Mad #12 – G/VG
June, 1954 E.C.
Ad for Panic magazine. “Starchie,” script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Will Elder; Bottleneck frames Starchie so that Starchie goes to prison and Bottleneck can take over the girls and rackets at the high school; Parody of Archie comic books. “From Eternity Back to Here!”, script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bernie Krigstein; Prewitt will not fight, no matter what, and Sgt. Warden and Mrs. Homes drown on the beach; Parody of the movie “From Here to Eternity.” “Operation Under-the-Ground” (Chapter 6) text story. “3-Dimensions!”, script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A phony description of how 3-D comics are made and a look at what can go wrong. “Mark Trade!”, script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Parody of the comic strip Mark Trail, finding Mark sick and tired of nature. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.