(March 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

Smithson John & Co. (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred [Alfred E. Neuman]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is a satire of Johnson Smith & Co. novelty catalog ads. Includes first image of "Alfred" on a MAD cover.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes announcement for the first pocket book MAD collection from Ballantine Books (no title given).

Poopeye! (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Comics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Pencils:
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Inks:
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Poopeye; Mazola Oil; Swee'back [Mad-Man]; Mammy Jokeum; Mammy's son; Melvin of the Apes; Superduperman [Clark Bent]; Windy
Synopsis:
Poopeye beats up other comic strongmen hired by the broccoli king to get rid of Poopeye.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Popeye comic strip.

Slow Motion! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A look at what might be happening in various sports if they were recorded by a slow motion camera.
Reprints:

Comic Book Ads! (Table of Contents)

Cut Your Own Throat Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody ads for "How To Hypnotize", "Get Prizes...Make Money", "Rubber Bubble Gum", "Tromp Stamps Co.", "Ded Ryder Cowboy Carbine", and "Alwett Physical Training Course."
Reprints:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Impact; Extra!; Valor; Aces High; Psychoanalysis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for 5 new E. C. comics, ½ page each plus subscription form.

Under The Waterfront! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Terry; Joey; John Friendly; Charlie; Edie
Synopsis:
Everyone Terry knows is killed by John Friendly's thugs.

Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "On The Waterfront."

[Waning Days of December] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A Christmas and New Year message from the editors and staff.

You Too - Can Be Tough (Table of Contents)

Lighting Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for B-J Co's ju-jitsu training.

Television-Radio-Electronics (Table of Contents)

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for electronics training from National Schools.

New Catalog of 3100 Novelties (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for novelty catalog.

9X Area Magnification! (Table of Contents)

Powerhouse Binoculars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Powerhouse binoculars from Thoresen's. Inside back cover.

Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given (Table of Contents)

The FUNMan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for FUNman religious wall motto sales.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Smithson John & Co.
  2. 1. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  3. 2. Poopeye!
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  4. 3. Slow Motion!
    Science Dept.
  5. 4. Comic Book Ads!
    Cut Your Own Throat Dept.
  6. 5. [untitled]
    Impact; Extra!; Valor; Aces High; Psychoanalysis
  7. 6. Under The Waterfront!
    Movie Dept.
  8. 7. [Waning Days of December]
  9. 8. You Too - Can Be Tough
    Lighting Ju-Jitsu
  10. 9. Television-Radio-Electronics
    National Schools
  11. 10. New Catalog of 3100 Novelties
    Johnson Smith & Company
  12. 11. 9X Area Magnification!
    Powerhouse Binoculars
  13. 12. Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNMan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne