(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
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.


...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:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne