(April - May 1953)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["Kill Me? Don't Be Absurd!"] (Table of Contents)

Mad / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
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 from readers, with illustration. On inside front cover.

Superduperman! (Table of Contents)

Superduperman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Superduperman [Clark Bent]; Lois Pain; Copy Boy; W. Twitchell; Captain Marbles [Billy Spafon]
Synopsis:
Superduperman defeats Captain Marbles by causing Marbles to punch himself out, but Superduperman still can't make it with Lois.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of both Superman and Captain Marvel.

Flob Was A Slob! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ramona Snarfle; Sheldon Flob; Rackstraw Him
Synopsis:
Ramona is engaged to slobby, boring Flob but is smitten by the newcomer Rackstraw and follows Rackstraw into a life of crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of romance comics.

We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines (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.

The Parole (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tumblers Tympannus; Tiberious O'Leary
Synopsis:
Tumblers is temporarly paroled from prison to help free someone from a bank vault, but the police don't hold up their end of the bargain and he is reimprisoned.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Let's Deplore Your Mind (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Cosmo McMoon
Synopsis:
A fake letters column with Cosmo answering the letters.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration. Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

Robin Hood! (Table of Contents)

Hysterical Historical Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robin Hood; Big John; Sparkie; Alan Adaile; Friar Tuck; Little John; Happy; Sneezy; Sleepy; Doc; Dopey; Bashful; Grumpy; Maid Marion
Synopsis:
After robbing a sheriff's posse, Robin Hood and his gang rob Big John and Sparkie of their last two cents.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Robin Hood.

Shadow! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Margo Pain; Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom
Synopsis:
Lamont kills Margo to preserve the secret of his identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of The Shadow.

Electronic Walkie-Talkies! (Table of Contents)

C. G. G. Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Remco walkie-talkies and Magic Leaf tarnish remover. Drawn in comic style.

I Gained 60 lbs. of Handsome Hard-Hitting Muscles! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
John Sill; George 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 manuals. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Kill Me? Don't Be Absurd!"]
    Mad
  2. 1. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  3. 2. Superduperman!
    Superduperman
  4. 3. Flob Was A Slob!
    Romance Dept.
  5. 4. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. The Parole
  7. 6. Let's Deplore Your Mind
    Cosmo McMoon
  8. 7. Robin Hood!
    Hysterical Historical Dept.
  9. 8. Shadow!
    Crime Dept.
  10. 9. Electronic Walkie-Talkies!
    C. G. G. Products Co.
  11. 10. I Gained 60 lbs. of Handsome Hard-Hitting 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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