MAD #131
(December 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

Back to Colege Isue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo
Inks
Norman Mingo
Colors
Norman Mingo
Letters
Norman Mingo

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters are one from Hal Kanter, producer of the TV series "Julia", and one from its star Diahann Carroll, accompanied by a photo of the actress.

A Mad Look at Modern College Courses (Table of Contents: 3)

Clash-Program Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
College course descriptions are illustrated with photos of college rioting for ironic effect.

On a Cruise to a South Sea Island (Table of Contents: 4)

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 tourists find a surprise in a Polynesian wishing well.
Reprints

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.

Boredom-12 (Table of Contents: 6)

Yawn Patrol Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Martin Milner [as Sgt. Dullboy]; Kent McCord
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "Adam-12," two Los Angeles police officers patrol their district ignoring crimes unless they involve attractive women.
Reprints

You Know You're Really in Trouble When... (Table of Contents: 7)

Hot Water Bag Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of situations where the principle realizes too late the danger of the situation.
Reprints

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)

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy sets a trap for The Black Spy.

Passionate Gun Love (Table of Contents: 9)

Loaded Magazine Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A niche magazine for people who really, really like guns.
Reprints

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes: At a Hospital (Table of Contents: 10)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A look at the behind the scenes shenanigans at a modern hospital.

The Kidney Transplant (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Surgeons doing a kidney transplant make a startling discovery.
Reprints

If Everyone Talked Like Don Rickles (Table of Contents: 12)

Blasting Impression Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Dowd
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Don Rickles; Johnny Carson; Ed McMahon; Ed Sullivan; Joey Bishop; Merv Griffin; Lawrence Welk; Bert Parks; Bob Keeshan [as Captain Kangaroo]; Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum [as Mr. Green Jeans]; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley; Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Snoopy; Bela Lugosi [as Count Dracula]; Boris Karloff [as Abraham Van Helsing]; Abigail Van Buren [as Dear Abby]
Synopsis
Don Rickles' style of attack, insult humor is grafted onto the personalities of other, more conservative entertainers.

A Nostalgic Look at Dogs (Table of Contents: 13)

Mongrel Hoardes Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dean Norman
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A cynical look at boys and their dogs.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Wheels (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
Satirical look at how people deal with objects with wheels.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 15)

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 Black Spy fakes out The White Spy using his burly embassy guard.

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents: 16)

We Got Your Penumbra Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Series of cartoons where a person's shadow indicates what that person is really thinking.
Reprints

Hoo-Boy, Columbus (Table of Contents: 17)

The Gripes of Roth Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Benjamin [as Neat]; Ali McGraw [as Brenda Pretendkin]; Jack Klugman [as Mr. Pretendkin]; Nan Martin [as Mrs. Pretendkin]; Michael Meyers [as Ton Pretendkin]
Synopsis
Parody of the film "Goodbye, Columbus"; a middle class Jewish man tries to date an upper class Jewish woman and suffers class discrimination from her family.

One Day on a Hike (Table of Contents: 18)

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 scoutmaster picks the wrong tree to demonstrate a survival trick.

What Great New Chasm Has Been Discovered That Dwarfs Even the Grand Canyon (Table of Contents: 19)

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 the social divide between generations.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Ron Reagan. Isn't He the Ex-Movie Star Who Wanted To Be President? (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ronald Reagan
Synopsis
Phony ad for Ronreagan brand rum, intimating that former actors running for political office spurs alcohol abuse.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Back to Colege Isue
  2. 1. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. A Mad Look at Modern College Courses
    Clash-Program Dept.
  5. 4. On a Cruise to a South Sea Island
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. Boredom-12
    Yawn Patrol Dept.
  8. 7. You Know You're Really in Trouble When...
    Hot Water Bag Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Passionate Gun Love
    Loaded Magazine Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes: At a Hospital
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  12. 11. The Kidney Transplant
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. If Everyone Talked Like Don Rickles
    Blasting Impression Dept.
  14. 13. A Nostalgic Look at Dogs
    Mongrel Hoardes Dept.
  15. 14. The Lighter Side of Wheels
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows
    We Got Your Penumbra Dept.
  18. 17. Hoo-Boy, Columbus
    The Gripes of Roth Dept.
  19. 18. One Day on a Hike
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. What Great New Chasm Has Been Discovered That Dwarfs Even the Grand Canyon
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. Ron Reagan. Isn't He the Ex-Movie Star Who Wanted To Be President?
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