MAD #136
(July 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:

In This Issue: Botch Casually and the Somedunce Kid (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Paul Newman [as Botch Casually]; Robert Redford [as The Somedunce Kid]; Katharine Ross [as Lotta Place]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from actor Jon Voight, complete with picture.

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)

Botch Casually and the Somedunce Kid (Table of Contents: 3)

Shooting From the "Hip" Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Paul Newman [as Botch Casually]; Robert Redford [as The Somedunce Kid]; Katharine Ross [as Lotta Place]; W.C. Fields [as Eustace McGonicle]; Ted Cassidy [as Harvey Logan]; Don Rickles; Danny Thomas; Richard Pryor; Woody Allen; Bob Hope
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid," two wild west outlaws rob, steal, have fun and generally act adorably.
Reprints

If There Were Only Two Survivors of World War III Left on Earth (Table of Contents: 4)

On That Old "Doo-Dah" Day Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Mad takes a controversial quote from a sitting United States Senator and gives it an ironic reality.

One Day in a Tenement (Table of Contents: 5)

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 struggling street musician provides for his family in an unexpected manner.

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.

Mad's Condonence Cards for Life's Other Tragedies (Table of Contents: 7)

Postal Mortems Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Sympathy cards for less than tragic circumstances.

The Lighter Side of Sex (Table of Contents: 8)

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 examples of the sexual attraction between genders.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 9)

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 booby-traps his observation headquarters.

Feature By Feature Advertising (Table of Contents: 10)

Ad Infinite Items Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Ads that go overboard pointing out each desirable feature of a product.
Reprints

A Mad Look at College (Table of Contents: 11)

Universi-Tease Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A satirical look at the antics and interactions at a modern university.

The Problem (Table of Contents: 12)

Matter Over Mind Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A psychiatrist tries to allay his patient's phobia about being in a horrible random accident.
Reprints

Obituaries for Traditions, Pasttimes and Other Dying-Out Landmarks of the American Way of Life (Table of Contents: 13)

Of Grave Concern Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Norman Mingo
Inks
Norman Mingo
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Newspaper obituaries for aspects of popular society rather than individual people, illustrated by pictures of Alfred E. Neuman in various garb and make up.

Mad's Vice-President of the Year (Table of Contents: 14)

The Agnew and the Ecchstacy Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
John Cullen Murphy
Inks
John Cullen Murphy
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Spiro Agnew
Synopsis
Satirical profile of Vice-President Spiro Agnew, following him as he performs his basic job of being a complete public buffoon, making the President look good in comparison.
Reprints

More "So How Come..."? (Table of Contents: 15)

Double-Standard Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Richard Nixon; Tom Smothers; Dick Smothers; Harry Reasoner; Dean Martin
Synopsis
Examples of how the same situation can be viewed differently from different perspectives.

The Mad Sex Education Primer (Table of Contents: 16)

Show and Tell Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The controversy over sex education, presented as a children's reading primer.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 17)

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 escapes prison with the aid of a poster.

Room 222ZZZZZZZZZ (Table of Contents: 18)

There's No School Like a Soul School Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lloyd Haynes [as Pete Dixie]; Denise Nicholas [as Miss McIntyre]; Michael Constantine [Mr. Kowman]; Karen Valentine [as Miss Johnson]
Synopsis
Parody of the TV series "Room 222"; a handsome, popular teacher is part of the staff of the most boring, unrealistic inner city high school in existence.

One Day in a Garage (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 surgeon gets ironic revenge on his auto mechanic.

What Form of Inflation Are Most Americans Constantly Fighting? (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
The Consumer Price Index isn't what most people are worried about.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony (Table of Contents: 21)

Scenes We'd Like to See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Colors
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new bridge leads to tragedy.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. In This Issue: Botch Casually and the Somedunce Kid
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. Botch Casually and the Somedunce Kid
    Shooting From the "Hip" Dept.
  5. 4. If There Were Only Two Survivors of World War III Left on Earth
    On That Old "Doo-Dah" Day Dept.
  6. 5. One Day in a Tenement
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's Condonence Cards for Life's Other Tragedies
    Postal Mortems Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Sex
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Feature By Feature Advertising
    Ad Infinite Items Dept.
  12. 11. A Mad Look at College
    Universi-Tease Dept.
  13. 12. The Problem
    Matter Over Mind Dept.
  14. 13. Obituaries for Traditions, Pasttimes and Other Dying-Out Landmarks of the American Way of Life
    Of Grave Concern Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's Vice-President of the Year
    The Agnew and the Ecchstacy Dept.
  16. 15. More "So How Come..."?
    Double-Standard Dept.
  17. 16. The Mad Sex Education Primer
    Show and Tell Dept.
  18. 17. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  19. 18. Room 222ZZZZZZZZZ
    There's No School Like a Soul School Dept.
  20. 19. One Day in a Garage
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. What Form of Inflation Are Most Americans Constantly Fighting?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
    Scenes We'd Like to See
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