(September 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.


...a MAD tea party (Table of Contents)

Alice In Wonderland / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Tenniel; ?
Inks:
John Tenniel; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alice; Mad Hatter; March Hare; Doormouse
Synopsis:
An illustration from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" with MAD comics added in the characters' hands.
Reprints:

Proof...Of 8 Brands Tested, Panic is best imitation of MAD (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for Panic and MAD subscriptions
Reprints:

Gasoline Valley! (Table of Contents)

Newspaper 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:
Wilt Willit; Skizziks Willit; Phyllus Willit; bully; Alexander Bumpstead; Juddy Willit; Caulky Willit; Nin O'Clock; Smilin' Jack (cameo); Wilber Booble; Cleavia Willit
Synopsis:
Where the question of "will Caulky ever grow" is answered.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Gasoline Alley comic strip. Will Elder's signature grows larger with each page.

Pot-Shot Pete Sheriff of Yucca-pucca Gulch! (Table of Contents)

Collectors' Item Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters:
Pot-Shot Pete; Pot-Shot's girl; Poopy; Apaches; Muzzle; arms dealer; the U.S. Calvary
Synopsis:
Pot-Shot tries to halt arms sales to the Apaches.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A western parody. Confirmed to be a reprint from John Wayne #6.

[in Chinese] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An analysis of the Chinese political situation -- in Chinese.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Potrzebie" appears several times in the text.

Now...If You Join...You Get the Bulletin...Free! (Table of Contents)

E. C. Fan-Addict Club! / 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 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 John Davidson, Sparks NV; Charles Chapocon, Aiken SC; Bob Henning, Brooklyn NY; David Anderson, Washington DC; Daniel Markewich, New York NY; I. Carnel, Bay Saint Louis MS; Victor Goff, Ft. Bragg NC; Walt Place, Detroit MI;

Wild 1/2 (Table of Contents)

Hollywood 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:
Johnny [played by Marlon Branflakes]; Johnny's gang; a girl; the girl's father
Synopsis:
Johnny and his gang give up motorcycles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "The Wild One."

Captain Tvideo! (Table of Contents)

T.V. 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:
Captain Tvideo; Venusian; Commissioner; Lone Ranger (cameo); assistant Ranger; commercial announcer
Synopsis:
A parody of the Captain Video television program.
Reprints:

Get Shop-Method Home Training (Table of Contents)

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Charles Atlas body building booklet.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ...a MAD tea party
    Alice In Wonderland
  2. 1. Proof...Of 8 Brands Tested, Panic is best imitation of MAD
  3. 2. Gasoline Valley!
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  4. 3. Pot-Shot Pete Sheriff of Yucca-pucca Gulch!
    Collectors' Item Dept.
  5. 4. [in Chinese]
    [Report From Abroad]
  6. 5. Now...If You Join...You Get the Bulletin...Free!
    E. C. Fan-Addict Club!
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Wild 1/2
    Hollywood Dept.
  9. 8. Captain Tvideo!
    T.V. 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:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne