(December 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.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (#1-23); Magazine size (#24 onward); saddle-stitched; glossy cover; full color (#1-23); Black & White (#24-?); full color again (#? - onward)

Special Halloween Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kelly Freas
Inks:
Kelly Freas
Colors:
Kelly Freas
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman (disembodied head only); Samhain

S'Matter? Can't You Dial? (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Dial Soap and Bell phone system; a man is dragged out of the shower to answer a wrong number phone call.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

If Doctors Advertised (Table of Contents)

There's Gold in Them There Ills Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Groucho Marx
Synopsis:
Altering famous advertising campaigns so they advertise the services of physicians.

The Mad Side-Show of Modern Freaks (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Familiar modern stereotypes presented as carnival side-show attractions.

Famous Lost Words (Table of Contents)

To Spurn a Phrase Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
William Tecumseh Sherman; Al Smith; James Lawrence; Theodore Roosevelt; John Paul Jones; Henry M. Stanley; Sir Arthur Wellesley; King Richard III; Douglas MacArthur; George Dewey
Synopsis:
Examples of historical misquotes.

TV Ads We'd Like to See: The Polydent Commercial (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of then-current Polident television ad.

The Safecrackers (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:
Four safe-crackers are apprehended when one of them makes the wrong noise at the wrong time.

TV's Wonder Dog, Lizzie (Table of Contents)

Mutt Ado About Nothing Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lassie [as Lizzie]; Jon Provost [as Tommy]; June Lockhart [as Mrs. Morton]; Hugh Reilly [as Mr. Morton]; Andy Clyde [as the neighbor]; Johnny Weissmuller [as Tarzan]; Judge Crater
Synopsis:
Parody of the television show "Lassie".

How to Get Complete Newspaper Coverage (Table of Contents)

Slob the Press Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jayne Mansfield
Synopsis:
Comparison of how the New York Times and the New York Daily News would cover particular stories.

Commercial Roulette (Table of Contents)

A Turn for the Worse Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Danny Thomas; Betty Furness; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Joe Carioca; Jack Paar
Synopsis:
A person channel-surfs and keeps hitting commercials.

How They Spend Their Summer (Table of Contents)

And Then I Wrote Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
If famous people had to do a "how I spent my summer vacation" essay.

New Service Organizations for a Lazy America (Table of Contents)

Take It Lying Down Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
New services designed to let Americans do even less.

["Dear Mr. Gaines"] (Table of Contents)

No Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein ?
Pencils:
Al Feldstein ?
Inks:
Al Feldstein ?
Letters:
Al Feldstein ?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Blank page with a note clipped to it from Al Feldstein's mother, claiming he was too sick to fill the page.

The Two Faces of World War II (Table of Contents)

Mine Enemy Grows Nicer Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Comparison of stereotypical war movie characters from films made during World War II and after the war.

The Parent from Ages 21 to 60 (Table of Contents)

The Patter of Big Feet Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at child-rearing.

The Wonderful New Dart Set (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 child shows another child his new set of darts.

Whenever You Go (Table of Contents)

illustration / 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 Arrow Shirt print ads; A Cuban loyalist about to be executed smiles because he looks so good in his Arrow dress shirt.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Halloween Issue
  2. 1. S'Matter? Can't You Dial?
  3. 2. If Doctors Advertised
    There's Gold in Them There Ills Dept.
  4. 3. The Mad Side-Show of Modern Freaks
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  5. 4. Famous Lost Words
    To Spurn a Phrase Dept.
  6. 5. TV Ads We'd Like to See: The Polydent Commercial
    Television Dept.
  7. 6. The Safecrackers
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. TV's Wonder Dog, Lizzie
    Mutt Ado About Nothing Dept.
  9. 8. How to Get Complete Newspaper Coverage
    Slob the Press Dept.
  10. 9. Commercial Roulette
    A Turn for the Worse Dept.
  11. 10. How They Spend Their Summer
    And Then I Wrote Dept.
  12. 11. New Service Organizations for a Lazy America
    Take It Lying Down Dept.
  13. 12. ["Dear Mr. Gaines"]
    No Dept.
  14. 13. The Two Faces of World War II
    Mine Enemy Grows Nicer Dept.
  15. 14. The Parent from Ages 21 to 60
    The Patter of Big Feet Dept.
  16. 15. The Wonderful New Dart Set
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. Whenever You Go
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