(March 2008)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Issue Notes

ISSN: 024 9319


Viva La Stupidity! (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred Che Neuman
Synopsis:
Popular poster of Che Guevara, replaced by Alfred.

Indexer Notes

ISSN 024 9319

Lost Odyssey (Table of Contents)

Lost Odyssey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Mistwalker, Inc.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Departments (Table of Contents)

Table of Contents / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; George Bush; Hillary Clinton; Monroe

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Wham, Bam, Thank You, Ham Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Andrew Barsky; Eric Ruskoff; Donald Goodlin; Stephen Curtis; Erik Schefler; Bo Lotti; Laura Gilbert; Tommy Thelen
Pencils:
Erik Schefler (photo); Tommy Thelen
Inks:
Erik Schefler (photo); Tommy Thelen
Colors:
Erik Schefler (photo); Tommy Thelen
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Dragon Ball Z Remastered (Table of Contents)

Dragon Ball Z / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for DVDs from Tobi Animation and Funimation.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Own A Piece Of MAD History! (Table of Contents)

Mad Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions to MAD, with offer of a limited edition print of cover to MAD #43.
Reprints:

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Photo Exclusive; Paint Like The Masters; Bitterman; Meet The '08 Presidential Candidates; Rejected Catchphrases From Rambo; Castro Comments; The Fast 5; The Ryan's Den; Monkeys Are Always Funny; Lesser-Known Strikes In The E / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
various
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
George Mitchell; Joe Bitterman; Mike Huckabee; Rambo; Fidel Castro; David Wells; Roger Clemens; Pete Rose; Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Charles Akins; John Caldwell; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; Garth Gerhart; Jeff Kruse; Jacob Lambert; Greg Leitman; Ryan Pagelow; Adam Rust; Sam Sisco; Jack Syracuse.

Frontlines Fuel of War (Table of Contents)

Frontlines / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for game from THQ, Inc.

Zeroes (Table of Contents)

The Yecch-Men Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Longwindy Smersh; Neato Geekarama; Nabob Porkbelly; Putter Porkbelly; Sicki; B.S.; Fatt Porkman; Stare Bennet; Stare's father; Moppet; the Haitian; Mr. Mutto; Mocha; Mrs. Porkbelly
Synopsis:
Parody of tv show Heroes, with a surprise Evil Mastermind.
Reprints:

Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books (Table of Contents)

MAD books / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for the following MAD books: Spy Vs. Spy 2; MAD About Star Wars; The MAD War on Bush; The Completely MAD Don Martin.

The Darker Side of The Lighter Side (Table of Contents)

Berg's-Eye Askew Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg (original); ? (revised)
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dave Berg
Synopsis:
New gags written for Dave Berg's drawings.
Reprints:
  • From Mad (EC, 1952 Series) #?

Indexer Notes

The new gag writer is not credited.

Monroe and...High School Musical (Table of Contents)

Angster's Paradise Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Anthony Barbieri
Pencils:
Tom Fowler
Inks:
Tom Fowler
Colors:
Ryan Flanders
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monroe; principal; Dylan; Walter; Mr. McClammy; Monroe's father; Monroe's mother
Synopsis:
Monroe is cast in a school production of High School Musical and even though the show is shut down before the performance, he still manages to screw it up.

Zygote 101 (Table of Contents)

A MAD Ad Parody; Jamie-Lynn Speared Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Scott Bricher
Inks:
Scott Bricher
Colors:
Scott Bricher
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jamie Lynn Spears
Synopsis:
Parody of ad for a Nickelodeon movie.

Advance Wars Days of Ruin (Table of Contents)

Advance Wars / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for online game from Nintendo.

If Classic Old Movie Scenes Were Filmed Today (Table of Contents)

Go Ahead, Remake My Day Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ways that technology has made some old movie plot devices unusable.

Planet Tad!!!!! (Table of Contents)

In Blog We Trust Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tim Carvell
Pencils:
Brian Durniak; ? (photo)
Inks:
Brian Durniak; ? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tad; Mrs. Lewis; Laurie Watson; Chuck; Sam Turner; Jabba The Hut; Lady; Tramp; Tony (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Tad discusses the movies Lady And The Tramp and Star Wars, and his class assignment to watch over an egg as if it's a baby.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke And Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy sends a robotic peace dove to the White Spy that turns out to be a bomb.

Why George W. Bush Is In Favor of Global Warming (Table of Contents)

An Inconvenient Doof Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Joel Pett; Mike Peters; Jack Higgins; Dick Locher; Matt Davies; Clay Bennett; Michael Ramirez; Ben Sargent; Steve Breen; Jim Morin
Inks:
Joel Pett; Mike Peters; Jack Higgins; Dick Locher; Matt Davies; Clay Bennett; Michael Ramirez; Ben Sargent; Steve Breen; Jim Morin
Letters:
typeset; Joel Pett; Mike Peters; Jack Higgins; Dick Locher; Matt Davies; Clay Bennett; Michael Ramirez; Ben Sargent; Steve Breen; Jim Morin

Genre:
humor
Characters:
George Bush; Carl rove; Michael Moore; Laura Bush; the Devil; Osama Bin Laden
Synopsis:
Political cartoons on a single theme by a variety of newspaper cartoonists.

Extremist Makeover Politician Edition (Table of Contents)

About A Quote Low Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Colors:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton; John Edwards; Mitt Romney; Mike Huckabee; Rudolph Giuliani; Ty Pennington
Synopsis:
Comparisons of politicians' statements that change their positions over time.

Indexer Notes

Concept based on tv show Extreme Makeover.

MAD's Bat-tastic The Dark Knight Outtakes (Table of Contents)

Wayne, Wayne Go Away Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Joker; Batman; Commissioner Jim Gordon

Indexer Notes

Stills from the movie "The Dark Knight" with fake dialog.

A MAD Look At Halo (Table of Contents)

Serge-In General Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that can go wrong for serious players of the game Halo.

A Gigantic Collection (Table of Contents)

MAD For Decades / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for hardcover book available exclusively at Barnes & Noble.

American Gagster (Table of Contents)

Leader of The Smack Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Crank Locust; Itchy Conners; Ellswood "Burpy" Jackson; Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Mama Locust; Mis Puerto Rico; Detective Lupo; Tempo
Synopsis:
Parody of the movie American Gangster, showing how it lifted key scenes from other gangster movies.

On Sale Now! (Table of Contents)

MADKids / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mario
Synopsis:
House ad for newest issue of MADKids.

What The Heck Is The Difference? (Table of Contents)

Observation Dreck Dept. / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed); ? (changes)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed); ? (changes)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (painted, signed); ? (changes)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fidel Castro
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #82 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints:

What Major Star Has Recently Admitted Receiving Illegal Career-Damaging Human Growth Injections? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jamie Lynn Spears
Synopsis:
Answer is: Jamie Lynn Spears.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 15 different pages.

Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (Table of Contents)

Ball Park Franks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Viva La Stupidity!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Lost Odyssey
    Lost Odyssey
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Dragon Ball Z Remastered
    Dragon Ball Z
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Own A Piece Of MAD History!
    Mad Magazine
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Photo Exclusive; Paint Like The Masters; Bitterman; Meet The '08 Presidential Candidates; Rejected Catchphrases From Rambo; Castro Comments; The Fast 5; The Ryan's Den; Monkeys Are Always Funny; Lesser-Known Strikes In The E
  9. 8. Frontlines Fuel of War
    Frontlines
  10. 9. Zeroes
    The Yecch-Men Dept.
  11. 10. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  12. 11. The Darker Side of The Lighter Side
    Berg's-Eye Askew Dept.
  13. 12. Monroe and...High School Musical
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  14. 13. Zygote 101
    A MAD Ad Parody; Jamie-Lynn Speared Dept.
  15. 14. Advance Wars Days of Ruin
    Advance Wars
  16. 15. If Classic Old Movie Scenes Were Filmed Today
    Go Ahead, Remake My Day Dept.
  17. 16. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  18. 17. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  19. 18. Why George W. Bush Is In Favor of Global Warming
    An Inconvenient Doof Dept.
  20. 19. Extremist Makeover Politician Edition
    About A Quote Low Dept.
  21. 20. MAD's Bat-tastic The Dark Knight Outtakes
    Wayne, Wayne Go Away Dept.
  22. 21. A MAD Look At Halo
    Serge-In General Dept.
  23. 22. A Gigantic Collection
    MAD For Decades
  24. 23. American Gagster
    Leader of The Smack Dept.
  25. 24. On Sale Now!
    MADKids
  26. 25. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  27. 26. What Major Star Has Recently Admitted Receiving Illegal Career-Damaging Human Growth Injections?
    Mad Fold-In
  28. 27. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  29. 28. Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants
    Ball Park Franks
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steamboat Willie
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne