(April 2009)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; Amy Vozeolas (associate editor); Dave Croatto (associate editor)
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

Last monthly issue.


Who Wants To Watch Watchmen? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred is dressed as Rorschach.
Reprints:

Return of The Beat Down (Table of Contents)

Street Fighter IV / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Capcom.

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:
White Spy; Alfred E. Neuman; Cookie Monster; Dr. Meatdanglin'

Indexer Notes

The feature "Horton Hears A Ho Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department; MAD's 2-Question Interviews / letters page / 3.34 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Liz Clark; Chris DeMattia; Sam Share-Raab; Rob Scibetti; Robert Landis; Rob Golden; Peter Abrahan; James Smith, Jr.; Vic Arkoff; Lee Cleaveland; Daniel Doft
Pencils:
Sam Share-Raab (photo); Rob Golden (photo); Luke Ellison; Vic Arkoff (photo)
Inks:
Sam Share-Raab (photo); Rob Golden (photo); Luke Ellison; Vic Arkoff (photo)
Colors:
Sam Share-Raab (photo); Rob Golden (photo); Luke Ellison; Vic Arkoff (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Chris DeMattia; David Cook; Griffin Golden; Brian Williams; Ralph Nader; Christiane Amanpour; Bob Costas; John Madden; Chris Matthews; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; Tiki Barber
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art. Includes "MAD's 2-Question Interviews" by Vic Arkoff.

Naruto Shippuden (Table of Contents)

Shonen Jump / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for books from Viz Media.

Indexer Notes

Between pages 1-2 of letters pages.

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.

Indexer Notes

On bottom half of pages 2-3 of letters pages.

The Original Lowrider (Table of Contents)

Shin Chan / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for DVD from TV Asahi and Funimation.

Indexer Notes

On page 4 of letters pages.

Halo Wars (Table of Contents)

Halo Wars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Microsoft.

Indexer Notes

Between pages 4-5 of letters pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Jeffrey Lozenge
Synopsis:
A bunch of meaningless drivel as a house ad for MAD Magazine subscriptions..

Indexer Notes

#3 in a series. Jeffrey is wearing a Riddler costume.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

The Fundalini Pages; The Fast 5; The Yungbluth And The Restless; Melvin & Jenkins; The Sublime 7; Stories Reported By TMZ That Were Later Retracted; Eerie Similarities Between; Bitterman; How George W. Bush Will Be Perceived By Various Americans / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abraham Lincoln; Barack Obama; Cookie Monster; Ron Jeremy; George W. Bush; Hillary Clinton; Bono; Melvin; Jenkins; Joe Bitterman; H. Bitterman

Indexer Notes

Contributors (roles unknown) include: Desmond Devlin; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Syer; Drew Friedman; Garth Gerhart; Mark Hempel; Darren Johnson; Jeff Kruse; Barry Liebmann; Kevin Pope; Sam Sisco; Warde Sutton; Jason Yungbluth

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed); ? (changes)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed); ? (changes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Cover of MAD #213 with a variation to find the differences on.
Reprints:

Botchmen (Table of Contents)

Moore's Code Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ozcargrouchius [Amoral Bleidt]; Nerd-Owl [Daniel]; Silk Speculum; Wackjob; Funnyman [Edward Branflake]; Dr. Meatdanglin' [Jon]; Alan "Smithee" Moore; Spider-Man (cameo); Batman (cameo); Robin (cameo); Hulk (cameo); Plastic Man (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Botchmen wander through all the loose plot ends of the Watchmen story.
Reprints:

A MAD Look at Trade Schools (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
Tom Luth

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Comic situations that are unlikely to happen during training classes.

Digital TV FAQs (Table of Contents)

A Small-Box Epidemic Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Foolish questions and answers concerning the pending US digital tv conversion.

Humanity's Hope Begins With One Man's Retribution (Table of Contents)

Resistance Retribution / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Playstation Network.

The Decided Disadvantages of An Online Education (Table of Contents)

Modem Cum Laude Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Caldwell
Pencils:
John Caldwell
Inks:
John Caldwell
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Caldwell

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things that could go wrong with an online education.

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:
Roger Kaputnik; 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.

From JP CitiChaseWaCapitalMu Bank, Inc. (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Fake letter from a new mega-bank to the American people.

Indexer Notes

There is a simulated watermark to the page with a logo constructed out of financial company logos including Chase, Travelers, and WaMu.

MAD's Unheroic Watchmen Outtakes (Table of Contents)

Please Sir, Can I Have Some Moore? Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rorschach [Walter P. Kovacs]; Daniel Dreiberg [Nite Owl]; Adrian Viedt [Ozymandias]; Dr. Manhattan [Jon Osterman]; Laurie Juspeczyk [Silk Spectre]
Synopsis:
Stills from the movie "Watchmen" with fake dialog.

The Story of Deathbed Donkey...And The Rage of Sorrow (Table of Contents)

A Touch of Ass Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian McConnachie
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Deathbed Donkey
Synopsis:
Story of a donkey that shows up whever someone is dying.

Unabridged Sports Cliches (Table of Contents)

Humor In A Jock-Ular Vein Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Standard sports interview cliches, with explanatory remarks.

Buy This Stuff Today! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; George Bush; Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
House ad for various MAD books and DVDs.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; The Machine That Travels Through Time; The Roommates: John, Joe and Jerry; The Dork Side; Your Mama's Website Is So Ugly; The Long And Short of It...; The Legendary Deliveries of Pete Zahn; One Lovely Easter Morning / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joey Sayers; Scott Nickel; Tony Murphy; Dan Long; John Kovaleski; Todd Clark; Christopher Baldwin
Pencils:
Joey Sayers; Scott Nickel; Tony Murphy; Dan Long; John Kovaleski; Todd Clark; Christopher Baldwin
Inks:
Joey Sayers; Scott Nickel; Tony Murphy; Dan Long; John Kovaleski; Todd Clark; Christopher Baldwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joey Sayers; Scott Nickel; Tony Murphy; Dan Long; John Kovaleski; Todd Clark; Christopher Baldwin

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Easter Bunny

Indexer Notes

A collection of comic strips.

Coming March 2009 (Table of Contents)

H-A-W-X / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Ubisoft.

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:
Two strips. In the first, the White spy is beheaded after believing he's engineered a jailbreak. In the second, a trick diving board does in the Black Spy.

President Obama The Promise Vs. The Reality (Table of Contents)

Going Barack On His Word Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Leonardo Rodriguez; Kevin Pope
Inks:
Leonardo Rodriguez; Kevin Pope
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Nancy Pelosi; John McCain; Joe Lieberman
Synopsis:
Compares Barack Obama's campaign promises to what he'll likely do in office.

What Happens When The Numbers Run Out? (Table of Contents)

Knowing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for movie from Summit Entertainment.

A "Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions" Snowboarding Conversation (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

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 13 different pages.

We Scoured The Universe To Find One (Table of Contents)

esurance / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Erin Esurance
Synopsis:
Ad for auto insurance with special Star Trek movie content on the esurance website.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who Wants To Watch Watchmen?
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Return of The Beat Down
    Street Fighter IV
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department; MAD's 2-Question Interviews
  5. 4. Naruto Shippuden
    Shonen Jump
  6. 5. Dragon Ball Z Remastered
    Dragon Ball Z
  7. 6. The Original Lowrider
    Shin Chan
  8. 7. Halo Wars
    Halo Wars
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  11. 10. The Fundalini Pages
    The Fundalini Pages; The Fast 5; The Yungbluth And The Restless; Melvin & Jenkins; The Sublime 7; Stories Reported By TMZ That Were Later Retracted; Eerie Similarities Between; Bitterman; How George W. Bush Will Be Perceived By Various Americans
  12. 11. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  13. 12. Botchmen
    Moore's Code Dept.
  14. 13. A MAD Look at Trade Schools
    Serge-In General Dept.
  15. 14. Digital TV FAQs
    A Small-Box Epidemic Dept.
  16. 15. Humanity's Hope Begins With One Man's Retribution
    Resistance Retribution
  17. 16. The Decided Disadvantages of An Online Education
    Modem Cum Laude Dept.
  18. 17. The Darker Side of The Lighter Side
    Berg's-Eye Askew Dept.
  19. 18. From JP CitiChaseWaCapitalMu Bank, Inc.
  20. 19. MAD's Unheroic Watchmen Outtakes
    Please Sir, Can I Have Some Moore? Dept.
  21. 20. The Story of Deathbed Donkey...And The Rage of Sorrow
    A Touch of Ass Dept.
  22. 21. Unabridged Sports Cliches
    Humor In A Jock-Ular Vein Dept.
  23. 22. Buy This Stuff Today!
    MAD Books
  24. 23. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; The Machine That Travels Through Time; The Roommates: John, Joe and Jerry; The Dork Side; Your Mama's Website Is So Ugly; The Long And Short of It...; The Legendary Deliveries of Pete Zahn; One Lovely Easter Morning
  25. 24. Coming March 2009
    H-A-W-X
  26. 25. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  27. 26. President Obama The Promise Vs. The Reality
    Going Barack On His Word Dept.
  28. 27. What Happens When The Numbers Run Out?
    Knowing
  29. 28. A "Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions" Snowboarding Conversation
    Mad Fold-In
  30. 29. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  31. 30. We Scoured The Universe To Find One
    esurance
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne