(October-November 1952)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman
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

["It's Melvin!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

See cover to Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (Disney, 1990 series) #11; Batman: Gotham Adventures (DC, 1998 series) #13; Smult (Bladkompaniet, 2002 series) #5/2002 (poster); Gorilla (Egmont Serieforlaget, 2003 series) #1/2003 (illustration).

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

MAD Mumblings / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman; William Gaines
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:
Keywords:
editorial

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Hoohah! (Table of Contents)

Terror Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters:
Galusha; Daphne; Melvin The Caretaker; two unnamed Silver Avengers kids
Synopsis:
Two youngsters run out of gas and enter a house they think is haunted.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the E.C. horror comics stories.

Blobs! (Table of Contents)

Science-Fiction Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Melvin; Alfred
Synopsis:
Alfred outlines a terrible thought he has about the end of humanity.
Reprints:

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents)

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for other E.C. comics. Printed as two ½ pages in bookend fashion around text story sequence.

Enter Cosmo McMoon! (Table of Contents)

Cosmo McMoon / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Captain O'Malley; Omar Kayak; Mrs. Kayak; Cosmo McMoon
Synopsis:
Cosmo solves(?) a missing person case.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Crow Vadis? (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tiberius O'Leary
Synopsis:
Story of how a Roman soldier invented the chalkboard eraser.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Ganefs! (Table of Contents)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Inks:
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; crime
Characters:
Bumble; Bumble's boss
Synopsis:
A perfect crime is hatched but Bumble fumbles.
Reprints:

Varmint! (Table of Contents)

Western Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
John Severin [as J. Severin]
Inks:
John Severin [as J. Severin]
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Textron Quickdraw; Saddlesore; Kickiminabelly Kelly; Slippery Sam; The Pig-Faced Kid
Synopsis:
Textron is hunting the killer of Melvin and kills every suspect.
Reprints:

Super Powerful! (Table of Contents)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for binoculars.

I Gained 53 lbs. of Shapley Power-Packed Muscles! (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Roger Hirsch; George F. Jowett

Indexer Notes

Ad for body-building method. On inside back cover.

How To Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents)

Motor's Auto Repair Manuals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for auto repair books. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["It's Melvin!"]
  2. 1. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  3. 2. Hoohah!
    Terror Dept.
  4. 3. Blobs!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  5. 4. E.C. Fans!
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Enter Cosmo McMoon!
    Cosmo McMoon
  7. 6. Crow Vadis?
  8. 7. Ganefs!
    Crime Dept.
  9. 8. Varmint!
    Western Dept.
  10. 9. Super Powerful!
    Consumers Mart
  11. 10. I Gained 53 lbs. of Shapley Power-Packed Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  12. 11. How To Fix Any Part of Any Car
    Motor's Auto Repair Manuals
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