(July 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 Jackpot Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three Alfreds on the slot machine wins you a jackpot of fruit.

["Take TNT and See"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Tea Council print ads.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

If There'd Been a Madison Ave. Down Through History (Table of Contents)

That Old Ad-Age Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ad campaigns based on historical items.

A Mad Look at the Telephone (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:
A series of phone-related gags.

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

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of movie deathbed scenes.

The Mad Treasury of Unknown Poetry (Table of Contents)

Verse of the People Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of famous poems.

A Young Man's Ambition (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 bets his future success on his dazzling smile.

A Mad Guide For Baby Sitters (Table of Contents)

Squatters' Rights Dept / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dennis Mitchell; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Satirical how-to guide for choosing the best baby sitter.

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 White Spy tries to ambush the Black Spy by dressing in a cat costume.

The Daily Square (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A newspaper geared to the tragically unhip.

Boarding the Uptown Bus (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 tries to board an overcrowded city bus.

The Business of Baseball (Table of Contents)

Diamonds Are a Boy's Best Friend Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how professional baseball has changed in sixty years.

The Typical Summer Resort Ad (Table of Contents)

Trail of the Lonesome Pines Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of deceptive advertising for summer resorts.

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 Black Spy trains his dog to attack the White Spy.

Sneaky Camera (Table of Contents)

Hocus-Focus Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Arthur Godfrey [as Arthur Gadfly]; Alan Funt [as Alan Funn]
Synopsis:
Parody of the television show "Candid Camera".

In the Doctor's Office (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 goes to a doctor for his nervous tic.

A Career Awaits You in the Modern Army (Table of Contents)

A Private Joke Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Careers you can learn while a member of the U.S. military.

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo appearance as a general.

Bedtime Stories As Told by Job-Conscious Fathers (Table of Contents)

Once-Upon-A-Time-And-A-Half-Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Fairy tales adjusted to specific job situations by their tellers.

In the Penny Arcade (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 plays a race course game in a penny arcade.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Jackpot Issue
  2. 1. ["Take TNT and See"]
  3. 2. If There'd Been a Madison Ave. Down Through History
    That Old Ad-Age Dept.
  4. 3. A Mad Look at the Telephone
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  5. 4. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  6. 5. The Mad Treasury of Unknown Poetry
    Verse of the People Dept.
  7. 6. A Young Man's Ambition
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Guide For Baby Sitters
    Squatters' Rights Dept
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  10. 9. The Daily Square
  11. 10. Boarding the Uptown Bus
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. The Business of Baseball
    Diamonds Are a Boy's Best Friend Dept.
  13. 12. The Typical Summer Resort Ad
    Trail of the Lonesome Pines Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  15. 14. Sneaky Camera
    Hocus-Focus Dept.
  16. 15. In the Doctor's Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. A Career Awaits You in the Modern Army
    A Private Joke Dept.
  18. 17. Bedtime Stories As Told by Job-Conscious Fathers
    Once-Upon-A-Time-And-A-Half-Dept.
  19. 18. In the Penny Arcade
    Don Martin Dept.
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