(December 1952-January 1953)

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

["I...I Feel It In My Bones! Someone Is Giving Me The Evil Eye!"] (Table of Contents)

Mad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Casey; Old Dame
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover based on the story, "Hex!".

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents)

Weird Fantasy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Feldstein (signed)
Inks:
Al Feldstein (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for Weird Fantasy #16. On inside front cover.

Hex! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
occult; humor
Characters:
Casey; Yeggi Bora; Leo; the Old Dame; Stan Musical; Preacher Rowboat; Eddy Stunky; Melvin Demoogio
Synopsis:
Casey's team wins the pennant but loses Casey to the Old Dame.
Reprints:

Melvin! (Table of Contents)

Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin of The Apes; Boy; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe
Synopsis:
Melvin escapes from the Ookaballakonga tribe with the help of the jungle animals but the tribe shrinks Boy's head.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Tarzan.

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

Lady-In-Mascara (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Monongahela Wheeler; Bablou O'Brien; Lady-In-Mascara; Max; Minx
Synopsis:
Mo Wheeler believes he's solving a crime but the Lady leads him to a morning radio interview instead.
Reprints:

Calling Cosmo McMoon! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cosmo McMoon; F. M. Wavelength; Walla-Walla Bazinski; Croton-on-the-Hudson Bazinski; Baden-Baden Bazinski
Synopsis:
Cosmo discovers a baby who is blending all radio broadcasts into a single program.
Reprints:

Gookum! (Table of Contents)

Science-Fiction Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood [as Melvin Wood]
Inks:
Wally Wood [as Melvin Wood]
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Glarf Nerfnick; Glarf's grandfather; Melvin
Synopsis:
A Martian escapes the Gookum on his home planet only to find it apparently exists on Earth also.
Reprints:

Mole! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Melvin Mole
Synopsis:
Melvin is captured during a bank robbery and continually digs his way out of jail.
Reprints:

Special...Introductory Offer (Table of Contents)

H. & S. Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for combination cigarette lighter / cigarettee case.

Be A Success As a Radio-Television Technician (Table of Contents)

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
J. E. Smith

Indexer Notes

Ad for tv and radio repair training. On inside back cover.

Check The Kind of Body You Want! (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Charles Atlas

Indexer Notes

Ad for body-building course. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I...I Feel It In My Bones! Someone Is Giving Me The Evil Eye!"]
    Mad
  2. 1. E.C. Fans!
    Weird Fantasy
  3. 2. Hex!
    Terror Dept.
  4. 3. Melvin!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes
  5. 4. E.C. Fans!
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Lady-In-Mascara
  7. 6. Calling Cosmo McMoon!
    Cosmo McMoon
  8. 7. Gookum!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  9. 8. Mole!
    Crime Dept.
  10. 9. Special...Introductory Offer
    H. & S. Sales Co.
  11. 10. Be A Success As a Radio-Television Technician
    National Radio Institute
  12. 11. Check The Kind of Body You Want!
    Charles Atlas
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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