad Poetry Round Robin (Table of Contents: 16)

Shifting into Re-Verse Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of famous poems rewritten in the styles of different famous poets.
Reprints

You Know You've Really Made It When... (Table of Contents: 17)

Status-Sphere Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Ridgeway
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of signs that you now lead a successful life.
Reprints

If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed (Table of Contents: 18)

Pen and "Shrink" Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Donald Duck; Beetle Bailey; Sgt. Snorkel; Mary Worth
Synopsis
Comic strip characters show that psychoanalytic advice isn't always the solution to one's problems.
Reprints

In the Hall of Fame (Table of Contents: 19)

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 in an art gallery gets a surprise.
Reprints

What Is the One Thing Protest Marches Have Greatly Improved (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
One industry is actually benefiting from protest marches.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Cemetery Fillers Cigarettes (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Adolph Hitler endorses a brand of cigarettes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Warning! One Man's Magazine May Be Another Man's Poison
  2. 1. Snow Job
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  5. 4. 201 Minutes of A Space Idiocy
    Slab-Schtick Comedy Dept.
  6. 5. Don Martin on the Golf Course
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. A Portfolio of Mad Portraits
    Deface is Familiar Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Teenage Dances
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Tiny Tim's Wallet
    Odd-Ball in the Back Pocket Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Sex Education in the Schools
    Who's Minding the Stork Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's Book Publisher of the Year
    Garbage Disposal Dept.
  15. 14. The Mad Ice Hockey Primer
    Sport 'n' Blood Dept.
  16. 15. Me and My Big Mouth 2
    Tongue-In-Check Dept.
  17. 16. The Mad Poetry Round Robin
    Shifting into Re-Verse Dept.
  18. 17. You Know You've Really Made It When...
    Status-Sphere Dept.
  19. 18. If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed
    Pen and "Shrink" Dept.
  20. 19. In the Hall of Fame
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. What Is the One Thing Protest Marches Have Greatly Improved
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. Cemetery Fillers Cigarettes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Peter Croome
  • Kirk House
  • Jim Stangas
  • Karsten S.
  • Terry Watkins
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne