MAD #132
(January 1970)

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:

Season's Greetings! Have a Ball! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lester Krauss (photo); ? (Alfred E. Neuman portrait)
Inks
Lester Krauss (photo); ? (Alfred E. Neuman portrait)
Colors
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 9 (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors
Bob Clarke
Letters
Bob Clarke

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the cartoon panel "Ripley's Believe It or Not"; Examples of odd or eccentric people, including a woman mugged 2178 times and a long distance call from Bismarck, North Dakota, to London, England.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Det har hele tiden

Indexer Notes

Mad publishes fan letters from European countries, in the original languages, to prove that they are distributed in countries other than the United States.

Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward All Men (Table of Contents: 4)

Yule Tide Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Edward Kennedy; Richard Nixon; Dr. Timothy Leary; Rev. Billy Graham; Gen. William Westmoreland; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Golda Meir; Mao tse-Tung; Chaing Kai-shek; Jacqueline Kennedy; Jacqueline Susanne; Muhammed Ali; Tom Smothers; Dick Smothers; Hugh Hefner; Pope Paul VI; William F. Buckley; Stokely Carmichael; George Wallace
Synopsis
News photos altered to make it seem like philosophical enemies are embracing as friends.

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.

On the Trail with a Zoologist (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
An ornithologist chooses to follow the tracks of a bird he thinks is less dangerous.
Reprints

The Academy Awards Show We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 7)

Degeneration Gap Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dustin Hoffman; Joseph Cotten; Zsa Zsa Gabor; Raquel Welch; Vanessa Redgrave; Ali McGraw; Warren Beatty; Lee Marvin; James Coburn
Synopsis
The Academy Awards adds new award categories to accommodate changing sexual mores in modern films.

Nixon's the One (Table of Contents: 8)

Giving Dickie the Bird Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ronnie Nathan
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Characters
Richard Nixon
Synopsis
Prediction, in verse, of how the country will fare in the next eight years with Richard Nixon as President.

Sergio Aragones Takes a Mad Look at Protest Demonstrations (Table of Contents: 9)

Bombing the Ban-ers Dept. / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Cynical look at protest demonstrations and society's reaction to them.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Birthdays (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
humor
Synopsis
Examination of how we celebrate birthdays and their implications.
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)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
Each Spy tries to corrupt the other spy's child.

Playthings Based on TV Commercials (Table of Contents: 12)

Ad Infant Items Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Basing the concepts for toys and games aimed at children on famous television commercials and advertising slogans.

The High Diver (Table of Contents: 13)

Elephant Joke Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A circus high diver runs into a problem during his act.
Reprints

The Month Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 14)

Gift-rapping Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Rewritten version of Clement Clark Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to reflect modern consumerism.
Reprints

Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at the Phone Company (Table of Contents: 15)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Dowd
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Cynical look at the inner workings of the phone company.

Horrifying Cliches 8 (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
May Sakami
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Common phrases are given monstrous visualization, including "springing a trap" and "padding an expense account".
Reprints

Condemner Reports (Table of Contents: 17)

Berating the Ratings Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Bob Clarke; Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Bob Clarke; Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of the magazine "Consumer Reports," products are rated based on dubious standards.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 18)

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 tries to sabotage the White Spy's rocket launch.

What New Trend Is Destroying a Time-Honored Theater Art? (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
You don't need costumes in a nude play.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Knight-Fall (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fully armored knight trips and falls down a flight of stairs.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Season's Greetings! Have a Ball!
  2. 1. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 9
  3. 2. ["Det har hele tiden"]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents?
  5. 4. Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward All Men
    Yule Tide Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. On the Trail with a Zoologist
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. The Academy Awards Show We'd Like to See
    Degeneration Gap Dept.
  9. 8. Nixon's the One
    Giving Dickie the Bird Dept.
  10. 9. Sergio Aragones Takes a Mad Look at Protest Demonstrations
    Bombing the Ban-ers Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Birthdays
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Playthings Based on TV Commercials
    Ad Infant Items Dept.
  14. 13. The High Diver
    Elephant Joke Dept.
  15. 14. The Month Before Christmas
    Gift-rapping Dept.
  16. 15. Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at the Phone Company
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  17. 16. Horrifying Cliches 8
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  18. 17. Condemner Reports
    Berating the Ratings Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  20. 19. What New Trend Is Destroying a Time-Honored Theater Art?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. Knight-Fall
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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