(May 2010)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
5.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; 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 quarterly issue.


I ♥'ed Obama (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mark Fredrickson
Inks:
Mark Fredrickson
Colors:
Mark Fredrickson

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred has taken a marker to his I ♥ Obama tee shirt, to indicate a change of heart.

Now Available (Table of Contents)

Everquest II Sentinel's Fate / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Sony Online Entertainment.

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Sarah Palin; Tiger Woods; Black Spy; White Spy; Twitter trademark bird; Shellshock

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from various articles in this issue.
The feature "Spanx-Giving 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 / 2.75 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Hannah Cook; Mark Guzman; Kirsten Angel; Jim Mazur
Pencils:
? (photo); Kirsten Angel (photo); Jim Hutchings (photo); Sergio Aragones
Inks:
? (photo); Kirsten Angel (photo); Jim Hutchings (photo); Sergio Aragones
Colors:
? (photo); Kirsten Angel (photo); Jim Hutchings (photo); ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Hannah Cook; Dick DeBartolo; Conor Angel; Jim Mazur; 'Pits' DeArmond; Alfred E. Neuman; The Situation; Snooki; Lady Gaga; Zach Galifianakis; Kim Kardashian; Frank Jacobs
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art.

Indexer Notes

Includes art by Sergio Aragones for the Free Comic Book Day 2010 tee shirt.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Celebrating Over 30 Years! (Table of Contents)

Joe Kubert School Of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for art school.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Silly Six; The Kitchen Sink; Twisted Toaster Tales; Rundalini Rates; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds; Spotted At The Multiplex; 6 Degrees of Separation Between Anyone And Anything; When The Going Gets Duff / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse; Nate Fakes; J. C. Duffy; Desmond Devlin; Darren Johnson; ?
Pencils:
Sam Sisco; Nate Fakes; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; ? (photo); Sam Viviano; Tom Richmond; J. C. Duffy; Rick Tulka; Richard Williams; Tom Bunk
Inks:
Sam Sisco; Nate Fakes; Evan Dorkin; Sarah Dyer; ? (photo); Sam Viviano; Tom Richmond; J. C. Duffy; Rick Tulka; Richard Williams; Tom Bunk
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset; Nate Fakes

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Barack Obama; Lady Gaga; Twisted Toaster; Sarah Palin; Geico Gecko; Flo; Dennis Haysbert; Jake Sully; Mark McGwire; Billy Mays; Glenn Beck; Garfield; Conan O'Brien; Jay Leno
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: Graphic Novel Review; Signs of A Growing Gun Problem In The NBA; Reasons Cited By Sportswriters...; Pros And Cons of The Kindle; Product Acronyms You Never Knew Existed.

Relive The Stupidity! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Tareq Salahi; Michaele Salahi; Falcon Heene; Richard Heene
Synopsis:
Advertisement for videos of phony movies "30,000"; White House Crashers; and "Made Up."

Indexer Notes

between pages 3-4 of The Fundalini Pages

Tiger Cheat (Table of Contents)

A MAD Parody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tiger Woods; Jon Gosselin
Synopsis:
Parody of cover of magazine "Tiger Beat" featuring women Tiger Woods has supposedly had affairs with.

Indexer Notes

between pages 4-5 of The Fundalini Pages

We're Temporarily Stopping Production (Table of Contents)

A Mad Ad Parody / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A parody of a Toyota apologetic ad.

On Sale Now! (Table of Contents)

MAD About Super Heroes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for book "MAD About Super Heroes Volume 2."

Indexer Notes

Alfred is dressed in a Batman costume.

The MAD Quarterly Report December 2009 - March 2010 (Table of Contents)

Eventing Our Spleen Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lou Dobbs; Donald Trump; Rod Blagojevich; Kate Hudson; Alex Rodriguez; Rush Limbaugh; Sarah Palin; Brian Williams; Tareq Salahi; Michaele Salahi; Charlie Sheen; Sheikh Khalifa; John Edwards
Synopsis:
Notes about goofy news of the past quarter.

