(March 1962)

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
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred is the Joker in the deck.

Liberty Mutilate (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 Liberty Mutual Insurance print ads.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Alfred's Poor Almanac (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical anecdotes for every day in the month of January.

If Babies Could Take "Parent Pictures" (Table of Contents)

Spocking of Pictures Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Reilly
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Comparison of the pictures adults take of babies with the pictures babies take of adults.

Mad Previews the Top News Stories of 1962 (Table of Contents)

The Hearst Is Yet to Come Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jr.; Shirley MacLaine; Marilyn Monroe; Paul Anka; Fidel Castro
Synopsis:
Satirical newspaper items of events yet to come.

The Lighter Side of the Dentist (Table of Contents)

Tooth-Tooth-Toothie, Good-bye Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of jokes with a dentist theme.

The Painter (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:
An artist paints a miniature portrait of a large woman.

Fight Songs For Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports (Table of Contents)

Siss-Boom-Blah Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Fight songs geared for so-called "non-revenue" NCAA sports.

At the Movies (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:
An usher tries to evacuate a theater after someone yells "fire".

Model Building Kits for Adults (Table of Contents)

Hobby Horse-ing Around Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Hobby kits geared to an adult audience.

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 tries to bomb the White Spy's tent.

The Guest of Royalty (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:
At a mansion, a guest rings for service.

Padded Magazine Stories (Table of Contents)

Pay as You Snow Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Padding magazine text stories to bump up the word count.

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2 (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 White Spy sets a trap for the Black Spy, but is foiled.

If TV Shows Were Actually Like Their "Capsule Descriptions" (Table of Contents)

Spittin' On The Image Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Walter Cronkite; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley
Synopsis:
Television shows act literally like their descriptions.

The Infernal Triangle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lois Carpenter
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An ode to television sitcom wives.

Some TV Ads We Never Got to See (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Four satirical versions of the television ad for Imperial Margarine.

The Stone-Age Trend on TV (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dwayne Hickman [as Dobie Gillis]; Bob Denver [as Maynard G. Krebs]; Alley Oop; Richard Boone [as Paladin]; Jon Provost [as Timmy]
Synopsis:
Adapting other television programs to the "Flintstones" formula.

Less Violent TV Shows (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Making typical television action scenes less grisly.

TV Dinners to Match the Shows (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Adapting frozen entrees to the program being viewed.

When Culture Comes to Top-Rated TV Shows (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robert Stack [as Eliot Ness]; Dick Clark
Synopsis:
Injecting high-brow culture into "The Untouchables" and "American Bandstand".

The Hitchiker (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 hitcher tries everything to get a ride.

The Saturday Evening Post (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of a Saturday Evening Post cover.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Liberty Mutilate
  3. 2. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  4. 3. If Babies Could Take "Parent Pictures"
    Spocking of Pictures Dept.
  5. 4. Mad Previews the Top News Stories of 1962
    The Hearst Is Yet to Come Dept.
  6. 5. The Lighter Side of the Dentist
    Tooth-Tooth-Toothie, Good-bye Dept.
  7. 6. The Painter
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Fight Songs For Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports
    Siss-Boom-Blah Dept.
  9. 8. At the Movies
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Model Building Kits for Adults
    Hobby Horse-ing Around Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. The Guest of Royalty
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Padded Magazine Stories
    Pay as You Snow Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. If TV Shows Were Actually Like Their "Capsule Descriptions"
    Spittin' On The Image Dept.
  16. 15. The Infernal Triangle
  17. 16. Some TV Ads We Never Got to See
  18. 17. The Stone-Age Trend on TV
  19. 18. Less Violent TV Shows
  20. 19. TV Dinners to Match the Shows
  21. 20. When Culture Comes to Top-Rated TV Shows
  22. 21. The Hitchiker
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. The Saturday Evening Post
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