Mad #105 (Albert Feldstein) - Second Batman Parody Issue - September 1966

This issue featured the parody ("Bats-man") of that awful television parody of Batman (1966-1968) starring Adam West and Burt Ward.  The Mad parody was written by Lou Silverstone and drawn by Mort Drucker with an excellent cover drawing by Norman Mingo.  It seems that "Sparrow" (Robin parody) is tired of fighting crime in tights with an unmarried older man, and wants to be a regular teenager with a social life.  The story is clever and the drawings by Drucker are amazing as always with every bat joke that he could imagine. 

The first Mad Batman parody ("Bat Boy and Rubin!") appeared in Mad #8 as a parody of the Batman comic book with seven pages of classic drawings by Wally Wood.  It is interesting that Wally Wood drew another non-Mad parody of Batman (Badman) in the Krazy Little Komics distributed with Topps gum in 1967. [JAM 9/10/2009]

Mickey and Minnie are among the mice released to make the girls scream. (page 33)

[Look for James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Sean Connery, David McCallum, Don Adams, James Coburn, William Bendix, David Janssen and lots of Prohias spies in "The Spy That Came in for the Gold" - and seven more birds.]

Reader Tony Perodeau has suggested that "One Day on a Bridge" was Don Edwing's idea.

Double Exposure - Photos That Prove West Is West & East Is East
Aide-De-"Camp" - Bats-Man
Don Martin - One Day on the Bridge; Meanwhile at the Doctor's Office; Meanwhile at the Sculptor's Studio
Questionable Entertainment - Future National Television Tests
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Traveling
Giving 'Em the Double-O - Mad Licenses
Invitation to the Dunce - What Is a Party-Pooper?
Behind the Odd-Ball - More "Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts"
Jackie-of-All-Trades - If Other Publications Used Movie Mag Cover Gimmicks
Spooking from Pictures - Horrifying Cliches
Slipped Discotheque - Hullabadig Au Go Go
Random Hash-House - Specialized Cookbooks
Canned Laughter - A Mad Look at Shut-Ins
Iron Curtain-Call - The Spy That Came in for the Gold

Fold-In - Smokey Bear