(December 2008)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (#1-23); Magazine size (#24 onward); saddle-stitched; glossy cover; full color (#1-23); Black & White (#24-?); full color again (#? - onward)

Issue Notes

ISSN 024 9319


The Rise And Fall Of A Rap Star (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mark Fredrickson
Inks:
Mark Fredrickson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred D. Neuman

Indexer Notes

The tattoos on Alfred's arms are parts of the cover frames used for issues #24-30.

Think You Know All The Moves? (Table of Contents)

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for book from Prima Games.

Indexer Notes

On 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; Monroe's dad; George W. Bush

Indexer Notes

Art is from various places in the magazine. The feature "Feel Or No Feel? Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

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 November 11th 2008 DVD releases from Funimation and Toei Animation.

Indexer Notes

Occupies bottom halves of first 2 pages of letters pages.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Ficarra; Nathaniel Ritter; Zachary Weiner; Josh Kerdell; Billy Hornby; Kevin Lagowski; John Stroud
Pencils:
Bill Bramhall; ?; ? (photo)
Inks:
Bill Bramhall; ?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

It's Wall-to-Wall Stupidity! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Bill Clinton
Synopsis:
House ad for MAD Magazine Poster Book and MAD About Politics pop-up book.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Control-Alt-Deleted Scenes From The Seinfeld Microsoft Ads; Least E-Mailed Articles; When The Going Gets Duff; Before And After Grocery Products;The Fast 5; Sutton For Punishment; Melvin & Jenkins; Celebrity Cause-of-Death B / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Gates; Jerry Seinfeld; Melvin; Jenkins; Lil Wayne
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Charles Akins; Greg Benson; Dick DeBartolo; Desmond Devlin; J. C. Duffy; Darren Johnson; Jeff Kruse; Kevin Pope; Tom Lambert; Tom Richmond; Ward Sutton; Rick Tulka

Have You Spanked Shakespeare Today? (Table of Contents)

Spanking Shakespeare / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for book by Jake Wizner from Random House.

Indexer Notes

On 2nd page of Fundalini Pages.

Spy Vs. Spy Gear And Gifts (Table of Contents)

Spy Vs. Spy / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
Ad for merchandise from the International Spy Museum.

Indexer Notes

On 4th page of Fundalini Pages.

The Rise And Fall Of A Rap Star (Table of Contents)

Hip Flop Artist Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Carl "Yung Carl" Pringle; Carl's parents; Carl's grandmother; Lil Wayne; Bill O'Reilly; Ja Rule; Weird Al Yankovic; Tupac; JMJ; Big Pun; Notorious B.I.G.
Synopsis:
Satire on meteoric rise and fall of rap and hip hop music stars.

What The Deal Or No Deal Models Are Thinking (Table of Contents)

Ruminations With A View Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ross Garmil; Matthew A. Cohen
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Deal Or No Deal Models
Synopsis:
Phony captions of what the models are thinking when standing on stage.

The Horse That Knew The Way (Table of Contents)

The Beast And The Brightest Dept.; MAD's Inspirational Animal Stories / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian McConnachie
Pencils:
Leonardo Rodriguez
Inks:
Leonardo Rodriguez
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cooter Smiff; Abner Smiff; Mr. Smiff; Zeus
Synopsis:
Story of a Clydesdale racing horse and a family that duct-taped dead jockeys to him.

Indexer Notes

Fifth in a series of MAD's Inspirational Animal Stories.

Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at Road Trips (Table of Contents)

Serge-In General Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonès
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonès
Inks:
Sergio Aragonès
Colors:
Tom Luth
Letters:
Sergio Aragonès

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look at some ridiculous things that could happen while traveling the country by car.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Which Side Will You Choose? (Table of Contents)

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe / advertisement / 4 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Midway Amusement Games, LLC.

Indexer Notes

Title given is on page 2.

Monroe and...The Natural Disaster (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Anthony Barbieri
Pencils:
Tom Fowler
Inks:
Tom Fowler
Colors:
Carl Peterson
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monroe; Monroe's mother; Monroe's father; Monroe's grandfather; Eugene
Synopsis:
Monroe's family gets caught in a hurricane because they miss the evacuation notice, and their home is spared from destruction.

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

Comments You'll Never Hear No Matter How Long You Live (Table of Contents)

Don't Phrase Me, Bro Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Darren Johnson
Pencils:
Tom Bunk
Inks:
Tom Bunk
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Everyday quotes too honest for anyone to actually say.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke And Dagger Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
In the first cartoon, the Black Spy tricks the White Spy into a trap. In the second cartoon, the White Spy outsmarts the Black Spy with a fake rocket.

Indexer Notes

Two cartoons.

Planet TAD!!!!! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tad; Mr. Davis; Zac Efron; Jodie Foster; Mrs. Winter; Aquaman; Sub-Mariner; Chuck; Beth
Synopsis:
Tad joins the debate team and screws up his first (and last) debate by arguing for the opposing team.

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

Indexer Notes

The new gag writer is not credited.

Using Kid's Books To Explain The Awful Bush Years (Table of Contents)

And A Child Shall Read Them Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
David Shayne
Pencils:
Gary Hallgren
Inks:
Gary Hallgren
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George Bush; Brownie
Synopsis:
Events of the Bush administration explained as parodies of children's books.

Indexer Notes

Three books: The Talking Tree (by Smell Silverstein), The Little Engineer That Couldn't (by Snotty Griper), Failing Up (by Smell Silverstein). Several other books mentioned.

Go Big With Viz Media This Holiday Season (Table of Contents)

Bleach; Deathnote; Dragon Ball Z / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for manga books from Viz Media.

What's Quickly Becoming The Hottest Destination For Many Teenagers? (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
Synopsis:
Answer is: maternity ward.

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 20 different pages.

Wrestling So Real You Feel Pain (Table of Contents)

TNA Impact! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Midway Studios.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Rise And Fall Of A Rap Star
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Think You Know All The Moves?
    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Dragon Ball Z Remastered
    Dragon Ball Z
  5. 4. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. It's Wall-to-Wall Stupidity!
    MAD books
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Control-Alt-Deleted Scenes From The Seinfeld Microsoft Ads; Least E-Mailed Articles; When The Going Gets Duff; Before And After Grocery Products;The Fast 5; Sutton For Punishment; Melvin & Jenkins; Celebrity Cause-of-Death B
  9. 8. Have You Spanked Shakespeare Today?
    Spanking Shakespeare
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy Gear And Gifts
    Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. The Rise And Fall Of A Rap Star
    Hip Flop Artist Dept.
  12. 11. What The Deal Or No Deal Models Are Thinking
    Ruminations With A View Dept.
  13. 12. The Horse That Knew The Way
    The Beast And The Brightest Dept.; MAD's Inspirational Animal Stories
  14. 13. Sergio Aragonès Presents A Mad Look at Road Trips
    Serge-In General Dept.
  15. 14. Which Side Will You Choose?
    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  16. 15. Monroe and...The Natural Disaster
    Angster's Paradise Dept.
  17. 16. Millions of Trees Gave Their Lives For These Books
    MAD books
  18. 17. Comments You'll Never Hear No Matter How Long You Live
    Don't Phrase Me, Bro Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  20. 19. Planet TAD!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  21. 20. The Darker Side of The Lighter Side
    Berg's-Eye Askew Dept.
  22. 21. Using Kid's Books To Explain The Awful Bush Years
    And A Child Shall Read Them Dept.
  23. 22. Go Big With Viz Media This Holiday Season
    Bleach; Deathnote; Dragon Ball Z
  24. 23. What's Quickly Becoming The Hottest Destination For Many Teenagers?
    Mad Fold-In
  25. 24. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  26. 25. Wrestling So Real You Feel Pain
    TNA Impact!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne