Mad #159
(June 1973)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Alfred E. Neuman [as Alex]
Reprints

In an Agent's Office (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man tries to sell an entertainment agent on his unique special effect.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Crockwork Lemon (Table of Contents: 2)

De Sadest Story Ever Told Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Malcolm McDowell [as Alecch]; Warren Clarke [as Dimwit]; Clive Francis [as Gouger]; Carl Duering [as Dr. Brodsky]; Patrick McGee [as Mr. Alexander]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "A Clockwork Orange," a sadistic gang youth is captured by the police and subjected to brainwashing to remove his anti-social tendencies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Among the images used in Alechh's aversion therapy to sex and violence are clips from "The Dean Martin Show" and the film "Love Story". The "Love Story" clip reuses a panel from Mad's earlier parody, drawn by Mort Drucker.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 3)

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 Global Impressions (Table of Contents: 4)

Mondo Corny Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Max Brandel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
An image of Earth is placed in incongruous situations for ironic effect.
Reprints

Planned Obsolescence in Everyday Products (Table of Contents: 5)

A Worse Mousetrap Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of how everyday household products can be modified to break down sooner, forcing the consumer to buy more.
Reprints

The Treasure Map (Table of Contents: 6)

Finders Weepers Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man finds a map in a hollowed out book and follows it to the designated location.

Future Enlistment Posters (Table of Contents: 7)

You're in the Army - Wow Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Army recruitment posters are altered to appeal to specific demographics.

The Lighter Side of Spectators (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
humor
Synopsis
Examples of the less admirable aspects of people who watch.

One Night in a Living Room (Table of Contents: 9)

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 woman has a gruesome encounter with her house cat.

Mad "Bugs" the Insect World (Table of Contents: 10)

Insect Asides Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Insects are placed in situations made humorous by their inherent characteristics.
Reprints

How Come on TV...? (Table of Contents: 11)

To Telly Truth Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of how things that happen on television aren't realistic.
Reprints

Failing Health (Table of Contents: 12)

Fever Pitch Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

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

One Day on a Transcontinental Jet (Table of Contents: 13)

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 plane hijacker has competition.
Reprints

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of someone's shadow revealing things about them that isn't immediately obvious.
Reprints

Owem Marshmallow, Attorney-at-Law (Table of Contents: 15)

Dere Go D'Judge Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Arthur Hill [as Owem Marshmallow]; Lee Majors [as Jest Branded]; Joan Darling [as Frieda]; Burt Reynolds [as Mr. Reindeer]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "Owen Marshall, Counselor-at-Law," an incompetent attorney is engaged to defend the hedonistic son of a local Native American on a charge of assault.

What Unique and Special Experience Are More and More Lovers Sharing These Days? (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Equal Ju$tice For All (Table of Contents: 17)

Another Mad Mini-Poster / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Max Brandel
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Commentary on the relationship between American justice and wealth.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. In an Agent's Office
  3. 2. A Crockwork Lemon
    De Sadest Story Ever Told Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Mad's Global Impressions
    Mondo Corny Dept.
  6. 5. Planned Obsolescence in Everyday Products
    A Worse Mousetrap Dept.
  7. 6. The Treasure Map
    Finders Weepers Dept.
  8. 7. Future Enlistment Posters
    You're in the Army - Wow Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Spectators
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. One Night in a Living Room
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Mad "Bugs" the Insect World
    Insect Asides Dept.
  12. 11. How Come on TV...?
    To Telly Truth Dept.
  13. 12. Failing Health
    Fever Pitch Dept.
  14. 13. One Day on a Transcontinental Jet
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows
    We Got Your Penumbra Dept.
  16. 15. Owem Marshmallow, Attorney-at-Law
    Dere Go D'Judge Dept.
  17. 16. What Unique and Special Experience Are More and More Lovers Sharing These Days?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. Equal Ju$tice For All
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
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