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  • Issue #151
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 151
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Mad Photoetry" photo story, script by Max Brandel; Selected classic poetry and prose verse is printed under photos of contemporary events for ironic effect; featuring Golda Meir; Richard Nixon; Shirley Chisholm; Bella Abzug; Gloria Steinum; Pope Paul VI; Adam Clayton Powell; Spiro Agnew. "In the Operating Room With Don Martin," script and art by Don Martin; Series of single and multiple panel gags revolving around surgeons and operations. "Mad's Songbook For the '72 Candidates," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Dave Gantz; Anthems written for the various candidates for the 1972 Presidential nomination that are descriptive of their careers and character. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Miracle Center," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Medical Center," this story is a drama about a metropolitan hospital that is more concerned with a patient's back story than his or her condition. A Mad Look at TV Sports Interviews - - Past, Present and Future," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Davis. "The Lighter Side of Modern Technology," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mad's Auto Manufacturer of the Year," script by Tom Koch and Earle Dowd, art by George Woodbridge; A shady, profiteering auto executive is interviewed. "Carnival Knowledge," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Carnal Knowledge," the story of two college students in love with the same woman. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #152
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 152

    "What's the Connection?", script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The French Connection," a racist, violent narcotics detective tries to arrest the members of a drug-smuggling ring. "One Day at Campsite 39-B," script and art by Don Martin; A man sets up his pre-fabricated tent. "Mad Photo-Toons," script by Max Brandel, art by Bob Clarke; Wire photos of famous people have cartoon backgrounds added to them for satirical effect. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Mad's Educator of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Mad interviews the administrator of a progressive, structure-less school. "The Lighter Side of Weddings," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of the good and bad sides of getting married. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy uses subliminal messaging to trap the White Spy. "A Mad Look at Bicycling," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "A Treasury of Television Poetry and Prose," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Davis; A review of the low points of television, presented in verse. "Manic," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Mannix," a very violent private investigator racks up a large body count, but doesn't solve many crimes. "Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. Richard Nixon and Carroll O'Connor (as Archie Bunker) campaign poster for an unlikely presidential ticket on the back cover. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #153
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 153
    • Interior is complete. Near complete spine split, attached by 2".

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Dirty Larry," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Dirty Harry," a city government turns to a violent, borderline psychotic police detective to run down a terrorist holding the city for ransom. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "The Mad Religion in America Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker Jr.; A look at the state of religion in the United States, presented in the style of a children's reading primer. "Don Martin Looks at Cave Men," script and art by Don Martin; Examples of household life in prehistoric days. "Typical Sports Movie of the Past," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis; A college football coach's program is rescued by an unassuming walk-on athlete. "Typical Sports Movie of the Present," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis; A modern football coach recruits a hippie dropout to play quarterback for his powerhouse squad. "Snappy Answers to Stupid TV Commercials," script and art by Al Jaffee. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Summer Activities," script and art by Dave Berg. "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Political Convention," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Rickard. "Longshot," script by Stan Hart, art by Angelo Torres. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #154
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 154

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Cowkids," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Davis; Parody of the film "The Cowboys"; a rancher, desperate for hands for a cattle drive, is forced to hire a group of school boys to replace his deserted crew. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Mad's Ecology Mother Goose," script by M. S. Pinkham (plot) and Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Familiar nursery rhymes altered to reflect modern issues. "When Watching Television, You Can Be Sure of Seeing," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; Examples of the predictability of television fare. "One Day at the Bullfights," script and art by Don Martin. "The Mad Car-Owners Hate Book," script and art by Al Jaffee. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "The Mad Guide to Political Types," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Lists of stereotypical characteristics of various political factions. "The Lighter Side of Hang-Ups," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of modern obsessions, phobias and compulsions. "The Television Yellow Pages 1972-73," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Rickard, Jack Davis (uncredited), and Mort Drucker (uncredited); A section of the telephone company yellow pages with ads and listings for famous celebrities and the services they can provide. "The Cute Rook," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Hot Rock," four incredibly cute cons are hired by a foreign agent to steal a precious jewel from a museum. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #155
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 155

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Oddfather," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Godfather," a Mafia Don's son is reluctantly recruited into the family business due to an attempt on his father's life. "One Tuesday Morning," script and art by Don Martin; Two witnesses attempt to get a man run over by a steamroller to the hospital as quickly as possible. "A Parade of Mad Protesting Co-Signers," script by Max Brandel, art by Angelo Torres; Celebrities of one political leaning hold up signs next to the signs held by celebrities of the opposite political leaning to change that sign's meaning. "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at Your Local Power & Light Company," script by Dick DeBartolo and Donald K. Epstein, art by George Woodbridge; The behind the scenes antics of the employees of a local utility. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "A Mad Look at Hunting," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Commuting," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mail Order Gift Catalog," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; A holiday mail order gift catalog filled with useless junk gifts. "Howard at the Mike," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Davis; An ode, patterned after Ernest Lawrence Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat", to the importance of announcer Howard Cosell to the popularity of ABC's Monday Night Football. "The Mary Tailor-Made Show," script by Tom Koch, art by Angelo Torres; Parody of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"; a flighty divorcee tries to find career and romantic success amid the incompetent antics of a local TV newsroom. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #156
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 156

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Antenna on the Roof," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; The musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is updated to contemporary times and transplanted into American suburbia. "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes in a Department Store at Christmastime," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of the chaos and mass commercialism rampant in a modern department store. "Don Martin's Personal Experiences With New Power Tools For the Home Craftsman," script and art by Don Martin. "The Lighter Side of Week-ends," script and art by Dave Berg. "Profitable Football News," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Davis; A magazine that focuses on the monetary side of pro football. "The Mad Christmas Hate Book," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of things that spoil the Christmas season for people. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Clodumbo,"script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; Parody of the TV show "Columbo"; a police detective solves crimes by being a general pest and driving suspects into confessing out of self-defense. "Visiting Day," script and art by Sergio Aragones; A mother has a surprise for her son, whom she is visiting in prison. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #157
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 157

    Planet of the Apres Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #158
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 158

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "A Moving Jungle Tale," script by Don Edwing, art by Jack Davis; Tarzan meets an African jungle god. "The New Comedians," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The New Centurions," a veteran beat officer schools a rookie officer on the dangers and intricacies of being an urban police officer. "The Mad TV Viewers Hate Book," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of the aggravating aspects of owning a television set. "Late One Night in a Waterfront Tavern," script and art by Don Martin; Two bar patron engage in a contest of strength. "The Lighter Side of Reading," script and art by Dave Berg; Profile of a politically progressive family who are progressive when it's convenient. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Head Shop Supplies," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; A niche magazine aimed at hippies and stoners. "When All of TV Must Grant Equal Time," script by Tom Koch, art by Angelo Torres; Television series, such as soap operas, sitcoms, and dramas are forced to give equal time to advocacy groups. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #159
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 159

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "A Crockwork Lemon," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; In a parody of the film "A Clockwork Orange," a sadistic gang youth is captured by the police and subjected to brainwashing to remove his anti-social tendencies. "Planned Obsolescence in Everyday Products," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of how everyday household products can be modified to break down sooner, forcing the consumer to buy more. "The Lighter Side of Spectators," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of the less admirable aspects of people who watch. "One Night in a Living Room," script and art by Don Martin; A woman has a gruesome encounter with her house cat. "How Come on TV...?", script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Jack Rickard; Examples of how things that happen on television aren't realistic. "Failing Health," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Davis; A niche magazine aimed at hypochondriacs. "Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Examples of someone's shadow revealing things about them that isn't immediately obvious. "Owem Marshmallow, Attorney-at-Law," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Owen Marshall, Counselor-at-Law," an incompetent attorney is engaged to defend the hedonistic son of a local Native American on a charge of assault. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #160
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 160

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Tell-Tale Comic Strip Balloons," script by Don Edwing, art by Bob Clarke; Word balloons are given specific silhouette shapes to convey a non-verbal message. "Cannonball," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Davis; In a parody of the TV series "Cannon," a private detective is given a case to solve, if he can stop eating long enough to solve it. "One Day in the North Woods," script and art by Don Martin; Two lumberjacks drop their trees in the wrong spots. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Corporate Ecologist of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Mad interviews the head of a corporation lauded for its pro-ecology efforts. "A High School Yearbook That Tells It Like It Really Is," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Rickard; A yearbook from a less-than-stellar inner city high school that doesn't hide the warts. "A Mad Look at Weddings," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Examples of embarrassing or unusual incidents at wedding ceremonies. "Going Thy Way," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the film "Going My Way," a traditional Catholic priest has a clash of styles with a new priest with more contemporary values. "Going Way Out," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; Parody sequel to "Going My Way", in which Father O'Irish, now in his sixties, is paired with a younger priest with contemporary seventies values. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #161
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 161

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Poopsidedown Adventure," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Poseidon Adventure," an odd collection of odd passengers try to escape a capsized ocean liner. "Crime Foilers For the Average Citizen," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of gadgets that will protect an average citizen from criminals. "One Morning in Marrakesh," script and art by Don Martin; A tourist tries to use a flying carpet. "Fairy Tales Continued," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker Jr.; The consequences of the happy endings of various fairy tales. "A Mad Look at Tarzan," script by Don Edwing, art by Jack Davis. "The Lighter Side of Fun," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of how people try to relax. "Protest Songs For Life's Everyday Complaints," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; The lyrics of sixties era protest songs are altered to more mundane subjects. "Idjit Love Ernie," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV show "Bridget Loves Bernie," a Jewish man marries a Catholic woman and together they try to deal with their bigoted, stereotype in-laws. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #162
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 162

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Heartburn Kid," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Heartbreak Kid," a shallow man commits adultery on his honeymoon. "The Mad Motorist's Guide to American Wildlife," script by Robert Kaufman (plot) and Al Jaffee, art by Al Jaffee; How to identify the animals you just hit with your car. "One Morning at a Bus Depot," script and art by Don Martin. "You Know It's Really Summer When...," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Rickard. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Crime in the Streets," script and art by Dave Berg. "Magazines For Neglected Sports," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Davis. "Mad's Summer Camp Owner of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker Jr.; The shady owner of a kid's recreational camp is profiled. "A Mad City Street Scene We'd Like to See," script by Lou Silverstone, art by George Woodbridge; A city street with building business signs that tell the entire truth. "Bawde," script by Tom Koch, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Maude," a modern Liberal family go out of their way to be shocking to their audience. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #163
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 163

    "Early One Morning in the Near Future" inside front cover story by Sergio Aragones. "The Clods of '44," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Class of '44," the three boring high school students from "The Summer of '42" graduate and become boring college students. "One Fine Day on a Guided Tour of Mount Rushmore," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Look at Two Grammar School Generations," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Paul Coker Jr. "The Lighter Side of Corruption," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of dishonesty being its own reward. "A Mad Look at Karate," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Picket & Strike," script by Lou Silverstone, art by George Woodbridge; A niche magazine aimed at union members and activists. "Graffiti Through History," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Bob Clarke. "Mad's Sure-Fire Sports Predictions," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Jack Davis. "Least Horizon," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the film "Lost Horizon," a plane sets down in the Himalayas, and the cynical passengers stumble onto a bizarre paradise. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #164
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 164

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Kung Fool," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Kung Fu," a fugitive Shaolin Monk roams the west demonstrating his physical superiority and his social naiveté . "A Modern Fairy Tale" one-page story by Sergio Aragones. "When All Businesses Rely on Sales Promotion Gimmicks," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; Promotions and premiums for businesses usually not associated with such things. "The Lighter Side of the Holiday Season," script and art by Dave Berg; The ups and downs of the holiday season and how people deal with them. "An Architectural Triumph," script and art by Al Jaffee; A foreign object on blueprints gets built into the structure. "Yecch, or What a Waste!", script by Lou Silverstone, art by Don Martin; A modern metropolis is menaced by a pile of human fecal matter come to life. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's 1973 Christmas Poem," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Angelo Torres; A poem listing gifts Mad would give to various celebrities. "Mad's Rattlers," script by Larry Gore, art by Jack Davis; Examples of sarcastic answers for every day occurrences. "Caper Goon," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Paper Moon," an iterate grifter is saddled with an obnoxious ten year old girl in the Depression-Era American Southwest. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #165
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 165
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Cover by Don Martin. Statement of ownership; Total paid circulation, avg. for year: 2,651,677. "8 James Bomb Bomb Movies," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; Short parodies of the James Bond features "Dr. No", "From Russia With Love", "Goldfinger", "Thunderball", "You Only Live Twice", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "Diamonds Are Forever", and "Live And Let Die." The Mad Bowling Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Davis. "The Lighter Side Of Cold Weather," script and art by Dave Berg. "One Dark Night In A Laboratory," script and art by Don Martin; A mad scientist tries to animate a fabricated human body, with unexpected results. "Mad Sequels To Famous Poems," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Parodies of famous poems, including "Hiawatha", "Casey At The Bat", "The Raven", "Gunga Din", and "Chicago." "Mad Visits The Realistic School Of Medicine", script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; An investigative reporter does a documentary on how modern medicine has caused medical school to evolve with the times. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Unavoidable Exercises For The Urban Dweller," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Al Jaffee. "The Dulltons," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; Parody of the television show "The Waltons." Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #166
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 166

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    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "American Confetti," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "American Graffiti," teenagers in 1962 California spend their waning teen years cruising, finding love and acting stupidly. "The Historic Landmark" one-page story, script and art by Sergio Aragones; A man makes an impassioned plea to spare an old theater scheduled for demolition. "A Mad Look at Miss Liberty," script and art by Arnoldo Franchioni; The Statue of Liberty is placed in incongruous situations as a means of social commentary. "Gambler Magazine," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Davis. "Don Martin Looks at Three Fairy Tales," script and art by Don Martin. "The Lighter Side of Polarization," script and art by Dave Berg; How people deal, or don't deal, with increasing social and political polarization. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Academy Awards for Best Performances in Every Day Situations," script by Dick DeBartolo and Donald K. Epstein, art by Paul Coker Jr. "Clean Ads for Dirty Movies," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Rickard; X-Rated films are given movie posters that will appeal to a family audience. "M*A*S*H*uga," script by Stan Hart, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "M*A*S*H*," two joke-a-minute surgeons turn an army hospital unit upside down. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #167
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 167

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "A Swinging Jungle Tale," script by Humberto De La Torre, art by Jack Davis; Tarzan swings a little too close to a river. "My Fair Laddie," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; The Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" is recast in reverse gender as a commentary on the modern women's liberation movement. "Mad's Karate Movie Producer of the Year," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Davis; The producer of Hong Kong martial arts films is interviewed. "One Fine Evening in the Castle," script and art by Don Martin; A princess gets a surprise with her dinner of frog's legs. "What Is an Introvert?", script by Tom Koch, art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Minor Ailments," script and art by Dave Berg; How people deal with, or don't deal with, injury and illness. "The Mad Game of Basebrawl," script and art by Al Jaffee; Altering the rules of baseball to make it more violent and therefore more exciting. "Busing in Other Areas for the Purpose of Social Integration," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; Mixing social polar opposites through court-ordered busing. "The Straights of San Francisco," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "The Streets of San Francisco," a tough veteran detective pairs with an idealistic rookie to investigate a murder. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #168
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 168

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Way We Bore," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Way We Were," two ex-lovers are reunited during the United States' involvement in World War II. "One Evening at a Cocktail Party," script and art by Don Martin; A man engages an animal trainer in conversation at a party. "Singable Theme Songs for TV Shows," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Angelo Torres; The lyrics of popular songs are rewritten in order to make them theme songs for current television series. "The Lighter Side of the Energy Crisis," script and art by Dave Berg; How people deal with the gasoline shortage. "A Mad Guide to Recycling Garbage," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of how discards can be converted into useable items. "Billy Jock," script by Stan Hart, art by Angelo Torres; Parody of the film "Billy Jack"; a native American ex-marine tries to live a peaceful life, but the local redneck idiots just won't let him. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #169
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 169

    This issue features contributions by Dave Berg, Mort Drucker, Angelo Torres, Stan Hart, Al Jaffee, Larry Siegel, and others. Parodied subjects include Serpico, graffiti, the history of sex, the high cost of living, status symbols, funerals, McCloud, and more. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #170
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 170

    "The Ecchorcist," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Exorcist," when the medical community can't cure a young girl of her violent mood swings and random disgusting acts, a harried mother turns to a grizzled Catholic priest and his less-than-committed junior. "Wishful Thinking," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Jack Davis; Examples of how reality doesn't measure up to a person's expectations. "One Sunday Morning on the Beach," script and art by Don Martin; A man gives a drowning victim mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. "Mad Singles Only Resort Owner of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by George Woodbridge; The shady owner of an x-rated singles resort is interviewed. "Horrifying Cliches 10," script by May Sakami, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Cliche phrases are given monstrous visualization, such as reviving an old custom and cooking up an alibi. "The Lighter Side of Hot Weather," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of curious behavior brought on by hot weather. "You Know You Married a Gal/Guy Who's Much Too Young/Old for You When," script and art by Lloyd Gola; Examples of generational differences impacting a relationship. "1974 Hospital Supply Catalogue," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; A catalog of medical supplies and equipment of dubious value. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Poppicorn," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Angelo Torres; Parody of the film "Papillon"; a prisoner in a Hellish island French prison persists in trying to escape in the face of all odds. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #171
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 171

    Last 40-cent cover price. Cover art by Norman Mingo. "A Mind-Blowing Incident," script and art by Sergio Aragones; A man tries to stop an apparent suicide. "The Zing," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Sting," two con men run an elaborate con on a crime boss in retaliation for the killing of one of the men's partner. "The Mad Crisis Primer," script by Stan Hart, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Advice on how to cope with various life crises. "The Lighter Side of Dieting," script and art by Dave Berg; How people deal, or don't deal, with trying to lose weight. "A Mad Look at Fairy Tales," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Various famous fairy tales are given ironic new endings. "Mad's Sure-Fire Cliche Killers," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Davis; People respond to cliche observations of life with biting, satirical answers. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Bible Rave," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; What a teenage fan magazine would look like if it was published during biblical times. "The Rookers," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "The Rookies," three rookie police officers try to prove their worth, and fail. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #172
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 172

    First 50-cent cover price. Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Great Gasbag," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Great Gatsby," a boring socialite gets involved with a man with a dubious past and they proceed to be boring together. "Don Martin's Natural History Movies, Short Subject #14: Insect Masters of Camouflage and Illusion," script and art by Don Martin. "More Powerful Than a Locomotive," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Superman stops a train from running over a man, but fails to consider the physics. "Picture Road Signs We'd Like to See," script by Al Jaffee and Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Picture road signs are expanded to encompass other traffic hazards. "The Lighter Side of Staying Young," script and art by Dave Berg; Dealing with, or hiding from, getting older. "Mad Solutions to Big City Doggie-Do Problems," script and art by Al Jaffee; Creative ways to clean up after your dog. "The Six Million Dollars, Man," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man," an astronaut injured in an accident is given bionic implants and must rescue the surgeon who implanted them from his Soviet abductors. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #173
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 173

    Cover art by Jack Davis. "Chinaclown," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the film "Chinatown"; a private detective is hired to prove adultery on the part of the city water commissioner and winds up in the middle of a deep and confusing scheme. "One Saturday Morning in a Supermarket," script and art by Don Martin; Two grocery baggers get a little too enthusiastic about their work. "A Mad Look at Our Consumer Society," script and art by Arnoldo Franchioni; Symbols of consumerism are used as objects of irony. "A Mad Look at Model-Building," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Humorous examples of the hobby of plastic model kits. "The Lighter Side of Collecting," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of obsessive behavior demonstrated by collectors and hobbyists. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Poll-Taker of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Paul Coker Jr.; A professional opinion poll researcher is interviewed. "A Modern Business Success Story," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Bob Clarke; Genesis of a business from its humble roots to its ultimate destiny. "Kojerk," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Kojak," a Manhattan police detective tries to solve crimes in between being stylish and lovable. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #174
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 174
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Gulliver's Travails," script by Don Edwing, art by Paul Coker Jr; The Lilliputians give their prisoner a hygiene assist. "Death Wishers," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Death Wish,"a recently widowed man starts stalking the streets of New York, gunning down criminals. "A Mad Look at the Military," script and art by Arnoldo Franchioni. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "More Modern Fairy Tales," script by Don Reilly, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Current events are presented in the form of fairy tale; featuring Richard Nixon, The Beatles, and Leonid Brezhnev. "Some Real Life Scenes We'd Like to See," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Jack Davis; Examples of socially annoying people getting what's coming to them. "The Lighter Side of Anxiety," script and art by Dave Berg; How people deal, or don't deal, with stress and emotional tumult. "One Afternoon at a Bus Stop," script and art by Don Martin; A man dons sunglasses to conceal the fact that he's ogling passing women. "The Mad Good News - Bad News Book," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of how events initially seen as good turn out to be not so good. "The Tommy-Red Seed," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the film "The Tamarind Seed," two members of the British and Soviet diplomatic corps conduct a tepid affair and precipitate an overreaction from their country's intelligence services. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #175
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 175

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "What's Entertainment?", script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of major motion picture releases which are basically cheaply assembled clip shows of past film releases. "One Morning on an Assembly Line," script and art by Don Martin. "What is a Guidance Counselor?", script by Tom Koch, art by Sergio Aragones; Satirical essay on the profession of guidance counseling. "The Lighter Side of Chores," script and art by Dave Berg; The good and bad points of performing menial household tasks. "Has Anybody Every Really Seen...," script by Larry Sharp, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of comic strip cliches which really don't occur in reality, illustrated by famous comic strip characters. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Popular Photo-Monotony," script by Dick DeBartolo, photos by Irving Schild; A niche magazine devoted to photography hobbyists. "Mad's College Football Coach of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis; A college football coach is interviewed and program excesses are exposed. "Footnotes* to History," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Ironic takes on historical situations, presented so that only the participants' feet and legs are visible. "Barnacle Groans," script by Tom Koch, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Barnaby Jones," a folksy senior citizen becomes a private detective. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #176
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 176

    Cover art by Mort Drucker. "Airplot '75," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the "Airport" disaster movie series, a pack of washed up movie actors try to keep an airliner, and their careers, from crashing in flames. "Don Martin Escapes From Prison...Almost," script and art by Don Martin; An inmate engages in a series of unsuccessful prison escapes. "The Mad Handbook of House-Guesting," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Jack Davis; A print guide to dealing with guest who overstay their welcome. "Footnotes* to Hollywood," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Humorous takes on classic film scenes, with the characters depicted only below the knees. "The Lighter Side of Graduation," script and art by Dave Berg; The upside and downside of graduating high school. "Other Betting Pools," script by Lou Silverstone, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of office betting pools that have nothing to do with sporting events. "Headlines of the Insect World," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Bob Clarke; Examples of sensationalistic tabloid headlines with insect themes. "The Longest Yardbird," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the film "The Longest Yard," a sadistic prison warden forces a prisoner to join his prison football team. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #177
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 177

    This issue features contributions by Dave Berg, Mort Drucker, Sergio Aragones, Lou Silverstone, Don Martin, Jack Rickard, Angelo Torres, Stan Hart, Paul Coker, Jr., Bob Clarke, Dick De Bartolo, and others. Parodied subjects include Towering Inferno, Chico and the Man, super-heroes, summer hazards, smokers vs. non-smokers, youth sports, and more. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #178
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 178

    This issue features contributions by Dave Berg, Mort Drucker, Lou Silverstone, Angelo Torres, Stan Hart, Dick De Bartolo, Sandy Kossin, Larry Siegel, Alen Robin, and others. Parodied subjects include Godfather II, Murder on the Orient Express, economics, historical moments, business cards, gardening, celebrity secrets, and more. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #179
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 179

    "Another Day in the Jungle," script by Don Edwing, art by George Woodbridge. "Fun Lady," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Funny Lady," a burlesque comedienne is torn between feelings for the three men in her life. "One Fine Day During Lunch Period," script and art by Don Martin; A student learns that science is part observation. "Future No-Frills Travel Gimmicks," script by Dick DeBartolo and Al Jaffee, art by Al Jaffee; Examples of how airline flight will change as airlines cut back on money spent. "The Lighter Side of the Fast-Food Craze," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of how fast-food restaurants have changed life. "Broken Homes and Gardens," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Rickard; A niche magazine for members of divorced families. "Mad's Obnoxious Sports Spectator of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis. "A Mad Look at Backpacking," script and art by Sergio Aragones; The down side of hiking and camping. "U.S. Commemorative Stamps That We'll Never See," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Footnotes* to Football," script Paul Peter Porges, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Flubs and foibles on the football field, with the characters shown only from the knees down. "Shampooped," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the film "Shampoo," a handsome hairdresser sleeps his way through his clients while trying to become a big name. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #180
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 180

    Cover art by Mort K√ľnstler. "The Frog Prince," script and art by Don Martin; When a princess kisses a tree frog, she gets more than she bargained for. "Jaw'D," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Jaws," a local sheriff teams with a foul-mouthed fisherman and a nerdy ichthyologist to catch a shark menacing the local beach. "A Mad Portfolio of Contemporary Horror Scenes," script and art by Arnoldo Franchioni; Photos of real objects are cut into shapes of monsters menacing average citizens. "TV Disclaimers We'd Like to See," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis; Celebrities appear on network TV series in order to deliver disclaimers concerning the uninspired content of the series. "Don Martin Beats the High Cost of Gasoline," script and art by Don Martin. "The Lighter Side of Change," script and art by Dave Berg; How people deal or don't deal with change in their lives. "A Mad Look at Sharks," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Examples of how the film "Jaws" has affected everyday life. "Mad's CIA Agent of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Paul Coker Jr. "Mirthquake," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the film "Earthquake," a cross-section of Los Angeles residents don't prepare for the major earthquake they all know is coming. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #181
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 181

    "Rollerbrawl," script by Stan Hart, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the film "Rollerball," the star athlete of a corporate-owned blood sport struggles against forced retirement, social isolation and the general corruption of the futuristic society he lives in. "Great Poems Rewritten to Reflect the Freaky, Greedy, Rotten World of Today," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker Jr. "One Fine Day Downtown," script and art by Don Martin; A man gets a service animal for his service animal. "The Lighter Side of Handicrafts," script and art by Dave Berg; Humorous aspects of various hobbies. "Meet Jan Van Wessum," script and art by Jan Van Wessum; Collection of humorous single panel cartoons by Dutch cartoonist Jan Van Wessum. "Exciting Abbreviations for Low Glamor Jobs," script by William McCole (plot) and Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "The Alfred E. Neuman University Competitive Hard-Sell 1976 Catalogue," script by David Reagan (plot) and Frank Jacobs, art by Irving Schild (photo) and Bob Clarke; Catalog of college courses with debatable merit. "Historical Scenes We'd Like to See Re-Enacted," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Davis; Scenes from U.S. history unlikely to be re-enacted for the Bicentennial celebration. "The Cockroach," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "If TV Commercials Told Us Everything," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of the ugly truth that television commercials leave out. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #182
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 182

    Cover art by Bob Jones. "The Castaway," script by Al Jaffee, art by Paul Coker Jr.; A man marooned on a desert atoll sends a message in a bottle. "A Mad Portfolio of Some Idealists' Dreams," script by Arnoldo Franchioni; Pictures of real objects are cropped into shapes representing other objects and used to satire modern idealism. "New Musicals Based on Big Movies," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; Recent popular motion pictures are turned into Broadway musicals, including The Godfather, Jaws and the then recent spate of disaster films. "Beat the Recession with These Mad Penny-Pinching Hints," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Paul Coker Jr. "The Lighter Side of Making Extra Money," script and art by Dave Berg; People trying and sometimes failing to make money on the side. "One Fine Day at the Corner of Finster Boulevard and Fonebone Street," script and art by Don Martin; A man on a street corner has a unique method of soliciting money. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "A Mad Look at Fifty Years of College Life in America," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge. "Mad's Traffic Commissioner of the Year," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Davis; Mad profiles a city traffic commissioner and his inept, inefficient staff. "Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Examples of shadows performing what the person casting the shadow would like to do. "Good Time-Slot," script by Larry Siegel, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Good Times," a black family struggles to stay together in the face of poverty, under-employment and stereotypical jokes. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #183
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 183

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Dum-Dum Afternoon," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Dog Day Afternoon," two inept bank robbers turn a hold up into a hostage situation. "One Summer Day in the Jungle," script and art by Don Martin; Three monkeys rate Tarzan's dismount from a jungle vine. "A Mad Look at Burps Through History," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Bob Clarke; Famous historical events are altered by cases of gastric distress. "Mad's Academy Awards for Public Servants," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Awards are presented to the most unique acts of bureaucratic incompetence. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Getting Involved," script and art by Sergio Aragones; A man passes several socially abhorrent situations without acting, but chooses to act when he witnesses something abhorrent to him. "The Lighter Side of Grooming," script and art by Dave Berg; The hassles and quirks of personal grooming are explored. "Mind Power," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Rickard; A niche magazine for people who have Extra-sensory Perception. "Unweddings of the Future," script by Earle Doud, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Aspects of a proposed ceremony to be created for divorces. "Take It With a Grain of Salt When...," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis; Examples of claims that deserve skepticism. "Barfetta," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Baretta," an undercover police detective drives his superior crazy with his incompetent antics. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #184
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 184

    Cover art by Bob Jones. "One Cuckoo Flew over the Rest," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest," a con pretends to be mentally ill to avoid a prison sentence, then proceeds to butt heads with the martinet head nurse at the mental institution. "An Angry Mad Look at Unpunished Criminals," script and art by Arnoldo Franchioni. "One Day Last April," script and art by Don Martin; A man channels his inner Gene Kelly. "Disaster Magazine," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Jack Davis; A niche magazine for people obsessed with natural and human-induced disasters. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy plays a puppet arcade game. "The Lighter Side of Annoyances," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of things that drive people crazy. "Lawsuits We'd Like to See," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Class-action suits filed over every day annoyances. "Mad Solutions to Big City Parking Problems," script and art by Al Jaffee; Devices designed to alleviate the over-abundance of parked cars. "Rhota," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Rhoda," the hilarious antics of a loud Jewish family are profiled. "Late One Afternoon at the Warsaw Dike," script and art by Don Martin; A man tries to plug a leak in a dam from the wrong side. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #185
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 185
    • INCOMPLETE. Pages missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Frog Prince II," script and art by Don Martin; A frog transforms into a prince, but in the wrong place. "Borey Lyndon," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Barry Lyndon," a dim youth is forced to wander through eighteenth century Britain, going from war to war and woman to woman. "One Day on the Highway," script and art by Don Martin; A highway patrol unit thinks it has caught a speeder. "The Lighter Side of the Summer Scene," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical examples of how people spend their summers. "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at the Major Oil Companies and Their Myriad Operations," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Rickard. "Where Else but on TV...?", script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Davis; Examples of the artificial reality created by television for its own convenience. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "More Lawsuits We'd Like to See," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of lawsuits filed against people perpetrating petty annoyances. "A Mad Look at the Beach," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Some Useful Mad Gadgets for Slob-Proofing Your Home," script and art by Al Jaffee; Gadgets designed to keep your home clean from the assaults of thoughtless people. "Harsky & Stutch," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Starsky and Hutch," a pair of unconventional, violent and not too bright undercover detectives wreak havoc on Los Angeles. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #186
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 186

    Cover art by Jack Rickard. "Keep On Trekkin': The Mad Star Trek Musical," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; The cast of the original Star Trek is reunited for a new version of the show, remade as a musical. "The Neuman Book of World Records...that Led to Lesser-known Follow-up Records," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Al Jaffee. "Don Martin Presents The Story of Moses", script and art by Don Martin; Moses has been parting water all his life apparently. "Mad's Do-It-Yourself Howard Hughes Will" by Dick DeBartolo. "The Lighter Side of Noise," script and art by Dave Berg. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Packager of the Year," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Rickard; The head of a packaging firm of dubious ethics is interviewed. "The Changing Attitudes of the American Family," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; How various family rituals have evolved over the years. "Infractions We'd Like to See Called in Every Day Life," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Jack Davis; Sports game officials call penalties on ill-mannered behavior in real life. "Phoolish," script by Larry Siegel, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Phyllis," a feather-headed widow moves in with her equally idiotic parents. "One Day at Mount Rushmore," script and art by Don Martin. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #187
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 187

    Cover art by Jack Rickard. "Gall of the President's Men," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "All the President's Men," two intrepid reporters stumble through the threads of a conspiracy that leads all the way to the top. "One Fine Morning in a Play Pen," script and art by Don Martin; An infant gets confused. "Great Moments in Bad Timing," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Jack Davis; Examples of people saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes Car Rental Companies," script by Stan Hart, art by Bob Clarke. "Other Forms of Malpractice Insurance," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Malpractice insurance policies for lack of courteous behavior. "The Lighter Side of Living Together," script and art by Dave Berg. "How Specialty Magazines are Trying to Boost Sales," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Rickard; Various niche magazines try to boost circulation by using sensational cover blurbs and lurid headlines. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Undercover Revolutionary of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Interview with a man anonymously plotting the downfall of the government. "Crappy Days," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Happy Days," the boring antics of a typical fifties nuclear family and the hilarious biker who visits them. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee . 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #188
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 188

    Cover art by Jack Rickard. "The Moronic Woman," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "The Bionic Woman," a woman trying to lead a double life as a teacher and a bionically augmented government agent must recover the plans to her modifications from an enemy country. "Early One Morning on a Desert Island," script and art by Don Martin; A castaway tries to signal a passing plane. "A Mad History of Medicine," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; A satirical overview of the evolution of the science of medicine. "The Lighter Side of Consumers," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at American buying habits. "Mad's Christmas Carols for the 1976 Holiday Season," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Rewriting the lyrics of holiday standards to reflect modern life. "A Mad Look at the Tennis Set," script and art by Paul Peter Porges. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "The Bad Mouth Bears," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Davis; Parody of the film "The Bad-News Bears"; an alcoholic tries to coach a little league team of losers and misfits. "The Misery Breaks," script by Stan Hart, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the film "The Missouri Breaks," a rustler seeks vengeance against a very strange man for killing his friends. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee . 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #189
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 189

    Cover art by Jack Rickard. "The Omenous," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Harry North; In a parody of the film "The Omen," an out-of-touch upper class couple find that they're raising Satan's little boy. "One Morning in a Courtroom," script and art by Don Martin; An attorney makes an overly aggressive summation. "A Little Kid's Guide to Understanding the News," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Davis; Applying political terms to situations specific to the life of a child. "The Lighter Side of Winning," script and art by Dave Berg; People handling victory with humorous lack of grace. "American Jokes They're Telling in Poland," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker Jr.; A series of jokes satirizing stereotypical American life. "A Mad Look at Winter," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "A Mad Look at Some Exciting New Job Opportunities," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Al Jaffee; Examples of new jobs being created by new technology, and by the regulations governing that technology. "Welcome Back, Klodder," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter," a teacher who tells bad jokes teaches a class of inner city youths who tell worse jokes. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #190
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 190

    Cover art by Jack Rickard. "The Shootiest," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Shootist," a famous gunslinger dying of cancer seeks a quiet place to pass away, but can't leave his reputation behind him. "One Tuesday Morning on Main Street," script and art by Don Martin; A man reports a vandalized phone booth to the phone company. "The Lighter Side of Goofs," script and art by Dave Berg; Examples of people caught in embarrassing situations. "If Other Businesses Offered No-Frills Service," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Other businesses slash perks to lower the cost to consumers, just as the airlines have. "Testimonial Roasts for Ordinary People," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Bob Jones; The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast hosts an ordinary citizen rather than a celebrity. "When You're Poor...and...When You're Rich," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Davis; Examples of how your social status affects the way your behavior is labeled. "Top Secret Minutes of Top Secret Meetings," script by Tom Koch, art by Harry North. "A Super Opportunity," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Returning from a mission, Superman finds his clothes weren't safe in that phone booth. "One Dame at a Time," script by Larry Siegel, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "One Day at a Time," a divorcee tries to raise two daughters and avoid the amorous advances of the building maintenance man. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee . 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #191
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 191

    Last 50-cent cover price. Cover art by Bob Clarke. "Marathon Mess," script and art by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the film "Marathon Man"; a nebbish stumbles onto a Nazi war criminal in hiding. "One Day in Egypt," script and art by Don Martin; While excavating around a pyramid, archaeologists make a startling discovery. "The Lighter Side of Health Nuts," script and art by Dave Berg; Presenting the odd things people do to stay healthy. "The Mad Guide to Parental Hang-Ups," script by Tom Koch, art by Paul Coker Jr.; Examples of how parents are unintentionally exasperating their kids. "The Jazzyslums," script by Stan Hart, art by Angelo Torres; In a parody of the TV series "The Jeffersons," an upper class black family tries to put up with the obnoxious head of the household. "Spy Vs. Spy" by Antonio Prohias. "We'd Like to See the Day When...", script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis; Scenes of annoying people getting their just desserts. "Sobsession," script by Larry Siegel, art by Harry North; In a parody of the film "Obsession," a man grieving over the loss of his wife becomes obsessed with the notion that she's still alive and leading a second life. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee . 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #192
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 192

    First 60-cent cover price. Cover art by Bob Jones. "King Korn," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Harry North; In a parody of the film remake "King Kong," an oil exploration search team pair with a stowaway anthropologist and a rescued castaway and encounter a hundred foot tall ape. "One Day in Philadelphia," script and art by Don Martin; A vending machine that offers a cure for smoking. "A Mad Look at CB Radio," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Rickard; A satirical look at the citizen's band radio craze. "The Lighter Side of Morning," script and art by Dave Berg; The trials of getting up in the morning. "Mad Forms for Personalized Wills," script by Tom Koch, art by Angelo Torres; Templates for wills aimed at specific demographic groups. "A Mad Look at King Kong," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Mad's Academy Awards for Jocks," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Jack Davis; Awards are given to sports celebrities for dysfunctional behavior. "When Truth-in-Advertising Laws Apply to Movie Ads," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; Movie ads are forced to print disclaimers debunking their banner claims. "Nutwork," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Network," an embittered newscaster uses his television spot to perform anti-social acts and a programming executive decides to make a series out of it. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #193
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 193

    This issue features contributions by Mort Drucker, Dave Berg, Don Martin, Paul Coker, Jr., George Woodbridge, Al Jaffee, Angelo Torres, Larry Siegel, Jack Davis, Frank Jacobs, Sergio Aragones, Lou Silverstone, and others. Parodied subjects include A Star is Born, Casey at the Bat, afternoons, the armed forces joining a union, amusement parks, Charlie's Angels, famous people's answering machines, movie making, and more. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #194
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 194

    This issue features contributions by Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Stan Hart, Paul Coker, Jr., Angelo Torres, Lou Silverstone, Frank Jacobs, Paul Peter Porges, Dave Berg, Jack Davis, and others. Parodied subjects include Rocky, Laverne and Shirley, famous sex symbols, nights, eternal optimists, religious cult leaders, TV show character obituaries, and more. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #195
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 195

    This issue features contributions by Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Jack Rickard, Stan Hart, Paul Coker, Jr., Angelo Torres, Larry Siegel, Jack Davis, Dave Berg, Bob Clarke, Harry North, and others. Parodied subjects include Black Sunday, Airport '77, Barney Miller, handicapping, gadgets, and more. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #196
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 196
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    This issue features contributions by Don Martin, Dave Berg, Paul Peter Porges, Jack Rickard, Paul Coker, Jr., Al Jaffee, Angelo Torres, Jack Davis, Arnie Kogen, Harry North, Stan Hart, and others. Parodied subjects include Star Wars, Three's Company, diplomacy, celebrity fan mail, water, literary agents, public services, and more. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #197
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 197
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.

    This issue features contributions by Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Paul Coker, Jr., Jack Davis, Lou Silverstone, Bob Clarke, Harry North, Dave Berg, Dennis Snee, Dean Norman, and others. Parodied subjects include In Search Of..., staying in shape, Little House on the Prairie, Star Wars, collection drives, the White House, job applications, air, instructions, and more. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #198
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 198

    This issue features contributions by Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Paul Coker, Jr., Al Jaffee, Angelo Torres, Jack Davis, Stan Hart, Dave Berg, Lou Silverstone, Harry North, Paul Peter Porges, Henry Clark, Arnoldo Franchioni, and others. Parodied subjects include The Deep, Alice, the UPC code, school supplies, fire, the system, and more. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #199
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 199

    This issue features contributions by Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Jack Rickard, Stan Hart, Paul Coker, Jr., Angelo Torres, Larry Siegel, Jack Davis, Bob Jones, Dick De Bartolo, Dave Berg, and others. Parodied subjects include The Spy Who Loved Me, What's Happening, surprise TV commercials, punk rock groups, danger, legendary commodes, and more. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #200
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 200
    • Mailing cover still attached. Fold in back cover ""Mad Fold-In".

    Cover art by Jack Rickard. "Clod Encounters of the Absurd Kind," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," a possible contact with an alien race has ordinary people acting sillier than usual. "The Rime of the Modern Skateboarder," script by Tom Koch, art by Don Martin; In a parody of the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, three over-aged skateboarders try to attract girls. "You Can Never Escape From Stress," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Davis; Examples of how no matter what you do, stress is going to get you. "The Lighter Side of Fads," script and art by Dave Berg; Examination of how people flock to, or from, fads. "Graduating Class Pictures as Staged by Some of the World's Best-Known Picture-Makers," script by Paul Peter Porges, art by Harry North; Graduation pictures taken by film auteurs Busby Berkeley, Federico Fellini, Sam Peckinpaugh, Cecil B. De Mille, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, John Ford, Mel Brooks and Steven Spielberg. "When Those Old-Time Comic Strips Follow the New Wave, Cerebral Doonesbury Trend," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Veteran comic strip characters try the Garry Trudeau way of comedy. "Mad's College Concert Comic of the Year," script by Lou Silverstone, art by George Woodbridge; Mad interviews popular college circuit stand-up comedian Carl Carnal. Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee . 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.60.