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Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) comic books 1956-1969

  • 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 #29
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 29
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split (chew).
    5 bids
    Current bid: $31.00
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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 #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 #34
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 34

    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 #38
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 38
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    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 #40
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 40
    • Centerfold detached.

    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
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    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
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staple rust.

    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
    • 1/2" Spine split from top.
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    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
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • 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 (1955 Magazine #24 On) 45
    • 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.

  • Issue #46
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 46
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • .5" Spine split from bottom. From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • Staple rust.
    • 1 1/2" spine split from bottom.

    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
    • Staple rust.
    • 1 1/4" 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 #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
    • Staple rust.
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • 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.