(February 2011)

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)
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

The 20 Dumbest People, Events And Things 2010 (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, as a BP inspector, gives an OK sign to the oil drilling platform just as it explodes.

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.

Departments (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Glenn Beck; Snooki; Barack Obama; Lord Druckermort

Indexer Notes

The feature "I Pity The Gruel 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 / 2.59 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra; Quinton Grahan; Steve Brown; Ruth Unterberg; Leah Palmer Preiss
Pencils:
Laura Bucci (photo); Mr. Powell (photo); Darcy Savit (photo); Antonio Prohias; Leah Palmer Preiss (sculpture and photo); Patty Kuzbida; ? (grafitti art); Mary Dwyer (photo); ? (photo)
Inks:
Laura Bucci (photo); Mr. Powell (photo); Darcy Savit (photo); Antonio Prohias; Leah Palmer Preiss (sculpture and photo); Patty Kuzbida; ? (grafitti art); Mary Dwyer (photo); ? (photo)
Colors:
Laura Bucci (photo); Mr. Powell (photo); Darcy Savit (photo); Antonio Prohias; Leah Palmer Preiss (sculpture and photo); Patty Kuzbida; ? (grafitti art); Mary Dwyer (photo); ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy; Alfred E. Neuman; Al Jaffee; Mary-Lou Weisman; Nathan Fillion (hands only)
Synopsis:
Letters, photos and fan art, including Spy vs. Spy costumes and weapons, and a still from the TV show "Castle."

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.16 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Didio
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Publication information for December, 2010. Paid circulation average = 104,006 and most recent month = 96,828.

Indexer Notes

on page 2 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 3 of letters pages

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

MAD's Greatest Artists / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sergio Aragones
Synopsis:
House ad for the Sergio Aragones volume of MAD's Greatest Artists.

The Fundalini Pages (Table of Contents)

Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; LeLievre And Let LeLievre; The Fast Five; My Wife The Turtle; Seriously Sucky Secret Santa Gifts; When The Going Gets Duff; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; The Kitchen Sink; Donnie The Douche; Believe Barack It Or Not / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
J. C. Duffy; Nate Fakes; Theresa Burns Parkhurst; P. C. Vey; Eric Scott; Tom Cheney; Jeff Kruse; Darren Johnson; Glen LeLeivre
Pencils:
J. C. Duffy; Nate Fakes; Theresa Burns Parkhurst; P. C. Vey; Eric Scott; Tom Cheney; Glen LeLeivre; ? (photo); Tom Bunk; Bob Staake; Sam Viviano; Rick Tulka; Zachary Baldus
Inks:
J. C. Duffy; Nate Fakes; Theresa Burns Parkhurst; P. C. Vey; Eric Scott; Tom Cheney; Glen LeLeivre; ? (photo); Tom Bunk; Bob Staake; Sam Viviano; Rick Tulka; Zachary Baldus
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Nate Fakes; P. C. Vey; Eric Scott; Tom Cheney

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Katy Perry; Conan O'Brien; Andy Richter; Barack Obama; Clarence Thomas; Virginia Thomas; Ernest Borgnine; Waldo; Donnie The Douche
Synopsis:
Various short satires of pop culture.

Indexer Notes

Additional features are: Just In Time For Christmas!, and World Of Warcraft Character or NBA Nickname.

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

between pages 3-4 of Fundalini Pages

For All Your Spying Needs! (Table of Contents)

International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
House ad for various Spy vs Spy books and figures.

Harry Plodder And It's Dreadful What Follows (Table of Contents)

Pop Goes The Weasleys Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lord Druckermort; Drano Malformed; Mr. Malformed; Mrs. Malformed; Alfred E. Neuman (cameo); Mickey Mouse (cameo); Harry Plodder; Herwhiny; Headcheese (owl); Wendy The Good Little Witch (cameo); Ironman (cameo); Bad-Eye Moody; Grisly Spacklebreath; Runt; Slobby; Dolores MMMBop; Frosty The Snowman (cameo); Linguini (snake); Godzilda Hagsnot; Frodo Baggins; Bambi (deer, cameo); Mr. Lovegoo; Haley Joel Osment (cameo); Frankie Muniz (cameo); Batman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Parody of the next-to-last Harry Potter movie, with a bunch of other magical characters tossed in, and complete with a cliff-hanger ending.

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke And Dagger Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper (signed)
Pencils:
Peter Kuper (signed)
Inks:
Peter Kuper (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
In the first story, the Black Spy hides a homing device in the White Spy's shirt then fires a missile at him, but the White Spy has relocated the homing device.
In the second story, the White Spy attacks the Black Spy with a knife, but the Black Spy has a gun.

Indexer Notes

2 stories

The Strip Club (Table of Contents)

Pen And Stink Dept.; Mob Mentality; Got Your Nose; The Dork Side; 360 Degrees Of Separation; Coombs & Coombs; Lost At See; The Machine That Travels Through Time / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Bland; Jacob Lambert; Kit Lively; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; Jason Coates; Feggo; Joey Alison Sayers
Pencils:
Tom Bland; Jacob Lambert; Kit Lively; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; Jason Coates; Feggo; Joey Alison Sayers
Inks:
Tom Bland; Jacob Lambert; Kit Lively; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; Jason Coates; Feggo; Joey Alison Sayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Bland; Jacob Lambert; Kit Lively; Scott Nickel; Jason Yungbluth; typeset; Joey Alison Sayers

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of comic strips.

The MAD 20 Dumbest 2010 (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Anthony Barbieri; Barry Liebmann; Dick DeBartolo; Matt Lassen; Jeff Kruse; Desmond Devlin; Frank Santopadre; Scott Maiko; Al Jaffee (signed); Dave Croatto
Pencils:
Richard Williams (painting); Jack Syracuse; Sam Viviano; Siloto / Dreamstime.com (photo); Martin Tanubrata / Dreamstime.com (photo)? (photo); Scott Bricher; Drew Friedman; Hermann Mejia; Roberto Parada; AP / Wide World Photos (photo); James Warhola; Ward Sutton; Anton Emdin; Rafael Lagillo / Dreamstime.com (photo); Al Jaffee (signed); Gary Hallgren; Ty Templeton; Paul Coker
Inks:
Richard Williams (painting); Jack Syracuse; Sam Viviano; Siloto / Dreamstime.com (photo); Martin Tanubrata / Dreamstime.com (photo)? (photo); Scott Bricher; Drew Friedman; Hermann Mejia; Roberto Parada; AP / Wide World Photos (photo); James Warhola; Ward Sutton; Anton Emdin; Rafael Lagillo / Dreamstime.com (photo); Al Jaffee (signed); Gary Hallgren; Ty Templeton; Paul Coker
Colors:
Richard Williams (painting); Siloto / Dreamstime.com (photo); Martin Tanubrata / Dreamstime.com (photo)? (photo); AP / Wide World Photos (photo); Rafael Lagillo / Dreamstime.com (photo); Al Jaffee (signed); ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barack Obama; Mel Gibson; Minions; Lindsay Lohan; Shirley Sherrod; Bill O'Reilly; Andrew Breitbart; Sean Hannity; Tom Vilsack; Ben Jealous; LeBron James; Jim Gray; The Situation; Pauly D; Snooki; Jenni "JWOWW"; Jay Leno; Conan O'Brien; Pope Benedict XVI; Steven Slater; Lady Gaga; Jennifer Aniston; Hugh Jackman; Hillary Clinton; Queen Elizabeth II; Glenn Beck; Martin Luther King Jr. (cameo); Abraham Lincoln (cameo); Steve Jobs; Jesse James; Justin Bieber; Kesha; Katy Perry; Rick Lazio; Rand Paul; The TEA Titans [Christine O'Donnell [Stark Raven]; Sarah Palin [Starpower]; Carl Paladino [Cyberborg]; Rand Paul [Robbin']; Sharron Angle [Kid Slash]; Joe Miller [Alaska-Lad]]; Geroge W. Bush; Kanye West; Roger Clemens; Terry Jones; Charlie Sheen; Philly Phanatic; Brett Favre; General Stanley McChrystal; Elmo; Silly Bandz
Synopsis:
A collection of and parodies of the year's big news and entertainment stories. Parodies of "Creature From The Black Lagoon" movie, the "Wimpy Kid" books, "Despicable Me" movie, "Absolut Vodka" ads, "Eat, Pray, Love" book, "The Expendables" movie, "The Cleveland Show" TV show, "Bodies...The Exhibition" museum exhibit, "Jaws" movie, "The Audacity of Hope" book, Lady Gaga's meat dress, "Snakes On A Plane" movie, "Car And Driver" magazine, the 10 Commandments, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" book, and the "Teen Titans" comic book are used.

Indexer Notes

The Fold-In is only 1 page of this sequence; no other Feature named.

Spy vs. Spy 50th Anniversary 2011 Calendar (Table of Contents)

Spy vs. Spy / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy; Grey Spy
Synopsis:
A calendar illustrated by past cartoons, with 2011 on-sale dates for MAD shown.
Reprints:
  • from MAD (EC, 1952 series) [various illustrations]

Indexer Notes

between pages 5-6 of 20 Dumbest article

A MAD Look At Twins, Triplets & Beyond (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:
Things that can go wrong when you have multiple children, or multiple adults.

The Upsides To A Nationwide Bedbug Infestation (Table of Contents)

The Bite Stuff Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A disgusting look at the reported bedbug infestation.

The MAD Guide To Man Boobs Volume 2 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various styles of breasts on guys.

Part Hero Part Villain (Table of Contents)

Converse Journeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for shoes featuring DC Comics characters.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Join The Fight For Free! (Table of Contents)

EverQuest II Extended / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for online game from Sony Entertainment.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The 20 Dumbest People, Events And Things 2010
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. Subscribe To MAD And Own A Piece of MAD History!
    MAD Magazine
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
    Letters And Tomatoes Dept.
  5. 4. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. On Sale Now Wherever Books Are Still Sold!
    MAD's Greatest Artists
  8. 7. The Fundalini Pages
    Random Acts of Mindless Dept.; LeLievre And Let LeLievre; The Fast Five; My Wife The Turtle; Seriously Sucky Secret Santa Gifts; When The Going Gets Duff; Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds; The Kitchen Sink; Donnie The Douche; Believe Barack It Or Not
  9. 8. Haunted By The Ghost of Christmas Presents?
    MAD Magazine
  10. 9. For All Your Spying Needs!
    International Spy Museum; Spy vs. Spy
  11. 10. Harry Plodder And It's Dreadful What Follows
    Pop Goes The Weasleys Dept.
  12. 11. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke And Dagger Dept.
  13. 12. The Strip Club
    Pen And Stink Dept.; Mob Mentality; Got Your Nose; The Dork Side; 360 Degrees Of Separation; Coombs & Coombs; Lost At See; The Machine That Travels Through Time
  14. 13. The MAD 20 Dumbest 2010
    Mad Fold-In
  15. 14. Spy vs. Spy 50th Anniversary 2011 Calendar
    Spy vs. Spy
  16. 15. A MAD Look At Twins, Triplets & Beyond
    Serge-In General Dept.
  17. 16. The Upsides To A Nationwide Bedbug Infestation
    The Bite Stuff Dept.
  18. 17. The MAD Guide To Man Boobs Volume 2
    The Jiggle's Up Dept.
  19. 18. Part Hero Part Villain
    Converse Journeys
  20. 19. Join The Fight For Free!
    EverQuest II Extended
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