(January - February 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)

[Vampire In The Cemetery] (Table of Contents)

Mad / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints:

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of review for Mad #1, with illustration. On inside front cover.

Dragged Net! (Table of Contents)

[Crime Dept.] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder [as Sergeant Elder]
Inks:
Bill Elder [as Sergeant Elder]
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Mr. Glotz; The Chief
Synopsis:
Joe and Ed travel around the world NOT solving a crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Dragnet tv show.

Sheik of Araby! (Table of Contents)

French Foreign Legion Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Roquefort; Camembert; Chantilly; Sergeant Guillotine; Goscinny; Frothingbash; Pastafazoo; Hossenpfeffer; Rasputin; Melvin; Melvin's wife Rosie
Synopsis:
Melvin has joined the Foreign Legion to escape his wife and kids, but she decimates the entire regiment at Fort Wadi El Aycare.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first panel is an infinity picture.

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.

Rookie Gladiator (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Play-by-play announcing for a Roman gladiatorial double header, including a commercial.

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

The Dandelion Caper (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; crime
Characters:
Cosmo McMoon; Malfeasance O'Malley; Morningside Mac Mixmaster; Truman Remote; Vino Muscatel; Marie Severin
Synopsis:
Cosmo solves a kidnapping of Truman Remote for Remote's publisher, Random Shack.

Indexer Notes

Marie Severin runs a day nursery.

V-Vampires! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Characters:
Godiva; Godiva's kid brothers; Renfrew
Synopsis:
A vampire goes on a date with a werewolf.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

References "Vault of Horror" #9.

Lone Stranger! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lone Stranger; Golden; Pronto
Synopsis:
The Lone Stranger bumbles his way through foiling a stage coach robbery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Lone Ranger.

Car Owners Shove $10 bills In Your Pocket (Table of Contents)

Key Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for auto seat covers.

Scram! You Skinny Scarecrow! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Roger Hirsch; George Jowett

Indexer Notes

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

Get Prizes Make Money (Table of Contents)

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for seed sales opportunity. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Vampire In The Cemetery]
    Mad
  2. 1. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  3. 2. Dragged Net!
    [Crime Dept.]
  4. 3. Sheik of Araby!
    French Foreign Legion Dept.
  5. 4. E.C. Fans!
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Rookie Gladiator
  7. 6. The Dandelion Caper
    Cosmo McMoon
  8. 7. V-Vampires!
    Horror Dept.
  9. 8. Lone Stranger!
    Western Dept.; Lone Stranger
  10. 9. Car Owners Shove $10 bills In Your Pocket
    Key Products Corp.
  11. 10. Scram! You Skinny Scarecrow!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  12. 11. Get Prizes Make Money
    American Seed Company
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