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Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) comic books

  • Item #49472815
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    Published Jun 1956 by EC.

    Auction Item: Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 28 GD 2.0

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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.

  • Item #49472816
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    Published Jan 1959 by EC.

    Auction Item: Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 44 FN 6.0

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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.

  • Item #49472817
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    Published Jul 1959 by EC.

    Auction Item: Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 48 VG/FN 5.0

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    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.