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  • Issue #2
    Mad (1952 EC) 2
    Published Dec 1952 by EC.
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    • Cover coming loose at one staple.

    Cover by Jack Davis. Weird Fantasy ad. "Hex!", art by Jack Davis; Casey's team wins the pennant but loses Casey to the Old Dame. "Melvin!", art by John Severin; Melvin escapes from the Ookaballakonga tribe with the help of the jungle animals but the tribe shrinks Boy's head; Tarzan parody (see issue 6 for a sequel). "Lady-In-Mascara" text story. "Calling Cosmo McMoon!" text story. "Gookum!", art by Wally Wood (as Melvin Wood); A Martian escapes the Gookum on his home planet only to find it apparently exists on Earth also. "Mole!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Melvin is captured during a bank robbery and continually digs his way out of jail. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    5 days left Auction Mad 2 EC 1952 VG Rare 
  • Issue #4
    Mad (1952 EC) 4
    Published Apr 1953 by EC.
    Auction opens October 3
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. "Superduperman!", art by Wally Wood; Superduperman defeats Captain Marbles by causing Marbles to punch himself out, but Superduperman still can't make it with Lois; The classic Superman parody. "Flob Was A Slob!", art by Jack Davis; Ramona is engaged to slobby, boring Flob but is smitten by the newcomer Rackstraw and follows Rackstraw into a life of crime. E.C. comics ad. "The Parole" text story by Jerry DeFuccio. "Let's Deplore Your Mind" text story; A fake letters column with Cosmo answering the letters. "Robin Hood!", art by John Severin; After robbing a sheriff's posse, Robin Hood and his gang rob Big John and Sparkie of their last two cents. "Shadow!", art by Bill Elder; Lamont kills Margo to preserve the secret of his identity; Shadow parody. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Mad (1952 EC) 8
    Published Dec 1953 by EC.
    Auction opens October 3

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. E.C. Fan-Addict Club ad. "Frank N. Stein!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; A parody of The Frankenstein horror comics and films. "Lone Stranger Rides Again!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; The Lone Stranger learns of Proto's secret identity; Lone Ranger and Tonto parody. E.C. comics ad. "Operation Under-the-Ground" (Chapter 2) text story. Six pages of "Hey Look" by Kurtzman. "Bat Boy and Rubin!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Bat Boy and Rubin eliminate the gangs in Cosmopolis, but the killer is still at large; Batman and Robin parody. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    $465 E.C. 1953-1954 MAD No. 8 FN+ 6.5 Kurtzman BATMAN, LONE RANGER, FRANKENSTEIN+
    $550 CGC 4.0 MAD #8 SUPER CLASSIC HARVEY KURTZMAN COVER EC 1953 OW/WHITE PAGES
  • Issue #11
    Mad (1952 EC) 11
    Published May 1954 by EC.
    Auction opens October 3

    Cover by Basil Wolverton. "Flesh Garden!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Flesh defeats aliens and the champion of King Mong but refuses to return to Earth; Parody of Flash Gordon. "MAD Reader!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Basil Wolverton; Humorous portraits of MAD readers. Ad for Panic magazine. "Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87" (Chapter 5) text story. "Murder the Husband!", script by Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; A man murders his lover's husband but also manages to sink the rowboat he and the husband are in. "Murder the Story!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Parody of a typical EC-like comic book mystery. "Dragged Net!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; Parody of the crime television series, "Dragnet." 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Mad (1952 EC) 12
    Published Jun 1954 by EC.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #3937566017

    Ad for Panic magazine. "Starchie," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; Bottleneck frames Starchie so that Starchie goes to prison and Bottleneck can take over the girls and rackets at the high school; Parody of Archie comic books. "From Eternity Back to Here!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bernie Krigstein; Prewitt will not fight, no matter what, and Sgt. Warden and Mrs. Homes drown on the beach; Parody of the movie "From Here to Eternity." "Operation Under-the-Ground" (Chapter 6) text story. "3-Dimensions!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A phony description of how 3-D comics are made and a look at what can go wrong. "Mark Trade!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Parody of the comic strip Mark Trail, finding Mark sick and tired of nature. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    7 days left Auction EC Comics Mad #12 (June 1954) CBCS 7.0 Kurtzman
  • Issue #14
    Mad (1952 EC) 14
    Published Aug 1954 by EC.

    Painted cover is a parody of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. "Manduck the Magician," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; Manduck is reduced to using his hypnotic spells to sell snake oil on the street, until he matches spells with Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom; Parody of the comic strip Mandrake the Magician. "Movie... Ads!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; The differences between scenes in a movie and the way the movies are advertised. E. C. Fan-Addict Club! ad. "The Countynental!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Parody of a short-lived 1952 TV show, "The Continental." "Plastic Sam!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Russ Heath; Plastic Sam meets an imitation who is a bank robber; Parody of Plastic Man (Quality, 1943 series). 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    4 days left Auction MAD #14 Comic (Magazine) Golden Age EC - Jack Davis, Bill Elder, Wally Wood
  • Issue #17
    Mad (1952 EC) 17
    Published Nov 1954 by EC.
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    • Cover loose at one staple. Cover oxidation.

    Humor magazine with this issues' contents printed upside down. The cover says "Turn insides downside-up, the cover turns upside-down. What fun, gang! People see you reading with the cover upside-down and think you're crazy!" Ad for Panic magazine. "Bringing Back Father!", art by Bill Elder and Bernie Krigstein; Jiggie cannot take Maggs's abuse any longer so when he has his serious moments he hires some goons to beat her into submission. "What's My Shine!", art by Jack Davis; How the Senate Subcomittee hearings would go if they were run like a TV game show; Loosely based on "What's My Line?" Ad for Piracy magazine. "Meet Miss Potgold," art by Basil Wolverton; A collection of drawings of grotesque women entered in the Miss Potgold of 1955 contest. "Julius Caesar!", art by Wally Wood; MAD writer points out standard lampoon shtick elements during a portion of Julius Caesar story. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    $125 MAD #17 VG
    $1,500 Mad Comic EC Comics Issue 17 Before Mad Magazine CGC Graded 8.0 Spokane Pedigree
    7 days left Auction EC Comics Mad #17 (Nov 1954) CBCS 8.0 Kurtzman
  • Issue #22
    Mad (1952 EC) 22
    Published Apr 1955 by EC.
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    • Water spotting. Staple rust, rust migration.

    "The Child!", art by Bill Elder; A humorous look at Bill's early life with some supposed early scribblings of his. "The Boy!", art by Bill Elder; Humorous bio of Bill's childhood, through photos supposedly showing his early artwork. "The Young Artist!", art by Bill Elder; Humorous look at Bill's early career, with photos of various items he supposedly painted. "The Commercial Artist!", art by Bill Elder; Humorous look at Bill's commercial art career, with samples of fake advertisements. "The Old Pro!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Melvin is captured during a bank robbery and continually digs his way out of jail. "Senility!", art by Bill Elder; A few of Bill's most recent drawings, showing a regression to his earliest form. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    $175 MAD #22 CGC 6.0 OFF-WHITE PAGES EC COMICS 1955
    $250 MAD #22 - Very Fine Minus (7.5) - A superb EC comic from 1955!
    $500 Mad #22 VF/NM (EC Comics)
    7 days left Auction EC Comics Mad #22 (April 1955) CBCS 8.0 Kurtzman
  • Issue #23
    Mad (1952 EC) 23
    Published May 1955 by EC.
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    • Staple rust.

    Final issue as a color comic book. Ad for MD and Psychoanalysis magazines. "Gopo Gossum!", art by Wally Wood; Gopo mistakenly leads the swamp dwellers into politics and disaster; Parody of Pogo comic strip. "Scenes We'd... Like To See!", art by Jack Davis; Typical climax scenes from various movie genres, with untypical endings. "Ripup's Believe It Or Don't," art by Wally Wood; Parody of Ripley's Believe It Or Not strips. "The Barefoot Nocountessa!", art by Jack Davis; Harry narrates the story of the Nocountessa, as she marries a series of rich men; Parody of movie The Barefoot Countessa. Announcement that MAD will change to a magazine-sized book with #24 within 3 months. Text cover. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    $110 MAD #23 - Fine Minus (5.5) - The last Mad EC comic before it became a magazine!
    $300 MAD # 23 * CGC 2.0 * O/W to W pages. cover: THINK (EC Comics, 5/55)
    7 days left Auction EC Comics Mad #23 (May 1955) CBCS 5.5 Kurtzman
  • Issue #26
    Mad (1952 EC) 26
    Published Nov 1955 by EC.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1071486001

    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.

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    $109 Mad #26 – 10-11/55 EC Publications – Magazine CGC 4.0 – Alfred E. Neuman
    $150 MAD #26 (1956) - GRADE 7.5 - SILVER AGE COMEDY SATIRE SERIES - EC COMICS!
    $230 Mad Magazine #26 - VERY FINE (8.0)!! 3rd Mad in Magazine format! 1955
    $515 EC 1955 MAD MAGAZINE No. 26 VF/NM 9.0 Third Magazine Issue Gaines Kurtzman Davis
    1 day left Auction Mad Magazine #26 (E.C. 1955) VG+ Solid, Complete, Press It! Alfred E Neuman!
  • Issue #29
    Mad (1952 EC) 29
    Published Sep 1956 by EC.
    Auction opens October 3

    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.

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    $70 Mad Magazine No. 29 September 1956 "3 Ring Circus of Fun" - VG Shipping included
    $80 MAD #29 (1956) - GRADE 3.5 - SILVER AGE COMEDY SERIES - EC COMICS!
    $120 MAD #29 (1956) - GRADE 6.0 - SILVER AGE COMEDY SERIES - EC COMICS!
    $250 MAD #29 (1956) - GRADE 7.5 - SILVER AGE COMEDY SERIES - EC COMICS!
    7 days left Auction MAD #29 - Alfred E. Neuman - (Sep 1956, EC) - VG+
    3 days left Auction Mad Magazine #29 Sept.1956 Jack Davis  Will Elder .
  • Issue #37
    Mad (1952 EC) 37
    Published Jan 1958 by EC.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0626059017

    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.

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    $15 E. C. Publ MAD Magazine #37 "Realistic Comic Heroes, Mad's Xmas Toys, S Fair+
    $18 MAD Magazine #37 GD New Year Cover Golden Age Magazine
    $26 MAD MAGAZINE #37 VG 1958 EC
    $43 Mad 37 VG+ (4.5) 1/58 "Alfred Knocks over Father Time!"
    $50 1958 issue #37 MAD MAGAZINE very good to excellent condition
    $82 MAD MAGAZINE #37 VF- 1958 EC
  • Issue #41
    Mad (1952 EC) 41
    Published Sep 1958 by EC.
    • 1 1/2" spine split.

    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.

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    $7 MAD MAGAZINE ~SEPTEMBER 1958 ~ #41 ~ GOOD CONDITION
    $20 MAD #41 FN- Sept ’58 Ernie Kovacs Bob & Ray Wally Wood Mort Drucker Joe Orlando
    4 days left Auction Mad Magazine #41 Sept 1958 Water Color Cover Ernie Kovacs Bob & Ray High Grade!
  • Issue #43
    Mad (1952 EC) 43
    Published Dec 1958 by EC.

    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.

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    $24 Mad Magazine #43 December 1958 Scarecrow Cover VG Shipping included
    $25 Mad 43 GVG (3.0) 12/58 Alfred as a Not Very Effective Scarecrow cover!
    $25 MAD MAGAZINE #413 (December 1958) EC Kelly Freas Cover
    2 days left Auction Mad Magazine #43 FN+ 6.5 Dec 1958 Scarecrow Halloween Danny Kaye Nice condition!
    1 day left Auction Mad Magazine #43 VG December 1958 EC Comics
    4 days left Auction Mad Magazine #43 - Dec 1958 - Scare Crow Cover Danny Kaye Bob & Ray High Grade!
  • Issue #44
    Mad (1952 EC) 44
    Published Jan 1959 by EC.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.

    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 (1952 EC) 45
    Published Mar 1959 by EC.
    • 1/2" spine split from top.
    • " Cumulative spine split.

    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.

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    $22 MAD MAGAZINE #45 (March 1959) VG  Imagine this as a Valentine’s Day present!
    $35 Mad Magazine #45 | I Love Lucy Cover | EC Comics | March 1959
    $79 Mad #45 – 3/59 EC Publications – Magazine CGC 6.0 – Alfred E. Neuman
  • Issue #46
    Mad (1952 EC) 46
    Published Apr 1959 by EC.
    • 4" cumulative spine split.

    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.

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    $19 Mad Magazine #46 VG April 1959 EC Comics
    $20 E. C. Publ MAD Magazine #46 "Television Roulette, Modern Auto Accidents Fair+
    $60 Mad #46 4/59 EC Publications Magazine 7.0 – Alfred E. Neuman April 1959
    5 days left Auction Mad Magazine 46 1959 FN  Wally Wood April Fools Donald Duck Charlie Brown
  • Issue #47
    Mad (1952 EC) 47
    Published Jun 1959 by EC.
    • 1" spine split from the bottom.
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    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 (1952 EC) 48
    Published Jul 1959 by EC.

    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 (1952 EC) 49
    Published Sep 1959 by EC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case; Other - see grading notes
    • 1" Crack on top right corner of slab with small piece of plastic missing. 1" Cracking to bottom right corner of slab.
    • Label #3947728019
    • Cover discoloration.

    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.

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    $15 E. C. Publ MAD Magazine #49 "The Mad Horror Primer, Mad Looks at Book C Fair+
    $16 MAD MAGAZINE #49 September 1959 Good Shipping included
    $17 Mad #49 VG+ 4.5 1959
    $20 MAD MAGAZINE #49 (September 1959) EC Kelly Freas Cover Wally Wood Mort Drucker
    $60 Mad Magazine Sept 1959 Issue 49 WANT TO COOL OFF ? Sid Caesar SHRUNK WORLD
    2 days left Auction Mad Magazine #49 FN+ 6.5 Sep 1959 Ice Cube cover Sid Caesar Don Martin Horror
  • Issue #50
    Mad (1952 EC) 50
    Published Oct 1959 by EC.
    • Book length crease.
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.

    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.