MAD #236
(January 1983)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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Brand
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ISBN
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Barcode
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Editing
Al Feldstein [As Albert B. Feldstein]; John Ficarra (Associate Editor); Nick Meglin (Senior 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

With the exception of the covers, entire magazine is in black & white.


["E.T." "Star Trek" "Annie" Don Martin...And The Usual Gang Of Idiots Are All In This Issue Of...Mad] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Rickard (Signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (Signed)
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
E.T.; Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The only time Alfred E. Neuman has appeared on a cover with a full set of teeth.

Departments (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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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
Synopsis
Contents page featuring staff listings & what's featured in the magazine, listed by special Mad departments.

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

Random Samplings of Reader Mail / 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
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Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Letters page with random samplings of reader mail.

Indexer Notes

From the "Letters" Dept.

Q.T. The Quasi-Terrestrial (Table of Contents: 3)

Mad Movie Satire / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Q.T.; Yelliot; Various Q.T.'s; Unnamed Mama's Pizza delivery boy; Mite; Girth; Yoda (Cameo); Unnamed Teacher; Unnamed Students; Yelliot's Mom; Unnamed U.S. Army Soldiers
Synopsis
A satire of the movie, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Giving ET The Finger" Dept.

E.T. (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Martin / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
E.T.; Elliot; Gertie
Synopsis
E.T. makes his own version of a ghetto blaster.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Don Martin Out-Take" Dept. Part I.

Chutzpah Is... (Table of Contents: 5)

Topical Gags / filler / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel; Al Jaffee
Pencils
Paul Coker
Inks
Paul Coker
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Synopsis
Gags featuring Mad's definition of what Chutzpah is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Gaul Busting" Dept.

Awful Annie (Table of Contents: 6)

Mad Movie Satire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Awful Annie; Rivka; Miss Harridan [Miss Harrigan]; Graza Farfel; Oliver Morebucks; Unnamed Oscar Presenter; Bonejab; President Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Booster; Dilly; Unnamed Butler
Synopsis
A satire of the movie, "Annie".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Orphan Ruining" Dept.

Annie (Table of Contents: 7)

Don Martin / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Daddy Warbucks
Synopsis
Annie and Daddy Warbucks each have a hair surprise for one another.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Don Martin Out-Take" Dept. Part II.

Mottos, Oaths, Inscriptions, Etc. Rewritten For Special Interest Groups (Table of Contents: 8)

Political Satire / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Interest Groups versions of famous things like The Surgeon General's Warning, The Statue Of Liberty Inscription; U.S. Postal Service Motto; The Lord's Prayer; The Declaration Of Independence; The U.S. Coin; Courtroom Oath and the Marine's Hymn.

Indexer Notes

From the "Plaques For Claques" Dept.

How Many Mistakes Can You Find In This Picture ? (Table of Contents: 9)

How Many Mistakes... / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Hart
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Another "How Many Mistakes" feature using a Discount Hi-Fi Store.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Err Apparent" Dept.

The Lighter Side Of... (Table of Contents: 10)

The Lighter Side Of... / filler / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Roger Kaputnik
Synopsis
Dave Berg's Lighter Side of gag section focusing on the topics, Babysitting; Credibility; The Telephone; Politics; Snacks; Excuses; Bad Habits; Spray Cans; Computers; Sports; Advice; Bargains; Eating; Shopping & Cold Weather.

Indexer Notes

From the "Berg's Eye-View" Dept.

Spy VS. Spy (Table of Contents: 11)

Spy VS. Spy / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis
White Spy falls for Black Spy's shoulder epaulets trap.

Indexer Notes

From the "Joke And Dagger" Dept. Winner: Black Spy.

If You Think Things Are...Bad Well, They Could be...Worse In Fact They Could Be...Downright Horrible (Table of Contents: 12)

Topical Satire / filler / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Harry North
Inks
Harry North
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Various gags on situations that go from Bad to Worse to Downright Horrible.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Triple-Sweat" Dept.

A Mad Guide To The Anatomy Of The Human Body Based On The Comics (Table of Contents: 13)

Comic Strip Satire / filler / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs; Sergio Aragones (Idea)
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Archie Andrews; Popeye; Charlie Brown; Little Orphan Annie; Dagwood Bumstead; Andy Capp; Beetle Bailey; Sarge; Rodney (Wizard Of ID); King ID (Wizard Of ID); Superman; Lucy; Daddy Warbucks; Dick Tracy; Mickey Mouse; Incredible Hulk; Rex Morgan; Momma
Synopsis
A guide of the human body part by part using famous comic strip characters body parts as examples.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Funnies' Bone" Dept.

Mad Presents Some Graphic Demonstrations Of...When Not To Use Famous "Pick-Up" Lines (Table of Contents: 14)

Topical Satire / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Hart
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman (Cameo); Snow White (At a Masquerade Party)
Synopsis
Gags based on the premise of When Not To Use Famous "Pick-Up" Lines in various illogical situations.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Spoiled Meet" Dept.

Star Blecch II The Wreck Of Korn (Table of Contents: 15)

Mad Movie Satire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lt. Savvy; Checkoff; Korn (Villain); Admiral Gym Curt; Dr. Markus; E.T. (Cameo); Spook (Death); Spotty; Captain Terroryell; Uhura; Leonard McCoy [Bones McCoy]; Sulu; David Markus
Synopsis
A satire of the movie, "Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Profitable Enterprise" Dept.

Star Trek II (Table of Contents: 16)

Don Martin / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Spock; Admiral James T. Kirk [Captain Kirk; Jim Kirk]; Saavik
Synopsis
Don Martin's wacky view of Vulcan anatomy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From the "Don Martin Out-Take" Dept. Part III.

What Is The Poor's Greatest Problem ? (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
President Ronald Reagan
Synopsis
Another famous Mad Fold-In from Al Jaffee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover. In color.

This Way...!! I Spotted Him !! (Table of Contents: 18)

Movie Related Satire / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Edwing [Duck Edwing]
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
E.T.; Unnamed Police Officers
Synopsis
E.T. Is pursued by cops.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Outside backcover. In color.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 19)

Sergio Aragones / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Synopsis
Sergio Aragones' mini textless pantomime humor gags that appear in various margins and panels on most of the pages in the magazine.

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in Various Places Around The Magazine.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["E.T." "Star Trek" "Annie" Don Martin...And The Usual Gang Of Idiots Are All In This Issue Of...Mad]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Departments
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Random Samplings of Reader Mail
  4. 3. Q.T. The Quasi-Terrestrial
    Mad Movie Satire
  5. 4. E.T.
    Don Martin
  6. 5. Chutzpah Is...
    Topical Gags
  7. 6. Awful Annie
    Mad Movie Satire
  8. 7. Annie
    Don Martin
  9. 8. Mottos, Oaths, Inscriptions, Etc. Rewritten For Special Interest Groups
    Political Satire
  10. 9. How Many Mistakes Can You Find In This Picture ?
    How Many Mistakes...
  11. 10. The Lighter Side Of...
    The Lighter Side Of...
  12. 11. Spy VS. Spy
    Spy VS. Spy
  13. 12. If You Think Things Are...Bad Well, They Could be...Worse In Fact They Could Be...Downright Horrible
    Topical Satire
  14. 13. A Mad Guide To The Anatomy Of The Human Body Based On The Comics
    Comic Strip Satire
  15. 14. Mad Presents Some Graphic Demonstrations Of...When Not To Use Famous "Pick-Up" Lines
    Topical Satire
  16. 15. Star Blecch II The Wreck Of Korn
    Mad Movie Satire
  17. 16. Star Trek II
    Don Martin
  18. 17. What Is The Poor's Greatest Problem ?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. This Way...!! I Spotted Him !!
    Movie Related Satire
  20. 19. Drawn Out Dramas
    Sergio Aragones
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Kirk House
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Terry Watkins
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne