(June - July 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)

["You Say You Lost Your Voice..."] (Table of Contents)

Kane Keen / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kane Keen
Reprints:

The EC "Publisher of The Issue" (Table of Contents)

William M. Gaines / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
William M. Gaines [Melvin]
Synopsis:
A fake biography of William M. Gaines.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Outer Sanctum! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ramon; The Professor; Heap
Synopsis:
The Professor creates Heap and uses him to rob banks until Heap leaves to find a mate.
Reprints:

Black And Blue Hawks! (Table of Contents)

Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Saddlesore; Saurbratten; Robespierre; Boss Hawk; Yonny Yohnson; Chop Chop Chop; woman in red
Synopsis:
The Black And Blue Hawks stage a mutiny.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Blackhawk comic books.

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Exam (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Analysis of what happens to the average college student on exam day.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

Miltie of The Mounties! (Table of Contents)

Tales From The Northwest Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Scott Yardland; Jackie; Herbie; Jerkie; Scoggins; Miltie; Nanuk The Canuk
Synopsis:
Miltie the Mountie doesn't get his man.
Reprints:

Kane Keen! Private Eye (Table of Contents)

Kane Keen / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kane Keen; Lassie Rover; Rollover Rover; Schlep; Mrs. Rover; laywer; police officer
Synopsis:
Kane finds the murderer: the butler did it.
Reprints:

Artistic Similes of Fine Diamond & Gold Rings (Table of Contents)

U. S. Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for rings.

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

Characters:
Roger Hirsch; George Jowett

Indexer Notes

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

I Killed That Cop! (Table of Contents)

The Dollar Mystery Guild / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for mystery novel book club. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["You Say You Lost Your Voice..."]
    Kane Keen
  2. 1. The EC "Publisher of The Issue"
    William M. Gaines
  3. 2. Outer Sanctum!
    Horror Dept.
  4. 3. Black And Blue Hawks!
    Hero Worship Dept.
  5. 4. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Exam
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Miltie of The Mounties!
    Tales From The Northwest Dept.
  9. 8. Kane Keen! Private Eye
    Kane Keen
  10. 9. Artistic Similes of Fine Diamond & Gold Rings
    U. S. Diamond House
  11. 10. I Gained 53 lbs. of Shapley Power-Packed Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  12. 11. I Killed That Cop!
    The Dollar Mystery Guild
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