(September 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 Summer Travel Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The column with Alfred E. Neuman chiseled into it fails to support its section of the roof.

["Even This Much Can Cause Plenty Trouble"] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Gulf Oil magazine ads; Gulf campaigns against nuclear energy.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children (Table of Contents)

Going Through a Phrase Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin; Pearl Belkin
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Telling children's stories in realistic terms.

The Inventor (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:
A machine turns upon its inventor.

How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World (Table of Contents)

Buy the Way Dept / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; John Kennedy
Synopsis:
Altering famous advertising campaigns so the product they sell is the United States.

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 Black Spy uses a sonic attack against the White Spy.

Television Programs Aimed at Late, Late Audiences (Table of Contents)

Morning Becomes Electric Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Television programs targeted to specific demographics known to be up overnight.

A Mad Look at the Beach (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:
Series of beach-related gags.

A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations (Table of Contents)

Vowel Play Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical classified ad abbreviations.

Mad's Custom Career-Designed European Tours (Table of Contents)

On-The-Job Craning Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Reilly
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
European tours gears to specific trades.

TV Commercials With Suspense (Table of Contents)

Brand X Marks the Spot Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Cameron Swayze [as John Cameron Crazee]
Synopsis:
Altering familiar television commercials to create suspenseful endings.

Medical Illustrated (Table of Contents)

Inside Joke Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical version of a magazine geared toward physicians.

Mad's Auto Travel Games (Table of Contents)

Fun for the Road Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Games that can occupy children during long car trips.

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 White Spy decoys the Black Spy with a phony telegraph.

Karate (Table of Contents)

Chop Sticks Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Mendelsohn
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the martial art of karate.

The Good Doctor in Africa (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An African explorer gets a surprise.

The Jack Kennedy Show (Table of Contents)

Capitol Punishment Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Edward R. Murrow; Franklin Roosevelt Jr.; Harry S. Truman; Adlai Stevenson; Margaret Truman; Robert Kennedy; Tony Curtis; Sammy Davis Jr.
Synopsis:
What if President John Kennedy hosted a television talk show like NBC's The Tonight Show?

Indexer Notes

Franklin Roosevelt Jr. performs Cliff Arquette's "Charley Weaver" character.

The Trouble With Owning a Cadillac (Table of Contents)

comic story / 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 Cadillac print ads.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Summer Travel Issue
  2. 1. ["Even This Much Can Cause Plenty Trouble"]
  3. 2. A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children
    Going Through a Phrase Dept.
  4. 3. The Inventor
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World
    Buy the Way Dept
  6. 5. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  7. 6. Television Programs Aimed at Late, Late Audiences
    Morning Becomes Electric Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at the Beach
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations
    Vowel Play Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's Custom Career-Designed European Tours
    On-The-Job Craning Dept.
  11. 10. TV Commercials With Suspense
    Brand X Marks the Spot Dept.
  12. 11. Medical Illustrated
    Inside Joke Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Auto Travel Games
    Fun for the Road Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  15. 14. Karate
    Chop Sticks Dept.
  16. 15. The Good Doctor in Africa
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. The Jack Kennedy Show
    Capitol Punishment Dept.
  18. 17. The Trouble With Owning a Cadillac
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