Mad #147
(December 1971)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 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

No! Remember Mad Said It First (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 12 (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 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
In a parody of the comic strip panel "Ripley's Believe It or Not," examples of odd human behavior and unbelievable events, including the Tommy Sands Fan Club and a curious fact about consumer advocate Ralph Nader.

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)

Little Dull Man (Table of Contents: 3)

And Another Redskin Bites the Dustin Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dustin Hoffman [as Jerk Crabby]; Woody Allen; Tiny Tim [as the Indian Queen]; Chief Dan George [as the Cheyenne Chief]; Faye Dunaway [as the Minister's Wife]; Martin Balsam [as Mr. Merriweather]; Richard Mulligan [as General Custer]
Synopsis
Parody of the film "Little Big Man"; a one hundred twenty-one year old man recalls for an interviewer his life as the biggest schmuck in the old west.
Reprints

An Italian Robin Catching a Worm (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
A robin twirls his catch on a fork like a strand of spaghetti.
Reprints

Condolence Cards For Business and Professional Tragedies (Table of Contents: 5)

Postal Mortems Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Condolence cards for business setbacks and missed opportunities.
Reprints

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.

Future Shock (Table of Contents: 7)

Seer Sucker Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man dismisses the outlandish predictions of a reputed fortune teller.
Reprints

The New Army (Table of Contents: 8)

Gung Ho-Hum Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of how the military has changed with the times.
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 thinks he's escaped the death trap the White Spy has left him in.

If Nixon Were President During Custer's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 10)

Tomahawks and Doves Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Nixon
Synopsis
President Nixon tries to stonewall the press's inquiries into the Massacre at Little Big Horn.

Meet Sudhir Dar (Table of Contents: 11)

New Dehli-catessen Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sudhir Dar
Pencils
Sudhir Dar
Inks
Sudhir Dar
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Collection of single panel cartoons done by India cartoonist Sudhir Dar.
Reprints

[The Mountain Hike] (Table of Contents: 12)

Hawks and Doves / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Major Hawks; Private Doves
Synopsis
Private Doves organizes the troops on an overnight mountain hike to light their tent lanterns in a way to display a message of peace.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Time (Table of Contents: 13)

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
How people deal with the demands of punctuality.
Reprints

One Morning on Main Street (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
Two men enter a costume shop to buy a silly mask.
Reprints

A Mad Look at Pet Owners (Table of Contents: 15)

Burden of Beasts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A comic look at the trials of pet ownership.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 16)

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 convinces the White Spy he has a cloak that can let him fly.

Modern Muscle Magazine (Table of Contents: 17)

Press and Jerks Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A niche magazine aimed at bodybuilding enthusiasts.
Reprints

Gall in the Family Fare (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Bigot Man Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Carroll O'Connor [as Starchy Bunkerhill]; Jean Stapleton [as Edith Bunkerhill]; Rob Reiner [as Meek Stivic]; Sally Struthers [as Glorioski Stivic]; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "All In The Family," the bigoted head of a dysfunctional family spouts his opinions to anyone and everyone while waiting for a reunion with an old army buddy.
Reprints

Late One Thursday Morning - - Downtown (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 man visits a garage and is fooled by the mechanics under a car.

What Kind of Political Bandwagon Would Many Republicans Like to See Prepared For Our V.P.? (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
satire-parody
Synopsis
A hint of Republican dissatisfaction with Vice President Agnew.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Three Little Nixons] (Table of Contents: 21)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Gore
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Colors
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Nixon
Synopsis
The famous statuette of the three little monkeys who "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil", recast to fit the Nixon administration.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. No! Remember Mad Said It First
  2. 1. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 12
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. Little Dull Man
    And Another Redskin Bites the Dustin Dept.
  5. 4. An Italian Robin Catching a Worm
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Condolence Cards For Business and Professional Tragedies
    Postal Mortems Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. Future Shock
    Seer Sucker Dept.
  9. 8. The New Army
    Gung Ho-Hum Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. If Nixon Were President During Custer's Last Stand
    Tomahawks and Doves Dept.
  12. 11. Meet Sudhir Dar
    New Dehli-catessen Dept.
  13. 12. [The Mountain Hike]
    Hawks and Doves
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of Time
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  15. 14. One Morning on Main Street
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Look at Pet Owners
    Burden of Beasts Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Modern Muscle Magazine
    Press and Jerks Dept.
  19. 18. Gall in the Family Fare
    Little Bigot Man Dept.
  20. 19. Late One Thursday Morning - - Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. What Kind of Political Bandwagon Would Many Republicans Like to See Prepared For Our V.P.?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. [Three Little Nixons]
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