(October 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

Humor In A Jugular Vein (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
"Stories" on comic book artists being arrested and comics being sold on black market.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover mimics a newspaper page.

Proof...Of 8 Brands Tested, Panic is Best Imitation of MAD (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for Panic and MAD subscriptions. On inside front cover.

The Hound of The Basketballs! (Table of Contents)

Crime Dept.; Shermlock Shomes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Shermlock Shomes; Dr. Whatsit; Arty Morty (cameo); Pru Basketball; Coolidge Basketball (corpse); the devil
Synopsis:
Shermlock captures the hound that has cursed the Basketball family.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Newspapers! (Table of Contents)

The Press Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various fake newspaper stories and ads.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Only the first page is colored.

[in hieroglyphics] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An analysis of the Egyptian political situation -- in hieroglyphics.
Reprints:

E. C. Went To Sea In Search Of Another New Trend... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Piracy comic subscriptions. Drawing may be caricatures of E. C. staffers.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Restaurant! (Table of Contents)

The American Scene Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Sturdley; Mrs. Sturdley; Smurdley Sturdley; junior Sturdley; baby Sturdley
Synopsis:
The deprivations the Sturdleys suffer at a "typical" Sunday restaurant outing.
Reprints:

Wreck of The Hesperus (Table of Contents)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pencils:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Colors:
Monte Moore (painted)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Skipper; Skipper's daughter; Popeye (cameo)
Synopsis:
Relates the wreck of the ship Hesperus on the reef at Norman's Woe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.

Yours Free! (Table of Contents)

Stuart Greetings / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
B. J. Stuart

Indexer Notes

Ad for Stuart Greetings card sales outfits.

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:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for sales kits for Mason Shoes. On inside back cover.

The Book Club of Tomorrow Is Here Today! (Table of Contents)

Science-Fiction Book Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Science-Fiction Book Club. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Humor In A Jugular Vein
  2. 1. Proof...Of 8 Brands Tested, Panic is Best Imitation of MAD
    Panic; Mad
  3. 2. The Hound of The Basketballs!
    Crime Dept.; Shermlock Shomes
  4. 3. Newspapers!
    The Press Dept.
  5. 4. [in hieroglyphics]
    [Report From Abroad]
  6. 5. E. C. Went To Sea In Search Of Another New Trend...
    Piracy
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Restaurant!
    The American Scene Dept.
  9. 8. Wreck of The Hesperus
    Poetry Dept.
  10. 9. Yours Free!
    Stuart Greetings
  11. 10. Send for My FREE Outfit and start a Quick-Cash Spare Time Shoe Business!
    Mason Shoes
  12. 11. The Book Club of Tomorrow Is Here Today!
    Science-Fiction Book Club
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