(July 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.


This Cover...MAD's Answer to Comic Book Titles...The Cover with the Smallest Title in the World! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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.

Prince Violent! (Table of Contents)

Romance (Not The Sexy Kind) 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:
Prince Violent; Maid Alota; King Arthur
Synopsis:
Prince Violent pursues Maid Alota, hacking many a foe before meeting her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Prince Valiant comic strip.

Book! Movie! (Table of Contents)

Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
a man; Rosie; Ellen
Synopsis:
Parallel stories point out the differences between modern novels and modern movies.
Reprints:

[OEATPIKO EPLO] (Table of Contents)

[Report From Abroad] / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Analysis of the Greek political situation -- in Greek.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Entire page except an introduction is written in apparent Greek characters. Title given uses closest Latin characters.

You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for the E.C. Fan-Addict Fan Club.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Reg. B. Wag 6 7/8, Texas A&M, TX; Buck Knight, Waterford, CN; Chick Casady, Fairborn, OH; Colin Rowe, Jr; Two Kool Kats, Philadelphia, PA; Marcia Barritt, Langlois, OR; Paul Wolfowitz; Strange Brice Jr; John Harrahy, Worcester, MA; Martin Jukovsky, Woodside, NY; Carles Sampson, Lexington, KY; J.D. Carlson, Ridgewood, NJ; John Varvel III, Oklahoma City, OK; Floyd Seimes, Crescent Park, NJ

Baby Quips! (Table of Contents)

Photography Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Photographic portraits with humorous captions.
Reprints:

Robinson Crusoe! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robinson Crusoe; Joe Friday
Synopsis:
A parody of the novel Robinson Crusoe.
Reprints:

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 F-102 toy rocket engines.

$100,000 New Watches Have Arrived From Switzerland! (Table of Contents)

U.S. Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for U.S. Diamond House watches.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

I'll Give You...These Auto Seat Covers as a Bonus! (Table of Contents)

Key Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Key Products Corporation auto seat covers.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. This Cover...MAD's Answer to Comic Book Titles...The Cover with the Smallest Title in the World!
  2. 1. Stoppit!
    Panic
  3. 2. Prince Violent!
    Romance (Not The Sexy Kind) Dept.
  4. 3. Book! Movie!
    Literature Dept.; Cinema Dept.
  5. 4. [OEATPIKO EPLO]
    [Report From Abroad]
  6. 5. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Baby Quips!
    Photography Dept.
  9. 8. Robinson Crusoe!
    Classic-Type Comics Dept.
  10. 9. Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane!
    Jetex
  11. 10. $100,000 New Watches Have Arrived From Switzerland!
    U.S. Diamond House
  12. 11. I'll Give You...These Auto Seat Covers as a Bonus!
    Key Products Corp.
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