(February 1955)

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.


Composition (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cover appears as a high school composition notebook.
Reprints:

No, I Said! You Can't Have My Copy of MAD! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder
Inks:
Will Elder
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A house ad for MAD and Panic subscriptions.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Katchandhammer Kids! (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:
Hans Katchandhammer; Feetz Katchandhammer; Der Kapitan; Inspektor; boat company man; Mamma
Synopsis:
A parody of the Katzenjammer Kids comic strip.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The script appears to be real German at the beginning, before changing into a pastiche of English, German and pseudo-German.

Sound Effects! (Table of Contents)

Comic book Dept.; Kane Keen / 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:
Kane Keen; Joe Arrrgh
Synopsis:
A murder mystery with no dialog, only sound effects.
Reprints:

["We Know You'll Enjoy..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
A house ad for a subscription to Piracy.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Abe Lieberman, Brooklyn NY; Gene Compton, Mibone NC; Eddie Evans, Dallas TX; Lawrence Rogers, Seattle WA; Walter Sandvik & Richard Whitman, Hopewell Junction NY; Margaret Charles, New York, NY; Doug Polling, Toledo OH; GGG, Derby NY; Jere Thomas, Mobile, AL; Tom Lathrop, Los Angeles, CA; Glenford Friffen, Portland OR; Al Teaff, Houston TX; and Louis Grimshaw, Ontario CN

Bop (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A dictionary of Bop slang.

Paul Revere's Ride! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (script); ?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A humorous illustration of the poem by Longfellow.

Cowboy! (Table of Contents)

Comparison Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lance Sterling; John Smurd
Synopsis:
Parallel stories comparing the movie version of the Old West with real life.
Reprints:

Look Here! (Table of Contents)

classified ads / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Classified ads.

You, Too, Can Be Tough! (Table of Contents)

Lighting Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An ad for Bee Jay ju-jitsu instruction.

Television-Radio-Electronics (Table of Contents)

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An ad for National Schools training courses.

New Catalog of 3100 Novelties (Table of Contents)

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An ad for Johnson Smith & Company novelty catalog.

9X Area Magnification! (Table of Contents)

Powerhouse Binoculars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
An ad for Powerhouse binoculars from Thoreson's.

Indexer Notes

inside backcover

Prizes Given (Table of Contents)

The FUNMan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for the FUNman religious wall motto sales.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Composition
  2. 1. No, I Said! You Can't Have My Copy of MAD!
    Panic; Mad
  3. 2. Katchandhammer Kids!
    Newspaper Cartoon Dept.
  4. 3. Sound Effects!
    Comic book Dept.; Kane Keen
  5. 4. ["We Know You'll Enjoy..."]
    Piracy
  6. 5. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  7. 6. Bop
  8. 7. Paul Revere's Ride!
    Poetry Dept.
  9. 8. Cowboy!
    Comparison Dept.
  10. 9. Look Here!
    classified ads
  11. 10. You, Too, Can Be Tough!
    Lighting Ju-Jitsu
  12. 11. Television-Radio-Electronics
    National Schools
  13. 12. New Catalog of 3100 Novelties
    Johnson Smith & Company
  14. 13. 9X Area Magnification!
    Powerhouse Binoculars
  15. 14. Prizes Given
    The FUNMan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne