(August 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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Mona Lisa] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leonardo DaVinci (painting); ? (mixed media)
Inks:
Leonardo DaVinci (painting); ? (mixed media)
Colors:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" holding an issue of MAD (EC, 1952 series) #9 February-March 1954.
Reprints:

No Need to Fight Over Mad (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
House ad for MAD subscriptions featuring a photograph of the Lacoon, an ancient Roman sculpture.

Manduck the Magician (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Cartoon 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:
Manduck; Loathar; Charles Atlas (cameo); Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom; Narda
Synopsis:
Manduck is reduced to using his hypnotic spells to sell snake oil on the street, until he matches spells with Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the comic strip Mandrake the Magician.

Movie...Ads! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The differences between scenes in a movie and the way the movies are advertised.
Reprints:

Mszentelési Ün Jubileumi Ban (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A report on the Hungarian political situation -- in Hungarian.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Hungarian is suspect, as each paragraph heading is "Potrzebie."

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 Mrs. Harriette K. Vandenbaun, New Haven, CT; David Reiff, Kew Gardens, NY; Doug Yonnick & Joe Kowall, Mattydale, NY; Mrs. E.K., Brooklyn, NY; Cosulnd, Chandler, Rush, Fitz, Sturdivia, and Harris, Chanute, KS; Robert Chichester, Mariette, OH; Keith Nutt; Roy Pender, Dallas, TX; Jackson Kranes and Dave Kranes, Belmont, MA; and Richard Christen

The Countynental! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A parody of the television program "The Continental."
Reprints:

Plastic Sam! (Table of Contents)

Plastic Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Plastic Sam; Wheezy Wunks [aka. Wizzy Woonks, Wowzy, Wuzzy Wurnks, Wozzy Wanks, Wazzy Wunks, Weezy Wonks, Wonkzy Weez]; Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Imitation Plastic Sam
Synopsis:
Plastic Sam meets an imitation who is a bank robber.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of Plastic Man (Quality, 1943 series).

Get Shop-Method Home Training (Table of Contents)

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for National Schools training courses.

Do You Need Money? (Table of Contents)

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Cheerful Card Company.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Hey Skinny! (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Roman
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Charles Atlas
Synopsis:
Ad for Charles Atlas body building booklet.

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Mona Lisa]
  2. 1. No Need to Fight Over Mad
    Mad Magazine
  3. 2. Manduck the Magician
    Newspaper Cartoon Dept.
  4. 3. Movie...Ads!
    Cinema Dept.; Advertising Dept.
  5. 4. Mszentelési Ün Jubileumi Ban
    [Report From Abroad]
  6. 5. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. The Countynental!
    Television Dept.
  9. 8. Plastic Sam!
    Plastic Hero Worship Dept.
  10. 9. Get Shop-Method Home Training
    National Schools
  11. 10. Do You Need Money?
    Cheerful Card Company
  12. 11. Hey Skinny!
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne