(December 1961)

EC, 1952 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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 Fall 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
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
The Mad logo comes loose from its moorings and falls on Alfred.

Bayar Needs Fast Relief (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Bayer Aspirin print ads.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Mad Suggestions for Use of New Army Rocket Belt (Table of Contents)

Forward Arch Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Trivial uses of the experimental U.S. Army rocket belt.

The Pogo-Stick Incident (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 man disposes of his wife's pogo-stick.

Mad's Do-It-Yourself Magazine Covers (Table of Contents)

Beat 'Em to That Pulp Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Magazine covers with blanks and menus of words so you can create your own cover blurbs.

Indexer Notes

Comedian Ed Wynn appears on a movie magazine cover.

Open Office Week (Table of Contents)

Using the Same Principal Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
If children were invited to their parents' workplace to discuss their parents' achievements and progress.

Advertising Space on Road Signs (Table of Contents)

Commercial Vehicles Only Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
If traffic signs had product placement add-ons.

Celebrities' Wallets (Table of Contents)

8-Ball in the Side Pocketbook Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A peek into the wallet of actress Tuesday Weld.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / 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 and The White Spy disguise themselves as each other.

Reader's Digress (Table of Contents)

Condensed Milking Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Reader's Digest magazine.

Mad's Physical Fitness Program (Table of Contents)

Rally 'Round the Flab, Boys Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Exercise programs geared to everyday activities.

Extra Care on the World's Largest Jet Fleet (Table of Contents)

Ad Libs Dept. / photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of United Airlines print ads.

If Countries Traded People Like Baseball Teams Do (Table of Contents)

Barter-Up Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Nikita Kruschev; Lyndon Johnson; Haili Selassie; David Ben-Gurion; Eleanor Roosevelt; Chaing-kai Shek; Gamel Abdul Nassar; Konrad Adenauer; Fidel Castro; Mao-tse Tung; Nehru Gandhi; Charles DeGaulle
Synopsis:
The United Nations holds a meeting in which countries trade noted citizens, celebrities and politicians to each other.

A Mad Look at Picnics (Table of Contents)

Ants in Your Plans Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of gags with a picnic theme.

When TV Commercials Take Over Completely (Table of Contents)

And Now a Word From Our Entertainer Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
David Susskind; Jack Paar; Cliff Arquette [as Charley Weaver]
Synopsis:
Theorizing how television will look if nothing but commercials are broadcast.

Dear American Airlines (Table of Contents)

Ad Libs Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of American Airlines print ads.

A Day With J-F-K (Table of Contents)

Big-Time Operetta Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy; Caroline Kennedy; Robert Kennedy; Joseph Kennedy; Rose Kennedy; Sargent Shriver; Dwight Eisenhower; Nelson Rockefeller; Richard Nixon; Barry Goldwater; Pierre Salinger; Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Peter Lawford; Sammy Davis Jr.; Shirley MacLaine; Joey Bishop
Synopsis:
A day in the life of President Kennedy, presented as if it were a Gilbert and Sullivan opera.

Thr Prison Mess Hall Riot (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:
Prisoners stage a spontaneous demonstration in the mess hall.

Mad's Picture of the Issue (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Nikita Kruschev; Cherry Thompson; Llewellyn Thompson
Synopsis:
A humorous word balloon is added to a UPI wire photo of Premier Kruschev greeting the daughter of a U.S. ambassador.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Fool-Aid (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Kool-Aid print ads.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Fall Issue
  2. 1. Bayar Needs Fast Relief
  3. 2. Mad Suggestions for Use of New Army Rocket Belt
    Forward Arch Dept.
  4. 3. The Pogo-Stick Incident
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. Mad's Do-It-Yourself Magazine Covers
    Beat 'Em to That Pulp Dept.
  6. 5. Open Office Week
    Using the Same Principal Dept.
  7. 6. Advertising Space on Road Signs
    Commercial Vehicles Only Dept.
  8. 7. Celebrities' Wallets
    8-Ball in the Side Pocketbook Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Reader's Digress
    Condensed Milking Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's Physical Fitness Program
    Rally 'Round the Flab, Boys Dept.
  12. 11. Extra Care on the World's Largest Jet Fleet
    Ad Libs Dept.
  13. 12. If Countries Traded People Like Baseball Teams Do
    Barter-Up Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at Picnics
    Ants in Your Plans Dept.
  15. 14. When TV Commercials Take Over Completely
    And Now a Word From Our Entertainer Dept.
  16. 15. Dear American Airlines
    Ad Libs Dept.
  17. 16. A Day With J-F-K
    Big-Time Operetta Dept.
  18. 17. Thr Prison Mess Hall Riot
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Mad's Picture of the Issue
  20. 19. Fool-Aid
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