MAD #210
(October 1979)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly except February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode
709893323010
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein; Jerry DeFuccio (associate); Nick Meglin (associate)
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

John Putnam is art director. Leonard Brenner does production.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Colors
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Letters Dept. (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Curt Swan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Bob Boyd, Jack C. Harris (from DC Comics), Kyong Pak, Adam Trese, John Aldridge, Robert Pannachio, Karen Carbone, Sean MacGregor, Mike Thibodeau, Beth Davis, Vin Caldwell, Hella Smit, Chris Martin, Maria Lane, Fred Erhardt, Tim Anderson, Brian McConnell and Paisley Seymour.

The Ring and I (Table of Contents: 3)

Lord of the Rings / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; satire-parody
Characters
Frodo Baggins; Gandalf; Sam; Aragorn; Gimli; Legolas; Orcs; Merry; Gollum; Shelob
Synopsis
A musical satire of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Songs used are "Those Were the Days", "Scarborough Fair", "I Write the Songs", "Both Sides Now", "You are the Sunshine of My Life", "At Seventeen", "Blowin' in the Wind", "The Sound of Silence", "Gentle on my Mind" and "The Age of Aquarius."

The Mad Nasty Book [Volume One] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Mad Nasty Book / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Harry North, Esq.
Inks
Harry North, Esq.
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Frank Sinatra; Debbie Boone; Ronald Reagan; Barbara Walters; Fidel Castro; Walter Mondale; Bill Walton; Charlie's Angels; Queen Elizabeth; Ilie Nastase; Idi Amin; John Travolta

Sixty Seconds (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dan Gather; Morley Safecall; Mike Malice; Clyde Catatonic; Claudia Catatonic; Warren T. Catatonic; Coach Winsocki; Dr. Welby Marcus
Synopsis
A satire of the television show SIXTY MINUTES.

This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to Deserving Professional Athletes (Table of Contents: 6)

This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
Al Jaffee ?

Genre
satire-parody

Don Martin's Guide to Some Very Obscure Comics Sound Effects (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Tarzan; Superman; Human Torch; Iron Man; Aquaman; Crock; Mary Worth; Hulk; Batman; Robin; Popeye; King of Id; Sandy; Little Orphan Annie; Wonder Woman; Clark Kent; Spider-Man; Hagar the Horrible; Porky Pig; Prince Valiant; Alley Oop; Snoopy; Thor; Silver Surfer; Andy Capp; The Katzenjammer Kids; Olive Oyl; The Phantom; Plastic Man
Reprints

Mad's All Inclusive Do-It-Yourself "Dear John Letter" (Table of Contents: 8)

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A fill in the blanks goodbye letter to your spouse or lover.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of... Cooling Off (Table of Contents: 9)

The Lighter Side of... / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
Dave Berg ?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 10)

Spy vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias
Letters
Antonio Prohias

Genre
satire-parody; spy
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy

Mad's Table of Little-Known and Very Useless Weights, Measures & Distances (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Ficarra
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Why Do We Assume It Makes Sense? (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Paul Coker
Inks
Paul Coker
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Wait Till You Get Home and Find That... (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils
Paul Peter Porges
Inks
Paul Peter Porges
Letters
Paul Peter Porges ?

Genre
satire-parody

More "New-Improved" Products That Really Are New and Improved (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
Al Jaffee ?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Vague-$ (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Tan Danner; Dr. VaVoom; Tony Curtis; Finzter
Synopsis
A satire of the television show VEGAS.
Reprints

What Type of Revolting Theater Fare Will Not Appear This Summer... Thank God! (Table of Contents: 16)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
Al Jaffee ?
Letters
Al Jaffee ?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover and in color. Answer is: A movie called Jaws III.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Alfred E. Neuman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Norman Mingo (painted; signed)
Inks
Norman Mingo (painted; signed)
Colors
Norman Mingo (painted; signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes... Me Worry!
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

A Mad mini-poster. On the back cover.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 18)

Drawn-Out Dramas / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
Sergio Aragones

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in various places around the magazine.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Letters Dept.
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. The Ring and I
    Lord of the Rings
  5. 4. The Mad Nasty Book [Volume One]
    The Mad Nasty Book
  6. 5. Sixty Seconds
  7. 6. This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to Deserving Professional Athletes
    This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to
  8. 7. Don Martin's Guide to Some Very Obscure Comics Sound Effects
  9. 8. Mad's All Inclusive Do-It-Yourself "Dear John Letter"
    Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of... Cooling Off
    The Lighter Side of...
  11. 10. Spy vs. Spy
    Spy vs. Spy
  12. 11. Mad's Table of Little-Known and Very Useless Weights, Measures & Distances
  13. 12. Why Do We Assume It Makes Sense?
  14. 13. Wait Till You Get Home and Find That...
  15. 14. More "New-Improved" Products That Really Are New and Improved
  16. 15. Vague-$
  17. 16. What Type of Revolting Theater Fare Will Not Appear This Summer... Thank God!
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. ["Yes... Me Worry!"]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  19. 18. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Drawn-Out Dramas
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