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Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 1
    Published Oct 1952 by EC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1625664001
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Al Feldstein, AL Jaffee and Paul Coker JR. on 04/22/2012.
    • Label #1112418001
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    • 3" Cumulative spine split

    Debut issue of the iconic publication Mad, which would change to magazine format with issue 24. Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. "Hoohah!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Two youngsters run out of gas and enter a house they think is haunted. "Blobs!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Alfred outlines a terrible thought he has about the end of humanity. "Enter Cosmo McMoon!" text story by Harvey Kurtzman. "Crow Vadis?" text story by Harvey Kurtzman. "Ganefs!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; A perfect crime is hatched but Bumble fumbles. "Varmint!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; Textron is hunting the killer of Melvin and kills every suspect. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 2
    Published Dec 1952 by EC.
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    • 4" cumulative spine split (chew), crayon markings on front cover, holes punched near spine (slightly affects art in last half of book).
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    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.

  • Issue #3
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 3
    Published Feb 1953 by EC.

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. "Dragged Net!", art by Bill Elder (as Sergeant Elder); Joe and Ed travel around the world NOT solving a crime; A parody of Dragnet TV show. "Sheik of Araby!", art by John Severin; Melvin has joined the Foreign Legion to escape his wife and kids, but she decimates the entire regiment at Fort Wadi El Aycare. E.C. comics ad. "Rookie Gladiator" text story. "The Dandelion Caper" text story. "V-Vampires!", art by Wally Wood; A vampire goes on a date with a werewolf. "Lone Stranger!", art by Jack Davis; The Lone Stranger bumbles his way through foiling a stage coach robbery; A parody of the Lone Ranger. First letters page. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 4
    Published Apr 1953 by EC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • tr above LRHC pg 13
    • Label #0632109006

    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 #5
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 5
    Published Jun 1953 by EC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #1020059002
    • 2.25" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0319366013
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    • Holes punched (slightly affects art).
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    • Interior is complete. Severe water damage.

    Low distribution. Cover by Bill Elder. The EC "Publisher of The Issue"; A fake biography of William M. Gaines. "Outer Sanctum!", art by Bill Elder; The Professor creates Heap and uses him to rob banks until Heap leaves to find a mate. "Black And Blue Hawks!", art by Wally Wood (as Woodhawk); The Black And Blue Hawks stage a mutiny; Blackhawks parody. E.C. comics ad. "Miltie of The Mounties!", art by John Severin; Miltie the Mountie doesn't get his man. "Kane Keen! Private Eye," art by Jack Davis; Kane finds the murderer: the butler did it. One-page William Gaines biography. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 6
    Published Aug 1953 by EC.
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    • Staple rust/migration.
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing, front cover detached. Holes punched (slightly affects art), edge chew.
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    • Interior is complete. Brittle spine.
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    • Includes fragment of front cover.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. "Teddy And The Pirates!", art by Wally Wood; Teddy and Half-Shot are assigned to keep an opium shipment out of the hands of The Pirates, but one of them is an inside man. "Melvin of The Apes!", art by John Severin (as Melvin Severin); The Greystrokes take Melvin back to London but then flee him by going to Africa; Tarzan parody follow-up to the story in issue 2. E.C. comics ad. "Hevo The Great" text story. "Casey At The Bat!", script by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, art by Jack Davis; Casey has a chance to hit the winning runs in a baseball game, but strikes out for the loss; The text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations. "Ping Pong!", art by Bill Elder; Lana subdues Pong and Mr. Mill has him towed back to New York, only to find none of them quite fit in; King Kong parody. Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 7
    Published Oct 1953 by EC.
    • 9" Cumulative spine split. 1/2" Lateral spine tear.
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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. "Shermlock Shomes!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Fearing for her uncle's life, a woman has Shermlock break into his room and Shermlock goes nuts trying to solve the non-crime; Sherlock Holmes parody. "Treasure Island!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; A parody of Classics Illustrated comics version of Treasure Island. E.C. comics ad. "Operation Under-the-Ground" (Chapter 1) text story. Six pages of "Hey Look" by Kurtzman. "Smilin' Melvin!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A parody of the aviation comic strip Smiling Jack. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 8
    Published Dec 1953 by EC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #0931692002
    • Cover detached.

    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.

  • Issue #9
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 9
    Published Mar 1954 by EC.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Piece of tape on inside front cover.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • 8" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Pedigree: Twin Cities
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Double Cover. 1st cover 8.0, interior cover 8.0.
    • Label #1291221002
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    • Holes punched (slightly affects art).
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    • Double Cover. RESTORATION. Spine reinforced with glue, tear seals. Chew damage. Interior is complete.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. E.C. Fan-Addict Club ad. "Little Orphan Melvin!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Daddy is continually too late to save Melvin from danger, and also cannot save himself from Mommy; Little Orphan Annie comic strip parody. "The Raven," script by Edgar Allan Poe, art by Bill Elder; An adaptation of Poe's poem "The Raven." Ad for Panic magazine. "Bop Jokes!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; Five gags using Bop terms. "Operation Under-the-Ground" (Chapter 3) text story. "Hah! Noon!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Marshall Kane dithers about leaving town, beats up another marshall, and kills some accomplices of Miller before subduing Miller without violence; Parody of the Gary Cooper film "High Noon." 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 10
    Published Apr 1954 by EC.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Heavy cover oxidation, heavy taping along spine and edges of back cover, cover detached.
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    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom of comic.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. "G.I. Shmoe!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A parody of war comics. "Sane!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; Sane beats Wilson in a gun battle through trickery; Parody of the film "Shane." "Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 35" (Chapter 4) text story. E. C. Fan-Addict Club ad. "The Face Upon the Floor!", script by Jack Davis (plot) and H. Antoine D'Arcy (text), art by Jack Davis (signed) and Basil Wolverton (final panel); Illustrated version of D'Arcy poem. "Woman Wonder!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Parody of Wonder Woman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 11
    Published May 1954 by EC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Pedigree: Gaines File Copy
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Gaines File Copy. Includes certificate of authenticity.
    • Label #1269069003
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    • 1 1/2" spine split.
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    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 Comic 1-23) 12
    Published Jun 1954 by EC.
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    • 1 1/4" Spine split from bottom of comic.
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    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split, cover coming loose at staples.

    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.

  • Issue #13
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 13
    Published Jul 1954 by EC.
    • 4 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Oxidation.
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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Ad for Panic magazine. "Prince Violent!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Prince Violent pursues Maid Alota, hacking many a foe before meeting her; Parody of the Prince Valiant comic strip. "Book! Movie!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Parallel stories point out the differences between modern novels and modern movies. E. C. Fan-Addict Club! ad. "Baby Quips!", script by Harvey Kurtzman; Photographic portraits with humorous captions. "Robinson Crusoe!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; A parody of the novel Robinson Crusoe. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 14
    Published Aug 1954 by EC.
    • 6 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    Auction opens April 22

    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.

  • Issue #15
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 15
    Published Sep 1954 by EC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple, tape along spine, small pieces of tape on cover edges.
    • Staple rust/migration.
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    Cover by John Tenniel. "Gasoline Valley!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; The question of "will Caulky ever grow" is answered; Parody of the Gasoline Alley comic strip. "Pot-Shot Pete Sheriff of Yucca-pucca Gulch!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Pot-Shot tries to halt arms sales to the Apaches. E. C. Fan-Addict Club! ad. "Wild ," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Johnny and his gang give up motorcycles; Parody of the movie "The Wild One." "Captain Tvideo!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; A parody of the Captain Video television program. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 16
    Published Oct 1954 by EC.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. "The Hound of The Basketballs!", art by Bill Elder; Shermlock captures the hound that has cursed the Basketball family; Parody of Sherlock Holmes mystery. "Newspapers!", art by Jack Davis; Various fake newspaper stories and ads. Ad for Piracy comic book. "Restaurant!", art by Bill Elder; The deprivations the Sturdleys suffer at a "typical" Sunday restaurant outing. "Wreck of The Hesperus," script by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, art by Wallace Wood; Relates the wreck of the ship Hesperus on the reef at Norman's Woe; Text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 17
    Published Nov 1954 by EC.

    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.

  • Issue #18
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 18
    Published Dec 1954 by EC.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Ad for Panic comic book. "Alice In Wonderland!", script by Lewis Carroll (original) and Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation), art by John Tenniel and Jack Davis; After Alice's adventures, her sister takes her to a psycho-analyst; A parody of parts of both Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass, using some of the original John Tenniel illustrations as base drawings. "Howdy Dooit!", art by Bill Elder; Howdy hawks advertisers' wares while Buffalo Bill tries to keep the crowd in line... but fails; Parody of the Howdy Doody TV show. Ad for Piracy comic book. "Pot-Shot Pete," script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Pete brings in the McYetnits against all odds. "Stalag 18!", art by Wally Wood; Stepton and Lt. Wunbar excape the stalag after finding a spy in the prisoners' ranks; Parody of movie Stalag 17. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 19
    Published Jan 1955 by EC.
    • Cover detached at one staple and loose at second.
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    Ad for Panic comic book. "Mickey Rodent!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; Mickey tricks Darnold into a zoo to get rid of him; Parody of Walt Disney animated cartoons. "Supermarkets!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; A look at America's obsession with supermarkets, as the Sturdley's survive the rigors of shopping. "Puzzle Pages!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; Parody of comic book activity pages. Ad for Piracy comic book. "The Cane Mutiny!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Parody of the movie "The Caine Mutiny." 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 20
    Published Feb 1955 by EC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0299961012
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    Ad for Panic comic book. "Katchandhammer Kids!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; A parody of the Katzenjammer Kids comic strip. "Sound Effects!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A murder mystery with no dialog, only sound effects. "Paul Revere's Ride!", script by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, art by Jack Davis; A humorous illustration of the poem by Longfellow. "Cowboy!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Parallel stories comparing the movie version of the Old West with real life. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 21
    Published Mar 1955 by EC.

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    "Poopeye!", art by Bill Elder; Poopeye beats up other comic strongmen hired by the broccoli king to get rid of Poopeye; Parody of Popeye comic strip. "Slow Motion!", art by Jack Davis; A look at what might be happening in various sports if they were recorded by a slow motion camera. "Comic Book Ads!", art by Bill Elder; Parody ads for "How To Hypnotize", "Get Prizes... Make Money", "Rubber Bubble Gum", "Tromp Stamps Co.", "Ded Ryder Cowboy Carbine", and "Alwett Physical Training Course." "Under The Waterfront!", art by Wallace Wood; Everyone Terry knows is killed by John Friendly's thugs; Parody of the movie "On The Waterfront." 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 22
    Published Apr 1955 by EC.
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    "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.

  • Issue #23
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 23
    Published May 1955 by EC.

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    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.