(October 2010)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
5.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Ficarra; 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)

Our Slickest Issue Yet! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred basks on a beach with oily waves coming in.

Even Looks Good With Tights (Table of Contents)

Journeys shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for shoes from Converse with DC superhero characters on them.

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; Dora The Explorer; Sarah Palin; Jesus Christ; George Washington

Indexer Notes

The feature "Testicular Homicide Department" is phony and does not actually appear in the issue.
Art is from various articles in this issue.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

Letters And Tomatoes Dept. / letters page / 3.25 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Joshua Lacey; Dylan Lews; Julianna Harwood; Nathan Fenske; Robert Corrigan; Kyle Vellucci; Mike Devine; Claudia Gay; Ben Zuccareli; Frederick Hamra; Jill Webster
Pencils:
? (photo); Dave Berg; Claudia Gay; Frederick Hamra (photo); Jill Webster
Inks:
? (photo); Dave Berg; Claudia Gay; Frederick Hamra (photo); Jill Webster
Colors:
? (photo); Dave Berg; Claudia Gay; Frederick Hamra (photo); Jill Webster
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jason Salas; Michelle Dwyer; Bob Machuga; Jason Katzenstein; Conan O'Brien; Alfred E. Neuman; Julianna Harwood
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art, including Celebrity Snaps and Employees of The Month.

Subscribe To MAD! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Image on the iPad is replaced with the image of the cover of MAD #500.
Between pages 1-2 of letters pages.

An Offer You Can't De-Fuse! (Table of Contents)

Spy vs. Spy Mega Mini Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo); Vick Arkoff (photo); BG183; Tats Cru
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
House ad for figurines.

Indexer Notes

On page 3 of letters pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

on bottom of page 4 of letters pages

Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions.

Indexer Notes

Cover art (without text) from MAD #96 is reproduced as part of ad.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds; The Fast Five; The Stupid Six; Vey To Go; Gaga The Horrible; Spotlight On American Universities; The Kitchen Sink; TV Drinking Games To Keep You Sober; Gimme A Flake; Melvin & Jenkins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?; Arnie Kaplan; Jeff Kruse; P. C. Vey; Emily Flake; John Caldwell; Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Sam Viviano; ? (photo); Paul Coker; P. C. Vey; Sam Sisco; Gary Hallgren; John Caldwell; Charles Akins; Dave Crosland; Tom Bunk; Emily Flake; Kevin Pope
Inks:
Sam Viviano; ? (photo); Paul Coker; P. C. Vey; Sam Sisco; Gary Hallgren; John Caldwell; Charles Akins; Dave Crosland; Tom Bunk; Emily Flake; Kevin Pope
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Sheen; Betty White; Elena Kagan; Justin Bieber; Lucky Eddie; Helga; Lady Gaga [the Horrible]; Melvin; Jenkins
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: A Sex Tape We Hope We Never See; A Skateboarding Term Or BP Cleanup Tactic?; Possible Theories To Explain Justin Bieber's Ever-Present Hand Gesture; Universal Pet Peeves of Beloved Yoga Masters; Dating Tips With Donnie The Douche; Things You Don't Want To Overhear At A Bachelor Party.

Glee Blows (Table of Contents)

All The World's An Awkward Stage Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two hands forming "L"s.

Indexer Notes

"A MAD Public Service Announcement."

Tea-Bagger Proof That Obama Is A Terrorist / Socialist (Table of Contents)

Red State of Confusion Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sinberg
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Ridiculous ideas that "prove" President Obama is either a terrorist, socialist, or both.

Metroid Other M (Table of Contents)

Metroid / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Advertisement for game from Nintendo and TECMO.

A MAD Look At Racial Profiling (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 a things that could go wrong with assuming that all people of a given race act alike.

Worst-Selling Children's Books (Table of Contents)

Shelf Loathing Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Scott Bricher; Redbaron / Dreamstime.com (photo); Julien Tromeur / Dreamstime.com
Inks:
Scott Bricher; Redbaron / Dreamstime.com (photo); Julien Tromeur / Dreamstime.com
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
R. L. Stine; Sally Smartass; Dora The Explorer; Tommy Turtle; Mr. Caldecott; Stupid Bear; Darnell; Ishmael Terwilliger
Synopsis:
Book titles for children's books that would never be published, illustrated by fake covers. Parodies of real titles, characters, or genres.

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 story, the White Spy is destroyed while spying by satellite camera on the Black Spy. In the second story, the Black Spy is shot by a machine gun disguised as a ladder.

Indexer Notes

2 cartoons

Inspirational Wall Plaques That Never Caught On (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Wall plaques with stupid, hopeless, or meaningless sayings.

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

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

Script:
Tim Carvell
Pencils:
Brian Durniak
Inks:
Brian Durniak
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Tad discusses seeing-eye dogs, a mosquito trap using blood, the TV show Glee, and helping his mother with a baby shower.

9 Ways To Pass The Time In Your Doctor's Waiting Room (Table of Contents)

Trying Our Patients Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Pencils:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Inks:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst
Colors:
?
Letters:
Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Stupid ideas to pass the time using items typically found in a waiting room, and hosting a tailgate party while waiting.

MAD's Oh-So Negative True Blood Outtakes (Table of Contents)

The Vampire Strikes Back Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Stills from the movie "True Blood" with fake dialog.

Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Response (Table of Contents)

A MAD Ad Parody; Carry On My Hayward Son Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A fake letter from BP explaining away their slow response to the Gulf oil spill.

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Rex In The City; Just Below The Surface; The Machine That Travels Through Time; The Roomates: John, Joe And Jerry; The Dork Side; Phone Tagged / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joey Alison Sayers; Dustin Glick; Todd Clark; Kit Lively; Vic Black; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils:
Joey Alison Sayers; Dustin Glick; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Vic Black; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks:
Joey Alison Sayers; Dustin Glick; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Vic Black; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joey Alison Sayers; Dustin Glick; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Vic Black; Douglas Paszkiewicz

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Tooth Fairy
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

If Jesus Walked Among Us: The Gulf Coast (Table of Contents)

A MAD Masterpiece; The Splashin' Of The Christ Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Williams (painted, signed)
Inks:
Richard Williams (painted, signed)
Colors:
Richard Williams (painted, signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jesus Christ
Synopsis:
Shows Jesus walking on an oil slick on water.

TMZZZ (Table of Contents)

Look Who's Stalking Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Lambert
Pencils:
Xandros / Dreamstime.com (photo); Karimala / Dreamstime.com (photo); Kuzma / Dreamstime.com (photo); ? (photo)
Inks:
Xandros / Dreamstime.com (photo); Karimala / Dreamstime.com (photo); Kuzma / Dreamstime.com (photo); ? (photo)
Colors:
Xandros / Dreamstime.com (photo); Karimala / Dreamstime.com (photo); Kuzma / Dreamstime.com (photo); ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Snooki; Care Bear; Barbara Bush; Angela Lansbury; Carrot Top; Rihanna; Eric Roberts; Lindsay Lohan; Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis:
Parody of a celebrity gossip website.

Rejected Stamp Collections (Table of Contents)

For Letter Or Worse Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeff Kruse
Pencils:
Bob Staake; Drew Friedman; ? (photo)
Inks:
Bob Staake; Drew Friedman; ? (photo)
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Richard Nixon; Theodore Roosevelt; Harry Reems; John Holmes; Ron Jeremy; Mike Horner; Adolf Hitler; Fidel Castro; Barack Obama; Sammy Sosa; Yasser Arafat; Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Milli Vanilli; Hillary Clinton
Synopsis:
Supposed US commemorative postage stamp sets that were never printed.

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

Indexer Notes

The new gag writer is not credited.

The Wizard of O (Table of Contents)

Toto Recall Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dorothy; Bo-Bo; Pundits [Karl Rove; Ann Coulter; Pat Buchannan; James Carvell; Newt Gingrinch; Michael Moore; Rush Limbaugh; John Stewart; Sean Hanitty; Stephen Colbert]; Unfair-Crow [Bill O'Reilly]; The Spin Man [Keith Olberman]; the lion [Glenn Beck]; Wizard of O [Barack Obama]; Witless Witch of The North [Sarah Palin]
Synopsis:
Dorothy is lamenting the bad economy in the wasteland of Detroit, MI and is magically transported to Punditland, where nothing makes sense. Dorothy, the Unfair-Crow, the Spin Man, and lion travel to see the Wizard, who turns out to be just another "cheap backroom politician" who cannot save any of them.

Indexer Notes

The Pundits are not named, but I have listed them by their likenesses. Many other political celebrities that I do not recognize are depicted in the background and in singing parts.

The MAD Vault 2001 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?; Mike Snider; Tom Cheney; Desmond Devlin; Scott Maiko; John Caldwell; Brian Farrelly; Sean Farrelly; Duck Edwing; Arnie Kogen;
Pencils:
Rick Tulka; George Woodbridge; Tom Cheney; Mark Fredrickson; Tom Richmond; Hermann Meija; John Caldwell; Irving Schild (photo); Duck Edwing; Ray alma; Mort Drucker
Inks:
Rick Tulka; George Woodbridge; Tom Cheney; Mark Fredrickson; Tom Richmond; Hermann Meija; John Caldwell; Irving Schild (photo); Duck Edwing; Ray alma; Mort Drucker
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Malcontent; Harry Potter; Barbra Streisand; Hannibal Lechter; Eminem; Alan Greenspan; Tom Hanks
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Single panels, pages and covers from previous issues.

It Happened One Morning (Table of Contents)

Release The Crappin' Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Gallagher
Pencils:
Tom Bunk
Inks:
Tom Bunk
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A pastry chef's dog relieves itself on someone's lawn and is kicked off the property. The chef finds a most unusual revenge with the plastic bag of dog do.

What Strospheric Condition Caused Many Not To Fly This Year? (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 sky-high airline luggage fees.

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 17 different pages.

Everyone Experiences It Differently (Table of Contents)

React Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Our Slickest Issue Yet!
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Even Looks Good With Tights
    Journeys shoes
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. Subscribe To MAD!
    MAD Magazine
  6. 5. An Offer You Can't De-Fuse!
    Spy vs. Spy Mega Mini Kit
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History!
    MAD Magazine
  9. 8. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; Celebrity Cause of Death Betting Odds; The Fast Five; The Stupid Six; Vey To Go; Gaga The Horrible; Spotlight On American Universities; The Kitchen Sink; TV Drinking Games To Keep You Sober; Gimme A Flake; Melvin & Jenkins
  10. 9. Glee Blows
    All The World's An Awkward Stage Dept.
  11. 10. Tea-Bagger Proof That Obama Is A Terrorist / Socialist
    Red State of Confusion Dept.
  12. 11. Metroid Other M
    Metroid
  13. 12. A MAD Look At Racial Profiling
    Serge-In General Dept.
  14. 13. Worst-Selling Children's Books
    Shelf Loathing Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  16. 15. Inspirational Wall Plaques That Never Caught On
    Don't Phrase Me, Bro Dept.
  17. 16. Planet Tad!!!!!
    In Blog We Trust Dept.
  18. 17. 9 Ways To Pass The Time In Your Doctor's Waiting Room
    Trying Our Patients Dept.
  19. 18. MAD's Oh-So Negative True Blood Outtakes
    The Vampire Strikes Back Dept.
  20. 19. Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Response
    A MAD Ad Parody; Carry On My Hayward Son Dept.
  21. 20. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Rex In The City; Just Below The Surface; The Machine That Travels Through Time; The Roomates: John, Joe And Jerry; The Dork Side; Phone Tagged
  22. 21. If Jesus Walked Among Us: The Gulf Coast
    A MAD Masterpiece; The Splashin' Of The Christ Dept.
  23. 22. TMZZZ
    Look Who's Stalking Dept.
  24. 23. Rejected Stamp Collections
    For Letter Or Worse Dept.
  25. 24. The Darker Side Of The Lighter Side
    Berg's Eye Askew Dept.
  26. 25. The Wizard of O
    Toto Recall Dept.
  27. 26. The MAD Vault 2001
    The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept.
  28. 27. It Happened One Morning
    Release The Crappin' Dept.
  29. 28. What Strospheric Condition Caused Many Not To Fly This Year?
    Mad Fold-In
  30. 29. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  31. 30. Everyone Experiences It Differently
    React 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