(August - September 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

["Bah! We Haven't Found A Trace of Anything!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

House ad for MAD subscriptions. On inside front cover.

Teddy And The Pirates! (Table of Contents)

High-Type Adventure Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Teddy; Half-Shot; Pat O'Bryan; Burma Shave; Mr. Sandthirst; Connie; Big-Poop; The Dragging Lady; The Pirates
Synopsis:
Teddy and Half-Shot are assigned to keep an opium shipment out of the hands of The Pirates, but one of them is an inside man.
Reprints:

Melvin of The Apes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Egad (Long Grain) Rice Burroughs]
Pencils:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Inks:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin of The Apes [Lord Melvin Greystroke]; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe; Whitegreen Greystroke; Brown Greystroke; Veridian Greystroke; Magenta Greystroke; Duke Greystroke; Duchess Fushia Greystroke;
Synopsis:
The Greystrokes take Melvin back to London but then flee him by going to Africa.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ookaballakonga is spelled Ookabollakonga in this story.

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.

Hevo The Great (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hevo Franklin; Red Haring
Synopsis:
Mock interview with a basketball star Hevo Franklin, from Adison Square Grove.
Reprints:

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

Casey At The Bat! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cooney; Burrows; Flynn; Blake; Casey; umpire
Synopsis:
Casey has a chance to hit the winning runs in a baseball game, but strikes out for the loss.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.

Ping Pong! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cecil B. V. D. Mill; ship's captain; ship's crew; Mr. Mill's cameraman; Lana Lynn; Pong; Ookabolaponga tribe;
Synopsis:
Lana subdues Pong and Mr. Mill has him towed back to New York, only to find none of them quite fit in.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the King Kong movie.

Your Favorite Snapshots Photos Or Negatives Made Into Treasures You Will Keep And Cherise Forever (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for photo enlargements.

Thrills & Fun Galore! (Table of Contents)

Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for toy from Consumers Mart. On inside back cover.

They Mailed This Coupon (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 method. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Bah! We Haven't Found A Trace of Anything!"]
  2. 1. If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand...
  3. 2. Teddy And The Pirates!
    High-Type Adventure Dept.
  4. 3. Melvin of The Apes!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes
  5. 4. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Hevo The Great
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Casey At The Bat!
    Poetry Dept.
  9. 8. Ping Pong!
    Horror Dept.
  10. 9. Your Favorite Snapshots Photos Or Negatives Made Into Treasures You Will Keep And Cherise Forever
    Hollywood Film Studios
  11. 10. Thrills & Fun Galore!
    Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies
  12. 11. They Mailed This Coupon
    Charles Atlas
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