(December 1954)

EC, 1952 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
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)

Look Gang! Another Surprise! In This Issue...YOU Draw The Cover! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover drawing includes a connect the dots activity to complete.

[King of Clubs] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

Alice In Wonderland! (Table of Contents)

The Classics Dept.; Alice In Wonderland / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Lewis Carroll (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils:
John Tenniel; Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
John Tenniel; Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alice; Alice's sister; the White Rabbit [Bugs Bunny]; Mad Hatter; Knave of Hearts; Queen of Hearts
Synopsis:
After Alice's adventures, her sister takes her to a psycho-analyst.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of parts of both Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass, using some of the original John Tenniel illustrations as base drawings. The poem "Jabberwocky" is quoted in its entirety.

319 All-Different Stamps (Table of Contents)

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for stamp approval service of Zenith Company.

Howdy Dooit! (Table of Contents)

T.V. Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Pencils:
Bill Elder
Inks:
Bill Elder
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Buffalo Bill; Mickey Mouse (cameo); Howdy Dooit; Clarabella; Big Chief Thundamelvin; The PeeWee Gallery; guard
Synopsis:
Howdy hawks advertisers' wares while Buffalo Bill tries to keep the crowd in line...but fails.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Howdy Doody tv show.

Reversible Auto Seat Covers (Table of Contents)

Terrace Sales / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for auto seat covers from Terrace Sales.

Factory-To-You Coupon Offer Saves $4.00 (Table of Contents)

Penmaster Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for 3-piece pen and pencil set from Penmaster.

How Our Opinions Sound (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [ as G. Clef]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An excerpt from a musical score, presented as an explanation of how we sound to others.

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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

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

Pot-Shot Pete (Table of Contents)

Collectors' Item Dept.; Pot-Shot Pete / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters:
Pot-Shot Pete; Poopy; Pot-Shot Pete's girl; a young gunzel; Mrs. McYetnit; Marvin McYetnit; Sheldon McYetnit
Synopsis:
Pete brings in the McYetnits against all odds.
Reprints:

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Stalag 18! (Table of Contents)

Movie 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
Characters:
Lt. Wunbar; The Animal; Security; Stepton; Feldwessel Johann Sebastian Shmaltz; Nazi General; Russian prisoners
Synopsis:
Stepton and Lt. Wunbar excape the stalag after finding a spy in the prisoners' ranks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie Stalag 17.

Car Burning Oil? (Table of Contents)

Power Seal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Power Seal from Rudson Automotive Industries.

I Will Train You at Home for Good Pay Jobs in Radio-Television (Table of Contents)

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
J. E. Smith

Indexer Notes

Ad for training courses as radio and television technicians. On inside back cover.

The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Charles Atlas

Indexer Notes

As for Charles Atlas's body building booklet. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Look Gang! Another Surprise! In This Issue...YOU Draw The Cover!
  2. 1. [King of Clubs]
    Panic; Mad
  3. 2. Alice In Wonderland!
    The Classics Dept.; Alice In Wonderland
  4. 3. 319 All-Different Stamps
    Zenith Company
  5. 4. Howdy Dooit!
    T.V. Dept.
  6. 5. Reversible Auto Seat Covers
    Terrace Sales
  7. 6. Factory-To-You Coupon Offer Saves $4.00
    Penmaster Co.
  8. 7. How Our Opinions Sound
    [Report From Abroad]
  9. 8. E. C. Went To Sea In Search Of Another New Trend...
    Piracy
  10. 9. Pot-Shot Pete
    Collectors' Item Dept.; Pot-Shot Pete
  11. 10. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  12. 11. Stalag 18!
    Movie Dept.
  13. 12. Car Burning Oil?
    Power Seal
  14. 13. I Will Train You at Home for Good Pay Jobs in Radio-Television
    National Radio Institute
  15. 14. The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne