(December 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)

Glee (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; Sue Sylvester; Will Schuester; Rachel Berry
Synopsis:
Alfred points his "L" the wrong way.

Haunted By The Ghost of Christmas Presents? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman (as Jacob Marley); Ebenezer Scrooge
Synopsis:
House ad for subscriptions to MAD.
Reprints:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 Series) #?

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; Smokey Bear; George W. Bush; Black Spy; White Spy; Shrew Stillfester

Indexer Notes

The feature "Kindle In The Wind 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 / 2.75 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Irving Reed; Dylan Ash; Margaret McLoughlin; Todd Duke; Pearson McKenzie; Beatriz Lopez; Daniel Weinberg
Pencils:
? (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); Ed Meisinger; Sam Irwin (sculpture)
Inks:
? (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); Ed Meisinger; Sam Irwin (sculpture)
Colors:
? (photo); Vic Arkoff (photo); Ed Meisinger; Sam Irwin (sculpture)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sergio Aragones; Alfred E. Neuman; Joe Masterman; Andrew Spitzer; Christina Vanko; Jon Hamm; Matthew Weiner; John Slattery; Vincent Kartheiser; Bryan Batt; Kent Smith
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art, including Celebrity Snaps and a tribute to MAD's interns.

Gear And Gifts For Spies Like You! (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 merchandise.

Indexer Notes

On page 4 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)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

on bottom of page 4 of letters pages

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; LeLievre And Let LeLievre; The Fast Five; The Egregious Eight; Lil' Lindsay Lohan; Clark Can't; Plugged Nickel; When The Going Gets Duff; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Cathy: Final Episodes You Never Saw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?; Jeff Kruse; Joe Masterman; Glen LeLievre; Jacob Lambert; Dave Croatto; Eric Scott; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Matthew A. Cohen; Brian Farrelly; Sean Farrelly; Dick DeBartolo; J. C. Duffy; Corey Pandolph (idea)
Pencils:
? (photo); Mort Drucker; Glen LeLievre; Evan Dorkin; Bob Staake; Eric Scott; Rick Tulka; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Angelo Torres; Anton Emdin; J. C. Duffy; Jack Syracuse; Ward Sutton; Corey Pandolph; istockphoto.com / Deejpilot
Inks:
? (photo); Mort Drucker; Glen LeLievre; Sarah Dyer; Bob Staake; Eric Scott; Rick Tulka; Todd Clark; Scott Nickel; Angelo Torres; Anton Emdin; J. C. Duffy; Jack Syracuse; Ward Sutton; Corey Pandolph; istockphoto.com / Deejpilot
Colors:
?; ? (photo); istockphoto.com / Deejpilot
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Steele; Jesus Christ; Smokey Bear; Lindsay Lohan; Mrs. Lohan; Lebron James; Glenn Beck; Lady Gaga; Lyndsy Fonseca; David Henrie; Levi Johnston; Cathy; Irving; Cathy's mother; Cathy's father
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: How The GOP Is Planning To Recapture The House And Senate; Other Problems With The iPhone 4; What's On Mel Gibson's Nightstand?; Phrases To Avoid..."; Lindsay Lohan's Recently Discovered Prison Tweets; The Lost iPhone Commercial; Other Possible Answers To The Ridiculous Question...; Possible Last Lines From The Kids On How I Met Your Mother; Insane Theories From Glenn Beck To Watch For This Fall; Why Levi Johnston Is Supremely Qualified To Be The Next Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska; Sillybandz Condomz

What's The One Thing Dumber Than Reading MAD Magazine? (Table of Contents)

MAD on Cartoon Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Ad for new MAD TV show in form of a MAD Fold-In.

Indexer Notes

between pages 3-4 of Fundalini Pages

An Explosive Collection of Classic Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

MAD Presents Spy Vs. Spy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
House ad for magazine.

Glee-Tarded (Table of Contents)

High School Snoozicle Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Tom Richmond (signed)
Inks:
Tom Richmond (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Schmoo; Rugaluch; Epiphany; Cluck; Shrew Stillfester; Justin Beiber (cameo); Principal Friggens; Simon Cowell; Randy Jackson; Dim; Tuna; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Lady Gaga (statue)
Synopsis:
A parody of a typical episode of Glee, with running commentary from Simon Cowell and others.

Indexer Notes

More cast members appear but not all are identified by a fake name.

A MAD Look At The Oil Spill (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
Characters:
Aquaman
Synopsis:
Unexpected consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including the apparent death of Aquaman.

The Fastest Way To Learn A Language (Table of Contents)

A MAD Ad Parody; So You Think You Can Rant Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Kenny / Retna Ltd. / Corbis (photo)
Inks:
Robert Kenny / Retna Ltd. / Corbis (photo)
Colors:
Robert Kenny / Retna Ltd. / Corbis (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mel Gibson
Synopsis:
Parody of Rosetta Stone ad featuring Mel Gibson swearing.

A Beginner's Guide To A More Prosperous Career In Panhandling (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things to avoid if you're begging.

Some Serious Monkey Business (Table of Contents)

The Beast And The Brightest Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian McConnachie
Pencils:
Leonard Rodriguez
Inks:
Leonard Rodriguez
Colors:
Leonard Rodriguez
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dr. Barry Coleman; Mr. Aims; Dr. Charmers
Synopsis:
A story of a research scientist bonding with his dangerous lab monkey.

Indexer Notes

Sixth in a series of MAD's Inspirational Animal Stories.

Tea Party Logic (Table of Contents)

A Crass Roots Movement Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebmann
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sarah Palin
Synopsis:
Tea party thoughts taken to extremes.

Signs You've Got A Bad Roommate (Table of Contents)

Move-In Violation 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:
All the worst roommate bad habits taken to extremes.

The MAD World of...Fashion (Table of Contents)

Case Clothes Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sinberg
Pencils:
Marc Hempel
Inks:
Marc Hempel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Goofy results of being a fashion fanatic.

On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold! (Table of Contents)

Sergio Aragones Five Decades of His Finest Works / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
House ad for new book in the series MAD's Greatest Artists.

Deleted Passages From George W. Bush's New Book (Table of Contents)

Omission Accomplished Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charlie Kadau
Pencils:
? (photo); Sam Viviano
Inks:
? (photo); Sam Viviano
Colors:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
George W. Bush
Synopsis:
Things that do not appear in the book "Decision Points."

Indexer Notes

one illustration

MAD's Less-Than-Magical Outtakes From Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Table of Contents)

Grint And Bear It Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Harry Potter; Ron Weasley; Hermione Granger; Lord Voldemort
Synopsis:
Stills from the movie "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows" with fake dialog.

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 if foiled by a Rube Goldberg type device of the Black Spy.
In the second story, the White Spy blows up the Black Spy with a rocket hidden under a rock.

Indexer Notes

2 stories

The 2010 Lack-Of-Entertainment Book (Table of Contents)

Bargain De-Basement Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Fake coupons parodying a typical book of entertainment, restaurant, and lodging coupons, detailing why you never use them.

Indexer Notes

Most store names are fake, but several real ones including Subway, Applebee's and The Cheesecake Factory are used.

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 Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; Me, Myself And My Puppet; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub Confessions; Good Enough!; Got Your Nose; That Sinking Feeling / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Peet Tamburino; Jacob Lambert; Jason Yungbluth; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Pencils:
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Peet Tamburino; Jacob Lambert; Jason Yungbluth; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Inks:
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Peet Tamburino; Jacob Lambert; Jason Yungbluth; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Kovaleski; Keith Knight; Peet Tamburino; Jacob Lambert; Jason Yungbluth; Christopher Baldwin; Douglas Paszkiewicz

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Father O'Flannity; Choirboy Timmy; Lady Gaga; Doomatarians
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

MAD's Handy Quick Primer To World of Warcraft (Table of Contents)

Surely, You Quest Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Hermann Mejia
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of a game, featuring the backstory, characters, rules, and equipment.

The MAD Vault 1978 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Jaffee; Frank Jacobs; Arnie Kogen; Larry Siegel; Dick DeBartolo; Stan Hart; Paul Peter Porges; John Caldwell; Don Martin
Pencils:
Jack Davis; Jack Rickard; Mort Drucker; Harry North; Paul Coker; Bob Clarke; Angelo Torres; Don Martin
Inks:
Jack Davis; Jack Rickard; Mort Drucker; Harry North; Paul Coker; Bob Clarke; Angelo Torres; Don Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Nancy; Sluggo; Olivia Newton-John; John Travolta; Alfred E. Neuman; Princess Laidup; Bar-Stool; George Lucas; Jimmy Carter
Reprints:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #196
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #197
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #198
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #199
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #200
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #201
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #202
    from MAD (EC, 1952 series) #203

Indexer Notes

Single panels, pages and covers from previous issues.

Dead Lobster (Table of Contents)

A MAD Ad Parody; Oil You Can Eat Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Andy Ross
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of a Red Lobster ad, featuring all the sea food ruined by oil.

What American Enterprise Is Still Widely Regarded As Too Big To Fail? (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:
Kim Kardashian
Synopsis:
Answer is Kim Kardashian's Butt.

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
Characters:
White Spy; a pope; Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck

Indexer Notes

Gags appear on 14 different pages.

Together We Are Invincible (Table of Contents)

Final Fantasy XIV Online / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for game from Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Glee
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Haunted By The Ghost of Christmas Presents?
    MAD Magazine
  3. 2. Departments
    Table of Contents
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. Gear And Gifts For Spies Like You!
    International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy
  6. 5. An Offer You Can't De-Fuse!
    Spy vs. Spy Mega Mini Kit
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; LeLievre And Let LeLievre; The Fast Five; The Egregious Eight; Lil' Lindsay Lohan; Clark Can't; Plugged Nickel; When The Going Gets Duff; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; Cathy: Final Episodes You Never Saw
  9. 8. What's The One Thing Dumber Than Reading MAD Magazine?
    MAD on Cartoon Network
  10. 9. An Explosive Collection of Classic Spy Vs. Spy
    MAD Presents Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Glee-Tarded
    High School Snoozicle Dept.
  12. 11. A MAD Look At The Oil Spill
    Serge-In General Dept.
  13. 12. The Fastest Way To Learn A Language
    A MAD Ad Parody; So You Think You Can Rant Dept.
  14. 13. A Beginner's Guide To A More Prosperous Career In Panhandling
    Spare Change You Can Believe In Dept.
  15. 14. Some Serious Monkey Business
    The Beast And The Brightest Dept.
  16. 15. Tea Party Logic
    A Crass Roots Movement Dept.
  17. 16. Signs You've Got A Bad Roommate
    Move-In Violation Dept.
  18. 17. The MAD World of...Fashion
    Case Clothes Dept.
  19. 18. On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold!
    Sergio Aragones Five Decades of His Finest Works
  20. 19. Deleted Passages From George W. Bush's New Book
    Omission Accomplished Dept.
  21. 20. MAD's Less-Than-Magical Outtakes From Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
    Grint And Bear It Dept.
  22. 21. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  23. 22. The 2010 Lack-Of-Entertainment Book
    Bargain De-Basement Dept.
  24. 23. Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History!
    MAD Magazine
  25. 24. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Just Below The Surface; Me, Myself And My Puppet; Father O'Flannity's Hot Tub Confessions; Good Enough!; Got Your Nose; That Sinking Feeling
  26. 25. MAD's Handy Quick Primer To World of Warcraft
    Surely, You Quest Dept.
  27. 26. The MAD Vault 1978
    The Articles Formerly Known As Reprints Dept.
  28. 27. Dead Lobster
    A MAD Ad Parody; Oil You Can Eat Dept.
  29. 28. What American Enterprise Is Still Widely Regarded As Too Big To Fail?
    Mad Fold-In
  30. 29. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  31. 30. Together We Are Invincible
    Final Fantasy XIV Online
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne