(June 2009)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
5.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; Amy Vozeolas (associate editor); Dave Croatto (associate editor)
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

First quarterly issue.


Our Greatest Issue Ever! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred pops his head instead of a champagne cork.

Nothing Hits Harder Than Vengeance! (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for DVD of movie from Lionsgate and Oddlot Entertainment.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Departments (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
various
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Barack Obama; Sergio Aragones; Groucho Marx; Nadya Suleman
Synopsis:
Includes a "Note From The Editor." The feature "Unlimited Tights And Weekends 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 / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; David Lubin; Neil Cuadra; Steven Ferrara; Joshua Hecht; Liam Fox; Dalton Vaughn; Dylan Day; Kurt Wiseman; Ken Hildebrant
Pencils:
Jim Hutchings; Neil Cuadra; ? (photos)
Inks:
Jim Hutchings; Neil Cuadra; ? (photos)
Colors:
Jim Hutchings; Neil Cuadra; ? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Kiss [Ace Frehley; Gene Simmons; Paul Stanley; ?]; Steven Ferrara; Neil Cuadra; Joshua Hecht; Dalton Vaughn; Dylan Day; Patrick James Folaron; Noam Chomsky; Ken Hildebrant
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Indexer Notes

Unknown who the 4th band member of Kiss is at this time.

Get More Of The Action With None Of The Wait! (Table of Contents)

Shonen Jump / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for DVDs of Naruto from Viz Media.

Indexer Notes

between pages 1-2 of letters pages

Beware of The Darkest Waters... (Table of Contents)

Vampirates / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for books from Little, Brown.

Indexer Notes

between pages 2-3 of letters pages

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Credits / credits / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The 28th Century. The Darkest Age Has Yet To Come. (Table of Contents)

Mutant Chronicles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for movie from Isle of Man.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

The Fundalini Pages / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse; Garth Gerhart; Duck Edwing; Tom Cheney; Michael Grinspan; Paul Peter Porges; Stan Sinberg; Scott Maiko; Anthony Barbieri; Desmond Devlin; Barry Liebmann; Arnie Kogen; Dick DeBartolo; John Caldwell; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Liz Lomax; Garth Gerhart; Duck Edwing; Tom Cheney; Sam Sisco; Scott Bricher; Bob Clarke (signed); Paul Peter Porges; Al Jaffee; Bob Staake; Leonardo Rodriguez; Kevin Pope; Peter Bagge (signed); Tom Fowler; Jose Garibaldi; Paul Coker; Ward Sutton; Rick Tulka (signed); Evan Dorkin; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; John Caldwell
Inks:
Liz Lomax; Garth Gerhart; Duck Edwing; Tom Cheney; Sam Sisco; Scott Bricher; Bob Clarke (signed); Paul Peter Porges; Al Jaffee; Bob Staake; Leonardo Rodriguez; Kevin Pope; Peter Bagge (signed); Tom Fowler; Jose Garibaldi; Paul Coker; Ward Sutton; Rick Tulka (signed); Evan Dorkin; Teresa Burns Parkhurst; John Caldwell
Colors:
?; Carl Peterson
Letters:
typeset; Rob Leigh

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Nadya Suleman; Joe Bitterman; Abraham Lincoln; Alex Rodriguez; The Jonas Brothers; Melvin; Jenkins; Barack Obama; Monroe; Monroe's mother; Monroe's father; Rob Blagoevich
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features: Bitterman; Duck Droppings; Pull My Cheney; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Fast 5; Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions; Drop-Dead Porges; Comic Book Character or Child Of A Celebrity?; The 8 Bright Sides of Having Octuplets; Melvin & Jenkins; Monroe; 100% True Baseball Factoids!; Wakipedia; Superstitions from Around The World; Monkeys Are Always Funny; A Fundalini Unscientific Poll; Questions To Ask...; A Modern Nursery Rhyme...; Time-Tested Unsuccessful Pick Up Lines

Life After Debt (Table of Contents)

A Mad Ad Parody / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Edward M. Liddy [Notorious A.I.G.]
Synopsis:
The news about the federal bailout of A.I.G. presented as a rap album cover. Between pages 3-4 of Fundalini Pages.

Indexer Notes

Parody of album "Life After Death" by rapper Notorious B.I.G.

Celebrate the 500th Issue of MAD Magazine With Great Gear & Gifts (Table of Contents)

International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Black Spy
Synopsis:
Ad for Spy vs. Spy gear.

500 Issues of MAD: A Visual History (Table of Contents)

Failing Out of Collage Department / illustration / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones; Dave Berg; Al Jaffee; Harvey kurtzman; Don Martin; Nick Meglin; Don Reilly; Phil Hahn; Joe Orlando; Gilbert Barnhill; Neal Barbera; Earle Doud; Frank Jacobs; Harry North; May Sakami; Sidney Paulson; Larry Siegel; Russ Cooper; Desmond Devlin; John Ficarra; Stan Hart; Paul Peter Porges; Joe Raiola; Charlie Kadau; Anthony Barbieri; Tom Cheney; Jonathan Bresman; Henry Clark; Sean Eisenporth; Frank Santopadre; Andrew J. Schwartzberg; Arie Kaplan; Tom Koch; Kenny Byerly; Russ Cooper; Dave Croatto; Drew Friedman; Josh Malinow; Stan Sinberg; Scott Sonneborn
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones; Dave Berg; Al Jaffee; Harvey Kurtzman; Don Martin; Bob Clarke; Jack Davis; Mort Drucker; Bill Elder; Frank Frazetta; Kelly Freas; Lester Krauss; Norman Mingo; Antonio Prohias; Jack Rickard; Irving Schild; Margaret Szep; Basil Wolverton; Wally Wood; George Woobridge; Max Brandel; Harry North; Semi; Angelo Torres; Gerry Gersten; Tom Hachtman; Harry North; Paul Peter Porges; John Pound; Greg Theakston; Rick Tulka; Sam Viviano; Richard Williams; James Bennett; Henry Clark; Tom Bunk; Brian Farrelly; Sean Farrelly; Arie Kaplan; Kevin Pope; Mike Snyder; Bob Staake; Mark Stutzman; Peter Sun; James Warhola; Bill Wray; 3/Design Studio; Peter Bagge; Scott Bricher; Ray Alma; Drew Friedman; Marc Hempel; Jeff Kruse; Scott Maiko; Roberto Parada; Tom Richmond; Tim Shamey; Sam Sisco; Jack Syracuse; Rick Tulka; Mark Fredrickson; Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Sergio Aragones; Dave Berg; Al Jaffee; Harvey Kurtzman; Don Martin; Bob Clarke; Jack Davis; Mort Drucker; Bill Elder; Frank Frazetta; Kelly Freas; Lester Krauss; Norman Mingo; Antonio Prohias; Jack Rickard; Irving Schild; Margaret Szep; Basil Wolverton; Wally Wood; George Woobridge; Max Brandel; Harry North; Semi; Angelo Torres; Gerry Gersten; Tom Hachtman; Harry North; Paul Peter Porges; John Pound; Greg Theakston; Rick Tulka; Sam Viviano; Richard Williams; James Bennett; Henry Clark; Tom Bunk; Brian Farrelly; Sean Farrelly; Arie Kaplan; Kevin Pope; Mike Snyder; Bob Staake; Mark Stutzman; Peter Sun; James Warhola; Bill Wray; 3/Design Studio; Peter Bagge; Scott Bricher; Ray Alma; Drew Friedman; Marc Hempel; Jeff Kruse; Scott Maiko; Roberto Parada; Tom Richmond; Tim Shamey; Sam Sisco; Jack Syracuse; Rick Tulka; Mark Fredrickson; Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Synopsis:
Collage of images from issues 1-100, subtitled "Murmurs And Mumblings",
Collage of images from issues 101-200, subtitled "Days of Triumph, Nights of Turpitude",
Collage of images from issues 201-300, subtitled "Snatched Glory and Bruised Knuckles",
Collage of images from issues 301-400, subtitled "The Rush To Antietam",
Collage of images from issues 401-500, subtitled "Beginnings".
Reprints:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) (various issues)

Indexer Notes

Appears as 2 pages after the Fundalini Pages, 2 pages before Planet Tadd, 2 pages before OBEY, 2 pages before Great Art Masterpieces, and 2 pages before Buy This Stuff Today ad.

The Dead Celebrity Apprentice (Table of Contents)

You're Expired! Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Donald Trump; Ivanka Trump; Cleopatra; Babe Ruth; Adolph Hitler; Groucho Marx; Nero; Jesus Christ; Donald Trump Jr.; Elvis Presley; William Shakespeare; Richard Nixon; Frank Sinatra; Betsy Ross; Andre The Giant
Synopsis:
Parody of tv show "The Apprentice" with dead celebrities.

Spy Vs. 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:
White Spy; Black Spy; Gray Spy
Synopsis:
The Gray Spy lures the other two into a burning building with a hologram of herself.

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; Cruella DeVille
Synopsis:
Tad discusses the Wii, Mr. Sniffles the mouse, 101 Dalmatians, How I Met Your Mother, the Great Lakes, Ocean's 11-13, and his sister Sophie.

Indexer Notes

Includes a map, photos of a Wii, and photos from How I Met Your Mother and 101 Dalmatians.

A MAD Look At Marginals (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sergio Aragones; Batman; Spider-Man; Dracula; Black Spy; King Kong; Gulliver
Synopsis:
Reprints of 500 of Sergio Aragones's favorite marginal gags from MAD Magazines.
Reprints:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #? (various)

Obey (Table of Contents)

A MAD Poster Parody; Flush Limbaugh Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rush Limbaugh
Synopsis:
A message to the Republican Party.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; That Sinking Feeling; Rex In The City; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Fantabulaman; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; Just Below The Surface / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jason Yungbluth; Paul Gilligan; Dustin Glick; Joey Sayers; Ted Rall; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils:
Jason Yungbluth; Paul Gilligan; Dustin Glick; Joey Sayers; Ted Rall; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks:
Jason Yungbluth; Paul Gilligan; Dustin Glick; Joey Sayers; Ted Rall; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jason Yungbluth; Paul Gilligan; Dustin Glick; Joey Sayers; Ted Rall; Scott Nickel; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Batman; Rex; Fantabulaman; Feralman; starship captain; starship first mate
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

Great Art Masterpieces And What They Would Be Saying Today (Table of Contents)

Paint Misbehavin' Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Adam Rust
Pencils:
Jacques-Louis David; Francisco Goya; Edward Hopper; Gustav Klimt; Michelangelo; Edvard Munch; Myron; Pablo Picasso; Norman Rockwell; Georges Seurat
Inks:
Jacques-Louis David; Francisco Goya; Edward Hopper; Gustav Klimt; Michelangelo; Edvard Munch; Myron; Pablo Picasso; Norman Rockwell; Georges Seurat
Colors:
Jacques-Louis David; Francisco Goya; Edward Hopper; Gustav Klimt; Michelangelo; Edvard Munch; Myron; Pablo Picasso; Norman Rockwell; Georges Seurat
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Captions applied to art masterpieces.

MAD Googles Google's Headquarters (Table of Contents)

Map Smear Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ryan Pagelow
Pencils:
? (satellite photo)
Inks:
? (satellite photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Thoughts on what's in Google's headquarters buildings.

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:
Why subscribing to MAD is better than being a Viking.

Indexer Notes

#500 in a series. Jeffrey is wearing a Viking costume.

Insanity Claws (Table of Contents)

Just Hugh And I Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Wolverine; Hugh Jackman
Synopsis:
A fake blog by someone with an unhealthy obsession with Wolverine.
Reprints:

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 Bailout Hymn Of The Republic (Table of Contents)

Frank On A Roll Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed); James Warhola (signed); Gerry Gersten (signed); Tom Richmond (signed); Angelo Torres (signed); Harry North, Esq. (signed); Richard Williams (signed); Hermann Mejia (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed); James Warhola (signed); Gerry Gersten (signed); Tom Richmond (signed); Angelo Torres (signed); Harry North, Esq. (signed); Richard Williams (signed); Hermann Mejia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Senator Shelby; Chris Dodd; Barney Frank; Alfred E. Neuman; Black Spy; White Spy; Monroe
Synopsis:
New words to the Battle Hymn of The Republic showcasing the 2009 financial crisis and the government's mishandling and bailouts.

The MAD Guide To Man Boobs (Table of Contents)

The Jiggle's Up Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ryan Pagelow
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A catalog of the various types of overweight men's breasts.

What Horrible Blight Has Terrorized Americans Relentlessly? (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:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Answer is 500 issues of MAD.

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 12 different pages.

MAD Factoids (Table of Contents)

Info A Treat Dept. / filler / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Information about the history of MAD Magazine.

Indexer Notes

Facts appear on 19 different pages.

War. Perfected. (Table of Contents)

Killzone 2 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Sony Computer Entertainment.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Our Greatest Issue Ever!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Nothing Hits Harder Than Vengeance!
    The Spirit
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Get More Of The Action With None Of The Wait!
    Shonen Jump
  6. 5. Beware of The Darkest Waters...
    Vampirates
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Credits
  8. 7. The 28th Century. The Darkest Age Has Yet To Come.
    Mutant Chronicles
  9. 8. The Fundalini Pages
    The Fundalini Pages
  10. 9. Life After Debt
    A Mad Ad Parody
  11. 10. Celebrate the 500th Issue of MAD Magazine With Great Gear & Gifts
    International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy
  12. 11. 500 Issues of MAD: A Visual History
    Failing Out of Collage Department
  13. 12. The Dead Celebrity Apprentice
    You're Expired! Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  15. 14. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  16. 15. A MAD Look At Marginals
    Serge-In General Dept.
  17. 16. Obey
    A MAD Poster Parody; Flush Limbaugh Dept.
  18. 17. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; That Sinking Feeling; Rex In The City; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Fantabulaman; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; Just Below The Surface
  19. 18. Great Art Masterpieces And What They Would Be Saying Today
    Paint Misbehavin' Dept.
  20. 19. MAD Googles Google's Headquarters
    Map Smear Dept.
  21. 20. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  22. 21. Insanity Claws
    Just Hugh And I Dept.
  23. 22. Buy This Stuff Today!
    MAD Books
  24. 23. The Bailout Hymn Of The Republic
    Frank On A Roll Dept.
  25. 24. The MAD Guide To Man Boobs
    The Jiggle's Up Dept.
  26. 25. What Horrible Blight Has Terrorized Americans Relentlessly?
    Mad Fold-In
  27. 26. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  28. 27. MAD Factoids
    Info A Treat Dept.
  29. 28. War. Perfected.
    Killzone 2
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