MAD #150
(April 1972)

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
Albert B. 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 title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor

The Tourist (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Colors
Antonio Prohias
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man books a south sea vacation, but doesn't exactly get what he hoped for.

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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils
Charles Schulz
Inks
Charles Schulz
Letters
typeset

Characters
Snoopy

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is a hand drawn and lettered missive from "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz.

The White House Follies of '72 (Table of Contents: 4)

Big Time Operetta Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Nixon; Spiro Agnew; Henry Kissinger; John Mitchell; John Erlichmann; Lyndon Johnson; Pat Nixon; Julie Nixon-Eisenhower; Patricia Nixon-Cox; David Eisenhower; J. Edgar Hoover; George Meaney; Martha Mitchell; Bob Hope; Golda Meir; Rev. Billy Graham
Synopsis
Life in the Nixon White House, presented as a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.
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.

Ads That Turn People Off (Table of Contents: 6)

A Discouraging Word from Our Sponsor Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of print ads that don't exactly put the product in the best light.
Reprints

More Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions (Table of Contents: 7)

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of sarcastic responses to obvious questions, including a blank balloon to encourage audience participation.

One Fairly Nice Day Downtown (Table of Contents: 8)

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 decides to step on an ant, to his regret.
Reprints

Love Letters from Celebrities (Table of Contents: 9)

Mash Communications Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of what a love letter from a particular famous person might look and read like. Celebrities include Richard Nixon, "Love Story" author Erich Segal, William F. Buckley, Don Rickles, Burt Bacharach, Henny Youngman and consumer advocate Ralph Nader.

A Mad Message to the Leading Democratic Candidates for President (Table of Contents: 10)

The Nose Have It Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Gantz
Pencils
Dave Gantz
Inks
Dave Gantz
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Hubert Humphrey; Edmund Muskie; George McGovern; Edward Kennedy; John Lindsey; Richard Nixon; Golda Meir; Bob Hope; Barbra Streisand; Spiro Agnew; Charles DeGaulle; Joe Namath; Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis
The Democratic contenders for the 1972 Presidential nomination are given the noses of other famous people in order to raise their public favor.

When TV Makes Full Use of Howard Cosell (Table of Contents: 11)

Spoil-Sport Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Howard Cosell; Ernie; Cookie Monster; Lawrence Spivak
Synopsis
Casting Howard Cosell in other television situations, such as appearing on Sesame Street and reporting on the weather.
Reprints

A Mad Look at Snow Mobiles (Table of Contents: 12)

Slay Ride Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils
Paul Peter Porges
Inks
Paul Peter Porges
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Series of single panel cartoons depicting humorous problems resulting from use of snow mobiles.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Air Travel (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
The humorous trials and tribulations of commercial flying.
Reprints

If Other Magazines Copied Cosmopolitan's "Sex" Formula (Table of Contents: 14)

Gurley Books Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of genre magazines using the style of cover layout popularized by "Cosmopolitan" publisher Helen Gurley Brown.

You Know You're Really Divorced When... (Table of Contents: 15)

Splitting Headaches Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lloyd Gola
Pencils
Lloyd Gola
Inks
Lloyd Gola
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of how your life changes after a divorce.
Reprints

One Fine Day While Touring Florida (Table of Contents: 16)

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 family of tourists visit a venue advertising alligator wrestling.
Reprints

The Putrid Family (Table of Contents: 17)

Fine Fetid Friends Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Shirley Jones [as Shrilly Putrid]; David Cassidy [as Teeth Putrid]; Danny Bonaduce [as Hammy Putrid]; Dave Madden [as Boob]; Susan Dey [as Lowly Putrid]; Suzanne Crough [as Tricky Putrid]; Brian Forster [as Subby Putrid]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "The Partridge Family," a family made up of an over-the-hill musical star, her vain teen idol son and a group of supporting children tour America as a pop band.

One Busy Day in a Highway Restaurant (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
The humorous result of a diner's reliance on jargon.

Just What Is Richard Nixon Hoping to Find on His Historic Trip to China? (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
Characters
Richard Nixon; Pat Nixon
Synopsis
President Nixon has a personal motive for visiting Mainland China.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

At the Movies (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two boys try to sneak into an X-rated movie.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Tourist
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. The White House Follies of '72
    Big Time Operetta Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. Ads That Turn People Off
    A Discouraging Word from Our Sponsor Dept.
  8. 7. More Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  9. 8. One Fairly Nice Day Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Love Letters from Celebrities
    Mash Communications Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Message to the Leading Democratic Candidates for President
    The Nose Have It Dept.
  12. 11. When TV Makes Full Use of Howard Cosell
    Spoil-Sport Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Snow Mobiles
    Slay Ride Dept.
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of Air Travel
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  15. 14. If Other Magazines Copied Cosmopolitan's "Sex" Formula
    Gurley Books Dept.
  16. 15. You Know You're Really Divorced When...
    Splitting Headaches Dept.
  17. 16. One Fine Day While Touring Florida
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. The Putrid Family
    Fine Fetid Friends Dept.
  19. 18. One Busy Day in a Highway Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Just What Is Richard Nixon Hoping to Find on His Historic Trip to China?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. At the Movies
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