MAD #214
(April 1980)

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
709893323004
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.


Don't Buy This Issue! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

The Mad Magazine Game (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Mad Magazine Game / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Letters Dept. (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Scott Tobin, Walter Gologorsky, Randy Melton, Charlie Fuchs, Paul Watson, Grift Heath, Sawina Eller, Roberto Santiago, Jan Bosman, Bettina Fleisher, Mark Nicholson, Jeff Strasser, Natalie C. Atkins, Bernd F.W. Hofman; Lon West; Paul Smith, Quentin Springsted, David Mackey, David Toplitz, May Kosoi, Matt Schmitz, Kym Prahl and Jeffrey Joyce.

The Calamityville Horror (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters
Gored Klutz; Mrs. Klutz; Father Dullany; Sister Helluva; Blamey Klutz; Nipper (dog)
Synopsis
A satire of the movie THE AMITYVILLE HORROR.
Reprints

Don Martin Dept. Part I: One Fine Day Downtown While Watching a Double Feature (Table of Contents: 5)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

The Corncorde Airport '79 (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Captain Baloney; Coach Marxist; Haggie
Synopsis
A satire of the movie THE CONCORDE ... AIRPORT '79.
Reprints

Don Martin Dept. Part II: One Fine Day Downtown While Passing a Construction Site (Table of Contents: 7)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

"People" Magazines for Other Specialized Groups (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody

The Lighter Side of... Celebrations (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

This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to Deserving Actors (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Reprints

The Jogger, With Apologies to Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Poem is a satire of Edgar Allan Poe's THE RAVEN.

Mad's "Necromania Agent" of the Year (Table of Contents: 12)

John Revoltya / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Harry North, Esq.
Inks
Harry North, Esq.
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Revoltya; Mr. Ghoul
Reprints

Don Martin Dept. Part III: One Saturday Afternoon Downtown (Table of Contents: 13)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
Don Martin

Genre
satire-parody

Still More Yellow Pages Through History [Early American Telephone Co. Classified Directory] (Table of Contents: 14)

Yellow Pages Through History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

"This is part IV of a continuing series and, thank God, will probably be the last."

Mad Laws (Table of Contents: 15)

Mad Laws / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Paul Coker
Inks
Paul Coker
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Mad's Academy Awards for Dating (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Abigail Van Boredom; Howard Trent; Charlie Spandau; Audrey Grimaldi; Cindy Feemster; Al Hoving; Ms. Phyllis Getz; Rene Coleman; Jim Grunther; Freddy Sorenson; Helen Hardigan; Marcy Schoen; Milty Longo; Edna Hellion; Freddy Belasco; Mary Waltham; Fanny Pounders; Jack Kitch; Harry Bork; Jean Bean
Reprints

Comic Strip Symbols to Match a Given Situation (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Clark
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
B.C.; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Batman; Snoopy; Dagwood Bumstead; Herb Woodley; Dick Tracy; Al Capp; Rex Morgan, M.D.
Reprints

The White, Shadowed (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; sports
Characters
Coach Kin Raves; Debbie Gorgeous; Jerkison; Gallstone; Gomanz; Coolaide; Miss Backgammon; Big Angie
Synopsis
A satire of the television show THE WHITE SHADOW.

What Scary New Form of Fallout Has Technology Foisted On Us Lately? (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover and in color. Answer is: Falling plane parts.

[The Soaker] (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 21)

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. Don't Buy This Issue!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. The Mad Magazine Game
    The Mad Magazine Game
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
  4. 3. Letters Dept.
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. The Calamityville Horror
  6. 5. Don Martin Dept. Part I: One Fine Day Downtown While Watching a Double Feature
    Don Martin Department
  7. 6. The Corncorde Airport '79
  8. 7. Don Martin Dept. Part II: One Fine Day Downtown While Passing a Construction Site
    Don Martin Department
  9. 8. "People" Magazines for Other Specialized Groups
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of... Celebrations
    The Lighter Side of...
  11. 10. This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to Deserving Actors
    This Issue's Proposed Mad Medals... to be Presented to
  12. 11. The Jogger, With Apologies to Edgar Allan Poe
  13. 12. Mad's "Necromania Agent" of the Year
    John Revoltya
  14. 13. Don Martin Dept. Part III: One Saturday Afternoon Downtown
    Don Martin Department
  15. 14. Still More Yellow Pages Through History [Early American Telephone Co. Classified Directory]
    Yellow Pages Through History
  16. 15. Mad Laws
    Mad Laws
  17. 16. Mad's Academy Awards for Dating
  18. 17. Comic Strip Symbols to Match a Given Situation
  19. 18. The White, Shadowed
  20. 19. What Scary New Form of Fallout Has Technology Foisted On Us Lately?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. [The Soaker]
  22. 21. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Drawn-Out Dramas
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