(December 1953-January 1954)

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

Character appearances, Department names and other miscellaneous info for this issue added by Donald Dale Milne, December 2008.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["We're Looking For A Monster, Ma'm!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club! (Table of Contents)

E.C. Fan-Addict Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
E.C. Fan-Addict Club membership ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Frank N. Stein! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Baron Francesco Napoleon Stein; Bumble; Melvin; Sherman; the monster
Synopsis:
A parody of The Frankenstein horror comics and films.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The monster has Adolph Hitler's face.

Lone Stranger Rides Again! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Stranger; Pronto [Chief Wonga]; Ookabollwonga tribe
Synopsis:
The Lone Stranger learns of Proto's secret identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Lone Ranger and Tonto.

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

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?; typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for Weird Fantasy #22

Indexer Notes

Left side of page.

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 2] (Table of Contents)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; the Chief
Synopsis:
Five Fingers makes his way to Moscow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Right side of page and left side of facing page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Picture Stories From the Bible Complete New Testament Edition, Picture Stories from the Bible Complete Old Testament Edition, Picture Stories From Science #2, and Picture Stories from World History #2

Indexer Notes

Right side of page.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comments from John Hurt of Elgin, Oregon; Ronald Ketterer of Reading, Pennsylania; Harry Mitchell; Bobby Percy of Auburn, Alabama; Rose Sultan of New York City; Bill Wiesenbach of Pensacola, Florida; Atascaedro Union Hight school; Chucks Hancox; Howard Griffith; and David Allessio of Pittsfield, Massachusetts

["You Will Notice How This Chair Fits You When You Sit..."] (Table of Contents)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries a new chair.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first panel contains text lacking in the original publication noting that this and the following 5 pages are reprints.

["Come My Friend--"] (Table of Contents)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man shows off his new fireplace.
Reprints:

["I Think I'll Listen To The Radio!"] (Table of Contents)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man doesn't like the sound of radio news.
Reprints:

["I'm Hungry!"] (Table of Contents)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries to eat breakfast cereal.
Reprints:

["I'm Going To The Movies!"] (Table of Contents)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man makes too much noise at a movie.
Reprints:

["Oh Joyeux!"] (Table of Contents)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries out a magic hat.
Reprints:

Bat Boy and Rubin! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Bat Boy; Rubin; the Fleagle Gang; the Flurgle Gang
Synopsis:
Bat Boy and Rubin eliminate the gangs in Cosmopolis, but the killer is still at large.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Batman and Robin comics. May be first use of word "furshlugginer" in MAD.

Flash! (Table of Contents)

Ideal Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An ad for Ideal Company watches, jewelry, and other items.

The New Way To Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television (Table of Contents)

Spektoscopes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An ad for International Binocular Company Spektoscopes.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane! (Table of Contents)

Jetex / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An ad for Jetex model plane.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["We're Looking For A Monster, Ma'm!"]
  2. 1. So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
    E.C. Fan-Addict Club
  3. 2. Frank N. Stein!
    Terror Dept.
  4. 3. Lone Stranger Rides Again!
    Western Dept.; Lone Stranger
  5. 4. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 2]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    E.C. comics
  8. 7. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  9. 8. ["You Will Notice How This Chair Fits You When You Sit..."]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  10. 9. ["Come My Friend--"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  11. 10. ["I Think I'll Listen To The Radio!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  12. 11. ["I'm Hungry!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  13. 12. ["I'm Going To The Movies!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  14. 13. ["Oh Joyeux!"]
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Hey Look!
  15. 14. Bat Boy and Rubin!
    Hero Worship Dept.
  16. 15. Flash!
    Ideal Co.
  17. 16. The New Way To Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television
    Spektoscopes
  18. 17. Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane!
    Jetex
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne