(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, 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.


Special Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Stoppit! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder (signed)
Inks:
Will Elder (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
House ad for Panic subscriptions.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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.

Indexer Notes

Almost half of the page is blank space.

Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD subscriptions.

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

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)

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for National Schools.

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

Mason Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Mason Shoe Manufacturing Company.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The World Is On Fire (Table of Contents)

The FUNMan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for the FUNman religious motto sales.

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

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