Mad #170
(October 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

In This Issue, We Gag Up "The Exorcist" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Ecchorcist (Table of Contents: 1)

Between the Devil and the Holy See Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ellen Burstyn [as Crass McSqueal]; Max Von Sydow [as Father Merry]; Kitty Wynn [as Saran]; Linda Blair [as Ravin]; Rudolf Schundler [as Kraut]; Flip Wilson [as Geraldine]; Lee J. Cobb [as Lt. Kindergarten]; Jason Miller [as Father Tsouris]; Raymond Massey [as Dr. Gillespie]; Richard Chamberlain [as Dr. Kildare]; Vince Edwards [as Dr. Ben Casey]; Robert Young [as Dr. Marcus Welby]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "The Exorcist," when the medical community can't cure a young girl of her violent mood swings and random disgusting acts, a harried mother turns to a grizzled Catholic priest and his less-than-committed junior.
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Indexer Notes

Linus Van Pelt from the "Peanuts" comic strip appears as a native digger on page one.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 2)

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.

Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents: 3)

Opti-Missed Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of how reality doesn't measure up to a person's expectations.
Reprints

One Sunday Morning on the Beach (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man gives a drowning victim mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Reprints

Mad "Singles Only" Resort Owner of the Year (Table of Contents: 5)

The Meet Rack Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The shady owner of an x-rated singles resort is interviewed.
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Horrifying Cliches 10 (Table of Contents: 6)

Spooking from Pictures Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
May Sakami
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Cliche phrases are given monstrous visualization, such as reviving an old custom and cooking up an alibi.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Impeachment Newspaper Story (Table of Contents: 7)

Setting a President Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A template for a newspaper story of President Nixon's impending impeachment, with multiple choices for each blank in the template to customize it.

The Lighter Side of Hot Weather (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 curious behavior brought on by hot weather.

Alfred's Poor Almanac (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Satirical list of events associated with days between August 16 and October 2.

If Other Celebrities Hosted "The Miss America Pageant" (Table of Contents: 10)

Detouring the Parks' Way Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Bobby Riggs; Jane Fonda
Synopsis
Odd or ironic choices for host of the famous pageant.

You Know You Married a Gal/Guy Who's Much Too Young/Old for You When ... (Table of Contents: 11)

Wed Behind the Years Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Lloyd Gola
Pencils
Lloyd Gola
Inks
Lloyd Gola
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of generational differences impacting a relationship.
Reprints

1974 Hospital Supply Catalogue (Table of Contents: 12)

Medi-Caterers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A catalog of medical supplies and equipment of dubious value.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 13)

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 booby-traps his storage unit.

Poppicorn (Table of Contents: 14)

Butterfly McQueen Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Steve McQueen [as Poppicorn]; Dustin Hoffman [as Louisi Engraver]; Victor Jory [as the Chief]
Synopsis
Parody of the film "Papillon"; a prisoner in a Hellish island French prison persists in trying to escape in the face of all odds.
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One Fine Day in the Arctic (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
An eskimo's body heat has a negative effect on his igloo.
Reprints

What Is the Only Thing That Completely Ignores the Law of Gravity? (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
Synopsis
Inflation never studied law.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Mad Look at a TV Commercial (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of Wrigley's Spearmint Gum TV ads, people suffer the consequences from all those giant packs of chewing gum.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. In This Issue, We Gag Up "The Exorcist"
  2. 1. The Ecchorcist
    Between the Devil and the Holy See Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. Wishful Thinking
    Opti-Missed Dept.
  5. 4. One Sunday Morning on the Beach
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Mad "Singles Only" Resort Owner of the Year
    The Meet Rack Dept.
  7. 6. Horrifying Cliches 10
    Spooking from Pictures Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Impeachment Newspaper Story
    Setting a President Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Hot Weather
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  11. 10. If Other Celebrities Hosted "The Miss America Pageant"
    Detouring the Parks' Way Dept.
  12. 11. You Know You Married a Gal/Guy Who's Much Too Young/Old for You When ...
    Wed Behind the Years Dept.
  13. 12. 1974 Hospital Supply Catalogue
    Medi-Caterers Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. Poppicorn
    Butterfly McQueen Dept.
  16. 15. One Fine Day in the Arctic
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. What Is the Only Thing That Completely Ignores the Law of Gravity?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. A Mad Look at a TV Commercial
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