(April 1961)

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

Special March Winds Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Samples of decorative weather vanes, including one shaped like Alfred E. Neuman.

Enjoy-The-View Television (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of General Electric television print ads.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Total Sell (Table of Contents)

Stretching the Selling-Point Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cynical look at advertising and marketing schemes.

The Population Explosion (Table of Contents)

No Room at the Top Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look at how over-population in the future will complicate every day activities.

A Guided Tour Through a Steel Foundry (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 tour through a foundry goes horribly wrong.

How to Make Dull Reading Matter Interesting (Table of Contents)

No-Humdrum Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Improving text presentations through exciting graphics.

Greeting Cards with Enclosures (Table of Contents)

Battle of the Bulge Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Greeting cards with appropriate objects enclosed.

Mad Visits the World's Greatest TV Panelist (Table of Contents)

No-Talent Associates Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Edward R. Murrow [as Ed Morrow]; Johnny Sincere; Bennett Cerf [as Bennett Smirk]; Dorothy Kilgallen [as Dorothy Killbottle]; John Daly [as Don Coyly]
Synopsis:
Biography of a professional game show panelist.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The spies try to seduce each other.

Up to Date Names for Rockets and Missiles (Table of Contents)

Out to Launch Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Paar; Charles Van Doren; Jimmy Hoffa; Louella Parsons; Dean Martin; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Naming missiles after celebrities to highlight their specific capabilities.

Togetherness Through Music (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 music teacher plays the heads of his students like a xylophone.

Indexer Notes

This gag bears a passing resemblance to the famous "Nairobi Trio" skit performed on the Ernie Kovacs Show.

Ladies Home Journey (Table of Contents)

Bringing Down Father Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the magazine The Ladies Home Journal.

Horseback Riding (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:
Satirical look at horseback riding.

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The spies insult two strangers, thinking each is the other spy in disguise.

Mail Order Gift Catalogues (Table of Contents)

Parcel Pest Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of mail order gift catalogs.

Tomorrow's Parents (Table of Contents)

Daddy-O Knows Best Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at how 1960 era teenagers will be in the future when they have kids.

In a French Restaurant (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 fussy customer demands to see the head chef of a restaurant.

The United Nations Awards Show (Table of Contents)

Every Dag Must Have His Day Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dag Hammerskjold; Andrei Gromyko; Mao-tse Tung; Marilyn Monroe; Jimmy Stewart; Elsa Maxwell; Gamel Abdul Nassar; Walter Winchell; Nikita Kruschev; Tab Hunter; Fidel Castro; Richard Nixon; Lawrence Welk; Andrei Porumbeanu
Synopsis:
The United Nations holds an Oscar-like award show.

What This Country Needs is a Good 25 Cent Humor Mag (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks:
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Carmine the Ward Heeler
Synopsis:
A corrupt local politician gives a testimonial for Mad Magazine.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

He Bought the Brooklyn Bridge With His Sucker Pen (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of print ads for upscale fountain pens.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special March Winds Issue
  2. 1. Enjoy-The-View Television
  3. 2. The Total Sell
    Stretching the Selling-Point Dept.
  4. 3. The Population Explosion
    No Room at the Top Dept.
  5. 4. A Guided Tour Through a Steel Foundry
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. How to Make Dull Reading Matter Interesting
    No-Humdrum Dept.
  7. 6. Greeting Cards with Enclosures
    Battle of the Bulge Dept.
  8. 7. Mad Visits the World's Greatest TV Panelist
    No-Talent Associates Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  10. 9. Up to Date Names for Rockets and Missiles
    Out to Launch Dept.
  11. 10. Togetherness Through Music
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. Ladies Home Journey
    Bringing Down Father Dept.
  13. 12. Horseback Riding
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  15. 14. Mail Order Gift Catalogues
    Parcel Pest Dept.
  16. 15. Tomorrow's Parents
    Daddy-O Knows Best Dept.
  17. 16. In a French Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. The United Nations Awards Show
    Every Dag Must Have His Day Dept.
  19. 18. What This Country Needs is a Good 25 Cent Humor Mag
  20. 19. He Bought the Brooklyn Bridge With His Sucker Pen
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