Mad #218
(October 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
709893323010
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein; Jerry DeFuccio (associate editor); Nick Meglin (associate editor)
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.


Alfred E. Neuman, Mad's "Write-In" Candidate for President (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman

Mad Super Special Winter 1980 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Mad Super Special / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Mad Magazine Resents Throw Up the Academy (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Vito
Synopsis
A satire of the move UP THE ACADEMY.

Being Not All There (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mrs. Gravnick; Skipper; Gilligan; Trance; Luwheeze; Mr. Lemming (deceased); Heave Grand; Pink Panther; Dr. Allenbuzz; Freddie Silverman; Suzy Chapstick; Bane Grand (dies)
Synopsis
A satire of the movie BEING THERE.
Reprints

Don Martin Dept. Part I: One Day in the Life of a Tennis Pro (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

A Collection of Mad X-Rayvings (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody

The Mad Nasty Book Volume Two (Table of Contents: 7)

The Mad Nasty Book / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ku Klux Klan; Mork; Jane Fonda; Dolly Parton; Cher; Mike Wallace; Pete Rose
Reprints

The Lighter Side of... (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Synopsis
The Lighter Side of... Making Ends Meet; Punishment; Intruders; Summer Romances; Ambition; Bullying; Gadgets; Success; Breaking Up; Studying; Moods; Married; Politics.
Reprints

Sneaky Mad Tactics to Get People to Open "Junk Mail" (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

A Mad Guide to Cheap Pastimes (Table of Contents: 10)

A Mad Guide / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Advertising Makes You Wonder... (Table of Contents: 11)

Advertising Makes You Wonder... / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody

[glass shattered by singing] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

The Mad Dictionary of Cliche Parental Terms (Table of Contents: 13)

The Mad Dictionary / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Barry Liebmann
Pencils
Paul Coker
Inks
Paul Coker
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Don Martin Dept. Part III: One Day in the Life of Some Salesmen (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Fonebone

Indexer Notes

The are only 2 Don Martin Departments in this issue. This one is erroneously listed as Part III instead of Part II.

Who Knows What Evils Lurk in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents: 15)

The Shadow Knows / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

WKRAP in Cincinnati (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Antsy; Arthur Curlson; Juniper; Dr. Johnny Frantic; Venus Fly Paper; Nerve; Mess; Bully; Sonny Bono
Synopsis
A satire of the television show WKRP IN CINCINNATI.

What's the Most Exciting Thing on TV Today! (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Characters
Buck Rogers; Twiki; Hulk; Ponch [Officer Francis Llewellyn Poncherello]; Charlie's Angels; John Bosley; J.R. Ewing

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover and in color. Answer is: Ads for designer jeans.

[Checks Cashed] (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 19)

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
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Alfred E. Neuman, Mad's "Write-In" Candidate for President
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Mad Super Special Winter 1980
    Mad Super Special
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
  4. 3. Mad Magazine Resents Throw Up the Academy
  5. 4. Being Not All There
  6. 5. Don Martin Dept. Part I: One Day in the Life of a Tennis Pro
    Don Martin Department
  7. 6. A Collection of Mad X-Rayvings
  8. 7. The Mad Nasty Book Volume Two
    The Mad Nasty Book
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of...
    The Lighter Side of...
  10. 9. Sneaky Mad Tactics to Get People to Open "Junk Mail"
  11. 10. A Mad Guide to Cheap Pastimes
    A Mad Guide
  12. 11. Advertising Makes You Wonder...
    Advertising Makes You Wonder...
  13. 12. [glass shattered by singing]
    Spy vs. Spy
  14. 13. The Mad Dictionary of Cliche Parental Terms
    The Mad Dictionary
  15. 14. Don Martin Dept. Part III: One Day in the Life of Some Salesmen
    Don Martin Department
  16. 15. Who Knows What Evils Lurk in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows
    The Shadow Knows
  17. 16. WKRAP in Cincinnati
  18. 17. What's the Most Exciting Thing on TV Today!
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. [Checks Cashed]
  20. 19. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Drawn-Out Dramas
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