Mad #129
(September 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

Mad Widens the Generation Gap (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints

Don Martin Takes a Look at a Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 1)

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
Gruesome retelling of the story of Rapunzel.
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) / 0.33 page (report information)

Mad Origami Zoo of Cliche Creatures (Table of Contents: 3)

Ecchology Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Guiseppe Baggi
Inks
Guiseppe Baggi
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Origami figures folded out of paper with specific images printed on the paper for ironic effect.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 4)

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.

The Brother Hoods (Table of Contents: 5)

Kissy-Kissy Bang-Bang Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Frank Gilletta; Krankie; Vengie; Enema; The Italian Anti-Defamation League [Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Yogi Berra; Al Martino; Vince Lombardi]
Synopsis
An American marries into a Sicilian family, travels to Sicily in order to join the Mafia, and finds that nobody there belongs to the Mafia.

Don Martin Takes Another Look at the Same Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Rapunzel deals with two suitors.
Reprints

The Mad Primer of Bigots, Extremists and Other Loose Ends (Table of Contents: 7)

It Must Have Been Something They Hate Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs; Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
An examination of various political and social extremist movements, done as a children's reading primer.
Reprints

The Mad Approach Toward Bridging the Generation Gap (Table of Contents: 8)

Chide Psychology Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Dowd
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Outlining a right way and a wrong way to deal with teenage behavioral problems.

Indexer Notes

One of the panels reprints Norman Mingo's cover for this issue.

The Anatomy of a Movie Ad Campaign (Table of Contents: 9)

Screen-Ploy Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Ads for a film trace the film's release from pre-release teaser through various ancillary bookings to re-release under a different title.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Status Seeking (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Satire of upwardly mobile people.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 11)

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 White Spy traps the Black Spy with a hot air balloon.

A Mad Look at Dogs (Table of Contents: 12)

Mutt and Jest Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Various situations satirizing people and their dogs.
Reprints

Mad Gray Paper: The State of Our Cities (Table of Contents: 13)

Putting Down Town Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Harry Reasoner [as Harry Reasonable]
Synopsis
A television news crew does a documentary on inner city housing conditions.

Don Martin Take a Last Look at the Same Fairy Tale (Table of Contents: 14)

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
Rapunzel gives the prince a shock.
Reprints

Dr. Benjamin Spock Teenager Care (Table of Contents: 15)

Bringing Up Fodder Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Advice guide on how to raise and cope with a teen.
Reprints

Jewella (Table of Contents: 16)

Filly of Soul Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Diahann Carroll [as Jewella Baker]; Lloyd Nolan [as Dr. Chicklet]; Marc Copage [as Corney Baker]; Lurene Tuttle (as Nurse Slobby]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "Julia," a stunningly beautiful, successful nurse tries to raise her son on her own and search for a husband at the same time.

A Dove's Eye View of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Table of Contents: 17)

Put Up Your "Dukes" Dept. / photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The leaders of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are pictures, all with John Wayne's face replacing their own.

What Were the Investigations Into the "Pueblo Affair" Really Looking For? (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
The military searches for a scapegoat for the capture of a U.S. intelligence craft by North Korea.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Ultra-White Toothpaste Commercial (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Colors
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of the Ultra-Brite toothpaste TV campaign, a blown kiss to a window washer leads to tragedy.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mad Widens the Generation Gap
  2. 1. Don Martin Takes a Look at a Fairy Tale
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. Mad Origami Zoo of Cliche Creatures
    Ecchology Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. The Brother Hoods
    Kissy-Kissy Bang-Bang Dept.
  7. 6. Don Martin Takes Another Look at the Same Fairy Tale
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. The Mad Primer of Bigots, Extremists and Other Loose Ends
    It Must Have Been Something They Hate Dept.
  9. 8. The Mad Approach Toward Bridging the Generation Gap
    Chide Psychology Dept.
  10. 9. The Anatomy of a Movie Ad Campaign
    Screen-Ploy Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Status Seeking
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Dogs
    Mutt and Jest Dept.
  14. 13. Mad Gray Paper: The State of Our Cities
    Putting Down Town Dept.
  15. 14. Don Martin Take a Last Look at the Same Fairy Tale
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Dr. Benjamin Spock Teenager Care
    Bringing Up Fodder Dept.
  17. 16. Jewella
    Filly of Soul Dept.
  18. 17. A Dove's Eye View of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Put Up Your "Dukes" Dept.
  19. 18. What Were the Investigations Into the "Pueblo Affair" Really Looking For?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The Ultra-White Toothpaste Commercial
    A TV Ad We'd Like To See
This issue was most recently modified by:
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