(May 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

Last 10 cent, comic book size issue.


THINK (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

E. C.'s New Direction One-Two-Punch Mags! (Table of Contents)

MD; Psychoanalysis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for MD, Psychoanalysis and 7 other E. C. comics subscriptions. Inside front cover.

[Important Announcement] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Notice to readers of an important announcement on the last page of the issue.

Gopo Gossum! (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Cartoon Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gopo Gossum; Simple J. Baloney [Joe McCarthy]; Alphonse Alligator [Winston Churchmouse]; Tideland Owl [Marshland Tito]; Ol' Tortoise [Mendup France]; Corky Porcupine [Waterhole Nehru]; Ol' Bloodhound [Change-Ki-Check]; Rackleddy Coon [Chew-An-Play]; Mouse [Georiga Melloncough; Darnold Duck; Mickey Rodent; Goony; Minny Rodent; a tadpole
Synopsis:
Gopo mistakenly leads the swamp dwellers into politics and disaster.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Pogo comic strip.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Scenes We'd...Like To See! (Table of Contents)

Cliche Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Snirdingbash; Lance Sterling; Gwathmey
Synopsis:
Typical climax scenes from various movie genres, with untypical endings.
Reprints:

Ripup's Believe It Or Don't (Table of Contents)

Newspaper Cartoon Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Ripley's Believe It Or Not strips.

The Barefoot Nocountessa! (Table of Contents)

Hollywood 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:
Harry Drawers [Humphrey Yogurt]; The Nocountessa [Ava Nother]; Edward Kirks; Alberto Banano; Count Vincenzo-Torlato-Pizzaria; Melvin Cowznowski
Synopsis:
Harry narrates the story of the Nocountessa, as she marries a series of rich men.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie The Barefoot Countessa.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

The MAD Reader / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for The MAD Reader paperback book.

Here Is The Very Important Announcement (Table of Contents)

Mad Magazine / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Announcement that MAD will change to a magazine-sized book with #24 within 3 months.

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.

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 approval stamp service of Zenith Company.

Tell Me What You Want Money For... (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 greeting card sales.

I Will Train You at Home in Spare Time to Be A Radio-Television Technician (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 electronics training. Inside back cover.

Check The Kind of Body You Want! (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Charles Atlas

Indexer Notes

Ad for body-building booklet. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. THINK
  2. 1. E. C.'s New Direction One-Two-Punch Mags!
    MD; Psychoanalysis
  3. 2. [Important Announcement]
  4. 3. Gopo Gossum!
    Newspaper Cartoon Dept.
  5. 4. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  6. 5. Scenes We'd...Like To See!
    Cliche Dept.
  7. 6. Ripup's Believe It Or Don't
    Newspaper Cartoon Dept.
  8. 7. The Barefoot Nocountessa!
    Hollywood Dept.
  9. 8. [untitled]
    The MAD Reader
  10. 9. Here Is The Very Important Announcement
    Mad Magazine
  11. 10. Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNMan
  12. 11. 319 All-Different Stamps
    Zenith Company
  13. 12. Tell Me What You Want Money For...
    Stuart Greetings
  14. 13. I Will Train You at Home in Spare Time to Be A Radio-Television Technician
    National Radio Institute
  15. 14. Check The Kind of Body You Want!
    Charles Atlas
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