(February - March 1954)

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)

Issue Notes

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


["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."] (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; western-frontier
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:
House ad for E.C. Fan-Addict Club membership.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Little Orphan Melvin! (Table of Contents)

Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Little Orphan Melvin; Daddy Peacebucks; Punjoke; Gravel; Ax L. Maxl; The Gasp!; Mommy Peacebucks
Synopsis:
Daddy is continually too late to save Melvin from danger, and also cannot save himself from Mommy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Includes a stanza of a poem by Byron.

The Raven (Table of Contents)

Classical Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
a raven; the narrator; Lenore
Synopsis:
An adaptation of Poe's poem "The Raven."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Hentry Hartz in Utica, New York; Keith Nutt in Midland, Texas; Ann Salvin in Westfield, Connecticutt; Dick Clarkson in Cambridge, Massaschusetts; Ben Jones in Quinwood, West Virginia; Jerry Schuler in Rochester, New York; Clyde Woddell in Alexandira, Louisiana; Ann Busch in Buffalo, New York; and Raoul D'Arcy

Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Melvin; Irving
Synopsis:
A subscription ad for Panic.

Bop Jokes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Five gags using Bop terms.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a 1-page Bop Dictionary, so reader can understand the gags.

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; Floppova Movova
Synopsis:
Five Fingers meets Floppova while searching Moscow for the artificial dirt factory.
Reprints:

'Hah! Noon!' (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters:
Marshall Kane; Mrs. Kane; Marshall Floodnick; Killer Diller Miller; Ramona
Synopsis:
Marshall Kane dithers about leaving town, beats up another marshall, and kills some accomplices of Miller before subduing Miller without violence.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Gary Cooper film "High Noon."

Get Shop-Method Home Training (Table of Contents)

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An ad for National Schools vocational training.

Play a Guitar (Table of Contents)

Lonnie And Wayne, Studio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lonnie Glosson; Wayne Raney
Synopsis:
An ad for Lonnie and Wayne Studios guitar lessons.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Spektoscopes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An ad for International Binocular Company Spektoscopes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."]
  2. 1. So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
    E.C. Fan-Addict Club
  3. 2. Little Orphan Melvin!
    Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept.
  4. 3. The Raven
    Classical Type Comics Dept.
  5. 4. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  6. 5. Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale
    Panic
  7. 6. Bop Jokes!
  8. 7. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 3]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  9. 8. 'Hah! Noon!'
    Western Dept.
  10. 9. Get Shop-Method Home Training
    National Schools
  11. 10. Play a Guitar
    Lonnie And Wayne, Studio
  12. 11. The New Way To Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television
    Spektoscopes
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne