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(May 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.


Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of LIFE cover.
Reprints:

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Flesh Garden! (Table of Contents)

Science-Fiction Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Flesh; Dale; an alien; Dr. Noah Zark; a Zork; a Zorchton; a Zilchtron; Owlmen; Rockmen; Treemen; Grassmen; Airmen; King Mong
Synopsis:
Flesh defeats aliens and the champion of King Mong but refuses to return to Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Flash Gordon.

MAD Reader! (Table of Contents)

Special Feature Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Portraits of MAD readers.
Reprints:

I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87 [Chapter 5] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?; Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; Lavrenti Buried; Floppova Movova
Synopsis:
Five Fingers is tortured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Listed as Chapter 87.

Murder the Husband! (Table of Contents)

Quickie Comic Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Walter Graham; Kenneth Martin
Synopsis:
A man murders his lover's husband but also manages to sink the rowboat he and the husband are in.
Reprints:

Murder the Story! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cracker Graham; Melvin Martin
Synopsis:
Humorous rescripting of a crime story.
Reprints:

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Ted Wagner, Madison WS; the Franz Liszt Fan Club; Shirley Lierden; Fred Weld, Santa Barbara, CA; Mrs. R.A. Griggs; Leon Grube, Louisville, KY; Don MacDougall, Tuscon, AZ; Carles Harless; Eddie Kamien, Lancaster, NY; Bernard Bonario, Houston, TX; Mrs. John L. Kramer, Pittsburgh, PA; Zogg; and E.C. Fan-Addict #141

Dragged Net! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Will Elder
Inks:
Will Elder
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Chief Mike Sunday; Shermlock Shomes (cameo); Dr. Whatsit (cameo); murderer; bank robber; Willie Elder
Synopsis:
Parody of the crime television series, Dragnet.
Reprints:

Extra Money (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Will Train You at Home for Good Pay Jobs in Radio-Television (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Let Me Give You a New He-Man Body! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD
  2. 1. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  3. 2. Flesh Garden!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  4. 3. MAD Reader!
    Special Feature Dept.
  5. 4. I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine!
    Panic
  6. 5. Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 87 [Chapter 5]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  7. 6. Murder the Husband!
    Quickie Comic Dept.
  8. 7. Murder the Story!
  9. 8. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  10. 9. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  11. 10. Dragged Net!
    Crime Dept.
  12. 11. Extra Money
    Stuart Greetings
  13. 12. I Will Train You at Home for Good Pay Jobs in Radio-Television
    National Radio Institute
  14. 13. Let Me Give You a New He-Man Body!
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne