MAD #166
(April 1974)

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 title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Mingo
Inks
Norman Mingo
Colors
Norman Mingo
Letters
typeset

The Call of the Mild (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mugging victim gets assistance, but only by appealing to the self-interest of her neighbors.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Don Martin provides an illustration for the overwhelming response to the feature "Yecch!", with Martin, Lou Silverstone and the fecal monster bowing to the audience.

American Confetti (Table of Contents: 3)

There's Gold in Oldies Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ron Howard [as Steed]; Cindy Williams [as Borey]; Richard Dreyfus [as Squirt]; Paul LeMat [as Yawn]; Charles Martin Smith [as Terrier]; Candy Clark [as Dippy]; Mackenzie Phillips [as The Brat]; Wolfman Jack [as Werewolf Wally]; Jimmy Stewart; Ringo Starr
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "American Graffiti," teenagers in 1962 California spend their waning teen years cruising, finding love and acting stupidly.

Indexer Notes

Ironically, Mort Drucker also drew the movie poster for the actual film.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 4)

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.

The Historic Landmark (Table of Contents: 5)

Site Saver Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man makes an impassioned plea to spare an old theater scheduled for demolition.
Reprints

A Mad Look at Miss Liberty (Table of Contents: 6)

Statue of Liberty Play Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnoldo Franchioni
Pencils
Arnoldo Franchioni
Inks
Arnoldo Franchioni
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The Statue of Liberty is placed in incongruous situations as a means of social commentary.

Gambler Magazine (Table of Contents: 7)

Patrons of the Odds Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A niche magazine aimed at chronic gamblers.

Don Martin Looks at Three Fairy Tales (Table of Contents: 8)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin (signed)
Inks
Don Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Three well-known legends get ironic, satirical endings.

The Lighter Side of Polarization (Table of Contents: 9)

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, or don't deal, with increasing social and political polarization.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 10)

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 sets a trap to catch the White Spy's escape attempt.

If People Were Labeled Like Products (Table of Contents: 11)

Mal-Contents Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
People and situations are labeled with their ingredients in order of percentage included.
Reprints

Mad's Academy Awards for Best Performances in Every Day Situations (Table of Contents: 12)

Ham and Cheers Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Awards are given to people who come up with the best excuses in delicate situations.

Clean Ads for Dirty Movies (Table of Contents: 13)

Porn Free Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Linda Lovelace; Marlon Brando; Maria Schneider
Synopsis
X-Rated films are given movie posters that will appeal to a family audience.

M*A*S*H*uga (Table of Contents: 14)

Patrons of the Odds Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alan Alda [as Cockeye Piercer]; Wayne Rogers [as Crapper John]; McLean Stevenson [as Colonel Bleak]; Gary Burghoff [as Radio]; Loretta Swit [as Fat Lips]; Larry Linville [as Major Burned]; Carroll O'Connor (as Archie Bunker]; Mary Tyler Moore [as Mary Richards]
Synopsis
In a parody of the TV series "M*A*S*H*," two joke-a-minute surgeons turn an army hospital unit upside down.
Reprints

Mad's Cheap Revolutionary Way to Eat Out and Lose Weight (Table of Contents: 15)

Dietripe Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Gore
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Places to go so you'll lose your appetite and not eat so much.
Reprints

What Emerging Force Thinks it is Cleverly Solving the Problem of Overpopulation? (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
satire-parody
Synopsis
Sexual preference is a huge factor in this issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Our Floundering Fathers (Table of Contents: 17)

"Scenes From Childhood" series / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Nixon
Synopsis
Richard Nixon gives the George Washington anecdote a new twist.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Call of the Mild
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. American Confetti
    There's Gold in Oldies Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. The Historic Landmark
    Site Saver Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad Look at Miss Liberty
    Statue of Liberty Play Dept.
  8. 7. Gambler Magazine
    Patrons of the Odds Dept.
  9. 8. Don Martin Looks at Three Fairy Tales
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Polarization
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. If People Were Labeled Like Products
    Mal-Contents Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Academy Awards for Best Performances in Every Day Situations
    Ham and Cheers Dept.
  14. 13. Clean Ads for Dirty Movies
    Porn Free Dept.
  15. 14. M*A*S*H*uga
    Patrons of the Odds Dept.
  16. 15. Mad's Cheap Revolutionary Way to Eat Out and Lose Weight
    Dietripe Dept.
  17. 16. What Emerging Force Thinks it is Cleverly Solving the Problem of Overpopulation?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. Our Floundering Fathers
    "Scenes From Childhood" series
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne