(January 2010)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
5.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Brand:
?
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

20 Dumbest People, Events and Things 2009 (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

Indexer Notes

Alfred appears as the rhinestones on the glove.

What Mattered The Most Was Remembered The Least (Table of Contents)

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Tinker Bell; Aladdin
Synopsis:
Ad for game from Square Enix.

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; Sarah Palin; Michael Jackson; Black Spy; Monroe; Walter; Seth Rogen; James Franco; Paul Rudd

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Department / letters page / 3.1 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Sam Clark; Calvin Sharp; Johnny Mauger; Ryan Taber; Alex Smith; Daniel Fetigan
Pencils:
? (photo); Olga S.
Inks:
? (photo); Olga S.
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Johnny Mauger; Hans Brickface; Alfred E. Neuman; Sarah Chalek; Matt Lassen; Tom Richmond; Mr. McFeely; Daniel Fetigan; Seth Rogen; Sergio Aragones
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art. Includes a page of photos of the Sergio Aragones retrospective at the Ojai Valley Museum, CA.

Remember The True Meaning of Christmas...Subscribe To MAD (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred is with a group of carolers and he's charging to sing.
Reprints:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #?

Indexer Notes

between pages 1-2 of letters pages

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.15 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
For October, 2009.

Indexer Notes

Total paid distribution average for previous 12 months = 148,104.
On page 3 of letters pages.

Spy Vs. Spy Bobble Head (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:
White Spy
Synopsis:
Ad for Spy vs. Spy merchandise.

Indexer Notes

On page 3 of letters pages.

Remember The True Meaning of Christmas...Buying MAD 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 MAD books and calendar by various publishers, including "Bo Confidential", excerpts of which appeared in MAD #501.

Indexer Notes

between pages 3-4 of letters pages

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

on bottom of page 4 of letters pages

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

The Fundalini Pages; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds; Melvin & Jenkins; The Cougar; LeLievre And Let LeLievre; The Godfrey Report; Worst-Selling 2010 Calendars; The Cover We Didn't Use; The Ryan's Den; Medical Myths You Just Shouldn't Believe / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Glen Lelievre; Desmond Devlin; Darren Johnson; Scott Nickel; Jeff Kruse; Ryan Pagelow; Dick DeBartolo; Farley Katz
Pencils:
Glen LeLievre; Kevin Pope; Scott Nickel; Bob Staake; istockphoto.com (photos, see note); Mark Fredrickson; Ryan Pagelow; Tom Bunk; John Caldwell; Farley Katz
Inks:
Glen LeLievre; Kevin Pope; Scott Nickel; Bob Staake; istockphoto.com (photos, see note); Mark Fredrickson; Ryan Pagelow; Tom Bunk; John Caldwell; Farley Katz
Colors:
Glen LeLievre; Kevin Pope; Scott Nickel; Bob Staake; istockphoto.com (photos, see note); Mark Fredrickson; Ryan Pagelow; Tom Bunk; John Caldwell; Farley Katz
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kate Gosselin; Melvin; Jenkins; The Cougar; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: Answer To Last Month's Problem; An Incomplete Timeline; Make Your Own Best-Selling Book Title; Katz All, Folks. Photos from istockphoto.com credited to the following people: gvictoria; collateralcreators; anouchka; stevingibson; evemilla; caraazul.

Ice Cream Truckers (Table of Contents)

A Mad Ad Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of "Ice Road Truckers" tv show from the History Channel.

The Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2009 (Table of Contents)

The MAD 20; MAD Fold-In / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
?; Jeff Kruse; Al Jaffee; Gary Hallgren; Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
?; Mark Stutzman; Hermann Mejia; Jack Syracuse; Tom Richmond; ? (photo); Richard Williams; Al Jaffee (signed); Scott Bricher; Carl Peterson; AP/Wide World Photos (photo); Roberto Parada (signed); Mort Drucker; Drew Friedman; Sam Viviano; J. Scott Campbell (signed); istockphoto.com/dsgpro (photo); istockphoto.com/tokenphoto (photo)
Inks:
?; Mark Stutzman; Hermann Mejia; Jack Syracuse; Tom Richmond; ? (photo); Richard Williams; Al Jaffee (signed); Scott Bricher; Carl Peterson; AP/Wide World Photos (photo); Roberto Parada (signed); Mort Drucker; Drew Friedman; Sam Viviano; J. Scott Campbell (signed); istockphoto.com/dsgpro (photo); istockphoto.com/tokenphoto (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo); AP/Wide World Photos (photo); istockphoto.com/dsgpro (photo); istockphoto.com/tokenphoto (photo); Mei Ruffino
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Jackson; bubbles; Barack Obama; Tim Geitner; Ben Bernake; Jon Gosselin; Kate Gosselin; James Crowley; Henry Gates; Dick Cheney; Jim Cramer; David Letterman; Manny Ramirez; Alex Rodriguez; Nadya Suleman; Bernie Madoff; Al Franken; Norm Coleman; Glenn Beck; Chris Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Linus Van Pelt; Snoopy; Rod Blagojevich; Roland Burris; Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Kanye West; Taylor Swift; Mark Sanford; Rick Pitino; John Ensign; Sarah Palin [Blunder Woman]; Michael Phelps; Conrad Murray; Carrie Prejean; Joe Wilson; Serena Williams; Conan O'Brien; Linda McMahon; Susan Boyle; Stephenie Meyer; Paula Abdul; Roman Polanski
Synopsis:
Just what the title implies: a satirical look at the past year.

The Sergio Aragones 2010 Calendar (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated calendar.

Indexer Notes

between pages 15-16 of "20 Dumbest" story

Monroe And...The Job (Table of Contents)

Angster's Paradise / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monroe; Walter; Monroe's father; unnamed hairdresser
Synopsis:
Monroe's father has a job moving squatters out of abandoned buildings and Monroe works with him for awhile.

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

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

Script:
Tim Carvell
Pencils:
? (photo); istockphoto.com/toos (photo)
Inks:
? (photo); istockphoto.com/toos (photo)
Colors:
? (photo); istockphoto.com/toos (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tad; Mrs. Coleman; Martika Bergman; Brian Harris; Chuck; Gandalf; Lauren Conrad; Jimmy DeMarco
Synopsis:
Tad discusses Groundhog Day and conflicting parties he's invited to.

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; Black Rapunzel; White Humpty Dumpty; Black Prince; White Cinderella; wolf
Synopsis:
The Black Spy reads spy fairy tales and when the White Spy tries to take over he's attacked by a wolf.

Board Game-Based Movies We'll Soon Be Seeing (Table of Contents)

Dice, Cameras, Action! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kevin James; Abigail Breslin; Angus T. Jones; Jimmy Bennet; Dakota Fanning; Kevin Bacon; Luis Ramirez; Benicio Del Toro; Seth Rogen; James Franco; Paul Rudd
Synopsis:
Ideas for movies based on board games.

Indexer Notes

Satirizing the idea that Universal Pictures announced it would be producing movies based on Hasbro board games.

A MAD Look At The Great Recession (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A look at things people may need to do to survive the current recession.

The MAD Stimulus Package Has Arrived! (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 various MAD books.

The MAD Vault 1988 (Table of Contents)

The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee; Frank Jacobs; Tom Koch; Mike Snider; Stan Hart; Charlie Kadau; Stan Hart; Duck Edwing; Lou Silverstone; J. Prete; Chirstopher Allen
Pencils:
Al Jaffee; Mort Drucker; Gerry Gersten; Norman Mingo; Bob Clarke; Angelo Torres; Paul Coker; Duck Edwing; Sam Viviano
Inks:
Al Jaffee; Mort Drucker; Gerry Gersten; Norman Mingo; Bob Clarke; Angelo Torres; Paul Coker; Duck Edwing; Sam Viviano
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Single panels and covers from previous issues.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Robert Pattinson; Kristen Stewart; Taylor Lautner; The Count (from Sesame Street)
Synopsis:
Twilight New Moon movie poster with a Photoshopped variation to find the differences on.

Prepare For An All-Out Brawl (Table of Contents)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Shredder
Synopsis:
Ad for game from Ubisoft.

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 11 different pages.

Final Fantasy Crystal Cronicles (Table of Contents)

The Crystal Bearers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Square Enix.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things 2009
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. What Mattered The Most Was Remembered The Least
    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. Remember The True Meaning of Christmas...Subscribe To MAD
    Mad Magazine
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership
  7. 6. Spy Vs. Spy Bobble Head
    International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy
  8. 7. Remember The True Meaning of Christmas...Buying MAD Books!
    MAD Books
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. The Fundalini Pages
    The Fundalini Pages; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds; Melvin & Jenkins; The Cougar; LeLievre And Let LeLievre; The Godfrey Report; Worst-Selling 2010 Calendars; The Cover We Didn't Use; The Ryan's Den; Medical Myths You Just Shouldn't Believe
  11. 10. Ice Cream Truckers
    A Mad Ad Parody
  12. 11. The Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2009
    The MAD 20; MAD Fold-In
  13. 12. The Sergio Aragones 2010 Calendar
  14. 13. Monroe And...The Job
    Angster's Paradise
  15. 14. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  17. 16. Board Game-Based Movies We'll Soon Be Seeing
    Dice, Cameras, Action! Dept.
  18. 17. A MAD Look At The Great Recession
    Serge-In General Dept.
  19. 18. The MAD Stimulus Package Has Arrived!
    MAD Books
  20. 19. The MAD Vault 1988
    The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept.
  21. 20. What The Heck Is The Difference?
    Observation Dreck Dept.
  22. 21. Prepare For An All-Out Brawl
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up
  23. 22. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  24. 23. Final Fantasy Crystal Cronicles
    The Crystal Bearers
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