Mad #88 (Albert Feldstein) - Zeppelin Issue - July 1964

The favorite mascot of publisher Bill Gaines flew through six of the articles in Mad number 88.  Zeppelins were drawn by Aragones, Berg, Clarke, Drucker (2) and Woodbridge.  For EC, these were not the first rigid airships consisting of cylindrical trussed and covered frames supported by internal gas cells.  See Panic #1 and Mad #24.  But, these were the first appearances of the Mad zeppelin.  The zeppelin joined Arthur, the idiot kid and the spies as unmistakable symbols of Mad.

Bob Clarke did a great job on the Someday Supplement.  He drew the newspaper comics that were usually drawn by the great Wally Wood.  Did Clarke replace Wood?  To answer this question, I compared the last ten issues with Wood versus the first ten issues without Wood.  The big winner was Paul Coker who increased his output by 29 pages.  In addition, Feldstein called upon veteran Mort Drucker to increase his output by 25 pages (from 6.9 per issue to 9.4 per issue).  In fact, nobody replaced Wally Wood. [MADlog #13]

Underwater zeppelin (page 45)

Departments:
Bilge-Boards - Movie Ads with Behind the Scenes Gossip
Mis-Happy Holiday - The Mad Safety Council's Predictions
Don Martin - In an Italian Restaurant
Corpse and Robbers - Mad Visits the Producer of "Charades"
Joke and Dagger - Spy Vs. Spy; Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Little League
Talk of the Town - The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A. (New York City)
Tenants, Anyone? - The Swampview Terrace Weekly
Affairs of Status - Mad's Caterer of the Year
Snakes in the Grass Roots - The Mad Politician's Primer
Someday Supplement - Comics for Publications That Don't Have Comics
Gold-Plated Copper - Buck's Law

Fold-In - Bald Beatles