The Big Bomb Theory (Table of Contents)

The Geekest Link Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Albert Einstein; Leper Halfstudler; Panty; Shellshock; Razzberry; Howsad
Synopsis:
Parody of tv show "The Big Bang Theory", where we are introduced to the cast and Shellshock takes over the show with a diabolical experiment.

Fight Unemployment! (Table of Contents)

MAD Books / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
House ad for various MAD books, including 4 exclusive at Barnes & Noble.

Indexer Notes

Art is covers of the books.

The Tiger Woods Mistress Mini-Golf Fun Center (Table of Contents)

Just Screw It Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Ty Templeton
Inks:
Ty Templeton
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Tiger Woods; Elin Woods; Gloria Allred
Synopsis:
Ideas for a new golf business for Tiger Woods, to cash in on his marital troubles.

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.

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jeffrey Lozenge
Synopsis:
A message stringing together some well-known lines from the US Revolution.

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mad subscriptions; #72 in a series. Jeffrey is wearing a Revolutionary War costume.

Amish Mantle And Miracle Invention help Your Bank Balance Hit Rock Bottom (Table of Contents)

The Pennsylvania Dutch Oven Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Maiko
Pencils:
Irving Schild (ohoto)
Inks:
Irving Schild (ohoto)
Colors:
Irving Schild (ohoto)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Amish fireplace ads, showing how they are a scam.

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 Black Spy is shot by a piece of White modern art. In the second, the White Spy is propelled into the path of a bus by a motorized umbrella.

The Rich Rewards of A Full-Time Career As A Convenience Store Clerk (Table of Contents)

Giving Change You Can Believe In Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Absurd ideas on benefits of being a convenience store clerk.

A MAD Look At Avatar (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:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jake Sully; Colonel Miles Quaritch; Neytiri
Synopsis:
Things that could have gone wrong with various scenes from the movie Avatar.

The 9 Reasons You Can't Get A Job (Table of Contents)

Hire Education Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Pencils:
Kevin Pope
Inks:
Kevin Pope
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Nine stupid or annoying things to do that would stop anyone from hiring you.

7 Periods Closer To Death (Table of Contents)

The Rall of Duty Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ted Rall
Pencils:
Ted Rall
Inks:
Ted Rall
Letters:
Ted Rall

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boy writes an absurd science fiction story and is sent to the school psychologist because of the violence in the story...which he plagiarized anyway.

The 38 Worst Things About Late Night TV! (Table of Contents)

All Hams On Desk Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin; Scott Maiko; Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia; Ward Sutton
Inks:
Hermann Mejia; Ward Sutton
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jon Stewart; Conan O'Brien; Ross The Intern; David Letterman; John J. Doherty; George Lopez; Andy Richter; Jimmy Kimmel; Uncle Frank Potenza; Jay Leno; Jimmy Fallon; Johnny Carson; Ed McMahon; Stephen Colbert; Bill O'Reilly; Barack Obama; Craig Ferguson
Synopsis:
A look at the bad jokes, bad bits, bad decisions and repetitiveness of late night tv comedy shows.

MAD's Iron Man 2 Outtakes (Table of Contents)

The Young And The Rustless Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Whiplash [Ivan Vanko]; Nick Fury
Synopsis:
Stills from the movie "Iron Man 2" with fake dialog.
Reprints:

Stop The Spread Of Germs! (Table of Contents)

An Embarrassment of Richards Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Gary Hallgren
Inks:
Gary Hallgren
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Stupid ideas to stay germ free.

Indexer Notes

A MAD Healthy Living Poster.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Bloggers Through Time; The Dork Side / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Christopher Baldwin; Joey Alison Sayers; Dustin Glick; Scott Nickel; Feggo; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils:
Christopher Baldwin; Joey Alison Sayers; Dustin Glick; Scott Nickel; Feggo; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks:
Christopher Baldwin; Joey Alison Sayers; Dustin Glick; Scott Nickel; Feggo; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Christopher Baldwin; Joey Alison Sayers; Dustin Glick; Scott Nickel; Feggo; Douglas Paszkiewicz

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

The MAD Vault 1969 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Ridgeway; Al Jaffee; Larry Siegel; Stan Hart; Chris Hart; Frank Jacobs; Duck Edwing;Don Martin; Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Al Jaffee; Mort Drucker; Norman Mingo; Bob Clarke; Jack Davis; George Woodbridge; Jack Rickard; Paul Coker Jr.; Don Martin; Sergio Aragones; Irving Schild ? (photo)
Inks:
Al Jaffee; Mort Drucker; Norman Mingo; Bob Clarke; Jack Davis; George Woodbridge; Jack Rickard; Paul Coker Jr.; Don Martin; Sergio Aragones; Irving Schild ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Beetle Bailey; Sargeant Orville P. Snorkle; Captain Sam Scabbard
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Single panels, pages and covers from previous issues.

Steal These Tweets! (Table of Contents)

Pinch-Twitter Dept. / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Twitter trademark bird
Synopsis:
A collection of snappy Tweets for unimaginative people to use.

What Condition Definitely Won't Be Covered By The New Obama Health Plan? (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:
Tiger Woods
Synopsis:
Answer is A Bruised Reputation.

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 8 different pages.

Ever Tried Sliding Down A Bobsled Run Naked? (Table of Contents)

5 Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for gum from Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I ♥'ed Obama
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Now Available
    Everquest II Sentinel's Fate
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Department
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Celebrating Over 30 Years!
    Joe Kubert School Of Cartoon And Graphic Art, Inc.
  7. 6. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; The Silly Six; The Kitchen Sink; Twisted Toaster Tales; Rundalini Rates; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds; Spotted At The Multiplex; 6 Degrees of Separation Between Anyone And Anything; When The Going Gets Duff
  8. 7. Relive The Stupidity!
    A Mad Ad Parody
  9. 8. Tiger Cheat
    A MAD Parody
  10. 9. We're Temporarily Stopping Production
    A Mad Ad Parody
  11. 10. On Sale Now!
    MAD About Super Heroes
  12. 11. The MAD Quarterly Report December 2009 - March 2010
    Eventing Our Spleen Dept.
  13. 12. The Big Bomb Theory
    The Geekest Link Dept.
  14. 13. Fight Unemployment!
    MAD Books
  15. 14. The Tiger Woods Mistress Mini-Golf Fun Center
    Just Screw It Dept.
  16. 15. The Darker Side of The Lighter Side
    Berg's Eye Askew Dept.
  17. 16. An Important Message From MAD's Director of Business & Development
    Mad Magazine
  18. 17. Amish Mantle And Miracle Invention help Your Bank Balance Hit Rock Bottom
    The Pennsylvania Dutch Oven Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  20. 19. The Rich Rewards of A Full-Time Career As A Convenience Store Clerk
    Giving Change You Can Believe In Dept.
  21. 20. A MAD Look At Avatar
    Serge-In General Dept.
  22. 21. The 9 Reasons You Can't Get A Job
    Hire Education Dept.
  23. 22. 7 Periods Closer To Death
    The Rall of Duty Dept.
  24. 23. The 38 Worst Things About Late Night TV!
    All Hams On Desk Dept.
  25. 24. MAD's Iron Man 2 Outtakes
    The Young And The Rustless Dept.
  26. 25. Stop The Spread Of Germs!
    An Embarrassment of Richards Dept.
  27. 26. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; It Only Hurts When I Laugh; The Machine That Travels Through Time; Bloggers Through Time; The Dork Side
  28. 27. The MAD Vault 1969
    The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept.
  29. 28. Steal These Tweets!
    Pinch-Twitter Dept.
  30. 29. What Condition Definitely Won't Be Covered By The New Obama Health Plan?
    Mad Fold-In
  31. 30. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  32. 31. Ever Tried Sliding Down A Bobsled Run Naked?
    5 Gum
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