(September 1960)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Al Feldstein
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

[Fly Swatter Issue] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Useful suggestion for your copy of Mad Magazine.

A Paid Testimonial (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Fidel Castro
Synopsis:
Cuban revolution leader Fidel Castro endorses Stikky brand peanut butter.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Madison Ave. Surplus Sale (Table of Contents)

Hard Sell-Out Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
In the wake of investigations of deceptive practices by television networks and their ad agencies, said agencies are divesting themselves of their deceptive props at close-out prices.

The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cynical look at the negative effect of ice cream trucks on society.

The Fortune Teller (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A fortune teller makes a horrific discovery about her client.

Documentary Records (Table of Contents)

Sounds of our Crimes Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at documentary-style LP records.

If Magazines Carried Comic Strips (Table of Contents)

Comic Relief Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rex Morgan; Superman; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Looey; Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Flash Gordon; Dr. Zarkov; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Mama Katzenjammer; Prince Valiant; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator
Synopsis:
Tailoring comic strips to the magazines they appear in.

Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the cliche "car racing the train to the railroad crossing" scene.

Fishing (Table of Contents)

Fin And Had-it Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satire of fishing.
Reprints:

At the Clothiers (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man gets fitted for a tailored suit.

Mad Goes to a Gangster Movie Preview (Table of Contents)

Gang-Green Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ira Schlock
Synopsis:
Parody of gangster films.
Reprints:

Mad's "Pure Products" Law (Table of Contents)

What's in it for Me Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Product ingredient labels the Mad Magazine way.
Reprints:

Reproportioning Photographs for Fun and Mainly Profit (Table of Contents)

Stretching the Truth Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Stretching or squashing photos to make the products seem more impressive.

Tall Tales (Table of Contents)

Lanky-Panky Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of single panel cartoons with the panel being twice the normal height of standard newspaper panel cartoons.

Indexer Notes

These are reprints of a syndicated newspaper cartoon panel produced by Al Jaffee.

At the Masquerade (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man at the buffet gets a surprise.

Beatnik: The Magazine for Hipsters (Table of Contents)

Sick Sick Slick Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody magazine for the beat generation.

TV Ads We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Television Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of a Ban Roll-on deodorant commercial.

The Moving Men (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two moving men try to catch a woman falling from an upper floor window.
Reprints:

Good Things Begin to Happen (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Campbell Soup print ads; a man tries to get out of paying his check by putting a bug in his Campbell's soup.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Fly Swatter Issue]
  2. 1. A Paid Testimonial
  3. 2. Madison Ave. Surplus Sale
    Hard Sell-Out Dept.
  4. 3. The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  5. 4. The Fortune Teller
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Documentary Records
    Sounds of our Crimes Dept.
  7. 6. If Magazines Carried Comic Strips
    Comic Relief Dept.
  8. 7. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  9. 8. Fishing
    Fin And Had-it Dept.
  10. 9. At the Clothiers
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Mad Goes to a Gangster Movie Preview
    Gang-Green Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's "Pure Products" Law
    What's in it for Me Dept.
  13. 12. Reproportioning Photographs for Fun and Mainly Profit
    Stretching the Truth Dept.
  14. 13. Tall Tales
    Lanky-Panky Dept.
  15. 14. At the Masquerade
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Beatnik: The Magazine for Hipsters
    Sick Sick Slick Dept.
  17. 16. TV Ads We'd Like to See
    Television Dept.
  18. 17. The Moving Men
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Good Things Begin to Happen
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne