(October 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred E. Neuman defies the law of gravity, because he never studied law.

[Past Blue Ribbons Beer] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer magazine ads.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The "Violence Trend" on TV (Table of Contents)

21-Inch Scream Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit; Dave Berg; Frank Jacobs; Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Clayton "Bud" Collyer; Douglas Edwards
Synopsis:
Examples of various television programming made more violent.

"Cool" Casey at the Bat (Table of Contents)

Bop-Fly Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical retelling of the Ernest Lawrence Thayer poem.
Reprints:

Successful Merchandising (Table of Contents)

A Profit Without Honor Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How to successfully market your less-than-successful product.
Reprints:

Amateur Photography (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous look at the hobby of photography.

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo on the cover of a photography hobby magazine.

The Carpenter's Assistants (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two carpenter's assistants break more than they build.
Reprints:

A Child's History of the Middle 1900's (Table of Contents)

Past Tense Years Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of history texts.
Reprints:

Sailing (Table of Contents)

The Breeze And Aye-Aye Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at small-craft sailing.
Reprints:

Critical Reviews of Everything (Table of Contents)

Pats And Pans Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody newspaper clippings of reviews of mundane events.

Indexer Notes

The two pictures published with the review of the latest issue of Mad Magazine has a cut line of Gary Belkin under a picture of Alfred E. Neuman and a cut line of Alfred E. Neuman under a picture of a man, presumably author Gary Belkin.

Mad's 1960 Political Alphabet Book (Table of Contents)

Caps And Robbers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A political concept for each letter of the alphabet.

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman appears as an inmate in a psychiatric hospital being interviewed by a political pollster.

Carols for All Occasions (Table of Contents)

Holiday Jeer Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Carols geared to holidays other than Christmas.

The Mad "Down-To-Earth" Coloring Book (Table of Contents)

Hue And Cryin' Out Loud Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A coloring book that doubles as a cynical examination of modern life.

Highway Squad (Table of Contents)

Asphalt Bungle Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Broderick Crawford [as Lt. Don Mildew]
Synopsis:
Parody of the television series "Highway Patrol".
Reprints:

Help the Best Man to Win (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Solicitation for Alfred E. Neuman for President merchandise.

Indulge Yourself (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Sanka Coffee print ad.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Past Blue Ribbons Beer]
  3. 2. The "Violence Trend" on TV
    21-Inch Scream Dept.
  4. 3. "Cool" Casey at the Bat
    Bop-Fly Dept.
  5. 4. Successful Merchandising
    A Profit Without Honor Dept.
  6. 5. Amateur Photography
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  7. 6. The Carpenter's Assistants
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. A Child's History of the Middle 1900's
    Past Tense Years Dept.
  9. 8. Sailing
    The Breeze And Aye-Aye Dept.
  10. 9. Critical Reviews of Everything
    Pats And Pans Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's 1960 Political Alphabet Book
    Caps And Robbers Dept.
  12. 11. Carols for All Occasions
    Holiday Jeer Dept.
  13. 12. The Mad "Down-To-Earth" Coloring Book
    Hue And Cryin' Out Loud Dept.
  14. 13. Highway Squad
    Asphalt Bungle Dept.
  15. 14. Help the Best Man to Win
  16. 15. Indulge Yourself
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