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Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) comic books

  • Issue #24
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 24
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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. Published by William Gaines and edited by Harvey Kurtzman, Mad Magazine #24 begins a new era, parodying various elements of life, including popular culture. Previously, Mad was a comic book. "Extremely Important Message From The Editors," script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Message is, "Please Buy This Magazine." "She Wanted To Drown Her Troubles," art by Wally Wood; Phony ad for movie "Gluggle!" "Is A Trip To The Moon Possible?", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A humorous look at the problems and joys of travel to the moon. "Report From Russia" article by Hans Christian Andersen; A supposed look into Russian thought...in Russian (Cyrillic script). "Out of The Frying Pan And Into The Soup" text story by Ira Wallach, art by Bernie Krigstein. "Wrestling," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; A humorous look at professional wrestling matches, using all the stereotypes in the sport. Single strip parodies of various newspaper comics, script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder. "Classy Crimes #138: Who Put The Strichnine In Mrs. Murphy's Husband?" text story by Bernard Shir-Cliff, art by Bill Elder. "Anyone Can Build This Coffee Table," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Bogus instructions on how to build a coffee table complete with a potted plant sitting on the table. "Is This Your Life?", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Melvin Furd is nearly killed during the show, which features family, friends, enemies and someone he doesn't even know; Parody of tv show "This Is Your Life." "Vera's Cruz," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Two men sign on to guard a gold and guns shipment, but are also out to steal it for themselves. 68 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 25
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    Cover art by Thomas Nast and Harvey Kurtzman (frame). "Radiodetectiveland" article by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; A look at the crazy neighborhood inhabited by the average radio show detective. "The Jack E. Glisten Story," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A behind-the-scenes look at how the Jack E. Glisten show is produced; Parody of the Jackie Gleason tv show. "Very Square Dance"; Lyrics by Steve Allen presented without the musical score. "Baseball...Science Or Skill?", script by Al Jaffee, art by Jack Davis; Comparison of the scientific and instinctive methods of baseball team management: both fail. "Anyone For Wrist Slashing?", script by Stan Freberg, art by Wally Wood; Excerpt from a movie magazine and a "screenplay" by Stan to show contrasts between his characters and real life. "Was George Washington "George"?", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Exposé type articles on George Washington, John Smith and Snow White. "MAD Awards," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Awards for best tv commercials. "They Built Their Dream-House Singlehanded," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Story of how the Countersunks built their not-quite-so-dream house. "The Stark Club," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; A tour through the nightly happenings at the Stark Club. "The Blackboard Jumble," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wallace Wood; Scenes from the movie and a recommendation for solving the real life violence problem in schools; Parody of movie "Blackboard Jungle." 60 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #26
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 26
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    Cover art by Wally Wood and Harvey Kurtzman (frame). "The Dave Garrowunway Show," art by Jack Davis; Dave gets locked out of the studio and J. Floyd continues the show; Parody of the "Today" tv show with Dave Garroway. "Confidentially," art by Bill Elder; Phony articles from various confidential exposé magazines showing how they are all the same. "The Conquest of Tillie's Lookout," script by Ira Wallach, art by Wally Wood; An account of climbing a minor hummock at a New England resort, narrated as if climbing Mt. Everest. "Let's Go For A Ride!", art by Jack Davis; Exaggerated versions of the problems of a Sunday drive, with the family finally deciding home was more peaceful. "The Prodigious," art by Wally Wood; Parody of movie "The Prodigal." "The Seven Itchy Years," art by Bill Elder; Scenes from the movie with a review. "Today's Criminal Investigating Game," script and art by Roger Price; Roger discusses "The Sissonville Fiend Case", how to surround and capture a criminal whose location is known, obtaining information, identifying criminal types, stake outs, fingerprints, marksmanship, and delinquent youth assistance programs. "A Guide To Better Understanding The Fine Old Art of Boxing," script by Al Jaffee, art by Jack Davis. "Tense Tycoons and Lucky Bucks," script by Bernard Shir-Cliff, art by Bernie Krigstein and Wally Wood; Parts of a story about a corporate raider and the people of one of the companies he buys. 60 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 27
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    Cover art by Jack Davis, Harvey Kurtzman (frame), and Bill Elder (frame). "Why Settle For Others When Beautydreamy Balances Drinking Glasses!", art by Bill Elder; Parody of ad for Beautyrest Matresses. "How To Be Smart," art by Wally Wood; Shows many things you can do to look smart. "A Sea Chanty," script by Abe Burrows, art by Russ Heath; Lyrics and music for a song about sailing on the Nancy Brown. "Ed Suvillan Show," art by Bill Elder; A typical night on the show, with a ventriloquist, a foreign act, and a comic; Article ends with a mock judicial order from Judge Alfred E. Neuman. "Uninterrupted Melody," script by Stan Freberg, art by Wally Wood; A short play of a mutiny among the Good Humorous Men, when they can't stand any longer the music their trucks play. "A Lad And A Lion," script by Al Jaffee, art by Jack Davis; Story showing that lions will be lions, not pets. "The Brave Dogs," script and art by Roger Price; Roger describes a new sport/art he has invented, Dog Kicking, which has its roots in bull fighting. "Ulysses," art by Wally Wood; A brief summary of major scenes from the movie, with a surprise ending. "Nightwatch," script by Arnold Hayne, art by Bill Elder; Jones and Dunday keep arresting their captain, Jed Brown. "Rare Old Cartoons," script and art by Caran d'Ache. "Football," script by Al Jaffee, art by Jack Davis; Highlighting the problems poorer schools have with their football teams. 60 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 28

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    Cover art by Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and Bill Elder. "He Rose Tattooed," art by Wally Wood; Parody of movie "The Rose Tattoo." "The Race is On for the Super Guided Missile," script by Al Jaffee, art by Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, and Wally Wood; Shows various parts of the space race between the US and USSR, with ultimate consequences of missile use. "Children's Primer," art by Bill Elder; Parody of the type of poetry written by 19th century poet, Eugene Field, The Children's Poet. "Comic Books," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood (as Woodhawk); The Black And Blue Hawks stage a mutiny; A parody of Blackhawk comic books. "Young Men's Spring Fashions for 1956," art by Jack Davis; Comparison of fashions for Ivy League class with those worn by street gangs. "Your Income Tax," script by Bernard Shir-Cliff, art by Bill Elder; Bad advice for filling out your federal income tax return. "The Life of General Homer T. 'Old Hominy' Shotbag," script by Ed Fischer, art by Ed Fischer and Seltz; Highlights of the life of Civil War general Homer T. Shotbag, from childhood to fame. "Talk," art by Wally Wood; Comparisons of what you think overseen conversations are, with what they actually are. "Million Dollar Horse," script by Al Jaffee, art by Jack Davis; Story of a celebrity race horse, showing the care taken with him versus the poor working conditions of his caretakers. "Medical," art by Bill Elder; Lance needs a tonsillectomy, from which he recovers in great shape, but still can't play the violin well. 60 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 29
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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman (frame), Bill Elder (frame), and Wally Wood (figures at bottom). "The New Expandable Severolet," script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; Phony ad for Severolet, a car that comes in sections and can expand to any desired length. "Free Fall Ferris," script by Jerry DeFuccio (idea) and Al Feldstein (script), art by Wally Wood; Story about a mouse who becomes a U.S. astronaut. "Gringo," script by Ernie Kovacs, art by Bill Elder; Rules for a fictitious board game. "New Designs In Television Sets," art by Jack Davis. "Dining Etiquette Quiz," script and art by Basil Wolverton; Quiz with bad examples of dining practices. "The Man In The Soot-Gray Flannel," script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Major scenes from the movie, with captions instead of dialog. "Rare Old Cartoons: Hans Huckerbein der Young Hard-Luck Raven," script and art by Wilhelm Busch; Fritz captures a raven, Hans, and brings it home where it destroys the place until it drinks some wine and dies tangled in some rope; The moral is loosely given as the bad you do will catch up with you. "Camp," script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Story of Melvin's summer at Camp Pot-Ra-Zee-Bee. "MAD Bubble Gum Cards," script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Bubble gum cards in the Famous Cowards series. "The Underworld Around Us," script and art by Bernie Wiseman; Essay on early human evolution up to the Stone Age. "Real Estate Ads," script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood and Jack Kamen (home rendering). 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #30
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 30

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    Cover art by Norman Mingo, Harvey Kurtzman, (frame), and Bill Elder (frame). "Elvis Pelvis," script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Satirical look at various facets of Elvis Presley's style. "Gunsmoked," script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Quick recap of typical plots from the show. "MAD Builds a More Civilized Mouse Trap(Table of Contents," script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Several supposedly civilized ways to trap and kill mice. "Motorist Beware!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Bob Clarke; Describes the escalating efforts of police to patrol highways unnoticed, including several of the latest unmarked vehicles. "MAD Establishes an...Old Comic-Strip Characters' Home," script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood. "Bowling," script by Nick Meglin (idea) and Al Feldstein (script), art by Jack Davis; The scoring, style tips, psychological underpinnings, and problems of bowling. "Morbid Dick," script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; Tells the tale of the ill-fated voyage of the Peckwad in a vain attempt to kill the white whale. "A Medal for Horatius," script by W. C. Hall, art by Wally Wood; Series of mock memos from Roman Military regarding heroic action of one Gaius Gaius Horatius, showing how politics trumps truth. "What's Happened to the...Pulp Magazines?", script by James Blish, art by Bill Elder; Various genres of pulp stories are all given the same treatment, showing underlying similarity. "MAD Merit Badges," script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Scout-type merit badges for everyday lazy, loutish clods. "Walt Dizzy Presents Dizzyland," script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; Behind the scenes look at the 5 worlds of Dizzyland: Tomorrowsland, Frontrearland, Adventuresland, Fantasticland, Moneyland. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #31
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 31

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    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. "The New Marilyn Marone," art by Wally Wood; A comparison of Marilyn's career before and after acting lessons. "Field & Scream," art by Jack Davis; Excerpts from hunters' magazine, including some phony ads. "Why I Write Poetry," script by Ernie Kovacs (as Percy Dovetonsils), art by Jack Davis; A short article on why he writes poetry followed by the poem "Ode To Stanley's Pussycat." "What They're Saying Around The Solar System," art by Basil Wolverton; Opinions of earth culture by beings from other bodies in our solar system. "What's All This Jazz About Jazz," script by Al "Jazzbo" Collins, art by Wally Wood; In an interview, Al tells something about the origins and meaning of jazz and introduces his jazz pets. "Future TV Ads," script and art by Don Martin; Phony ad storyboard for Billie's Rope Mart. "MAD's Ink Blot Test," art by Kelly Freas and Bill Elder. "Don Giovanni," script by Nick Meglin, art by Wally Wood; The story of the comic opera Don Giovanni is told with special emphasis on what makes it funny. "Future TV Ads," script and art by Don Martin; Phony ad storyboard for Ringwort's Rat Poison Pills. "Orson Bean Opens His Family Album," script by Orson Bean, art by Jack Davis; Vignettes of Orson's family from Revolutionary times to present. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #32
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 32
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    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. "Nansy," art by Wallace Wood; A look at a joke from one cartoon strip as it might be interpreted by other strips. "The Steve Allan Story," art by Bob Clarke; Shows Steve at work and discusses how tv show is produced. "It's Gonna Be A Mad Mad Year!", script by G. Stang, art by Wallace Wood; Foolish predictions for world events in the coming year. "Big Big Story," script and art by Don Martin; After years of laboring in obscurity, reporter Joe finally finds a big story, only to be fired when he's three days late finding it. "Making A Paper Eucalyptus Tree," script by Orson Bean, art by Wally Wood; Orson delivers a monologue built around his paper trick, and instructions for making the tree. "The Ideal Woman," script by D. Purdy, art by Kelly Freas; The ideal woman as visualized by 6 magazines, compared to the women who read the magazines. "What's Happened To Sports Magazines?", art by Bob Clarke; Analysis of older style and modern sports magazines, with their differing viewpoints on the sports versus lifestyles of sports personalities. "Movies Are Longer Than Ever," art by Wallace Wood; Reviews of three very long movies: Giant, War And Peace, and The Ten Commandments. "Tom Lehrer Sings," art by George Woodbridge; A brief fake biography with an illustrated song, including sheet music. "Future TV Ad," art by Don Martin; Phony ad storyboard for Schveppes Activated Sparkling Seltzer. "The Night People vs. Creeping Meatballism," script by Jean Shepherd, art by Wally Wood. "The MAD Dating Technique," art by Bob Clarke. "MAD Record Labels," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; Phony record labels for 45s. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #33
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 33
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    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. MAD Jewelry ad. "Baseball's Hall of Shame," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Phony dedication plaques for Hall of Shame inductees. "The English Titles Don't Quite Match The Action In Foreign Movies," art by Wally Wood; Typical scenes from foreign movies with subtitles that don't describe what's going on; Includes Russian subtitles for "Martski." "Future TV Ad," script and art by Don Martin. "Kovacs' Strangely Believe It!", script by Ernie Kovacs, art by Wallace Wood; Strange things around the world. "Why I Left The Army And Became A Civilian," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Story of the ways civilian life is much better than Army life. "The Unfortunate Part of Feeding Pigeons Homemade Popcorn," script and art by Don Martin; Man feed pigeons homemade popcorn and the birds, nearby pets, and all the bystanders in the park go nuts for it. "The Truth About Cowboys," script by Henry Morgan, art by Wally Wood; Discussion of historically accurate cowboys. "The Dee Jay's Old Philosopher," script by Eddie Lawrence, art by Mort Drucker; Lyrics to a song recorded by Eddie on Coral Records. "The Potrzebie System of Weights And Measures," script by Donald Knuth, art by Wally Wood; A system of weights, measures, force and time based on the thickness of MAD #26 as a standard potrzebi; It seems to resemble the metric system. "Hollywood Is Ruining Marlin Brando," art by Bob Clarke; Parody of Marlon Brando's career. "Kovacs' Strangely Believe It!", script by Ernie Kovacs, art by Wally Wood. "High-School Dance," art by Bob Clarke; Story of planning and evening's events at a typical high school dance. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #34
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 34
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    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. "MAD Coats of Arms," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Kelly Freas; Proposed coats of arms for current celebrities. MAD Pocket-Sized Books ad. "Wedding Album," art by Wally Wood (as Wally Balloo); Typical wedding pictures contrasted with pictures of the same couple six months later. "Future TV Ad" by Don Martin. "Mr. Science," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Mr. Science performs a simple experiment with a light bulb and nearly burns down the studio. "$ucce$$ $tory," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Story of Edgar's rise to the presidency of a corporation. "Modern Furniture," art by Dave Berg; A review of the "advantages" of modern furniture. "Baseball Is Ruining Our Children," art by Wally Wood; Parody of the findings of Dr. Wertham regarding comic books, where nearly every juvenile delinquent has been found to have played or watched baseball. "Products For TV Commercials, Inc", script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Bob Clarke. "Orson Bean's The Two Chinese Fellas Who Go To An American Restaurant Routine," script by Orson Bean, art by Wally Wood; Illustrated comedy routine that reverses cliches about Chinese restaurants and people. "The Spitball Contest," script and art by Don Martin. "MAD's Picture-Phone Backdrops," art by George Woodbridge; Ideas for backdrops so that when you answer the picture-phone of the future, you can still lie to people about where you are. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #35
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 35
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    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. "Cars To Match Careers," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Ideas for cars designed to show off something about their owner's careers; Text is in verse. MAD Pocket-Sized Books ad. MAD Jewelry ad. "Backyard Barbecue," script and art by Dave Berg; The problems and future of life at the outdoor grill. "The Hunting Song," script by Tom Lehrer, art by George Woodbridge. "Future TV Ad" by Don Martin. "How To Crop A Photo," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Story of Clyde's life told with his cropped photos compared to the originals. "MAD's Up-To-Date Sky," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; New names for constellations, reflecting modern pop culture. "How To Read Your Palm," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Reed Crandall. "MAD Eating Utensils," art by Joe Orlando. "House To House," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Ed visits with his wife and son on live TV, and ends up thrown out of the house; Parody of "Person To Person" TV show. "The Seaside Incident," script and art by Don Martin. "Sin-Doll Ella," script by Albert Meglin (as Tennessee Williamsburg), art by Wally Wood; A mixture of Cinderella and A Streetcar Named Desire, in which the Fairy Godmother gets the Prince. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #36
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 36
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    • Double Cover.

    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. Morris Phillip cigarettes parody ad, art by Kelly Freas. "Personalized TV Antennas," art by Bob Clarke. MAD Jewelry ad. "TV Movies With Built-In Commercials," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; What TV dramas might look like if they embedded commercials directly within movies. "MAD Hats," art by Basil Wolverton. "My Fren' Dufo," script by Wally Cox, art by George Woodbridge; Story of Wally Cox's incredibly stupid boyhood friend. "Parking Meters," script and art by Dave Berg; Parking meters for all types of waiting activities, and a solution to the problem. "MAD Visits Corny Island," art by Wally Wood; A 2-page drawing parody of Coney Island, cut up into puzzle pieces. "Paul Sturdley's Secret File," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Interview with a notorious kitten dumper. "Cowboys 'n Indians" by Don Martin. "Home Movies," art by Wally Wood; Comparing the improved photographic opportunities presented by movies versus still cameras. "OK! Gunfight At The Corral!", art by George Woodbridge; Parody of movie "Gunfight At The OK Corral." "The Children's Hour," script by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, art by Don Martin; Humorous drawings to illustrate the famous poem, with a macabre ending. "Mr. Morgan Tells The Story of The 12 Bottles," script by Henry Morgan, art by Wally Wood. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #37
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 37

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    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. "I Don't Want To Be A King," art by Kelly Freas; Phony ad for Kings Man liquors. "Realistic Comic Book Heroes," script by Ron Goulart, art by Mort Drucker; Ideas for everyday workers as comic book superheroes. MAD Jewelry ad. "Three Strange Tales," script and art by Don Martin; Stories are: In A Tavern, In King Arthur's Kitchen, In Another Tavern. "Report To Russia," script by Dave Berg, art by Wally Wood; Pictures taken by Ivan along with his captions to show Russians how horrible life in the United States is. "Ambiguous Signs Inc.", script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Wally interviews the owner of a company that makes purposefully confusing signs for highways. "See Them Now," art by George Woodbridge; A look at a village where literary characters go when their stories are done, to see what becomes of them. "How To Wage Peace," script and art by Dave Berg; What might happen if games and sports were used to settle what are now armed conflicts. "MAD Goes Hi Fi," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Glossary of hi-fi terms, tips on how to beat the high cost, where to place hi-fi equipment, and phony reviews of recordings. "The Seven Blunders Of The World," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; The ancient seven wonders of the world as reimagined by modern builders. "Orson Bean's Civil War," script by Orson Bean, art by George Woodbridge; The exploits of Zachary Bean, who during the Civil War was a aide to Ulysses S. Grant. "A Very Merry Christmas...And A Happy New Year!", script and art by Don Martin. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #38
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 38
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    Painted cover art by J. Fred Muggs and Norman Mingo. "Wha' For...Sports Cars," script by Dave Berg, art by Bob Clarke; Things sports cars can do that normal-size cars cannot. MAD Jewelry ad. "Mike Malice Interviews Mother Goose," script by Dave Berg, art by Mort Drucker; Mike interviews Mother Goose in his hard-hitting style, but gets no answers. "Blood, Guts, A Roscoe & You," art by George Woodbridge. "Outstanding Americans: Arthur A. Freen," script and art by Don Martin; After a series of disastrous automotive inventions beginning in 1934, Arthur invents the Ford Edsel in 1957. "Nobody Has Any Fun At Parties," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; A party that never gets going because the guests spend all night introducing themselves to each other. "Baby Sitting May Ruin Our Nation!", script and art by Dave Berg; Details what could happen if crime syndicates take over baby sitting and advises parents to just stay home. "How Neurotic Are You?", script by Paul Laikin, art by George Woodbridge; Quiz to see if you suffer from common pop culture neuroses. "TV Scenes We'd Like To See," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Joe Orlando. "Bitter Homes And Gardens," script by Tom Koch, art by Wally Wood; Satire of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, with articles on home remodeling and tips for the handyman. 2 one-page stories with Kelly Freas art. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #39
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 39
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    Painted cover art by C. C. Beall Jr. "Typewriters To Fit Your Trade," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "How To Make America's Kids...Science Conscious," art by Wally Wood; Ideas to incorporate science lessons into various media. "The Suburbs Are On Their Way Out!", script and art by Dave Berg; Discussion of the theory that the suburbs will keep moving so far out and get so crowded that eventually people will move back into the cities. "Woodman, Spare That Tree!", script by George Pope Morris, art by Don Martin. "TV Scenes We'd Like To See," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Joe Orlando; Scenes from the following TV shows with unusual outcomes: You Asked For It, a Bob Hope special, and the Steve Allen Show. "Commemorative Stamps," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Phony U.S. postage stamps for people and events that would never be commemorated. "Big Big Earth," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Several roving correspondents interview people across the country during their spring cleaning. "Accidental Inventions," script by Paul Krassner, art by Joe Orlando. "Party Games," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Instructions for three impossible, illegal, and dangerous party games. "Why I Changed My Job," script by Frank Jacobs (as Dexter Yinckley), art by George Woodbridge; An accountant's story of the road to failure as he changes jobs and takes the fall for the boss's embezzling. "MAD Dogs And Their Owners," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Kelly Freas; Another take on the age-old idea that people and their dogs look alike. The "Saturday Evening Pest," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; Satire of the magazine The Saturday Evening Post. MAD T-Shirts ad. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #40
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 40

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    Painted cover art by Kelly Freas. "Initials That Describe The Name," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; A look at the future overuse of acronyms. MAD Jewelry ad. "Pizza Pie," script and art by Dave Berg; All the problems associated with pizzas, the new national dish. "The Paper-Pickers," script and art by Don Martin; The fate of a park maintenance person who shows off his skills at picking up litter. "Ecccchhh, Teen-Age Son of Thing," art by Wally Wood; The Doctor hypnotizes an average teenager to become an Elvis Presley clone. "TV Scenes We'd Like To See," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Joe Orlando; Scenes from the following TV shows with unusual outcomes: People Are Funny; The Loretta Young Show; I've Got A Secret; Anacin commercial; Mickey Mouse Club; The Lone Ranger; The Lineup. "Inside Story," art by Basil Wolverton; Stomach shapes of celebrities, based on their lives. "Pravda," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Parody of the Soviet Union's Pravda newspaper. "The Cold Cereal War," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; A look at applying military strategy to creating cereal premiums. "The Bear Hunter," script and art by Don Martin; A man uses every weapon he has while being chased by a bear. "Future Of-The-Month Clubs," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; A look at some possible future clubs inspired by Book-Of-The-Month type clubs. "Coast-To-Coast For $16.75," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; An account of a cross-country trip booked by MAD using unconventional conveyances. "What It Was, Was Football," script by Andy Griffith, art by George Woodbridge; An illustrated version of the comedy routine. Parody of Salem Cigarettes ad, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #41
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 41
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    Painted cover art by Kelly Freas. "MAD Answers Questions Most Asked By Camp Counselors," script and art by Mel Lazarus. "The MAD Primer," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of a reading primer, with a rather psychotic family. "At Large In A Haberdashery," script and art by Don Martin; Don sniffs (or worse) the handkerchiefs and coats before buying. "How To Put Out An Imitation of MAD," art by Harvey Kurtzman (frame), Bill Elder (frame), Norman Mingo (Alfred), and Jack Davis (main cover illustration). "Rare Old Magazines, script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Possible modern style magazines as they would have existed in history. "Go West, Old Format," script by Albert Meglin, art by George Woodbridge; Ways to punch up old TV shows by turning them into westerns. "Go East, Old Western," script by Albert Meglin, art by George Woodbridge; Turning a western TV show into a Madison Avenue concept, Pallidin is hired to create an advertising campaign and when it doesn't work, forces a merger of two companies. "The New, Improved, Rotten Circus," script by Henry Morgan, art by Wally Wood and Bob Clarke; Henry compares modern circuses to old-fashioned ones...unfavorably. "How To Play Golf," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Bad tips on golfing, including giving up the game. "One Day's Advice Columns...The Next Day's Headlines," art by Wally Wood. "The Wrong Lions," art by Mort Drucker; Parody of movie The Young Lions with twist ending involving the author of the book. "The Count-Down Man," script by Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Bill Levine, and Dee Caruso, art by Mort Drucker; Wally interviews the man who counts down rocket launches for NASA. "The National Osographic Magazine," script by Tom Koch, art by Wally Wood; Parody of National Geographic Magazine. Phony ad parody of Chesterfield Cigarettes ad, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #42
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 42

    Painted cover art by Kelly Freas. "What If You Did What They Told You On TV?", script by Dee Caruso and Bill Levine, art by Bob Clarke; How doing the things that tv commercials suggest will not get the results you expect. "MAD's 1958 Pigskin Preview," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of magazine college football season previews, along with fake definitions of football terms. "A Nameless Story," script and art by Don Martin; A boy saves a bird from a hunter...then eats the bird. "Big Cars," script and art by Dave Berg; Solutions to parking and congestion problems caused by big cars. "I'm Five!", script by Milton Schafer and Danny Kaye, art by Wally Wood; Song lyrics as performed by Danny Kaye, with illustrations. "Not-So-Far-From-Wrong Spelling Errors," script by Julius Rothenberg, art by George Woodbridge. "Not-So-Far-From-Wrong Spelling Errors," script by Julius Rothenberg, art by George Woodbridge; Parodies of children's books but on adult subjects, written and illustrated in the style of Golden Books. "Sick Sick Sick," script and art by Jules Feiffer. "Credits For The Common Man," script by Paul Laikin, art by Wally Wood; Everyday occupations with credits for all the people who helped in the background, in the style of movie credits. "Baseball Report," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Wally interviews the official team heckler for the San Francisco Giants. "Scenes We Never Got To See," script by Albert Meglin, art by Wally Wood; The supposed final frame cut from famous movie scenes. Parody of Miss Clairol hair coloring ad, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #43
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 43

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of American Express Travelers Cheques ads, , art by Kelly Freas. "MAD's M.V.B.T.A. Awards," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Acting awards for baseball players hamming it up for fans and the camera during games. "The End of Comics," script by Tom Koch, art by Wally Wood; Possible final strips for when newspapers have to eliminate comics to use the space for more educational features. "Scenes We'd Like To See: The Frogmen," art by Joe Orlando. "The Electricians," script and art by Don Martin; Two building maintenance men try to find why a toaster won't work. "If Hollywood Directors Staged...Advertising Photos," art by Wally Wood; Parodies of ads depicted in the styles of directors: Alfred Hitchcock; Elia Kazan; Cecil B. DeMille; Sam Katzman. "Pushcarts," script and art by Dave Berg; History of merchandising by pushcarts and projection to a future where stores are so large that vendors sell by pushcarts within the stores. "The MAD Halloween Trick-Or-Treatment," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; A list of revenges against common Halloween pranks. "The MAD Treasury of Unknown Poetry," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando. "The New Baby," script by Milton Schafer and Danny Kaye, art by Wally Wood; Song lyrics as performed by Danny Kaye, with illustrations. "Music Report," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Wally interviews a man who tests the truth of song lyrics and watches him demonstrate "It's a treat to beat your feet in the Mississippi Mud." "Woodlore," art by George Woodbridge; A guidebook to (phony) dangerous plants and animals of the woods. Parody of ad for Crest Toothpaste, with painting signed as "Norman Rocknroll," art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #44
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 44
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    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Phony ad for Culvert Reserve Whiskey, art by Kelly Freas. "The Coming Attractions...Don't Always Show Exactly What's Coming!", script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; boring scenes that exciting movie previews are supposedly taken from. "The National Safety Council's Holiday-Weekend Telethon," script by Dee Caruso and Bill Levine, art by Mort Drucker; Telethon to pump up the number of highway fatalities to meet the numbers announced before the holiday. "Junior Additions," script by Tom Koch, art by Wally Wood; Possible kids' editions of popular magazines, including: Junior Confessions, Tiny Homes and Gardens; Sports Infantile; Truant; Tyke; Pedal Trend; The Saturday Evening Tot. "Memories of Summer," script and art by Don Martin; 3 cartoons of the dangers of summer. "Basketball," art by George Woodbridge; Satirical look at the sport of basketball. "Alfred E. Neuman's Family Tree," script by Tom Koch, art by Wally Wood; Famous ancestors of Alfred, with very brief biographical notes and dates of birth and death. "Walk - Don't Walk Signals," script and art by Dave Berg; Thoughts on what could happen if the concept of signals were extended to everyday life events. "The Search For Sleep," art by George Woodbridge; Various methods of inducing sleep. "Electrical Report," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Showing how the electrical company supposedly controls refrigerator lights and other appliance lights from a central headquarters. "Veeble People," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; Fictitious company magazine for North American Veeblefetzer Co. "A Very Merry Christmas...And A Happy New Year!", script and art by Don Martin. Alfred E. Neuman illustration by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #45
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 45

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of ad for Imperial Whiskey, art by Kelly Freas. "The First Annual MAD Awards for Worsts of 1958," art by Wally Wood. "Body-Building And Weight-Lifting," art by Bob Clarke. "Fish Story," script and art by Don Martin; Hotchkins has some fun with fish before cutting off the heads, in his job at the butcher shop. "MAD's Guide For Novice Drivers," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Bad advice for drivers on reading signs, hand signals, how to park, etc. "If Comic Strip Artists Drew Editorial Cartoons," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; How editorial cartoons would look if popular comic strips were used for the messages. "The George Washington Advertising Agency Inc.," art by Joe Orlando; How ads might look if George Washington were creating them and using his "cannot tell a lie" philosophy. "It Pays To Read The Label," art by Joe Orlando; A careful look at 12 of Mama Mia's canned products reveals they are all the same. "Tatooing Gets A Shot In The Arm," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Ideas for new tattoo designs. "TV Commercials To Match The Show," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; What we might see if TV commercials were done in the style of the shows they appeared in. "Gook," script by Tom Koch, art by Wally Wood; Parody of LOOK Magazine. Parody of ad for Sweethart Soap, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #46
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 46

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of ad for RCA Victor color televisions, art by Kelly Freas. "Sunday Evening Television Roulette," script by Gary Belkin, art by Mort Drucker; The interesting TV viewing you could have by constantly switching channels between ABC, NBC, and CBS. "The Suicide," script and art by Don Martin. "Authentic Sounds In Stereo," script by Tom Koch, art by Wally Wood; Ridiculous extremes to the trend for "real sounds" on stereo records. "How High-Class Magazines Can Use Low-Class Pictures," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Shows how the same photo can be used by many different publications, through cropping. "Western Weapons Of The Future," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Various things TV western heroes might use as weapons, if the trend away from guns continues. "The Hidden Persuaders Become The Hip Persuaders," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; Parodies of ads, using hip language and celebrities. "How To Choose And Train Your Master," script by Frank Jacobs and Robert Margroff, art by George Woodbridge; Excerpts from a book written by a dog, on what to look for and how to train a master. "MAD's Modern Handy Phrase Book For The American Tourist," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge. "If Famous Authors Wrote The Comics," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Various comic strips written in the styles of: Paddy Chayefsky; Gilbert & Sullivan; Rudyard Kipling; Walt Whitman; Rogers & Hammerstein; Tennessee Williams; Edgar Allan Poe; Mickey Spillane. "MAD's Cut-Rate Success Symbols," script by Sy Reit, art by Joe Orlando. "Movies Are Emptier Than Ever," script and art by Dave Berg; Showing how theaters can attract more patrons by remodeling to be more like watching TV at home. "The Happy Endings Weren't So Happy," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Thoughts on what happened after the end of several fairy tales. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #47
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 47

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "Combined Television Shows," script by Paul Laikin, art by Mort Drucker; Explores combinations of 2 TV shows into one, with disastrous results. "Mother's Day Cards From Special People," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "It Happened On The Crosstown Bus," script and art by Don Martin; A man is attacked in an unusual way. "How To Be A MAD Non-Conformist," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge. "Little League," script and art by Dave Berg; The future of kids' baseball as Little League becomes ever more organized. "The Battle of The Credit Cards," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Unlikely businesses that you can charge and a journal of how credit cards work for business expenses. "The Professor Lectures On Space," script by Sid Caesar, art by Wally Wood; The professor gives an incoherent lecture, concerned more about situations on earth than in space. "Jack And Jill As Retold By Various Magazines," script by Paul Laikin, art by Joe Orlando; The nursery rhyme retold as tales of romance, adventure and crime. "Future Halls Of Fame," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Inductees into various Halls of Fame we might see, if the trend of establishing these for just about any occupation or hobby in sight continues. "The Greatest Missile Ever Built," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wally Wood; Detailing the need for and design of an undetectable missile weapon. "Pressure Can Report," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Fenwick shows us how stuff and air are put into aerosol spray cans and previews some new spray products. "First Aid Handbook," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Bad advice on how to treat common injuries, including how to cause them. Phony ad for dressmakers' colored tissue paper; parody of Scott Tissue ad, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #48
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 48

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of ad for Oasis cigarettes, art by Kelly Freas. "Comic Strip Heroes (Taken From Real Life)", script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Comic strips about currently famous people, in styles similar to current comic strips. "Skin Diving," script and art by Dave Berg; Problems with skin diving, new developments, and the ultimate return of man to the sea. "The Cavemen," script and art by Don Martin; A cavewoman who is resistant to being clobbered on the head falls for a man with an unusual approach. "For The Life Of Progress Hornsby," script by Sid Caesar, art by Mort Drucker; Progress appears on the tv show "For The Life Of You," a parody of "This Is Your Life." "The Daily Optimist," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Sample of a newspaper that prints all news with a positive spin...no matter how bad the news is. "On-The-Job Marching Songs," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Spirit and loyalty building songs for various industries' employees, set to familiar melodies. "The Night That Perry Masonmint Lost A Case," script by Dee Caruso and Bill Levine, art by Mort Drucker; Perry finally loses a case, because he only wins on Saturday nights. "How A Television Script is Born," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Follows a script from the original author through various rewrites, showing how all the meaning and creativity is gradually watered down. "Graduation Speeches...That Somebody Listened To," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Joe Orlando; Possible graduation speeches that could have helped form the philosophies of some celebrities. "Insurance Policies For Teen-Agers," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge; Ideas for insurance policies against common hazards of teen-agers, such as blind dates and flunking school. Parody of Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #49
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 49

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "The MAD Horror Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; A grade-school reader type introduction to horror movies. "The Boy And His Toy," script and art by Don Martin; A boy breaks another boy's new toy, and is then himself broken by the first boy. "MAD Looks At Book Clubs," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Highly specialized book clubs. "Functional Architecture," script and art by Dave Berg; Buildings that look like the companies they house. "Half-Finished Billboards," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Fun combining the messages on billboards into a single new message, when installing one message over another. "Family Magazines," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; Magazines that could be published by celebrity families, to inform other family members of what's going on in their lives. "Shrunk World," script by Sid Caesar, art by Mort Drucker; Three of Sid Caesar's characters are guests on a parody of the TV show "Small World." "MAD Medals For Everyday Heroes," script by Dave Berg, art by George Woodbridge; Medals that could be awarded for overcoming everyday problems. "A Best Seller Hits The Commercial Trail," script by Sy Reit, art by Wally Wood; A rather prescient look at the future of merchandising for a successful novel, using "Doctor Zhivago" as an example. "Vic Tinny Gyms," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wally Wood; The methods and success of the new style of commercial gym. Parody of Vic Tanny Gyms. Parody of ad for Four Roses Whiskey, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #50
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 50

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of ad for Parliament cigarettes. "Spot That Plug!", script by Sy Reit, art by Wallace Wood; Analyzes how television show scripts have subtle product plugs and predicts that in the future we will see shows consisting of nothing but a recitation of brand names. "NBC Plays CBS In The TV Baseball League," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; A wacky look at a baseball game played by television stars playing in character. "The Nearsighted Man And The Telephone," script and art by Don Martin; A man mistakes another man for a pay phone, and another man retrieves the dime from the "phone" man's mouth. "Where Song-Writers Get Their Inspiration," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Everyday inspirations that may have occurred for famous songs, from advertisements, news articles, letters, etc. "Women In Whisky Ads," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke. "MAD Playgrounds That Prepare Kids For Adult Life," script and art by Dave Berg; Dave explores ideas for playgrounds that will make kids just as miserable as they will become as adults. "Changing Meanings For Fun & Profit," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; A look at how people in various businesses could use the Hollywood and Broadway practice of excerpting from bad reviews to create more favorable reviews. "What Our Teenagers Really Think About," script by Dave Berg, art by Bob Clarke; It really is true that all teenagers think about is the opposite sex. "Blue Confessions," script by Paul Laikin, art by Wallace Wood; Parody of True Confessions type of magazine, showing how the stories are not as spectacular as the misleading headlines. "The Night Peter Gone Cracked," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; Parody of Peter Gunn TV show, showing how the character would react if not his usual cool, suave self. "The Big House Beacon," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; What if a prison published a high-school yearbook type of publication?; A look at the class of '59. Parody of General Motors Body By Fisher ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.