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Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) comic books

  • Issue #51
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 51
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Satire on Hanes underwear ads, art by Kelly Freas. "Advertising Slogans Will Replace Everyday Conversations," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wallace Wood; Shows how advertising slogans can be used in many different situations to replace ordinary conversation. "The Man With The Sprung Neck," script and art by Don Martin; A man with his neck out of place visits two doctors, who end up winding him up like a toy top. "The Night The Price Is All Right Has An Unexpected Guest," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the TV show "The Price Is Right", in which an uncharacteristically unexcited guest nearly ruins the show. "A MAD Treasury of Unknown Poetry Volume 2," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; Parodies of famous poems by Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling and others. "Testing Civilians For Space Flight," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wallace Wood; Testing the theory that the most difficult part of long space flights for people to deal with is withdrawal from their usual patterns of life, researchers discover an even bigger problem. "MAD Looks At Adult Education," script by Paul Laikin, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of course offerings at adult schools, featuring the more practical offerings in the Course Bulletin for Potrzebie High School Division of Adult Education. "Hide-A-Bed," script and art by Dave Berg; The concept of a bed that folds out from a sofa or chair is extended to place beds in other items of furniture, and then to other items besides beds being folded up. "Madison Avenue Turns To History And Literature," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; Parodies of various magazine ads using history or literature as motifs. "Grandstand Football," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Discussion of the actions of the spectators in the stands during a football game, as if they are playing a game. "Teenage," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of magazines targeted towards teenagers. Son of MAD ad. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #52
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 52

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Polaroid Land Camera ad, art by Kelly Freas. Son of MAD ad. "The MAD 1960 Calendar," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando, Bob Clarke, Wallace Wood, Kelly Freas, Mort Drucker, Dave Berg, Don Martin, and George Woodbridge; A calendar with a poem for each month. "New Ad Spaces," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; For advertisers scraping the bottom of the barrel, MAD suggest some unusual places for ads in bars, hospitals, airplanes, and even prisons. "777 Sunset Strip," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Stew and Jess try to avoid kissing their homely client while searching for Koukie's kidnapper, but the producer finds they have kidnapped Koukie because he was taking over the show. "The Brain Operation," script and art by Don Martin. "Protest Letters," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Shows the results when TV executives cave in to pressure from everyone who writes an angry letter about a show. "MAD's Helpful Household Repair Hints," script and art by Dave Berg; Very unhelpful household repair hints, resulting in both damage and injury. "MAD's Modern Folk Music," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke. "The Truth About Before And After Ads," script by Sy Reit, art by Wallace Wood; The real "after" photos showing unexpected side effects of various products. "MAD Goes To A Historical Movie Preview," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A completely mixed-up look at American history via the needs of a movie plot. "MAD's Up-To-Date Version of The Night Before Christmas," script by Paul Laikin (translation) and Clement Clarke Moore (original), art by Wallace Wood; A hip rendition of the classic poem, with illustration showing Santa and the reindeer wearing shades, goatees and berets. Parody of Volkswagen ad, highlighting all the odd features in mock German dialect, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #53
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 53
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom of the comic.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 4" spine split from bottom.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Fleischmann's Whiskey ad, art by Kelly Freas. Son of MAD. MAD hardcover books ad. "Breakfast At Liggett's," script and art by Don Martin; A diner cook has an odd way of preparing scrambled eggs. "MAD's Tips On Highway Safety," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; The wrong ways to implement common safe driving tips. "New Movie Monsters From Madison Avenue," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Wallace Wood; Ideas for horror movies based on current advertising campaigns. "What Would Happen If Teenagers Ran The Country," script and art by Dave Berg; A look at the progression of events if teenagers ran the world, resulting in adults acting like teenagers and MAD publishing an article titled "What Would Happen If Adults Ran The Country." "The Rifle, Man!", script by Nick Megliola, art by Mort Drucker; After a typical day of killin' folk, Lucas's wife comes to town and kills him because his TV show ratings were higher than hers. "MAD's Society Page," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; Comparing a typical newspaper society page to what it might look like if it were about common people. "Changing History For Commercial TV," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; How TV shows would corrupt history if sponsors carefully changed the names of people and places to expunge any hint of their competitors. "Valentines To People We've Fallen Out of Love With," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker. "MAD Goes To An Alfred Hatchplot Movie," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wallace Wood; In a case of mistaken identity, Sheldon is hounded by secret agents trying to kill him in a cross-country chase. "Skiing," script by Dave Berg, art by Bob Clarke. "Hazards of Illuminated Signs," script by Sy Reit, art by Joe Orlando. Parody of Kodacolor film ad with Nikita Khrushchev, art by Kelly Freas.52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #54
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 54
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.76) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Son of MAD ad. "Ad Testimonials From Politicians," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; Ads we might see if politicians made paid endorsements of consumer products. "Magician," script and art by Don Martin; A magician disappears when all the animals he was hiding on his person leave. "Around The World With U.S. Television," script by Larry Siegel, pencils by Wallace Wood, inks by Joe Orlando, Bob Clarke, Wallace Wood, Kelly Freas, Mort Drucker, Dave Berg, Don Martin, and George Woodbridge; A typical "Father Knows Best" type of TV show plot and how it might be redone using stereotypes of people in Britain, France, Japan, and Russia. "The Interpreter," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Joe Orlando; How international diplomatic conversations might turn out if celebrities, in character, were used as interpreters. "America Is Getting Soft," script and art by Dave Berg; Dave develops the thesis that as the US becomes fatter and lazier, and ends up driving everywhere instead of walking, we'll become pushovers for the lean hungry barbarians, just as ancient Rome did. "Distinctive Picket Lines," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Specialized picket signs for various professions. "My Fair Ad-Man," script by Nick Megliola, art by Mort Drucker; The musical "My Fair Lady" is retold with two ad-men trying to give a makeover to a beatnik. "Movie Land," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of typical Hollywood star gossip magazines. Parody of Esquire Boot Polish "Ship's Officer" ad, art by Kelly Freas.52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #55
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 55
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • Water damage.
    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Son of MAD ad. MAD hardcover books ad. "Pictures The Editor Left Out," script by Al Jaffee, art by Joe Orlando; Compares the photos used in magazine articles with unused photos that might have been taken just afterwards. "The Concert," script and art by Don Martin; Problems occur when a man who is both a musician and magician carries his equipment for both professions on stage. "MAD Beats The TV Plug Crackdown," script by Paul Krassner, art by Bob Clarke; MAD introduces some products with brand names that will inadvertently be sprinkled throughout normal speech. "The MAD Madison Avenue Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wallace Wood; An attempt to make the world of advertising understandable by seven-year olds. "The Arthur Money Party," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the Arthur Murray Party TV show. "I.B.M. Cards," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Interpreting the punches on computer billing cards. "Popular Politician," script by Gary Belkin, art by George Woodbridge; What a celebrity magazine based on politicians might look like. "The Jackie Talented Story," script by Sid Caesar, art by Wallace Wood; A parody of all the "unknown makes it big in show business" movies. "Barber Shop," script and art by Dave Berg; Special chairs at the barber shop so men can enjoy a fantasy while having their hair cut. "The Hip Raven," script by Paul Laikin (translation) and Edgar Allan Poe (original), art by Mort Drucker; A translation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" into hip slang. Parody of a Johnson & Johnson first aid products ad, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #56
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 56
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.28) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of ad for a coffee growers organization, script by Al Jaffee, art by Kelly Freas. Alfred E. Neuman bust ad. "Madison Avenue's Political Ad Campaigns," script by Gary Belkin, art by George Woodbridge; Parodies of consumer product ads used as political ads. "MAD's Modern Olympic Games," script by Tom Koch, art by Mort Drucker; Olympic style events based on the skills of living modern city life. "MAD Bubble Gum Cards," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; What bubble gum card statistics might look like if the cards featured people from professions other than sports. "The MAD Comic Opera," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wallace Wood; A parody of Broadway musicals using comic strip characters; Rex Morgan has kidnapped Annie and intends to remove her unique eyes, but Sandy leads Dick Tracy and Tarzan to a rescue, which is aided by Snuffy Smith. "Honest Ads," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke. "Patty Play Dolls," script and art by Dave Berg; Details the expenses of owning a doll as big as a child, and advises parents to ask Congress to declare such dolls as dependents so the parents can get a tax break. "MAD's TV Alfie Awards," script by Sy Reit, art by Mort Drucker; TV stars receive awards for categories of dubious merit, in a parody of the Emmy Awards show. "The U.S. Army Chicken Officer's Field Manual," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; A phoney instruction book for army officers, showing how they are trained in all the things that annoy enlisted men. Parody of a series of Johnny Walker liquor ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #57
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 57
    • 6" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "A Paid Testimonial" one-page parody, art by Kelly Freas; Cuban revolution leader Fidel Castro endorses Stikky brand peanut butter. "Madison Ave. Surplus Sale," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke. "The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck," script and art by Dave Berg; Cynical look at the negative effect of ice cream trucks on society. "Documentary Records," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Satirical look at documentary-style LP records. "If Magazines Carried Comic Strips," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Tailoring comic strips to the magazines they appear in. "Fishing," script by Al Jaffee, art by Mort Drucker. "Mad Goes to a Gangster Movie Preview," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; Parody of gangster films. "Mad's Pure Products Law," script by Sy Reit, art by Joe Orlando; Product ingredient labels the Mad Magazine way. "Reproportioning Photographs for Fun and Mainly Profit(Table of Contents: 12) Stretching the Truth Dept," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "Beatnik: The Magazine for Hipsters," art by George Woodbridge; Parody magazine for the beat generation. Parody of Campbell Soup print ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #58
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 58
    • 1" spine split from the bottom.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "The Violence Trend on TV," script by Sy Reit, Dave Berg, Frank Jacobs, and Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Examples of various television programming made more violent. "Cool Casey at the Bat," art by Don Martin; Satirical retelling of the Ernest Lawrence Thayer poem. "Successful Merchandising," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "Amateur Photography," script and art by Dave Berg; Humorous look at the hobby of photography. "The Carpenter's Assistants," script and art by Don Martin; Two carpenter's assistants break more than they build. "A Child's History of the Middle 1900's," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of history texts. "Sailing," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical look at small-craft sailing. "Mad's 1960 Political Alphabet Book," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; A political concept for each letter of the alphabet. "Carols for All Occasions," script by Phil Hahn, art by Mort Drucker; Carols geared to holidays other than Christmas. "Highway Squad," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television series "Highway Patrol." 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #59
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 59
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.03) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Light staple rust.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "If Doctors Advertised," script by Gary Belkin, art by Bob Clarke; Altering famous advertising campaigns so they advertise the services of physicians. "The Mad Side-Show of Modern Freaks," script and art by Dave Berg; Familiar modern stereotypes presented as carnival side-show attractions. "Famous Lost Words," script by Gary Belkin, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of historical misquotes. "The Safecrackers," script and art by Don Martin; Four safe-crackers are apprehended when one of them makes the wrong noise at the wrong time. "TV's Wonder Dog, Lizzie," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television show "Lassie." "How to Get Complete Newspaper Coverage," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Comparison of how the New York Times and the New York Daily News would cover particular stories. "Commercial Roulette," script by Gary Belkin, art by Bob Clarke; A person channel-surfs and keeps hitting commercials. "How They Spend Their Summer," script by Gary Belkin, art by Bob Clarke; If famous people had to do a "how I spent my summer vacation" essay. "New Service Organizations for a Lazy America," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; New services designed to let Americans do even less. "The Two Faces of World War II," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Comparison of stereotypical war movie characters from films made during World War II and after the war. "The Parent from Ages 21 to 60," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wally Wood; Satirical look at child-rearing. Parody of Arrow Shirt print ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #60
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 60
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    Cover art by Bob Clarke. "The Producer and I," art by Mort Drucker; The musical "The King and I", adapted to happen amid the Hollywood studio system. "Tee Vee U," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; The results of college courses being broadcast on television are examined. "The European Tourists' Guide to the United States," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Satirical look at tourism guide books. "The Mad Shakespeare Primer," script by Phil Hahn, art by Wally Wood; Parody of Shakespeare plays in storybook form. "Mad's College Songs and Cheers for Traitors, Defeatists and Cowards," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Parody college songs. "Dieting," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at modern dieting. "Warm-Ups," script by Gary Belkin, art by George Woodbridge; Warming up a studio audience applied to other venues. "20 Years in the Shipping Dept.," script and art by Don Martin; Two shipping clerks get revenge on their boss for replacing them with automation. "Naked Town," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television show "The Naked City." "Mad Congratulates John Kennedy" humor page, script and art by Bob Clarke. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #62
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 62
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "The Total Sell," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Cynical look at advertising and marketing schemes. "The Population Explosion," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; A look at how over-population in the future will complicate every day activities. "A Guided Tour Through a Steel Foundry," script and art by Don Martin. "How to Make Dull Reading Matter Interesting," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Improving text presentations through exciting graphics. "Greeting Cards with Enclosures," script by Phil Hahn, art by Bob Clarke; Greeting cards with appropriate objects enclosed. "Mad Visits the World's Greatest TV Panelist," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Biography of a professional game show panelist. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Up to Date Names for Rockets and Missiles," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge. "Togetherness Through Music," script and art by Don Martin. "Ladies Home Journey," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of the magazine The Ladies Home Journal. "Horseback Riding," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at horseback riding. "Mail Order Gift Catalogues," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Parody of mail order gift catalogs. "Tomorrow's Parents," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; Satirical look at how 1960 era teenagers will be in the future when they have kids. "The United Nations Awards Show," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; The United Nations holds an Oscar-like award show. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #63
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 63

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "Mad's Modern Elementary School Text Books," script by Tom Koch, art by Dave Berg; Updating school text books with modern pictures and references. "What's in a Name?", script by Phil Hahn, art by Mort Drucker; Contrasting the historical definitions of common names with celebrities who have those names. "Specialized Breakfast Foods," script by Bob Margolin, art by Bob Clarke; Breakfast cereals marketed to specific demographic groups. "At the Knife-Throwing School," script and art by Don Martin; A man is instructed on the proper form to throw a knife. "Adult TV Cartoons," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wally Wood; If other cartoon series lifted their premise from established television shows, as The Flintstones were accused of doing from The Honeymooners. "Magazines For Senior Citizens," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge. "How To Improve America's Prestige Abroad," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Various stereotypical Americans relate their ideas to improve the country's image. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The White Spy booby-traps the Black Spy's phone. "The Minute After That One Minute TV Commercial," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Continuing the action of various television commercials after the camera has stopped. "In the Park," script and art by Don Martin. "The Great Magazine Circulation Drive," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A magazine publishing company badgers a person to subscribe. "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes," script and art by Dave Berg; Behind the scenes at various businesses. "Paperback Roulette," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke. "How to Read Between the Lines and Fill In Those Little Dots in a Gossip Column," script by Don Reilly, art by George Woodbridge; Filling in the facts that Hollywood gossip columns leave out. "The Pickpocket," script and art by Don Martin. "Mad Visits John Wayde on the Set of The Alamo," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Satirical look behind the scenes at the filming of the John Wayne film "The Alamo." Parody of Budweiser Beer print ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #64
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 64

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "If There'd Been a Madison Ave. Down Through History," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Ad campaigns based on historical items. "A Mad Look at the Telephone," script and art by Dave Berg; A series of phone-related gags. "Scenes We'd Like to See," script by Al Jaffee, art by Mort Drucker. "The Mad Treasury of Unknown Poetry," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of famous poems. "A Young Man's Ambition," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Guide For Baby Sitters," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical how-to guide for choosing the best baby sitter. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The White Spy tries to ambush the Black Spy by dressing in a cat costume. "The Daily Square," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A newspaper geared to the tragically unhip. "The Business of Baseball," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of how professional baseball has changed in sixty years. "The Typical Summer Resort Ad," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Examples of deceptive advertising for summer resorts. "Sneaky Camera," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Rickard; Parody of the television show "Candid Camera." "In the Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin. "A Career Awaits You in the Modern Army," script by Dean Norman, art by Bob Clarke; Careers you can learn while a member of the U.S. military. "Bedtime Stories As Told by Job-Conscious Fathers," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Fairy tales adjusted to specific job situations by their tellers. "In the Penny Arcade," script and art by Don Martin. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #65
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 65
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • Heavy dried residue on back, cover oxidation.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children," script by Gary Belkin and Pearl Belkin, art by Joe Orlando. "The Inventor," script and art by Don Martin. "How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World," art by Bob Clarke; Altering famous advertising campaigns so the product they sell is the United States. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy uses a sonic attack against the White Spy. "Television Programs Aimed at Late, Late Audiences," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Television programs targeted to specific demographics known to be up overnight. "A Mad Look at the Beach," script and art by Dave Berg. "A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical classified ad abbreviations. "Mad's Custom Career-Designed European Tours," script by Don Reilly, art by Jack Rickard. "TV Commercials With Suspense," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; Altering familiar television commercials to create suspenseful endings. "Medical Illustrated," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical version of a magazine geared toward physicians. "Mad's Auto Travel Games," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; Games that can occupy children during long car trips. "Karate," script by Jack Mendelsohn, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical look at the martial art of karate. "The Good Doctor in Africa," script and art by Don Martin; An African explorer gets a surprise. "The Jack Kennedy Show," script by Gary Belkin, art by Mort Drucker; What if President John Kennedy hosted a television talk show like NBC's The Tonight Show? Parody of Cadillac print ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #67
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 67
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Bayer Aspirin print ads, art by Kelly Freas. "Mad Suggestions for Use of New Army Rocket Belt," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Trivial uses of the experimental U.S. Army rocket belt. "The Pogo-Stick Incident," script and art by Don Martin; A man disposes of his wife's pogo-stick. "Mad's Do-It-Yourself Magazine Covers," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge. "Open Office Week," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; If children were invited to their parents' workplace to discuss their parents' achievements and progress. "Advertising Space on Road Signs," script by Earle Doud, art by Bob Clarke; If traffic signs had product placement add-ons. "Celebrities' Wallets," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; A peek into the wallet of actress Tuesday Weld. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Reader's Digress," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of Reader's Digest magazine. "If Countries Traded People Like Baseball Teams Do," script by Gary Belkin, art by Mort Drucker; The United Nations holds a meeting in which countries trade noted citizens, celebrities and politicians to each other. "A Mad Look at Picnics," script and art by Dave Berg. "When TV Commercials Take Over Completely," script by Sy Reit, art by Jack Rickard; Theorizing how television will look if nothing but commercials are broadcast. "A Day With J-F-K," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; A day in the life of President Kennedy, presented as if it were a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #69
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 69
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • 2" Spine split from bottom.
    • Centerfold detached. 2" spine split from bottom.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Liberty Mutual Insurance print ads, art by Lester Krauss. "If Babies Could Take Parent Pictures," script by Don Reilly, art by Wally Wood; Comparison of the pictures adults take of babies with the pictures babies take of adults. "Mad Previews the Top News Stories of 1962," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Satirical newspaper items of events yet to come. "The Lighter Side of the Dentist," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Painter," script and art by Don Martin. "Fight Songs For Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge. "Model Building Kits for Adults," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "If TV Shows Were Actually Like Their Capsule Descriptions," script by Earle Doud, art by Mort Drucker; Television shows act literally like their descriptions. "Some TV Ads We Never Got to See," script by Dick DeBartolo and Al Jaffee, art by Jack Rickard; Four satirical versions of the television ad for Imperial Margarine. "The Stone-Age Trend on TV," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Mort Drucker; Adapting other television programs to the "Flintstones" formula. "Less Violent TV Shows," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by George Woodbridge. "When Culture Comes to Top-Rated TV Shows," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Injecting high-brow culture into "The Untouchables" and "American Bandstand." Parody of a Saturday Evening Post cover, art by Norman Mingo. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #70
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 70

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "Museum of Madison Avenue," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; Museum dedicated to famous advertising icons and campaigns. "In a Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin; A doctor keeps getting punched in the face. "More Efficient Snow Removal," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Innovative ways to remove heavy snowfall from neighborhood streets. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The White Spy gives the Black Spy a booby-trapped present. "The Lighter Side of Entertaining," script and art by Dave Berg; Series of gags related to entertaining at home. "Six Comics in Search of a Punch Line," script by Gary Belkin, art by Mort Drucker; Six popular standup comics tell the same situational joke in their own comic style. "Movies in Flight," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge; How air travel has changed due to in-flight movies. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Route 67," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television show "Route 66." "The Telephone," script and art by Don Martin. "The North American Veeblefetzer Corporation Annual Report," script by Don Reilly, art by Jack Rickard; The annual report of a less-than-competent corporation. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #71
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 71

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Alfred E. Neuman bust ad. "MAD Investigates the Sordid Business of Gambling," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wallace Wood; A look at the evils of gambling and how they hide in everyday life. "Rain," script and art by David Berg; A look at all the ways rain can spoil your day. "Spy vs Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy kicks the White Spy into a bucket of water. "A MAD Guide to Russia," script by Phil Hahn, art by Joe Orlando; A look at Russian culture through the prism of cold-war era stereotypes. "Don Martin in Sherwood Forest," art by Don Martin; Tales of Robin Hood, slightly fractured. "MAD's Journal of Future Physical Afflictions," script by Howard Schneider, art by Bob Clarke: An illustrated listing of possible future physical problems caused by repeated actions undertaken in modern society. "The Birth of a Madison Avenue Brand Name," script by Walter Farley, art by George Woodbridge; The brainstorming sessions that may have occurred on Madison Avenue to name various products. "Spy vs Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "South Chicago," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of musical South Pacific set with gangsters in Roaring 20s Chicago. Phony ad for John Vaultlock Sta-Put Burial Insurance, a parody of John Hancock Insurance, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #72
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 72

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "C-Men in Action," script by Earle Doud, art by Mort Drucker; Parody television show revolving around the Secret Service squad assigned to guard Caroline Kennedy. "A Fisherman and His Wife," script and art by Don Martin; A man accidentally swallows his wife's catch. "Celebrities' Wallets," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Jack Rickard; A look at the items in Chubby Checker's wallet. "The Lighter Side of Smoking," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mother's Day Cards For Substitute Mothers," script by Phil Hahn, art by George Woodbridge. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "If Comic Strip Characters Were As Old As Their Strips," script by Earle Doud, art by Wally Wood. "A Typical Old Time Prison Movie/A Typical Prison Movie of the Future," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; One page of a standard 1930's Warner Brothers prison movie, contrasted with the same type of picture that would be made in the 1960s. "On the Elevator," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Look at the Eating Habits of Animals," script by Dean Norman, art by Wally Wood. A "Mad Guide to Do-It-Yourself TV Repairs," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke. Parody of Wagon Train Dog Food ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #74
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 74
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    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Polaroid camera print ads, art by Lester Krauss. "Dr. Killjoy," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the television series Dr. Kildare, a handsome but incompetent doctor and his crusty but equally incompetent supervisor make a mess in a large metropolitan hospital. "Future TV Medical Shows," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Rickard. "Labor Day Cards From Management to Labor," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of greeting cards aimed at various professions that emphasize the superiority of management. "Waterskiing," script and art by Don Martin; A water-skier attempts to avoid a retractable bridge. "If Corporations Ran Their Own Summer Camps," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; A summer camp designed to indoctrinate children to the corporate way of thinking. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "When Newspaper Editors Go on Vacation," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Example of a newspaper put together by fill-in editors. "If They Had Summer Replacements in Every Day Life," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; How various professions would fare if unqualified replacements performed them. "At the Movies," script and art by Don Martin. "TV Ads We'd Like to See," script by Earle Doud, art by Wally Wood; Cynical parodies of commercials for Allstate Insurance, Anacin, Dash detergent, Imperial margarine and Raleigh cigarettes. "The Rock 'N' Roll Senior Citizens' Problem," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; How ex-rock and roll singers will cope after rock and roll dies out. "Eating Out," script and art by Dave Berg. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Mad Celebrity Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; Examples of various film and television celebrities, written in the form of a children's reading primer. Parody of Sanka print ads, art by Lester Krauss. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #75
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 75
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    Cover art by Norman Mingo. In a parody of Volkswagen print ads, art by Bob Clarke. "Kids Letters to Other World Leaders," script by Pearl Belkin, art by Bob Clarke; Examples of letters kindergarten age children might write to various world leaders. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Irving Irving Story," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody musical based on the life of a parody amalgam of musical composers. "Superstitions," script by Jack Mendelsohn, art by Bob Clarke; Humorous enactments of common superstitions. "Celebrities' Home Movies," script by Larry Siegel and Arnie Kogan, art by Wally Wood; Humorous home movies featuring various film and television celebrities. "Robinson Crusoe or On The Beach with Don Martin," script by Daniel Defoe (original story) and Don Martin (adaptation), art by Don Martin; Adaptation of the novel "Robinson Crusoe," with satirical illustrations by Don Martin. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Gray Spy sells munitions to the other two spys. "Intellectual TV Shows Geared to the Seven-Year-Old Mind," script by Earle Doud, art by Mort Drucker; Various news and debate programs are presented with the participants acting like children. "The Lighter Side of Teenagers," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mad's 1962 Football Roundup," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Humorous look at College Football. "Chicken: The Magazine for Gentle Men," script by Earle Doud, art by Jack Rickard. "The Parting Shot" one-page story, art by Joe Orlando. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #76
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 76

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "If Kids Designed Their Own Christmas Toys," script by Al Jaffee, art by Al Jaffee (models) and Lester Krauss (photos); Examples of plans for various toys and the actual to scale models of those same toys. "In the Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin. "If the U.S. Government Bought Like the U.S. Public Buys," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Pentagon purchasing based on advertising, coupons and volume discounts. "TV Pilot Films That Never Made It," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Samples of TV pilot shows that were bad ideas. "A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Seeing Isn't Always Believing," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; How news photos can be used to distort the record of various events. "The Lighter Side of Winter," script and art by Dave Berg; Series of illustrated humorous anecdotes concerning winter and winter activities. "Modern Teenage Sports," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of teenage behavior modified to become sporting events. "Mad's Modern Aids to Happier Living," script by Don Reilly, art by Joe Orlando; Dubious solutions to some of the irritations of modern life. "Mad's Movie Theater Owner of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Rickard; A successful movie theater owner is interviewed. "In a Sicilian Restaurant," script and art by Don Martin. "Mad's Merry Christmas Happy New Year Alphabet Book," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical holiday-based items for every letter of the alphabet. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #77
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 77

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Statement of ownership; Total distribution 1,293,705. "Mad's 1963 All-Inclusive Magazine Calendar," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Calendar pages geared to the readers of various niche magazines. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," script and art by Don Martin. "Hollywood Surplus Sale," script by Earle Doud, art by George Woodbridge; Sale ads for props left over from old Hollywood films. "If Five Comic Strip Cartoonists Interpreted the Age-Old Riddle," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; If the riddle "Why did the chicken cross the road?" was the plot idea for a daily strip of Peanuts, Mark Trail, B.C., Miss Peach or Jules Pfeiffer's panel. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy steals blueprints of the White Spy's new device. "The Defensers," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the television series "The Defenders," a father and son law firm lose all of their cases due to their arrogance and incompetence. "The Mad Guide to Astrology," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard. "The Lighter Side of Women," script and art by Dave Berg. "A Child's Garden of Weeds," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Classic poems adapted to reflect modern situations. "A Mad Look at Travel," script by Don Reilly, art by Bob Clarke. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #78
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 78

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Margin cartoons by Sergio Aragones. "East Side Story," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; World politics and political debate centered at the United Nations complex, presented as a musical fashioned after the film "West Side Story." "The Suicide," script and art by Don Martin. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Future Group-Comparison Tests," script by Earle Doud, art by George Woodbridge; Commercial product comparison tests are taken to absurd lengths. "The Daily Monopoly," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of a modern newspaper. "The Lighter Side of Dating," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Darker Side of Telstar," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; The good and bad points of the recently launched Telstar communications satellite are presented. "Modern Chess," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "My First College Primer," script by Phil Hahn, art by Wally Wood; Examples of various types of college students. "If Mardy Were Made in Hollywood Today," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Remaking the 1955 film "Marty" as a multimillion dollar epic. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #79
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 79

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Parody of Bell Telephone print ads, photo by Lester Krauss. "If They Held a Summit Meeting at the White House," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; President Kennedy's attempt to hold an international summit at the White House is sabotaged by his family and his family's hangers-on. "Look Before You Leap," script by Sergio Aragones, art by Joe Orlando. "Drawn Out Dramas" margin cartoons, script and art by Sergio Aragones. "TV's Effect on Children," script by Stan Hart, art by Wally Wood. "The High Dive," script and art by Don Martin. "Movie Dialogue We'd Like to Hear," art by George Woodbridge. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Tax Time U.S.A.," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Rickard; The income tax filing deadline presented as a star-studded television telethon. "How to Transform Your Dumpy City Into an Attractive Tourist Trap," script by Stan Hart, art by Joe Orlando; Hints on how to turn the less attractive aspects of a city into points of interest. "Mad's Realistic, Up-To-Date Service Songs," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Military marches updated to reflect the times. "The Lighter Side of Family Doctors," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mad's Discount Center Owner of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; An interview with the owner of a discount department store. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #80
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 80
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    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Mutiny on the Bouncy," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; In a parody of the film "Mutiny On The Bounty," a preening, disaffected officer engineers a mutiny on a British Navy sailing ship because the Captain is mistreating the crew. "Brain Surgery," script and art by Don Martin. "The Lighter Side of Dog Owners," script and art by Dave Berg. "Misery is a Cold Hot Dog," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; Famous comic strip characters illustrate various examples of miserable situations. "How a Best-Seller is Born," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A book publisher takes the audience through the process of publishing a book. "Father's Day Cards From Special People," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge. "On the Beach," script and art by Don Martin; A man bullied on the beach trains his body and builds himself into an impressive physical specimen. "The Tenth Hour," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; A psychiatrist fights crime by psychoanalyzing the criminals. "Russian Russian Roulette," script and art by Sergio Aragones. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #81
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 81

    Cover art by Bob Clarke. Parody of Nationwide Insurance print ads, art by Lester Krauss. "Labels We Should've Seen," script by Dick DeBartolo, photos by Lester Krauss; Photos of commercial products with the labels altered to satirize the product. Margin art by Sergio Aragones. "New Movie Monsters From Everyday Life," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Joe Orlando; Horror movies centered on contemporary nuisances. "The Class Program," script and art by Don Martin; A performance of shadow puppets doesn't go as rehearsed. "If Modern Comedians Performed For Civilizations of the Past," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; Contemporary comedians do their stand-up act in historical situations. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy uses a helicopter to steal the White Spy's secret plans. "The Lighter Side of Summer Camp," script and art by Dave Berg; Various four panel strips satirizing life at summer camp. "The Mad Plan for Beating TV Commercial Breaks," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Various plans for doing things around the house in the space of a program commercial break. "Mad's Wonder Drugs for Common Teenage Ailments," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge. "If Comic Strip Characters Behaved Like Real People," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wally Wood; Fictional characters are placed in authentic situations and react in authentic fashion. "A Mad Look at Motorcycle Cops," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Popular Scientific Mechanics," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Parody of magazines like Popular Science and Popular Mechanics. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #82
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 82

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Future Talking Ads," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Lester Krauss; Parody of the style of advertisement where inanimate objects talk to each other, taking to absurd extreme. "The Nurtzes," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the CBS TV series "The Nurses," a cynical veteran nurse mentors a naive and slightly dim student nurse through the wards of an incompetent hospital. "The Masterpiece," script and art by Don Martin; An artist finishes the portrait he was laboring on. "Comicland," script by Frank Jacobs and E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Wally Wood; Scandal tabloid-style magazine focused on the private lives of famous comic strip characters. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Parents (of Little Kids)," script and art by Dave Berg; Series of cartoons satirizing the relationship between parents and their children. "What If Hollywood Were to Follow the Trend Towards Long and Pretentious Titles for TV Dramas," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge. "Psychoanalysis by Mail," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; A mail-order, do-it-yourself psychoanalysis kit. "Wheelers and Dealers," script by Basil Wolverton and Al Feldstein (plot), art by Basil Wolverton; Examples of outrageous car designs. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "For the Birds," script by Arnie Kogen and Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Birds," a woman tries to warn a seaside town of an impending attack by the local bird population, but her erratic behavior causes her not to be believed. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #83
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 83

    Parody of Bulova Watch print ads, photo by Lester Krauss. Art in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Stupidity on Television," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Various examples of how current television shows can be "dumbed down" to match the incoming crop of silly situation comedies; Shows parodies are "Ben Casey", "The Garry Moore Show", "The Huntley/Brinkley Report", "CBS Sports Spectacular", "The Defenders", "DuPont Show of the Week", and "Classical Civilization." "The Grand National 50 lb. Cannon Ball-Throwing Contest," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Guide to Art Films," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of how to differentiate an Art House film from a commercial release. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Chinese Restaurant Owner of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando. "Shipwrecked," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Look at Football," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Car Owners," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Labor Union Manual," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood. "Hood," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Hud," a sullen, angry, selfish lout makes everybody's life miserable on a Texas ranch. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #84
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 84

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Future Singing TV Commercials," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Examples of commercial jingles that adapt the melodies of famous Broadway musical songs. Products involved are Raleigh cigarettes, Anacin, Dash detergent, Allstate insurance, Vitalis hair tonic and Crest toothpaste. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Celebrities' Nightmares," script by Don Reilly, art by Mort Drucker; Various celebrities dream about their worst fears; John F. Kennedy; Christine Keeler; Nikita Khrushchev; Mao tse-Tung; Frank Sinatra; Bert Parks; Nelson Rockefeller; Charlton Heston; George Wallace; and Hugh Hefner. "The Epicure," script by Edgar A. Guest, art by Don Martin; Presentation of an Edgar A. Guest poem, with satirical illustrations added. "Trademarks Resulting From Future Mergers," script by Don Reilly, art by Wally Wood. "A Mad Guide to Hypnotism," script by Phil Hahn, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Cops," script and art by Dave Berg. "3 Sure Fire Methods of Getting a Job," script by Mickey Rose, art by Joe Orlando. "The Academy Awards for Home Movies," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker. "A Mad Look at Santa," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Modern Teacher," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of a niche magazine aimed at teachers. "An Early Morning Bathroom Scene," script and art by Don Martin. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #85
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 85
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    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Parody of Avis print ads, photo by Lester Krauss. Statement of ownership; Total Paid Circulation, avg. 12 months: 55,070. "Mannie Get Your Ghoul," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; A Broadway musical is written and staged starring old movie monsters. Margin cartoons by Sergio Aragones. "The Minute That TV Show is Over," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Unexpected events that happen after a television show has been broadcast. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of the College Crowd," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Sunday Drive," script and art by Don Martin. "What Could Happen When They Use Numbers for Everything," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Numbers begin to replace words in ordinary conversation. "Future Educational Comic Pamphlets," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; Using well-known comic strip characters in promotional pamphlets for various businesses and organizations. "The Mad Hospital Primer," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of what to expect if you have to spend time in the hospital. "The Real Story Behind the News," script by Stan Hart, art by Bob Clarke; Normally barely noticed news stories are given expanded coverage for reasons other than the story's newsworthiness. "Strange Interlude With Hazey," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; The television series "Hazel" is staged as if it were the play "Strange Interlude." 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #86
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 86
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    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Parody of Wilkinson razor blade print ads, photo by Lester Krauss. "Insecurity is a Pair of Loose Swim Trunks," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Using famous comic strip characters, the author illustrates some of the pitfalls of childhood. "The Small Businessman in the Amazon," script and art by Don Martin. "News Photos You're Sure to See This Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Examples of news photos of cliched situations. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "When This Trend Towards Understanding Gets Out of Hand," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Examples of societal attempts to compensate for and explain away anti-social behavior in various professions. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Married Men," script and art by Dave Berg. "In the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza Hotel," script and art by Don Martin. "If Magazine Ads Spoke the Language of the Magazines," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Targeting advertising to the genre of magazine the ad will appear in. "The Mad Plan for Fighting the War Against Junk Mail," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke. "Flawrence of Arabia," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Lawrence Of Arabia," a British soldier helps lead the Saudi revolution against British rule, even though he's an idiot. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #87
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 87

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Kids' Versions of Adult Films," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Serious dramatic films sanitized and altered to appeal to a pre-teen audience. Films parodied are "Days of Wine and Roses", "The Hustler", "Irma La Douce" (with an all funny animal cast), "Never on Sunday" and "Monte Cane." "At the Mask Store," script and art by Don Martin; Merry mix-ups at a costume shop. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "TV Ads We'd Like to See," art by Joe Orlando. "A Mad Look at the Circus," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Home Owners," script and art by Dave Berg. "Pre-Recorded Phone Messages," script by Larry Siegel and Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; Answering machine messages designed to discourage certain callers. "The Electrician," script and art by Don Martin. "Angry," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; A niche magazine for people with violent tempers. "Who Wants to Be President More than Anything" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #88
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 88

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Movie Ads With Behind the Scene Gossip," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Jack Rickard; Movie posters that use the stars' personal lives as selling points for the film. "The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming July 4th Weekend," script by Stan Hart, art by Sergio Aragones; Predictions of summer accidents accompanied by humorous illustrations of said mishaps. "Don Martin in an Italian Restaurant," script and art by Don Martin. "Mad Visits the Producer-Director of Charades" script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; The director of a murder and espionage film tries to explain its incomprehensible plot. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Little League," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.," script by Larry Siegel and Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Satirical look at life in New York. "The Swampview Terrace Weekly," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; A humorous version of an apartment complex newsletter, presented as a lurid tabloid. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Mad's Caterer of the Year," script by Stan Hart, art by Joe Orlando; Newsman David Brinkley interviews a catering manager as he oversees a wedding party dinner. "The Mad Politicians Primer," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical descriptions of politicians, their families, their staff and the lobbyists who support them. "Buck'$ Law," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television series "Burke's Law"; A rich, handsome police captain can't solve crimes because he's too busy dodging all the women who want to marry him. "The Only Hope for Curing Beatle-Mania" Mad Fold-In, script and art by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #90
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 90

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "If Celebrities Ran for Public Office," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Jack Rickard; Examples of political campaigns geared to particular celebrities. "The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming Labor Day Weekend," script by Stan Hart, art by Sergio Aragones. "Etiquette," script by Sir William S. Gilbert, art by Don Martin; Two men retain their gentlemanly manners despite being stranded on a remote island. "Strange Interludes in Everyday Life," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Ordinary people in ordinary situations make sarcastic asides to the readers, as in the play "Strange Interlude." "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Misleading TV Titles," script by Al Jaffee, art by Mort Drucker; Actual television show titles are used to illustrate similar real life situations. "A Mad Look at Firemen," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Summer Romances," script and art by Dave Berg. "An Incident at a Red Light," art by Wally Wood. "Auto Accessories We'd Like to See," script by Don Reilly, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Teenage Idol Promoter of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Interview with a record promoter who boasts that he can take any nobody off the street (or even a chimpanzee) and turn them into a teen idol. "Make Beautiful Hair Blecch" back cover Breck Shampoo parody ad, art by Frank Frazetta. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #91
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 91

    "Some Mad Devices for Safer Smoking," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of devices of dubious merit to help people smoke without risking the dangers of inhaling. "Movie Heroes Are Finks or Hey There, Audience, You've Been Booing the Wrong Guy," script by Harry Purvis, art by Mort Drucker; Typical movie scenes where the hero is at the mercy of the villain are footnoted to show that the villain is actually nice and the hero is a rude lout. "A Mad Look at the Summer Olympics," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "A Celebrity's Wallet," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Bob Clarke and Frank Frazetta; A look into Ringo Starr's wallet; One of the portraits of Ringo Starr in his wallet is a reprint of the portrait Frank Frazetta did for the previous issue's Breck Shampoo parody ad. "A Mad Guide to Little Known Jobs in Television," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of jobs catering to the unusual whims of television actors and directors. "A Fairy Tale," script and art by Don Martin. "New Movie Monsters From the Business World," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Joe Orlando; Annoying features of working in an office setting are turned into horror films. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Washington, D.C.," script by Larry Siegel and Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker, Jr. "The Nearsighted Voodoo Priest," script and art by Don Martin. "When Today's Celebrities Become Tomorrow's Historical Heroes," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; How future generations will glorify current celebrities Harold Stassen, Hyman Rickover, Elizabeth Taylor and the news team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. "How Bad Childhood Habits Can Help In a Congressional Career," script by Stan Hart, art by Paul Coker, Jr. "The Lighter Side of Going to the Movies," script and art by Dave Berg. "Twisted Mad Tales For Twisted Mad Readers," script by Jim Mildon, art by George Woodbridge; Modern fairy tales built around modern people. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Mr. Nudnick," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television show "Mr. Novak"; a high school English teacher earns the respect of students and faculty alike, even though he's a meddlesome pain. Art in the margins by Sergio Aragones. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #92
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 92

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming Christmas Weekend," script by Stan Hart, art by Sergio Aragones. "The Carpetsweepers," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Carpetbaggers," a young man inherits his father's vast estate and promptly becomes an ass about it. "The Mad In and Out Book," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Series of examples of what is fashionable and what is no longer fashionable. Art in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "The Accident," script and art by Don Martin; Two men try to aid an auto accident victim. "Shakespeare Up to Date," script by William Garvin, art by Jack Rickard. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Children's Safety Songs," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando. "The Sites and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Chicago," script by Larry Siegel and Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker, Jr. "Every Day Life Olympic Games," art by Joe Orlando. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Neighborhood Celebrities," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge. "The Lighter Side of Adult Parties," script and art by Dave Berg. "Phoney Magazine," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Niche magazine aimed at people who try to act more impressive than they actually are. "A Visit to the Country," script and art by Don Martin. "The Mad Safety Council's Predictions For the Upcoming New Year's Weekend," script by Stan Hart, art by Sergio Aragones; Illustrated examples of accidents that will happen over the New Year's weekend and how many will fall victim. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #93
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 93

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Statement of ownership; Total paid circulation 1,669,886. "A Child's View of Newspaper Headlines," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of how a child might take headline jargon literally. "The Official Barber," script and art by by Don Martin; A man has the job of upkeep on the Mount Rushmore monument. "Mad Looks at a Typical Kiddie TV Show," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; A kid's show host tries to cope with an audience of cynical children. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Teenage Parties," script and art by Dave Berg. "Space Magazines," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Joe Orlando. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "A Mad Look at Signs of the Times," script by Al Jaffee, Don Reilly, and Dick DeBartolo, art by Bob Clarke; Road and advertising signs altered to appeal to modern problems and sensibilities. "Another (whew) Visit to the Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin; A man can fire darts from his mouth by pressing the top of his head like a plunger. "When They Advertise Liquor on TV," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Flying Ace," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; Ringo Starr stars as a World War II fighter pilot trying to land his damaged plane safely at his base near enemy lines. "What Brilliant New Ideas Has the Current TV Season Produced" Mad Fold-In, script and art by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #95
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 95

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Mad Visits a Typical Teenage Beach Movie," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Satire of the beach movie genre; a group of teenagers surf, suffer relationship problems, surf some more, and generally act irresponsibly. Cartoons drawn in the margins, art by Sergio Aragones. "If Kids Used Movie Cliches in Everyday Life," script by Harry Purvis, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Examples of children acting out famous overdone movie scenes. "Hair Goo," script by Al Jaffee, art by Jack Rickard; A niche magazine dedicated to outlandish hairstyles. "Mad Magazine Introduces 43-man Squamish," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Mad creates a new sport, a combination of polo, soccer and gang fighting. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Modern Highwayman," script by Alfred Noyes (plot) and James T. Shannon, art by Don Martin; The classic poem "The Highwayman" is updated to reflect modern times. "The Mad Gun Owners and Other Small Bores Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical look at guns, gun owners and hunters, presented in a children's primer format. "The Lighter Side of Spring," script and art by Dave Berg; The behavior of people during springtime is satirized. "Passion Place," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a satire of the film "Peyton Place," a newspaper publisher takes the audience on a tour of a town where the population is too busy cheating on each other to get anything constructive done. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #96
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 96

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Substandard Brands, Inc.," script by Ronald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by Bob Clarke; Consumer products, parodying then current ad campaigns, which are blatantly and proudly inferior. "The Man From A.U.N.T.I.E.," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., two secret agents wander through a semi-serious plot trying to track down the head of a rival spy organization. "On the Job," script and art by Don Martin; A construction worker accidentally eats one of his tools for lunch. Cartoons on the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The White Spy tricks the Black Spy with a flying serum. "Unspoken Messages in TV Commercials," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando. "Today's Typical "Sales & Promotional" Gimmicks," script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Examples of sales promotions of dubious value. "The Lighter Side of the Boss," script by Dave Berg, art by Dave Berg; Satire of various people and their relationships with their boss at work. "Crazy Fists," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a satire of the "boxing movie" genre, a youth gives up his ambitions to become a musician in order to make a living as a professional boxer. "The Harvest We Shall Reap From the Super-Patriots' Methods of Exposing Communist Plotters in America" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #97
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 97

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Being Rich Is Better Than a Warm Puppy," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of the advantages rich kids have over other kids. "A Frightful Incident," script and art by Don Martin; A woman tries to rescue her husband from a precarious situation. "Mad Goes to a Screening of Cheyenne Awful," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Cheyenne Autumn," director John Ford screens his film "Cheyenne Awful," about a tribe of Native Americans and U.S. Cavalry soldiers generally acting silly. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "A Mad Look at Garbagemen," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Satirical look at the duties and habits of sanitation workers. "The Walt Cronkite Show," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Newscaster Walter Cronkite hosts a television variety show with political and sports figures as performing guests. "In the Desert," script and art by Don Martin. "Load & Crash," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of automobile-centric niche magazines, this one showing the reader how to decrease the value of their auto and which valueless makes to consider buying. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Mad Interviews a John Birch Society Policeman," script by Ronald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by Joe Orlando; Mad profiles a bigoted police officer as he patrols his shift. "The Lighter Side of Employees," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Rooks," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "The Rogues," three brothers and a family friend team up to con dishonest power brokers and seduce women half their age. "What Comes After Pop Art and Op Art" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #98
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 98

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. The letters page features letters with pictures from Mick Jaqgger (of The Rolling Stones), Gerry Marsden (of Gerry & the Pacemakers), Herman's Hermits, and Donna Douglas (Elly Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies). "Surfing," script by Al Jaffee, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical look at the sport of surfing. "A Dreadful Day," script and art by Don Martin; A woman tries to rescue her husband from a well. "Flapper," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "Flipper," the story of a boring game warden, his two sons and the dolphin (or porpoise) who is smarter than all of them put together. "Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," script and art by Al Jaffee. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Fight Songs For the Common Man," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; New lyrics are added to famous songs to reflect the trials and tribulations of common people. "Mad's Summer Camp for Adults," script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker, Jr. "The Mad Academy Awards for Small Businessmen," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Rickard; Giving awards to small business operators who provide creative lack of service to their customers. "The Mad United States Foreign Policy Primer," script by Larry Siegel (as Lawrence Harvey Siegel), art by Bob Clarke (as Robert James Clarke). "The Lighter Side of Summer Evenings," script and art by Dave Berg. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Lord Jump," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Lord Jim," a sailor branded for cowardice falls into a confrontation between island natives and a mad General and stays cowardly. "One Summer Afternoon," script and art by Don Martin. "Who Are the Disaster Victims That Nobody Helps?" Mad Fold-in by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #99
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 99

    "When Politicians Do Television Commercials," script by Donald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by Jack Rickard; Famous political figures are recruited as commercial spokespeople. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Three Hairy Stories," script and art by Don Martin; A man gets a haircut; another man tries to cover his bald spot; a third man grooms his mustache. "The Virginiaham," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV show "The Virginian," a frontier judge and a group of incompetent cowboys tries to prevent a menacing stranger from disrupting their boring little ranch. "Mad Interviews the Greeting Card Manufacturer of the Year," script by Stan Hart, art by Joe Orlando. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Moving," script and art by Dave Berg. "Horror Movie Scenes We'd Like to See," script by Don Edwing, art by Jack Davis. "The Rime of the Modern Surfer," script by Tom Koch, art by Don Martin; In a parody of the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"; an egotistical surfer travels too far and ends up in the Arctic Circle. "Football In Depth," script by Ronald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by George Woodbridge. "What Wild Frenzy Will Future College Students Face?" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #102
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 102

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Some Mad Suggestions for Other 'Ridiculous Ad Images," script by Phil Hahn and Jack Hanrahan, art by Bob Clarke; Endless variations on the Esso/Humble Oil ad campaign designed to sell other products. "In the Delicatessen," script and art by Don Martin; A customer accuses a deli clerk of cheating her. "BrandXed," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the TV series "Branded"; a dishonorably discharged cavalry officer roams the west and gets punched a lot. "Achieving Personal Success in Crime," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Educational pamphlet on how to be a better criminal. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Elementary School," script and art by Dave Berg. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "National Perspirer," script by Larry Siegel, art by Al Jaffee; In a parody of supermarket tabloids, sensational and lurid news articles are accompanied by sensational and lurid illustrations. "ABC TV's Wide World of Sports," script by Al Jaffee, art by George Woodbridge. "The Typical Luxury Apartment House Ad," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A glowing ad for an apartment house contrasted with the many blemishes the ad doesn't mention. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Bubby Lake Missed (by a mile)", script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Bunny Lake Is Missing," a mother desperately searches for her missing daughter, with no help from her creepy husband, an idiot police officer or the egomaniacal director of the film. "How You Too Can Make a Fortune in the Booming Ski Business" Mad Fold-In, script and art by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #104
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 104

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Advertising Campaigns With Ulterior Motives," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Examples of public service announcements that don't serve the public. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Future Wit & Wisdom Books," script by Phil Hahn and Jack Hanrahan, art by Mort Drucker; Books featuring humorous anecdotes and sayings from famous historical and contemporary people not known for being funny or clever. "In the Hospital," script and art by Don Martin; A patient gets a new IV drip. "Mixing Personal Politics with Careers," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge. "Mad Visits the American Mediocrity Academy," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Rickard; A visit to a teaching institution that trains people to be average. "The Lighter Side of High School," script and art by Dave Berg; The humorous trials and tribulations of attending high school. "Postage Stamp Advertising," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of what would happen if the U.S. Postal Service sold ad space on their postage stamps. "Loused Up in Space," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "Lost in Space," a family of incompetent space explorers find a planet full of giant gemstones, prompting The Professor to try to kill them--again. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #106
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 106
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Bunch," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Group," at a class reunion for a women's college, a group of uninteresting women relate their uninteresting post-graduate lives. "A Mad Look at Trade-Marks," script and art by Max Brandel. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Late One Night," script and art by Don Martin; A wife remedies her husband's snoring. "The Lighter Side of Music Lovers," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at common people and their taste in music. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Mad Air Travel Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge. "A Mad Look at the Joys of Scuba Diving," script by Al Jaffee and Dick DeBartolo, art by Bob Clarke. "Mad Visits a Typical Johnson Howard's Restaurant," script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Satirical look at the Howard Johnson's restaurant chain. "A Mad Look at Batman," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Obituaries for Comic Strip Characters," script by Frank Jacobs. "12 O'Crocked High," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "12 O'clock High," a World War II bomber crashes in occupied France and its crew must find its way to friendly lines before the pilot and co-pilot kill each other. "What Profitable Car-Buyer Market Will Automakers Stupidly Lose Again With This Year's Models," Mad Fold-in, script and art by Al Jaffee. "Early One Morning in the Jungle," script by Don Edwing, art by Frank Frazetta; Tarzan loses his title as "King of the Apes." 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #109
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 109
    • 3/4" spine split. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, both covers completely detached.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Statement of ownership; Total paid circulation, 12 month average: 1,635,612. "Who in Heck is Virginia Woolfe?", script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," a warring couple have another couple over for drinks and proceed to embarrass themselves. "Correspondence Schools For Repulsive People" photo story, script by Phil Hahn and Jack Hanrahan. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "In the Locker Room," script and art by Don Martin; A football coach tries to improve a player's football knowledge. "The Lighter Side of Arguments," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at disputes between family and friends. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Idiot-Proof Products," script and art by Al Jaffee; Products designed to be simple enough for even a moron to use effectively. "Mad School Songs For Everyday Activities," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge. "Doc Tari," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Davis; In a parody of the TV series "Daktari," a veterinarian practicing in the Kenyan bush battles poachers and tends to his animal patients with the help of a cross-eyed lion and a chimpanzee nurse and with no help from his human companions. "What is Today's Most Shocking Drug Menace?" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #110
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 110

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Mad Hate Book," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of human behavior and circumstances of life that are annoying. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "One Day in a Hospital," script and art by Don Martin; A doctor performs surgery on an unrepentant practical joker. "Songs of Food," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker Jr. "The Life of Your Run," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV show "Run For Your Life," a man diagnosed with a terminal disease spends his remaining time taking foolish risks and meeting foolish people. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "What is a Born Loser?", script by Tom Koch, art by Sergio Aragones; Essay on people who seem cursed with bad luck, accompanied by relevant illustrations. "The Lighter Side of Camera-Bugs," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at photography enthusiasts. "The Television Network President of the Year," script by Stan Hart, art by Joe Orlando; The executive of a major television network is interviewed. "Fantastecch Voyage," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Fantastic Voyage," five scientists are shrunk to microbe size in order to cure a wealthy man's bad sinuses. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #112
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 112
    • INCOMPLETE. Pieces clipped. Interrupts art and story. Full length spine split, covers glued to spine of book.

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "The Mad Song Textbook," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Collection of songs written to delineate various subjects of study. "On the Beach at Ebb Tide," script and art by Don Martin; A man at the beach talks to another person submerged up to his chin. "The Ten Commandments – Revisited" photo story by Max Brandel. "TVarzan," script and art by Dick DeBartolo; In a parody of the TV show "Tarzan," the Lord of the Jungle faces dangerous animals and shows off his buff body while villainous hunters exploit the natives behind his back. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "What Is a Final Exam?", script by Tom Koch and May Sakami, art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Eating," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Mad Psychoanalysis Primer," script by Stan Hart, art by Paul Coker Jr. "A Mad Look at Musicians," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Historical Events as Covered By Modern News Feature Writers," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by George Woodbridge. "The Amateurs," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Professionals," a wealthy rancher hires a group of trigger-happy cowboys to rescue his hot wife, who has been abducted by Mexican bandits. "The Paleontologist," script and art by Don Martin. "What Would Be a Perfect Slogan For the Advertising Industry?", script and art by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #113
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 113

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Beetle Bailey strip by Mort Walker. "Some Mad Auto Safety Features," script and art by Al Jaffee; Add-on devices for the auto designed to counteract driver's bad habits. "Water Sports Foto-plays"; Humorous captions are added to wire service photos of various water sports. "The Iron Horselaff," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "The Iron Horse," a shady womanizer wins a railroad in a crooked poker game and attempts to complete construction of the line in spite of interference from interested opponents and his own ineptitude. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "At the Academy of Electric Fan Repair," script and art by Don Martin; A teacher introduces his students to an electric fan. "If Famous Poets Had Written Mother Goose," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Nursery rhymes written in the style of William Shakespeare, Ogden Nash, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandberg and others. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy tries to stab the White Spy in his sleep. "The Lighter Side of Going Steady," script and art by Dave Berg; The trials and pitfalls of teenage romance. "Everyday Guts," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; A niche magazine making everyday occurrences seem like harrowing adventures. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Mad Mini-Movies: Dr. Zhicago," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Davis; Parody of the film "Dr. Zhivago": A pompous doctor and his bimbo nurse get involved in the Russian Revolution. "Mad Mini-Movies: Is Paris Boring?", script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Is Paris Burning?," a Frenchman lobbies the Allied forces to oust the Germans from France. "Mad Mini-Movies: Throw-Up," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Bruce Stark; In a parody of the film "Blowup," a self-important fashion photographer bounces from woman to woman, never finding self-satisfaction. "Where Is the Current Trend in Popular Literature Headed?" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #114
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 114

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "President Johnson on Madison Avenue"; Contemporary product advertising slogans and copy used as ironic counterpoint to photos of President Johnson. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Don Martin Turns On Portable Radios," script and art by Don Martin. "So How Come...", script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; An ironic look at double-standards in society. "Sombre," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the film "Hombre"; a white man raised as a Native American assuming his father's place as a slumlord leads a motley crew of stagecoach robbery survivors back to civilization. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of the Mating Game," script and art by Dave Berg; A satirical look at dating rituals. "TV Game Shows Based On Newspaper Headlines," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Davis; Real events, such as missing persons, Senate investigations and social trends are turned into premises for game shows. "Future Complaints," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Joe Orlando; Examples of how complaints about society evolve along with society. "The Cats Are All Bats," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; Social criticism as if it were written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. "The Shadow Knows," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Examples of a person's shadow acting out their inner feelings. "Ratpacktrol," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the TV series "The Rat Patrol"; a member of Rommel's Desert Forces in North Africa tries to lure a squad of American commandos into a series of traps. "On the Tarzan Set," script and art by Don Martin. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #116
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 116
    • INCOMPLETE. Pages missing. Interrupts art and story.

    "Dirtier By the Dozen," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the film "The Dirty Dozen"; a no-nonsense officer must train a group of murders, degenerates, psychos and bad actors into an elite assault squad despite his reservations about the plausibility of the plot. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Mad's Christmas Cards to Seasonal Exploiters," art by Jack Rickard; Jack Davis; Don Martin; Bob Clarke; George Woodbridge; Dave Berg; Mort Drucker; Al Jaffee; Paul Coker Jr.; and Joe Orlando. "A San Francisco Trip," script and art by Don Martin; A hippie goes tripping after smoking a banana peel. "Mad's Theatrical Agent of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Bruce Stark; Steve Allen interviews a theatrical agent about his sleazy business practices. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "A Celebrity's Wallet," script and art by Arnie Kogen; Items that might be found in Dr. Timothy Leary's wallet. "The Lighter Side of Friendship," script and art by Dave Berg; Cynical look at the ramifications of being a friend. "Best Sellers We're Sure to See," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Rickard; Predictions of subject matter for future best-selling books. "Late Night TV Roulette" photo story, script by Arnie Kogen; A man repeatedly flipping between The Tonight Show, an ABC News telecast and an old western movie unintentionally creates a stream of humorous dialogue. "Songs of Pets," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Songs written to celebrate the less-savory aspects of living with animals. "Ads We Never Got to See," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Bob Clarke; Examples of ads rejected because of the unintentional humor caused by their poorly worded text. "The Joe Nasty Show," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Davis; A television talk show hosted by a rude, obnoxious, foul-mouthed, contemptuous lout that is loved by the audience for those very characteristics. "What Will Be the Ultimate Idea in "Mod" Fashions?" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. "Mad's Great Moments in Politics" photo story, script by Max Brandel; A parody of both President Johnson's Vietnam policy and his exposing his surgical scar to White House beat reporters rolled into one. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #117
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 117

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Will Success Spoil Charlie Brown?", script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Rickard; A former friend of Charlie Brown of the Peanuts comic strip visits the old neighborhood and finds that the characters of the strip have let success change them. "Out West," script and art by Don Martin; A man driving in the desert is menaced by a flock of vultures. "A Mad Look at Sky Diving," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Davis; A cynical examination of the equipment and training that comes with sky diving. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Honest Comments on TV," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Rickard; How different genres of TV shows would be affected if the interviewees told the truth instead of sticking to safe talking points. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Air Pollution Problems of the Future," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge. "The Lighter Side of Clothes," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at American fashion and its effect on perception of other people. "Welcome Aboard Speeches," script by Sy Reit, art by Joe Orlando. "Mad's Medical Mother Goose," script by Larry Siegel, art by Al Jaffee; Nursery rhymes written to satirize the medical profession. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "The Sam Pebbles," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Sand Pebbles," a surly sailor aboard a U.S. Naval vessel meets a corrupt priest and his dimwitted daughter in Southeast Asia. "What Is the Most Expensive Accessory Item Young Car-Buyers Purchase?" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #119
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 119

    First 35-cent cover price. Cover art by Norman Mingo. "One Day in the Park," script and art by Don Martin; A man sitting on a bench is annoyed by another man with a kaleidoscope. "Balmy and Clod," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Bonnie and Clyde," two really adorable bumpkins decide to embark on a life of crime. Cartoons drawn in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "One Day in the Jungle," script and art by Don Martin; A jungle man tries to grab a beautiful explorer, but misses. "The Mad Fad-and-Fetish Primer," script by Stan Hart, art by Bob Clarke; An examination of fads and fetishes in American society, presented in the form of a children's primer. "Mad's 1968 All-Star Basketball Teams," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Davis. "What Is a Square?", script by Arnie Kogen, art by Sergio Aragones; Analysis of what makes someone a social outcast in current society. "The Lighter Side of Hobbies," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at what people collect and why. "Songs of Wealth, Possessions, Greed, Property and Creeping Materialism," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; The lyrics of popular songs are altered to reflect contemporary greed. "A Mad Portfolio of Some Famous Protest Buttons We'd Like to See Worn By Some Famous People" photo story, script by Max Brandel; featuring Hubert Humphrey; Jerry Lewis; Richard Nixon; Robert Kennedy; Ethel Kennedy; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Ronald Reagan; J. Edgar Hoover; Sophia Loren; Julie Andrews; Billy Graham; Twiggy; Lyndon Johnson; and Alfred E. Neuman. "The Invasioners," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis; In a parody of the TV series "The Invaders," a lone human tries to warn an uncaring world about the invasion of inept aliens. "What Dedicated Group Does a Lot of Planting, and Yet Nothing Ever Comes of It" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. Parody of Shell Oil TV commercials, script by Lou Silverstone, art by George Woodbridge. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #120
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 120

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "One Day at the Beach," script by Sergio Aragones, art by Don Martin. "Blue-Eyed Kook," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the film "Cool Hand Luke"; a disaffected man ends up in a southern chain gang where he rebels against everything and everybody. "The Mad Hate Book II," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of how life conspires to ruin your day. "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at the Post Office," script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker Jr. "Mother's Day Cards Down Through History," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "The Lighter Side of Driving," script and art by Dave Berg. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Mad's Simplified A B C Method of Bulling Your Way Through Final Exams," script by Tom Koch; A list of essay answers with fill-in-the-blank sections to adapt the answers to various subjects. "While Strolling Through the City," script and art by Don Martin; A man and a woman strolling down the street notice businesses with descriptive street signs. "Jobs On the Fringe of Show Business," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by George Woodbridge. "Some Mad Articles You Never Got to See," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker Jr., Bob Clarke, Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Dave Berg, and George Woodbridge; The first pages of features previously rejected by the editors. "On the Road With Sergio Aragones," script and art by Sergio Aragones; A series of cartoons satirizing highway driving. "The Great Society Alphabet Book," script and art by Max Brandel; Every letter of the alphabet is juxtaposed with a picture of modern live and a simple verse outlining the hypocrisy of Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" in comparison. "What Is the One Thing Most School Dropouts Are Sure to Become?" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. "A Modern Cinderella" back cover story, script by Jack Kent, art by Jack Rickard. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.35.