Mad #162
(October 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
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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo
Inks
Norman Mingo
Colors
Norman Mingo

Genre
humor
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints

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

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

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils
Jack Rickard; ? (photo)
Inks
Jack Rickard; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Among the letters are two commenting on previous covers of Mad. Those covers are reprinted to illustrate the letters.

Why Kill Yourself? (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Heartburn Kid (Table of Contents: 3)

Love, Honor and Away! Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charles Grodin [as Benny]; Candace Bergen [as Koolie Corker]; Jeannie Berlin [as Lulu]; Eddie Albert [as Mr. Corker]; Audra Lindley [as Mrs. Corker]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "The Heartbreak Kid," a shallow man commits adultery on his honeymoon.

The Mad Motorist's Guide to American Wildlife (Table of Contents: 4)

Bumper Stickers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kaufman (plot); Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
How to identify the animals you just hit with your car.
Reprints

One Morning at a Bus Depot (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 man opens the wrong door at a bus terminal.

Fortune Cookies That Are Relevent (Table of Contents: 6)

Chow Mein Liners Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Fortune cookie fortunes are updated to reflect contemporary issues.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 7)

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.

You Know It's Really Summer When... (Table of Contents: 8)

Hot Shots Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of incidents that tell you summer is here.
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)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The White Spy booby traps his safe.

The Lighter Side of Crime in the Streets (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
Examples of how ordinary people deal with crime.

One Afternoon in the Northwest Territory (Table of Contents: 11)

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 Native Americans sample some alcohol.

Magazines For Neglected Sports (Table of Contents: 12)

Games of Nil Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of niche magazines for cult games and sports.

Old Standards Rewritten for the Liberated Woman (Table of Contents: 13)

Liberal in the Family Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ms. M. Pesek] (plot); Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Lyrics of famous songs are altered to reflect a feminist outlook.

Mad's Summer Camp Owner of the Year (Table of Contents: 14)

Bunk Dealers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Sidney Goldstar; Howard Cosell
Synopsis
The shady owner of a kid's recreational camp is profiled.
Reprints

One Evening at Home (Table of Contents: 15)

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 clips her toenails while her husband watches.

A Mad City Street Scene We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 16)

Thoroughfare-Play Dept / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A city street with building business signs that tell the entire truth.
Reprints

A Mad Suburban Street Scene We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 17)

Thoroughfare-Play Dept / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A suburban street with building business signs that tell all of the truth.

Bawde (Table of Contents: 18)

Ms.-ical Comedy Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Bea Arthur [as Bawde]; Bill Macy [as Wallow]; Adrienne Barbeau [as Carol]; Conrad Bain [as Artery]; Esther Rolle [as Utah]; Martin Milner [as Pete Malloy]; Kent McCord [as Jim Reed]; Dean Martin [as the Sex Club host]; Jean Stapleton [as Edith Bunker]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "Maude," a modern Liberal family go out of their way to be shocking to their audience.

What Old Indian Trick Is Actually Avenging the White Man's Massacres? (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
Maybe introducing tobacco to Europeans was intentional.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

If it Were Up to the Nixon Gang... (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Max Brandel ?
Pencils
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A grave marker sits on the White House lawn, eulogizing freedom of the press.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Why Kill Yourself?
  4. 3. The Heartburn Kid
    Love, Honor and Away! Dept.
  5. 4. The Mad Motorist's Guide to American Wildlife
    Bumper Stickers Dept.
  6. 5. One Morning at a Bus Depot
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Fortune Cookies That Are Relevent
    Chow Mein Liners Dept.
  8. 7. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  9. 8. You Know It's Really Summer When...
    Hot Shots Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Crime in the Streets
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. One Afternoon in the Northwest Territory
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Magazines For Neglected Sports
    Games of Nil Dept.
  14. 13. Old Standards Rewritten for the Liberated Woman
    Liberal in the Family Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's Summer Camp Owner of the Year
    Bunk Dealers Dept.
  16. 15. One Evening at Home
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. A Mad City Street Scene We'd Like to See
    Thoroughfare-Play Dept
  18. 17. A Mad Suburban Street Scene We'd Like to See
    Thoroughfare-Play Dept
  19. 18. Bawde
    Ms.-ical Comedy Dept.
  20. 19. What Old Indian Trick Is Actually Avenging the White Man's Massacres?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. If it Were Up to the Nixon Gang...
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
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