(June 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, 400-present); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - 399)
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.


Stoppit! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Starchie (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Comics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Starchie Standrews; Bottleneck; Mr. Weathernot; Little Orphan Melvin (cameo); Cookie Bumstead (cameo); Salonica; Biddy; Wedgie Van Smelt; Mr. Standrews; Mrs. Standrews; Dick Tracy (cameo)
Synopsis:
Bottleneck frames Starchie so that Starchie goes to prison and Bottleneck can take over the girls and rackets at the high school.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Archie comic books.

From Eternity Back to Here! (Table of Contents)

Moving Picture Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sgt. Gaym Warden; Captain Sherlock Homes; Prew Prewitt; Mrs. Homes; Jodie Majjio; Fatso; Mrs. Kipper; Princess
Synopsis:
Prewitt will not fight, no matter what, and Sgt. Warden and Mrs. Homes drown on the beach.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "From Here to Eternity."

Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 6] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?; Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; Floppovo Movova; Lavrenti Buried
Synopsis:
Five Fingers is killed and the story is farshimmelt.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Almost half of the page is blank space.

Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books? (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 Sandy Milne, National City, CA; John Savocks, Clifton, NJ; Collren Irwin, Azuza, CA; A. Katt; Jack the Maniac, Redwood City, CA; James Ellis Knoxville, TN; John Lanctot Burlington, VT; Jean LeMorpion, New York, NY; Hugh Redmon, Oklahoma City, OK; Eddie Schneider Miami Beach, FL; George Vampire, New York, NY
Reprints:

3-Dimensions! (Table of Contents)

Odd (3-D) Comics Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
MAD writer; MAD artist
Synopsis:
A phony description of how 3-D comics are made and a look at what can go wrong.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The final page is completely blank.

Mark Trade! (Table of Contents)

Nature Lover's Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Trade; Mr. Tamesplinter; Morsemere; Sandy; scouts
Synopsis:
Parody of the comic strip Mark Trail, finding Mark sick and tired of nature.
Reprints:

Get Shop-Method Home Training (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Send for My FREE Outfit and start a Quick-Cash Spare Time Shoe Business! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mason Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The World Is On Fire (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The FUNMan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Issue
  2. 1. Stoppit!
    Panic
  3. 2. Starchie
    Teen-Age Comics Dept.
  4. 3. From Eternity Back to Here!
    Moving Picture Dept.
  5. 4. Operation Under-the-Ground [Chapter 6]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  6. 5. Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books?
    Mad Magazine
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. 3-Dimensions!
    Odd (3-D) Comics Dept.
  9. 8. Mark Trade!
    Nature Lover's Dept.
  10. 9. Get Shop-Method Home Training
    National Schools
  11. 10. Send for My FREE Outfit and start a Quick-Cash Spare Time Shoe Business!
    Mason Shoes
  12. 11. The World Is On Fire
    The FUNMan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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