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Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) comic books

  • Issue #51
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 51
    • Centerfold detached at both staples.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Satire on Hanes underwear ads, art by Kelly Freas. "Advertising Slogans Will Replace Everyday Conversations," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wallace Wood; Shows how advertising slogans can be used in many different situations to replace ordinary conversation. "The Man With The Sprung Neck," script and art by Don Martin; A man with his neck out of place visits two doctors, who end up winding him up like a toy top. "The Night The Price Is All Right Has An Unexpected Guest," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the TV show "The Price Is Right", in which an uncharacteristically unexcited guest nearly ruins the show. "A MAD Treasury of Unknown Poetry Volume 2," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; Parodies of famous poems by Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling and others. "Testing Civilians For Space Flight," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wallace Wood; Testing the theory that the most difficult part of long space flights for people to deal with is withdrawal from their usual patterns of life, researchers discover an even bigger problem. "MAD Looks At Adult Education," script by Paul Laikin, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of course offerings at adult schools, featuring the more practical offerings in the Course Bulletin for Potrzebie High School Division of Adult Education. "Hide-A-Bed," script and art by Dave Berg; The concept of a bed that folds out from a sofa or chair is extended to place beds in other items of furniture, and then to other items besides beds being folded up. "Madison Avenue Turns To History And Literature," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; Parodies of various magazine ads using history or literature as motifs. "Grandstand Football," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Discussion of the actions of the spectators in the stands during a football game, as if they are playing a game. "Teenage," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of magazines targeted towards teenagers. Son of MAD ad. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #52
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 52
    • INCOMPLETE. Pages missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Polaroid Land Camera ad, art by Kelly Freas. Son of MAD ad. "The MAD 1960 Calendar," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando, Bob Clarke, Wallace Wood, Kelly Freas, Mort Drucker, Dave Berg, Don Martin, and George Woodbridge; A calendar with a poem for each month. "New Ad Spaces," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; For advertisers scraping the bottom of the barrel, MAD suggest some unusual places for ads in bars, hospitals, airplanes, and even prisons. "777 Sunset Strip," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Stew and Jess try to avoid kissing their homely client while searching for Koukie's kidnapper, but the producer finds they have kidnapped Koukie because he was taking over the show. "The Brain Operation," script and art by Don Martin. "Protest Letters," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Shows the results when TV executives cave in to pressure from everyone who writes an angry letter about a show. "MAD's Helpful Household Repair Hints," script and art by Dave Berg; Very unhelpful household repair hints, resulting in both damage and injury. "MAD's Modern Folk Music," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke. "The Truth About Before And After Ads," script by Sy Reit, art by Wallace Wood; The real "after" photos showing unexpected side effects of various products. "MAD Goes To A Historical Movie Preview," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A completely mixed-up look at American history via the needs of a movie plot. "MAD's Up-To-Date Version of The Night Before Christmas," script by Paul Laikin (translation) and Clement Clarke Moore (original), art by Wallace Wood; A hip rendition of the classic poem, with illustration showing Santa and the reindeer wearing shades, goatees and berets. Parody of Volkswagen ad, highlighting all the odd features in mock German dialect, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #53
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 53
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom of the comic.
    • 1/2" spine split.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 3 3/4" cumulative spine split.
    • 4" spine split from bottom.
    • 7" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Fleischmann's Whiskey ad, art by Kelly Freas. Son of MAD. MAD hardcover books ad. "Breakfast At Liggett's," script and art by Don Martin; A diner cook has an odd way of preparing scrambled eggs. "MAD's Tips On Highway Safety," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; The wrong ways to implement common safe driving tips. "New Movie Monsters From Madison Avenue," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Wallace Wood; Ideas for horror movies based on current advertising campaigns. "What Would Happen If Teenagers Ran The Country," script and art by Dave Berg; A look at the progression of events if teenagers ran the world, resulting in adults acting like teenagers and MAD publishing an article titled "What Would Happen If Adults Ran The Country." "The Rifle, Man!", script by Nick Megliola, art by Mort Drucker; After a typical day of killin' folk, Lucas's wife comes to town and kills him because his TV show ratings were higher than hers. "MAD's Society Page," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; Comparing a typical newspaper society page to what it might look like if it were about common people. "Changing History For Commercial TV," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; How TV shows would corrupt history if sponsors carefully changed the names of people and places to expunge any hint of their competitors. "Valentines To People We've Fallen Out of Love With," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker. "MAD Goes To An Alfred Hatchplot Movie," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wallace Wood; In a case of mistaken identity, Sheldon is hounded by secret agents trying to kill him in a cross-country chase. "Skiing," script by Dave Berg, art by Bob Clarke. "Hazards of Illuminated Signs," script by Sy Reit, art by Joe Orlando. Parody of Kodacolor film ad with Nikita Khrushchev, art by Kelly Freas.52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #54
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 54
    • Staple rust.
    • Cover detached at one staple
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split. Centerfold is detached at one staple.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Son of MAD ad. "Ad Testimonials From Politicians," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; Ads we might see if politicians made paid endorsements of consumer products. "Magician," script and art by Don Martin; A magician disappears when all the animals he was hiding on his person leave. "Around The World With U.S. Television," script by Larry Siegel, pencils by Wallace Wood, inks by Joe Orlando, Bob Clarke, Wallace Wood, Kelly Freas, Mort Drucker, Dave Berg, Don Martin, and George Woodbridge; A typical "Father Knows Best" type of TV show plot and how it might be redone using stereotypes of people in Britain, France, Japan, and Russia. "The Interpreter," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Joe Orlando; How international diplomatic conversations might turn out if celebrities, in character, were used as interpreters. "America Is Getting Soft," script and art by Dave Berg; Dave develops the thesis that as the US becomes fatter and lazier, and ends up driving everywhere instead of walking, we'll become pushovers for the lean hungry barbarians, just as ancient Rome did. "Distinctive Picket Lines," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Specialized picket signs for various professions. "My Fair Ad-Man," script by Nick Megliola, art by Mort Drucker; The musical "My Fair Lady" is retold with two ad-men trying to give a makeover to a beatnik. "Movie Land," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of typical Hollywood star gossip magazines. Parody of Esquire Boot Polish "Ship's Officer" ad, art by Kelly Freas.52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #55
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 55
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staple rust.
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Son of MAD ad. MAD hardcover books ad. "Pictures The Editor Left Out," script by Al Jaffee, art by Joe Orlando; Compares the photos used in magazine articles with unused photos that might have been taken just afterwards. "The Concert," script and art by Don Martin; Problems occur when a man who is both a musician and magician carries his equipment for both professions on stage. "MAD Beats The TV Plug Crackdown," script by Paul Krassner, art by Bob Clarke; MAD introduces some products with brand names that will inadvertently be sprinkled throughout normal speech. "The MAD Madison Avenue Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wallace Wood; An attempt to make the world of advertising understandable by seven-year olds. "The Arthur Money Party," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the Arthur Murray Party TV show. "I.B.M. Cards," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Interpreting the punches on computer billing cards. "Popular Politician," script by Gary Belkin, art by George Woodbridge; What a celebrity magazine based on politicians might look like. "The Jackie Talented Story," script by Sid Caesar, art by Wallace Wood; A parody of all the "unknown makes it big in show business" movies. "Barber Shop," script and art by Dave Berg; Special chairs at the barber shop so men can enjoy a fantasy while having their hair cut. "The Hip Raven," script by Paul Laikin (translation) and Edgar Allan Poe (original), art by Mort Drucker; A translation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" into hip slang. Parody of a Johnson & Johnson first aid products ad, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #56
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 56
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of ad for a coffee growers organization, script by Al Jaffee, art by Kelly Freas. Alfred E. Neuman bust ad. "Madison Avenue's Political Ad Campaigns," script by Gary Belkin, art by George Woodbridge; Parodies of consumer product ads used as political ads. "MAD's Modern Olympic Games," script by Tom Koch, art by Mort Drucker; Olympic style events based on the skills of living modern city life. "MAD Bubble Gum Cards," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; What bubble gum card statistics might look like if the cards featured people from professions other than sports. "The MAD Comic Opera," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wallace Wood; A parody of Broadway musicals using comic strip characters; Rex Morgan has kidnapped Annie and intends to remove her unique eyes, but Sandy leads Dick Tracy and Tarzan to a rescue, which is aided by Snuffy Smith. "Honest Ads," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke. "Patty Play Dolls," script and art by Dave Berg; Details the expenses of owning a doll as big as a child, and advises parents to ask Congress to declare such dolls as dependents so the parents can get a tax break. "MAD's TV Alfie Awards," script by Sy Reit, art by Mort Drucker; TV stars receive awards for categories of dubious merit, in a parody of the Emmy Awards show. "The U.S. Army Chicken Officer's Field Manual," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; A phoney instruction book for army officers, showing how they are trained in all the things that annoy enlisted men. Parody of a series of Johnny Walker liquor ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #57
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 57
    • Staple rust.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 6" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "A Paid Testimonial" one-page parody, art by Kelly Freas; Cuban revolution leader Fidel Castro endorses Stikky brand peanut butter. "Madison Ave. Surplus Sale," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke. "The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck," script and art by Dave Berg; Cynical look at the negative effect of ice cream trucks on society. "Documentary Records," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Satirical look at documentary-style LP records. "If Magazines Carried Comic Strips," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Tailoring comic strips to the magazines they appear in. "Fishing," script by Al Jaffee, art by Mort Drucker. "Mad Goes to a Gangster Movie Preview," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; Parody of gangster films. "Mad's Pure Products Law," script by Sy Reit, art by Joe Orlando; Product ingredient labels the Mad Magazine way. "Reproportioning Photographs for Fun and Mainly Profit(Table of Contents: 12) Stretching the Truth Dept," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "Beatnik: The Magazine for Hipsters," art by George Woodbridge; Parody magazine for the beat generation. Parody of Campbell Soup print ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #58
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 58

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "The Violence Trend on TV," script by Sy Reit, Dave Berg, Frank Jacobs, and Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Examples of various television programming made more violent. "Cool Casey at the Bat," art by Don Martin; Satirical retelling of the Ernest Lawrence Thayer poem. "Successful Merchandising," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "Amateur Photography," script and art by Dave Berg; Humorous look at the hobby of photography. "The Carpenter's Assistants," script and art by Don Martin; Two carpenter's assistants break more than they build. "A Child's History of the Middle 1900's," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of history texts. "Sailing," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical look at small-craft sailing. "Mad's 1960 Political Alphabet Book," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; A political concept for each letter of the alphabet. "Carols for All Occasions," script by Phil Hahn, art by Mort Drucker; Carols geared to holidays other than Christmas. "Highway Squad," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television series "Highway Patrol." 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #59
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 59
    • 4" cumulative spine split. Piece missing from back cover.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "If Doctors Advertised," script by Gary Belkin, art by Bob Clarke; Altering famous advertising campaigns so they advertise the services of physicians. "The Mad Side-Show of Modern Freaks," script and art by Dave Berg; Familiar modern stereotypes presented as carnival side-show attractions. "Famous Lost Words," script by Gary Belkin, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of historical misquotes. "The Safecrackers," script and art by Don Martin; Four safe-crackers are apprehended when one of them makes the wrong noise at the wrong time. "TV's Wonder Dog, Lizzie," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television show "Lassie." "How to Get Complete Newspaper Coverage," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Comparison of how the New York Times and the New York Daily News would cover particular stories. "Commercial Roulette," script by Gary Belkin, art by Bob Clarke; A person channel-surfs and keeps hitting commercials. "How They Spend Their Summer," script by Gary Belkin, art by Bob Clarke; If famous people had to do a "how I spent my summer vacation" essay. "New Service Organizations for a Lazy America," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; New services designed to let Americans do even less. "The Two Faces of World War II," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Comparison of stereotypical war movie characters from films made during World War II and after the war. "The Parent from Ages 21 to 60," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wally Wood; Satirical look at child-rearing. Parody of Arrow Shirt print ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #60
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 60
    • 2" inch spine split from base.

    Cover art by Bob Clarke. "The Producer and I," art by Mort Drucker; The musical "The King and I", adapted to happen amid the Hollywood studio system. "Tee Vee U," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; The results of college courses being broadcast on television are examined. "The European Tourists' Guide to the United States," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Satirical look at tourism guide books. "The Mad Shakespeare Primer," script by Phil Hahn, art by Wally Wood; Parody of Shakespeare plays in storybook form. "Mad's College Songs and Cheers for Traitors, Defeatists and Cowards," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Parody college songs. "Dieting," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at modern dieting. "Warm-Ups," script by Gary Belkin, art by George Woodbridge; Warming up a studio audience applied to other venues. "20 Years in the Shipping Dept.," script and art by Don Martin; Two shipping clerks get revenge on their boss for replacing them with automation. "Naked Town," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television show "The Naked City." "Mad Congratulates John Kennedy" humor page, script and art by Bob Clarke. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #61
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 61
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "The Man of Science," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; If Albert Einstein's life were portrayed in various forms of media. "The Wall Street Jungle," script by Phil Hahn, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of The Wall Street Journal. "Spy vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Admissions of Dishonesty Still Don't Make It Right," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Joe Orlando; Applying end of program television disclaimers to other areas of society. Three one-page Don Martin strips. "Playkid," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; If Playboy Magazine had the same editorial focus as Highlights For Children. "A Mad Peek Through the Microscope," script by Phil Hahn, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Series of spot cartoons with a microbe theme. "Mad's Comprehensive Irritation Insurance," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge; An insurance policy that reimburses you for selected irritations brought about by life. "Guest Shots," script by Tom Koch, art by Mort Drucker (pages 1-3) and Wally Wood (pages 4-5); Ridiculous examples of guest appearances on various television shows and comic strips. "Mad's Do-It-Yourself Auto Repair Manual," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mad's 1961 TV Preview," script by Gary Belkin, art by Bob Clarke. "Mad Salutes an Unsung Hero," script by Don Reilly, art by George Woodbridge; Spotlight on magazine photographer Macomber Bombey. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #62
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 62
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "The Total Sell," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Cynical look at advertising and marketing schemes. "The Population Explosion," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; A look at how over-population in the future will complicate every day activities. "A Guided Tour Through a Steel Foundry," script and art by Don Martin. "How to Make Dull Reading Matter Interesting," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Improving text presentations through exciting graphics. "Greeting Cards with Enclosures," script by Phil Hahn, art by Bob Clarke; Greeting cards with appropriate objects enclosed. "Mad Visits the World's Greatest TV Panelist," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Biography of a professional game show panelist. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Up to Date Names for Rockets and Missiles," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge. "Togetherness Through Music," script and art by Don Martin. "Ladies Home Journey," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of the magazine The Ladies Home Journal. "Horseback Riding," script and art by Dave Berg; Satirical look at horseback riding. "Mail Order Gift Catalogues," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Parody of mail order gift catalogs. "Tomorrow's Parents," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; Satirical look at how 1960 era teenagers will be in the future when they have kids. "The United Nations Awards Show," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; The United Nations holds an Oscar-like award show. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #63
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 63

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "Mad's Modern Elementary School Text Books," script by Tom Koch, art by Dave Berg; Updating school text books with modern pictures and references. "What's in a Name?", script by Phil Hahn, art by Mort Drucker; Contrasting the historical definitions of common names with celebrities who have those names. "Specialized Breakfast Foods," script by Bob Margolin, art by Bob Clarke; Breakfast cereals marketed to specific demographic groups. "At the Knife-Throwing School," script and art by Don Martin; A man is instructed on the proper form to throw a knife. "Adult TV Cartoons," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wally Wood; If other cartoon series lifted their premise from established television shows, as The Flintstones were accused of doing from The Honeymooners. "Magazines For Senior Citizens," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge. "How To Improve America's Prestige Abroad," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Various stereotypical Americans relate their ideas to improve the country's image. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The White Spy booby-traps the Black Spy's phone. "The Minute After That One Minute TV Commercial," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Continuing the action of various television commercials after the camera has stopped. "In the Park," script and art by Don Martin. "The Great Magazine Circulation Drive," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A magazine publishing company badgers a person to subscribe. "A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes," script and art by Dave Berg; Behind the scenes at various businesses. "Paperback Roulette," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke. "How to Read Between the Lines and Fill In Those Little Dots in a Gossip Column," script by Don Reilly, art by George Woodbridge; Filling in the facts that Hollywood gossip columns leave out. "The Pickpocket," script and art by Don Martin. "Mad Visits John Wayde on the Set of The Alamo," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Satirical look behind the scenes at the filming of the John Wayne film "The Alamo." Parody of Budweiser Beer print ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #64
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 64
    • Interior tearing.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "If There'd Been a Madison Ave. Down Through History," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Ad campaigns based on historical items. "A Mad Look at the Telephone," script and art by Dave Berg; A series of phone-related gags. "Scenes We'd Like to See," script by Al Jaffee, art by Mort Drucker. "The Mad Treasury of Unknown Poetry," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of famous poems. "A Young Man's Ambition," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Guide For Baby Sitters," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical how-to guide for choosing the best baby sitter. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The White Spy tries to ambush the Black Spy by dressing in a cat costume. "The Daily Square," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A newspaper geared to the tragically unhip. "The Business of Baseball," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of how professional baseball has changed in sixty years. "The Typical Summer Resort Ad," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Examples of deceptive advertising for summer resorts. "Sneaky Camera," script by Tom Koch, art by Jack Rickard; Parody of the television show "Candid Camera." "In the Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin. "A Career Awaits You in the Modern Army," script by Dean Norman, art by Bob Clarke; Careers you can learn while a member of the U.S. military. "Bedtime Stories As Told by Job-Conscious Fathers," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Fairy tales adjusted to specific job situations by their tellers. "In the Penny Arcade," script and art by Don Martin. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #65
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 65
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children," script by Gary Belkin and Pearl Belkin, art by Joe Orlando. "The Inventor," script and art by Don Martin. "How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World," art by Bob Clarke; Altering famous advertising campaigns so the product they sell is the United States. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy uses a sonic attack against the White Spy. "Television Programs Aimed at Late, Late Audiences," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Television programs targeted to specific demographics known to be up overnight. "A Mad Look at the Beach," script and art by Dave Berg. "A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical classified ad abbreviations. "Mad's Custom Career-Designed European Tours," script by Don Reilly, art by Jack Rickard. "TV Commercials With Suspense," script by Tom Koch, art by Bob Clarke; Altering familiar television commercials to create suspenseful endings. "Medical Illustrated," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical version of a magazine geared toward physicians. "Mad's Auto Travel Games," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; Games that can occupy children during long car trips. "Karate," script by Jack Mendelsohn, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical look at the martial art of karate. "The Good Doctor in Africa," script and art by Don Martin; An African explorer gets a surprise. "The Jack Kennedy Show," script by Gary Belkin, art by Mort Drucker; What if President John Kennedy hosted a television talk show like NBC's The Tonight Show? Parody of Cadillac print ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #66
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 66

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "Comedy Albums By Musical Artists," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Wally Wood; If noted musicians did stand-up comedy albums. "In the Psychiatrist's Office," script and art by Don Martin; A man thinks he's a horse. "Modern Household Accidents," script by Jack Mendelsohn, art by Mort Drucker; Naming various common household accidents. "Celebrities' Wallets," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; A peek into Bobby Darin's wallet. "The Lighter Side of the Television Set," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mad Visits Joe LeVenal," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Backstage visit with a Hollywood movie producer who specializes in low-budget action films. "Little Known Medical Crusades," script by Sy Reit, art by Bob Clarke; Fund-raising campaigns for non-life threatening diseases. "A Mad Look at Nature," script by Dean Norman, art by Dave Berg. "The Little League Hall Of Fame," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando. "The Mad Mythology Primer," script by Walter Farley, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical look at Greek and Roman mythology. "Future Telephone Triumphs," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke. "Practical Scout Handbook," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Rickard; Parody of Boy Scout Manuals. Parody of Life Saver roll candy print ads. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #67
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 67
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Bayer Aspirin print ads, art by Kelly Freas. "Mad Suggestions for Use of New Army Rocket Belt," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Trivial uses of the experimental U.S. Army rocket belt. "The Pogo-Stick Incident," script and art by Don Martin; A man disposes of his wife's pogo-stick. "Mad's Do-It-Yourself Magazine Covers," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge. "Open Office Week," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; If children were invited to their parents' workplace to discuss their parents' achievements and progress. "Advertising Space on Road Signs," script by Earle Doud, art by Bob Clarke; If traffic signs had product placement add-ons. "Celebrities' Wallets," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; A peek into the wallet of actress Tuesday Weld. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Reader's Digress," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of Reader's Digest magazine. "If Countries Traded People Like Baseball Teams Do," script by Gary Belkin, art by Mort Drucker; The United Nations holds a meeting in which countries trade noted citizens, celebrities and politicians to each other. "A Mad Look at Picnics," script and art by Dave Berg. "When TV Commercials Take Over Completely," script by Sy Reit, art by Jack Rickard; Theorizing how television will look if nothing but commercials are broadcast. "A Day With J-F-K," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; A day in the life of President Kennedy, presented as if it were a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #68
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 68

    Cover art by Don Martin. Parody of Alpine cigarette print ads, art by Lester Krause. "Midnight TV Roulette," script by Gary Belkin, art by Jack Rickard; A viewer surfs between the three options on late night television: "Hamlet", a monster movie or The Tonight Show with Jack Paar. "The Appointment," script and art by Don Martin; A man races to make an appointment, but every means of transportation he uses breaks in half. "If Stars Had Ordinary Jobs," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; featuring Groucho Marx; Art Linkletter; Mitch Miller; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley; Boris Karloff; and Ed Sullivan. "A Mad Look at Christmas," script and art by Dave Berg; Series of Christmas-based humorous situations. "Inspirational Poems By, For and About the Nation's Building Men," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Famous poems altered to appeal to the construction industry. "The Comic Strip Characters' Christmas Party," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood. "Mad's Handy Guide to Languages of the U.S.A.," script by Gilbert Barnhill and Gary Belkin, art by Joe Orlando; Interpretations of slang terms endemic to various professions. "College Fraternities," script by Don Reilly, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of people stretching the truth. "What Do You Do For a Living, Daddy?", script by Don Reilly, art by Wally Wood; Various fathers try to explain their jobs to their children. "The Guns of Minestrone," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the film "The Guns of Navarone." Parody of milk print ads, script and art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #69
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 69
    • Centerfold detached.
    • 2" Spine split from bottom.
    • Centerfold detached. 2" spine split from bottom.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Liberty Mutual Insurance print ads, art by Lester Krauss. "If Babies Could Take Parent Pictures," script by Don Reilly, art by Wally Wood; Comparison of the pictures adults take of babies with the pictures babies take of adults. "Mad Previews the Top News Stories of 1962," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Satirical newspaper items of events yet to come. "The Lighter Side of the Dentist," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Painter," script and art by Don Martin. "Fight Songs For Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge. "Model Building Kits for Adults," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "If TV Shows Were Actually Like Their Capsule Descriptions," script by Earle Doud, art by Mort Drucker; Television shows act literally like their descriptions. "Some TV Ads We Never Got to See," script by Dick DeBartolo and Al Jaffee, art by Jack Rickard; Four satirical versions of the television ad for Imperial Margarine. "The Stone-Age Trend on TV," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Mort Drucker; Adapting other television programs to the "Flintstones" formula. "Less Violent TV Shows," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by George Woodbridge. "When Culture Comes to Top-Rated TV Shows," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Injecting high-brow culture into "The Untouchables" and "American Bandstand." Parody of a Saturday Evening Post cover, art by Norman Mingo. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #70
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 70

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "Museum of Madison Avenue," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; Museum dedicated to famous advertising icons and campaigns. "In a Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin; A doctor keeps getting punched in the face. "More Efficient Snow Removal," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Innovative ways to remove heavy snowfall from neighborhood streets. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The White Spy gives the Black Spy a booby-trapped present. "The Lighter Side of Entertaining," script and art by Dave Berg; Series of gags related to entertaining at home. "Six Comics in Search of a Punch Line," script by Gary Belkin, art by Mort Drucker; Six popular standup comics tell the same situational joke in their own comic style. "Movies in Flight," script by Sy Reit, art by George Woodbridge; How air travel has changed due to in-flight movies. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Route 67," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television show "Route 66." "The Telephone," script and art by Don Martin. "The North American Veeblefetzer Corporation Annual Report," script by Don Reilly, art by Jack Rickard; The annual report of a less-than-competent corporation. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #71
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 71

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Alfred E. Neuman bust ad. "MAD Investigates the Sordid Business of Gambling," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wallace Wood; A look at the evils of gambling and how they hide in everyday life. "Rain," script and art by David Berg; A look at all the ways rain can spoil your day. "Spy vs Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy kicks the White Spy into a bucket of water. "A MAD Guide to Russia," script by Phil Hahn, art by Joe Orlando; A look at Russian culture through the prism of cold-war era stereotypes. "Don Martin in Sherwood Forest," art by Don Martin; Tales of Robin Hood, slightly fractured. "MAD's Journal of Future Physical Afflictions," script by Howard Schneider, art by Bob Clarke: An illustrated listing of possible future physical problems caused by repeated actions undertaken in modern society. "The Birth of a Madison Avenue Brand Name," script by Walter Farley, art by George Woodbridge; The brainstorming sessions that may have occurred on Madison Avenue to name various products. "Spy vs Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "South Chicago," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of musical South Pacific set with gangsters in Roaring 20s Chicago. Phony ad for John Vaultlock Sta-Put Burial Insurance, a parody of John Hancock Insurance, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #72
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 72

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. "C-Men in Action," script by Earle Doud, art by Mort Drucker; Parody television show revolving around the Secret Service squad assigned to guard Caroline Kennedy. "A Fisherman and His Wife," script and art by Don Martin; A man accidentally swallows his wife's catch. "Celebrities' Wallets," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Jack Rickard; A look at the items in Chubby Checker's wallet. "The Lighter Side of Smoking," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mother's Day Cards For Substitute Mothers," script by Phil Hahn, art by George Woodbridge. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "If Comic Strip Characters Were As Old As Their Strips," script by Earle Doud, art by Wally Wood. "A Typical Old Time Prison Movie/A Typical Prison Movie of the Future," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; One page of a standard 1930's Warner Brothers prison movie, contrasted with the same type of picture that would be made in the 1960s. "On the Elevator," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Look at the Eating Habits of Animals," script by Dean Norman, art by Wally Wood. A "Mad Guide to Do-It-Yourself TV Repairs," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke. Parody of Wagon Train Dog Food ads, art by Kelly Freas. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #73
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 73

    "Bananaz," script by Earle Doud and Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television series "Bonanza." "Don Martin Looks at Doctors," script and art by Don Martin; Series of one-page cartoons with doctor themes. "The Mad Book of Modern Fairy Tales," script by Don Reilly, art by Joe Orlando. "Who's In Charge Here?", script by Gerald Gardner; Funny captions added to news photos of celebrities. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Racketeer Illustrated," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Magazine aimed at professional criminals. "What If Products Only Worked Under Demonstration Conditions," script by Earle Doud, art by Wally Wood; Products that don't work as advertised; John Kennedy tries to sign a bill with a malfunctioning Paper-Mate pen. "The Lighter Side of the Summer Vacations," script and art by Dave Berg. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; A sexy female spy lures the Black Spy and the White Spy into garotting themselves. "The Subtle Science of Packaging," script by Don Reilly, art by Bob Clarke; How packaging makes us satisfied with less. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #74
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 74
    • 3/4" spine split from top of comic. Staple rust. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Kelly Freas. Parody of Polaroid camera print ads, art by Lester Krauss. "Dr. Killjoy," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the television series Dr. Kildare, a handsome but incompetent doctor and his crusty but equally incompetent supervisor make a mess in a large metropolitan hospital. "Future TV Medical Shows," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Rickard. "Labor Day Cards From Management to Labor," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of greeting cards aimed at various professions that emphasize the superiority of management. "Waterskiing," script and art by Don Martin; A water-skier attempts to avoid a retractable bridge. "If Corporations Ran Their Own Summer Camps," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; A summer camp designed to indoctrinate children to the corporate way of thinking. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "When Newspaper Editors Go on Vacation," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Joe Orlando; Example of a newspaper put together by fill-in editors. "If They Had Summer Replacements in Every Day Life," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; How various professions would fare if unqualified replacements performed them. "At the Movies," script and art by Don Martin. "TV Ads We'd Like to See," script by Earle Doud, art by Wally Wood; Cynical parodies of commercials for Allstate Insurance, Anacin, Dash detergent, Imperial margarine and Raleigh cigarettes. "The Rock 'N' Roll Senior Citizens' Problem," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; How ex-rock and roll singers will cope after rock and roll dies out. "Eating Out," script and art by Dave Berg. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Mad Celebrity Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; Examples of various film and television celebrities, written in the form of a children's reading primer. Parody of Sanka print ads, art by Lester Krauss. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #75
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 75

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. In a parody of Volkswagen print ads, art by Bob Clarke. "Kids Letters to Other World Leaders," script by Pearl Belkin, art by Bob Clarke; Examples of letters kindergarten age children might write to various world leaders. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Irving Irving Story," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody musical based on the life of a parody amalgam of musical composers. "Superstitions," script by Jack Mendelsohn, art by Bob Clarke; Humorous enactments of common superstitions. "Celebrities' Home Movies," script by Larry Siegel and Arnie Kogan, art by Wally Wood; Humorous home movies featuring various film and television celebrities. "Robinson Crusoe or On The Beach with Don Martin," script by Daniel Defoe (original story) and Don Martin (adaptation), art by Don Martin; Adaptation of the novel "Robinson Crusoe," with satirical illustrations by Don Martin. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Gray Spy sells munitions to the other two spys. "Intellectual TV Shows Geared to the Seven-Year-Old Mind," script by Earle Doud, art by Mort Drucker; Various news and debate programs are presented with the participants acting like children. "The Lighter Side of Teenagers," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mad's 1962 Football Roundup," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; Humorous look at College Football. "Chicken: The Magazine for Gentle Men," script by Earle Doud, art by Jack Rickard. "The Parting Shot" one-page story, art by Joe Orlando. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #76
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 76

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "If Kids Designed Their Own Christmas Toys," script by Al Jaffee, art by Al Jaffee (models) and Lester Krauss (photos); Examples of plans for various toys and the actual to scale models of those same toys. "In the Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin. "If the U.S. Government Bought Like the U.S. Public Buys," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Pentagon purchasing based on advertising, coupons and volume discounts. "TV Pilot Films That Never Made It," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Samples of TV pilot shows that were bad ideas. "A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Seeing Isn't Always Believing," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; How news photos can be used to distort the record of various events. "The Lighter Side of Winter," script and art by Dave Berg; Series of illustrated humorous anecdotes concerning winter and winter activities. "Modern Teenage Sports," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of teenage behavior modified to become sporting events. "Mad's Modern Aids to Happier Living," script by Don Reilly, art by Joe Orlando; Dubious solutions to some of the irritations of modern life. "Mad's Movie Theater Owner of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Rickard; A successful movie theater owner is interviewed. "In a Sicilian Restaurant," script and art by Don Martin. "Mad's Merry Christmas Happy New Year Alphabet Book," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical holiday-based items for every letter of the alphabet. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #77
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 77

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Statement of ownership; Total distribution 1,293,705. "Mad's 1963 All-Inclusive Magazine Calendar," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Calendar pages geared to the readers of various niche magazines. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," script and art by Don Martin. "Hollywood Surplus Sale," script by Earle Doud, art by George Woodbridge; Sale ads for props left over from old Hollywood films. "If Five Comic Strip Cartoonists Interpreted the Age-Old Riddle," script by Gary Belkin, art by Wally Wood; If the riddle "Why did the chicken cross the road?" was the plot idea for a daily strip of Peanuts, Mark Trail, B.C., Miss Peach or Jules Pfeiffer's panel. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy steals blueprints of the White Spy's new device. "The Defensers," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the television series "The Defenders," a father and son law firm lose all of their cases due to their arrogance and incompetence. "The Mad Guide to Astrology," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard. "The Lighter Side of Women," script and art by Dave Berg. "A Child's Garden of Weeds," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Classic poems adapted to reflect modern situations. "A Mad Look at Travel," script by Don Reilly, art by Bob Clarke. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #78
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 78

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Margin cartoons by Sergio Aragones. "East Side Story," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; World politics and political debate centered at the United Nations complex, presented as a musical fashioned after the film "West Side Story." "The Suicide," script and art by Don Martin. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Future Group-Comparison Tests," script by Earle Doud, art by George Woodbridge; Commercial product comparison tests are taken to absurd lengths. "The Daily Monopoly," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Parody of a modern newspaper. "The Lighter Side of Dating," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Darker Side of Telstar," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; The good and bad points of the recently launched Telstar communications satellite are presented. "Modern Chess," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "My First College Primer," script by Phil Hahn, art by Wally Wood; Examples of various types of college students. "If Mardy Were Made in Hollywood Today," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Remaking the 1955 film "Marty" as a multimillion dollar epic. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #79
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 79

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Parody of Bell Telephone print ads, photo by Lester Krauss. "If They Held a Summit Meeting at the White House," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; President Kennedy's attempt to hold an international summit at the White House is sabotaged by his family and his family's hangers-on. "Look Before You Leap," script by Sergio Aragones, art by Joe Orlando. "Drawn Out Dramas" margin cartoons, script and art by Sergio Aragones. "TV's Effect on Children," script by Stan Hart, art by Wally Wood. "The High Dive," script and art by Don Martin. "Movie Dialogue We'd Like to Hear," art by George Woodbridge. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Tax Time U.S.A.," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Jack Rickard; The income tax filing deadline presented as a star-studded television telethon. "How to Transform Your Dumpy City Into an Attractive Tourist Trap," script by Stan Hart, art by Joe Orlando; Hints on how to turn the less attractive aspects of a city into points of interest. "Mad's Realistic, Up-To-Date Service Songs," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Military marches updated to reflect the times. "The Lighter Side of Family Doctors," script and art by Dave Berg. "Mad's Discount Center Owner of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; An interview with the owner of a discount department store. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #80
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 80
    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing, front cover detached.

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Mutiny on the Bouncy," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; In a parody of the film "Mutiny On The Bounty," a preening, disaffected officer engineers a mutiny on a British Navy sailing ship because the Captain is mistreating the crew. "Brain Surgery," script and art by Don Martin. "The Lighter Side of Dog Owners," script and art by Dave Berg. "Misery is a Cold Hot Dog," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke; Famous comic strip characters illustrate various examples of miserable situations. "How a Best-Seller is Born," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; A book publisher takes the audience through the process of publishing a book. "Father's Day Cards From Special People," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge. "On the Beach," script and art by Don Martin; A man bullied on the beach trains his body and builds himself into an impressive physical specimen. "The Tenth Hour," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; A psychiatrist fights crime by psychoanalyzing the criminals. "Russian Russian Roulette," script and art by Sergio Aragones. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #81
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 81

    Cover art by Bob Clarke. Parody of Nationwide Insurance print ads, art by Lester Krauss. "Labels We Should've Seen," script by Dick DeBartolo, photos by Lester Krauss; Photos of commercial products with the labels altered to satirize the product. Margin art by Sergio Aragones. "New Movie Monsters From Everyday Life," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Joe Orlando; Horror movies centered on contemporary nuisances. "The Class Program," script and art by Don Martin; A performance of shadow puppets doesn't go as rehearsed. "If Modern Comedians Performed For Civilizations of the Past," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; Contemporary comedians do their stand-up act in historical situations. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The Black Spy uses a helicopter to steal the White Spy's secret plans. "The Lighter Side of Summer Camp," script and art by Dave Berg; Various four panel strips satirizing life at summer camp. "The Mad Plan for Beating TV Commercial Breaks," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Various plans for doing things around the house in the space of a program commercial break. "Mad's Wonder Drugs for Common Teenage Ailments," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge. "If Comic Strip Characters Behaved Like Real People," script by Al Jaffee, art by Wally Wood; Fictional characters are placed in authentic situations and react in authentic fashion. "A Mad Look at Motorcycle Cops," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Popular Scientific Mechanics," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; Parody of magazines like Popular Science and Popular Mechanics. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #82
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 82

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Future Talking Ads," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Lester Krauss; Parody of the style of advertisement where inanimate objects talk to each other, taking to absurd extreme. "The Nurtzes," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the CBS TV series "The Nurses," a cynical veteran nurse mentors a naive and slightly dim student nurse through the wards of an incompetent hospital. "The Masterpiece," script and art by Don Martin; An artist finishes the portrait he was laboring on. "Comicland," script by Frank Jacobs and E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Wally Wood; Scandal tabloid-style magazine focused on the private lives of famous comic strip characters. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Parents (of Little Kids)," script and art by Dave Berg; Series of cartoons satirizing the relationship between parents and their children. "What If Hollywood Were to Follow the Trend Towards Long and Pretentious Titles for TV Dramas," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge. "Psychoanalysis by Mail," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando; A mail-order, do-it-yourself psychoanalysis kit. "Wheelers and Dealers," script by Basil Wolverton and Al Feldstein (plot), art by Basil Wolverton; Examples of outrageous car designs. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "For the Birds," script by Arnie Kogen and Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Birds," a woman tries to warn a seaside town of an impending attack by the local bird population, but her erratic behavior causes her not to be believed. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #83
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 83

    Parody of Bulova Watch print ads, photo by Lester Krauss. Art in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Stupidity on Television," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Various examples of how current television shows can be "dumbed down" to match the incoming crop of silly situation comedies; Shows parodies are "Ben Casey", "The Garry Moore Show", "The Huntley/Brinkley Report", "CBS Sports Spectacular", "The Defenders", "DuPont Show of the Week", and "Classical Civilization." "The Grand National 50 lb. Cannon Ball-Throwing Contest," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Guide to Art Films," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of how to differentiate an Art House film from a commercial release. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Chinese Restaurant Owner of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando. "Shipwrecked," script and art by Don Martin. "A Mad Look at Football," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Car Owners," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Labor Union Manual," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood. "Hood," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Hud," a sullen, angry, selfish lout makes everybody's life miserable on a Texas ranch. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #84
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 84

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Future Singing TV Commercials," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Examples of commercial jingles that adapt the melodies of famous Broadway musical songs. Products involved are Raleigh cigarettes, Anacin, Dash detergent, Allstate insurance, Vitalis hair tonic and Crest toothpaste. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Celebrities' Nightmares," script by Don Reilly, art by Mort Drucker; Various celebrities dream about their worst fears; John F. Kennedy; Christine Keeler; Nikita Khrushchev; Mao tse-Tung; Frank Sinatra; Bert Parks; Nelson Rockefeller; Charlton Heston; George Wallace; and Hugh Hefner. "The Epicure," script by Edgar A. Guest, art by Don Martin; Presentation of an Edgar A. Guest poem, with satirical illustrations added. "Trademarks Resulting From Future Mergers," script by Don Reilly, art by Wally Wood. "A Mad Guide to Hypnotism," script by Phil Hahn, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Cops," script and art by Dave Berg. "3 Sure Fire Methods of Getting a Job," script by Mickey Rose, art by Joe Orlando. "The Academy Awards for Home Movies," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker. "A Mad Look at Santa," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Modern Teacher," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of a niche magazine aimed at teachers. "An Early Morning Bathroom Scene," script and art by Don Martin. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #85
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 85

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Parody of Avis print ads, photo by Lester Krauss. Statement of ownership; Total Paid Circulation, avg. 12 months: 55,070. "Mannie Get Your Ghoul," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; A Broadway musical is written and staged starring old movie monsters. Margin cartoons by Sergio Aragones. "The Minute That TV Show is Over," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Unexpected events that happen after a television show has been broadcast. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of the College Crowd," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Sunday Drive," script and art by Don Martin. "What Could Happen When They Use Numbers for Everything," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Numbers begin to replace words in ordinary conversation. "Future Educational Comic Pamphlets," script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood; Using well-known comic strip characters in promotional pamphlets for various businesses and organizations. "The Mad Hospital Primer," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of what to expect if you have to spend time in the hospital. "The Real Story Behind the News," script by Stan Hart, art by Bob Clarke; Normally barely noticed news stories are given expanded coverage for reasons other than the story's newsworthiness. "Strange Interlude With Hazey," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; The television series "Hazel" is staged as if it were the play "Strange Interlude." 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #86
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 86
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    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Parody of Wilkinson razor blade print ads, photo by Lester Krauss. "Insecurity is a Pair of Loose Swim Trunks," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Using famous comic strip characters, the author illustrates some of the pitfalls of childhood. "The Small Businessman in the Amazon," script and art by Don Martin. "News Photos You're Sure to See This Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando; Examples of news photos of cliched situations. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "When This Trend Towards Understanding Gets Out of Hand," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; Examples of societal attempts to compensate for and explain away anti-social behavior in various professions. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Married Men," script and art by Dave Berg. "In the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza Hotel," script and art by Don Martin. "If Magazine Ads Spoke the Language of the Magazines," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Targeting advertising to the genre of magazine the ad will appear in. "The Mad Plan for Fighting the War Against Junk Mail," script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke. "Flawrence of Arabia," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Lawrence Of Arabia," a British soldier helps lead the Saudi revolution against British rule, even though he's an idiot. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #87
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 87
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Kids' Versions of Adult Films," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Serious dramatic films sanitized and altered to appeal to a pre-teen audience. Films parodied are "Days of Wine and Roses", "The Hustler", "Irma La Douce" (with an all funny animal cast), "Never on Sunday" and "Monte Cane." "At the Mask Store," script and art by Don Martin; Merry mix-ups at a costume shop. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "TV Ads We'd Like to See," art by Joe Orlando. "A Mad Look at the Circus," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Home Owners," script and art by Dave Berg. "Pre-Recorded Phone Messages," script by Larry Siegel and Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; Answering machine messages designed to discourage certain callers. "The Electrician," script and art by Don Martin. "Angry," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; A niche magazine for people with violent tempers. "Who Wants to Be President More than Anything" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #88
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 88

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Movie Ads With Behind the Scene Gossip," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Jack Rickard; Movie posters that use the stars' personal lives as selling points for the film. "The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming July 4th Weekend," script by Stan Hart, art by Sergio Aragones; Predictions of summer accidents accompanied by humorous illustrations of said mishaps. "Don Martin in an Italian Restaurant," script and art by Don Martin. "Mad Visits the Producer-Director of Charades" script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; The director of a murder and espionage film tries to explain its incomprehensible plot. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Little League," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.," script by Larry Siegel and Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Satirical look at life in New York. "The Swampview Terrace Weekly," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; A humorous version of an apartment complex newsletter, presented as a lurid tabloid. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Mad's Caterer of the Year," script by Stan Hart, art by Joe Orlando; Newsman David Brinkley interviews a catering manager as he oversees a wedding party dinner. "The Mad Politicians Primer," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical descriptions of politicians, their families, their staff and the lobbyists who support them. "Buck'$ Law," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television series "Burke's Law"; A rich, handsome police captain can't solve crimes because he's too busy dodging all the women who want to marry him. "The Only Hope for Curing Beatle-Mania" Mad Fold-In, script and art by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #89
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 89

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    This issue features contributions by Jack Rickard, Don Martin, Joe Orlando, Dave Berg, Don Reilly, and others. Parodied subjects include drive-in movies, the cigarette industry, parents, boating, water sports, the World's Fair, The Fugitive, and more. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #90
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 90

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "If Celebrities Ran for Public Office," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Jack Rickard; Examples of political campaigns geared to particular celebrities. "The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming Labor Day Weekend," script by Stan Hart, art by Sergio Aragones. "Etiquette," script by Sir William S. Gilbert, art by Don Martin; Two men retain their gentlemanly manners despite being stranded on a remote island. "Strange Interludes in Everyday Life," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Ordinary people in ordinary situations make sarcastic asides to the readers, as in the play "Strange Interlude." "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Misleading TV Titles," script by Al Jaffee, art by Mort Drucker; Actual television show titles are used to illustrate similar real life situations. "A Mad Look at Firemen," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "The Lighter Side of Summer Romances," script and art by Dave Berg. "An Incident at a Red Light," art by Wally Wood. "Auto Accessories We'd Like to See," script by Don Reilly, art by Bob Clarke. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Mad's Teenage Idol Promoter of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Interview with a record promoter who boasts that he can take any nobody off the street (or even a chimpanzee) and turn them into a teen idol. "Make Beautiful Hair Blecch" back cover Breck Shampoo parody ad, art by Frank Frazetta. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #91
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 91

    "Some Mad Devices for Safer Smoking," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of devices of dubious merit to help people smoke without risking the dangers of inhaling. "Movie Heroes Are Finks or Hey There, Audience, You've Been Booing the Wrong Guy," script by Harry Purvis, art by Mort Drucker; Typical movie scenes where the hero is at the mercy of the villain are footnoted to show that the villain is actually nice and the hero is a rude lout. "A Mad Look at the Summer Olympics," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "A Celebrity's Wallet," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Bob Clarke and Frank Frazetta; A look into Ringo Starr's wallet; One of the portraits of Ringo Starr in his wallet is a reprint of the portrait Frank Frazetta did for the previous issue's Breck Shampoo parody ad. "A Mad Guide to Little Known Jobs in Television," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of jobs catering to the unusual whims of television actors and directors. "A Fairy Tale," script and art by Don Martin. "New Movie Monsters From the Business World," script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Joe Orlando; Annoying features of working in an office setting are turned into horror films. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Washington, D.C.," script by Larry Siegel and Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker, Jr. "The Nearsighted Voodoo Priest," script and art by Don Martin. "When Today's Celebrities Become Tomorrow's Historical Heroes," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; How future generations will glorify current celebrities Harold Stassen, Hyman Rickover, Elizabeth Taylor and the news team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. "How Bad Childhood Habits Can Help In a Congressional Career," script by Stan Hart, art by Paul Coker, Jr. "The Lighter Side of Going to the Movies," script and art by Dave Berg. "Twisted Mad Tales For Twisted Mad Readers," script by Jim Mildon, art by George Woodbridge; Modern fairy tales built around modern people. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Mr. Nudnick," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; Parody of the television show "Mr. Novak"; a high school English teacher earns the respect of students and faculty alike, even though he's a meddlesome pain. Art in the margins by Sergio Aragones. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #92
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 92

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming Christmas Weekend," script by Stan Hart, art by Sergio Aragones. "The Carpetsweepers," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "The Carpetbaggers," a young man inherits his father's vast estate and promptly becomes an ass about it. "The Mad In and Out Book," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Series of examples of what is fashionable and what is no longer fashionable. Art in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "The Accident," script and art by Don Martin; Two men try to aid an auto accident victim. "Shakespeare Up to Date," script by William Garvin, art by Jack Rickard. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Children's Safety Songs," script by Larry Siegel, art by Joe Orlando. "The Sites and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Chicago," script by Larry Siegel and Frank Jacobs, art by Paul Coker, Jr. "Every Day Life Olympic Games," art by Joe Orlando. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Neighborhood Celebrities," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge. "The Lighter Side of Adult Parties," script and art by Dave Berg. "Phoney Magazine," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Niche magazine aimed at people who try to act more impressive than they actually are. "A Visit to the Country," script and art by Don Martin. "The Mad Safety Council's Predictions For the Upcoming New Year's Weekend," script by Stan Hart, art by Sergio Aragones; Illustrated examples of accidents that will happen over the New Year's weekend and how many will fall victim. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #93
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 93

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. Statement of ownership; Total paid circulation 1,669,886. "A Child's View of Newspaper Headlines," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of how a child might take headline jargon literally. "The Official Barber," script and art by by Don Martin; A man has the job of upkeep on the Mount Rushmore monument. "Mad Looks at a Typical Kiddie TV Show," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; A kid's show host tries to cope with an audience of cynical children. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Teenage Parties," script and art by Dave Berg. "Space Magazines," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Joe Orlando. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "A Mad Look at Signs of the Times," script by Al Jaffee, Don Reilly, and Dick DeBartolo, art by Bob Clarke; Road and advertising signs altered to appeal to modern problems and sensibilities. "Another (whew) Visit to the Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin; A man can fire darts from his mouth by pressing the top of his head like a plunger. "When They Advertise Liquor on TV," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Flying Ace," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; Ringo Starr stars as a World War II fighter pilot trying to land his damaged plane safely at his base near enemy lines. "What Brilliant New Ideas Has the Current TV Season Produced" Mad Fold-In, script and art by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #94
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 94

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    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Mad's Valentines to American Industry," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Jack Rickard, Paul Coker, Jr., Bob Clarke, and George Woodbridge; Cynical Valentine messages with subtle criticisms of various industries. "007," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Mort Drucker; A prototypical James Bond plot is presented as a Gilbert and Sullivan musical. "Famous People's Home-Study Courses," script by Al Jaffee, art by Bob Clarke; In a parody of Famous Artist School correspondence course, a correspondence school claims it can make you rich and famous through its mail-order courses. "A Fine Day in the City," script and art by Don Martin; A man is curious about a procession of men shaking uncontrollably as they pass him. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "A Mad Look at Winter Sports," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Neurotic Magazine," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge. "The Lighter Side of Kids' Parties," script and art by Dave Berg. "Son of Mighty Joe Kong," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; Parody remake of "King Kong"; two cynical promoters and a vapid actress bring a giant ape to New York to succeed on Broadway. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #95
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 95

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Mad Visits a Typical Teenage Beach Movie," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; Satire of the beach movie genre; a group of teenagers surf, suffer relationship problems, surf some more, and generally act irresponsibly. Cartoons drawn in the margins, art by Sergio Aragones. "If Kids Used Movie Cliches in Everyday Life," script by Harry Purvis, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Examples of children acting out famous overdone movie scenes. "Hair Goo," script by Al Jaffee, art by Jack Rickard; A niche magazine dedicated to outlandish hairstyles. "Mad Magazine Introduces 43-man Squamish," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Mad creates a new sport, a combination of polo, soccer and gang fighting. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Modern Highwayman," script by Alfred Noyes (plot) and James T. Shannon, art by Don Martin; The classic poem "The Highwayman" is updated to reflect modern times. "The Mad Gun Owners and Other Small Bores Primer," script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical look at guns, gun owners and hunters, presented in a children's primer format. "The Lighter Side of Spring," script and art by Dave Berg; The behavior of people during springtime is satirized. "Passion Place," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a satire of the film "Peyton Place," a newspaper publisher takes the audience on a tour of a town where the population is too busy cheating on each other to get anything constructive done. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #96
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 96

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Substandard Brands, Inc.," script by Ronald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by Bob Clarke; Consumer products, parodying then current ad campaigns, which are blatantly and proudly inferior. "The Man From A.U.N.T.I.E.," script by Arnie Kogen, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., two secret agents wander through a semi-serious plot trying to track down the head of a rival spy organization. "On the Job," script and art by Don Martin; A construction worker accidentally eats one of his tools for lunch. Cartoons on the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias; The White Spy tricks the Black Spy with a flying serum. "Unspoken Messages in TV Commercials," script by Tom Koch, art by Joe Orlando. "Today's Typical "Sales & Promotional" Gimmicks," script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker, Jr.; Examples of sales promotions of dubious value. "The Lighter Side of the Boss," script by Dave Berg, art by Dave Berg; Satire of various people and their relationships with their boss at work. "Crazy Fists," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a satire of the "boxing movie" genre, a youth gives up his ambitions to become a musician in order to make a living as a professional boxer. "The Harvest We Shall Reap From the Super-Patriots' Methods of Exposing Communist Plotters in America" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #97
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 97

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "Being Rich Is Better Than a Warm Puppy," script and art by Al Jaffee; Examples of the advantages rich kids have over other kids. "A Frightful Incident," script and art by Don Martin; A woman tries to rescue her husband from a precarious situation. "Mad Goes to a Screening of Cheyenne Awful," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Cheyenne Autumn," director John Ford screens his film "Cheyenne Awful," about a tribe of Native Americans and U.S. Cavalry soldiers generally acting silly. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "A Mad Look at Garbagemen," script and art by Sergio Aragones; Satirical look at the duties and habits of sanitation workers. "The Walt Cronkite Show," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Newscaster Walter Cronkite hosts a television variety show with political and sports figures as performing guests. "In the Desert," script and art by Don Martin. "Load & Crash," script by Tom Koch, art by George Woodbridge; Parody of automobile-centric niche magazines, this one showing the reader how to decrease the value of their auto and which valueless makes to consider buying. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Mad Interviews a John Birch Society Policeman," script by Ronald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by Joe Orlando; Mad profiles a bigoted police officer as he patrols his shift. "The Lighter Side of Employees," script and art by Dave Berg. "The Rooks," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "The Rogues," three brothers and a family friend team up to con dishonest power brokers and seduce women half their age. "What Comes After Pop Art and Op Art" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #98
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 98

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. The letters page features letters with pictures from Mick Jaqgger (of The Rolling Stones), Gerry Marsden (of Gerry & the Pacemakers), Herman's Hermits, and Donna Douglas (Elly Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies). "Surfing," script by Al Jaffee, art by George Woodbridge; Satirical look at the sport of surfing. "A Dreadful Day," script and art by Don Martin; A woman tries to rescue her husband from a well. "Flapper," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "Flipper," the story of a boring game warden, his two sons and the dolphin (or porpoise) who is smarter than all of them put together. "Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," script and art by Al Jaffee. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Fight Songs For the Common Man," script by Frank Jacobs, art by George Woodbridge; New lyrics are added to famous songs to reflect the trials and tribulations of common people. "Mad's Summer Camp for Adults," script by Larry Siegel, art by Paul Coker, Jr. "The Mad Academy Awards for Small Businessmen," script by Stan Hart, art by Jack Rickard; Giving awards to small business operators who provide creative lack of service to their customers. "The Mad United States Foreign Policy Primer," script by Larry Siegel (as Lawrence Harvey Siegel), art by Bob Clarke (as Robert James Clarke). "The Lighter Side of Summer Evenings," script and art by Dave Berg. "Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "Lord Jump," script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the film "Lord Jim," a sailor branded for cowardice falls into a confrontation between island natives and a mad General and stays cowardly. "One Summer Afternoon," script and art by Don Martin. "Who Are the Disaster Victims That Nobody Helps?" Mad Fold-in by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #99
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 99

    "When Politicians Do Television Commercials," script by Donald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by Jack Rickard; Famous political figures are recruited as commercial spokespeople. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Three Hairy Stories," script and art by Don Martin; A man gets a haircut; another man tries to cover his bald spot; a third man grooms his mustache. "The Virginiaham," script by Lou Silverstone, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV show "The Virginian," a frontier judge and a group of incompetent cowboys tries to prevent a menacing stranger from disrupting their boring little ranch. "Mad Interviews the Greeting Card Manufacturer of the Year," script by Stan Hart, art by Joe Orlando. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Lighter Side of Moving," script and art by Dave Berg. "Horror Movie Scenes We'd Like to See," script by Don Edwing, art by Jack Davis. "The Rime of the Modern Surfer," script by Tom Koch, art by Don Martin; In a parody of the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"; an egotistical surfer travels too far and ends up in the Arctic Circle. "Football In Depth," script by Ronald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by George Woodbridge. "What Wild Frenzy Will Future College Students Face?" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #100
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 100

    "Future Broadway Musicals," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Jack Rickard; Famous novels and plays like Moby Dick, Julius Caesar, A Tale of Two Cities and Tarzan of the Apes are turned into Broadway Musicals. "The Wonderful World of Repackaging," script by Dick DeBartolo, art by Bob Clarke; Making new consumer products out of old fad items, such as hula hoops and coon skin caps. Cartoons in the margins by Sergio Aragones. "Spy Vs. Spy," script and art by Antonio Prohias. "The Nilson Family," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the TV series "Ozzie and Harriet," the most boring, out of touch family in history is profiled. "The Lighter Side of Sleep," script and art by Dave Berg; Sleep and sleeping patterns are satirized. "What Is a Blind Date?" text story by Arnie Kogen, art by Sergio Aragones. "Shirley Finster's New York," script by Ronald Axe and Sol Weinstein, art by George Woodbridge; A woman conducts a tour of New York City and all of the odd characters who live there. "Mad's Puzzle Page" by Al Jaffee. "The Toy Manufacturer of the Year," script by Stan Hart, art by Joe Orlando; A profile of a toy manufacturer who makes products of questionable quality. "The Swan Song of a Modern Hiawatha," script by Tom Koch, art by Don Martin; In a parody of the poem "The Song of Hiawatha," a native American gets lost on his journey to a southern college campus and is recruited to play football for a school in northern Minnesota. "Hack, Hack, Sweet Has-Been, or Whatever Happened to Good Taste?", script by Larry Siegel, art by Mort Drucker; In a parody of the "older actress slasher film" genre, a woman travels to a creepy mansion and meets the odd people who live with her odder cousin. "On the Subway," script and art by Don Martin. "A Vital Message From the Staff of Mad" Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.30.