Mad #127
(June 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:

In This Issue: "Odd Squad" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman [as Linc Hayes]; Michael Cole [as Pete Cochran]; Peggy Lipton [as Julie Barnes]; Tige Andrews [as Capt. Adam Greer]
Reprints

One Day on the Prairie (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two settlers under attack from an Indian war party are saved, from the Indians at least.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home? (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is a picture of actors Robert Wagner and Malachi Throne reading an issue of Mad, taken on the set of the series "It Takes A Thief".

Signs of Status (Table of Contents: 4)

Display As You Go Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Clothing or objects with messages imprinted on them denoting how affluent the owner is.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 5)

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.

Further Adventures of the Red Baron, or "Security Ist Ein Grounded Beaglehundt" (Table of Contents: 6)

Herr of the Dog Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The Red Baron; Snoopy [as the Famous World War One Flying Ace]
Synopsis
The recurring clashes of Snoopy and the Red Baron, told from the Red Baron's point of view and drawn to approximate Charles Schultz's comic strip style.

Odd Squad (Table of Contents: 7)

Teeny-Coppers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Michael Cole [as Peek]; Clarence Williams III [as Leak]; Peggy Lipton [as Stoolie]; Tige Andrews [as Capt. Jeer]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "The Mod Squad," three runaways are recruited by the police as undercover operatives and sent on inherently silly missions.

The Hunters (Table of Contents: 8)

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 hunters misuse a duck call and get a surprise.
Reprints

Specific Income Tax Forms For Specific Professions (Table of Contents: 9)

Taxation Without Misrepresentation Dept. / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Standard IRS 1040 forms are filled out by people in specific professions, those professions being revealed by their specific deductions.

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 Black Spy fakes the White Spy into falling into his own trap.

If The President Were Chosen Like "Miss America" (Table of Contents: 11)

Electorate Circus Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Dowd
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Bert Parks [as Bert Smirk]; Dick Gregory [as Gregory Dick]; Otto Preminger [as Otto Promiser]; Woody Allen; Eugene McCarthy; Nelson Rockefeller; George Wallace; Hubert Humphrey; Richard Nixon; June Lockhart [as June Lockliver]; Ronald Reagan; Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis
The 1968 Presidential campaign is represented as a beauty pageant.

In a Fancy Restaurant (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 restaurant carving station cuts more than just some ham.
Reprints

A Mad Look at Realistic Dolls (Table of Contents: 13)

Maniken-Depressing Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Morrison
Pencils
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Children's dolls G.I. Joe and Barbie are given realistic back-stories.

The Lighter Side of the Generation Gap (Table of Contents: 14)

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
The misunderstandings and miscommunication between generations is explored.

The Mad Plan For Combatting the Boredom of Baseball (Table of Contents: 15)

A Pitch in Time Might Save Nine Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Dowd
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Exploring changes to the game of baseball to liven it up.

Horrifying Cliches 7 (Table of Contents: 16)

Spooking From Pictures Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
May Sakami; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Cliche phrases are given horrifying visualizations.

Bullbit (Table of Contents: 17)

God Save McQueen Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Steve McQueen [as Bullbit]; Robert Vaughn [as Walter Charmless]; Norman Fell [as Capt. Baker]; Jacqueline Bisset [as Cassie]; Carl Reindel [as Sgt. Standin]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Bullitt," after an attack on his partner by organized crime, a police detective conducts a one-man war on those responsible.
Reprints

What Industry Contributes More to Air Pollution than Any Other? (Table of Contents: 18)

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
satire-parody
Synopsis
Commentary on how not all pollution is chemical.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The 60-Second Disappointment (Table of Contents: 19)

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 Polaroid print ads; An instant photo isn't worth much if it doesn't develop properly.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. In This Issue: "Odd Squad"
  2. 1. One Day on the Prairie
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. Signs of Status
    Display As You Go Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. Further Adventures of the Red Baron, or "Security Ist Ein Grounded Beaglehundt"
    Herr of the Dog Dept.
  8. 7. Odd Squad
    Teeny-Coppers Dept.
  9. 8. The Hunters
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Specific Income Tax Forms For Specific Professions
    Taxation Without Misrepresentation Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. If The President Were Chosen Like "Miss America"
    Electorate Circus Dept.
  13. 12. In a Fancy Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at Realistic Dolls
    Maniken-Depressing Dept.
  15. 14. The Lighter Side of the Generation Gap
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. The Mad Plan For Combatting the Boredom of Baseball
    A Pitch in Time Might Save Nine Dept.
  17. 16. Horrifying Cliches 7
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  18. 17. Bullbit
    God Save McQueen Dept.
  19. 18. What Industry Contributes More to Air Pollution than Any Other?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The 60-Second Disappointment
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