(July 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)

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Special 10th Anniversary 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

Memo (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Blank page with a memo from Bill Gaines to Al Feldstein directing the page to contain all of the congratulatory letters Gaines "expects" them to receive.

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 date in May and June.

C-Men in Action (Table of Contents)

Invisible Shields Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Caroline Kennedy; John Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy; Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jr.; Shirley MacLaine; Peter Lawford; Dennis the Menace
Synopsis:
Parody television show revolving around the Secret Service squad assigned to guard Caroline Kennedy.

A Fisherman and His Wife (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 accidentally swallows his wife's catch.

Friend of the Family (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Hilton Hotel print ads.

Celebrities' Wallets (Table of Contents)

Slipping Discs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look at the items in Chubby Checker's wallet.

The Lighter Side of Smoking (Table of Contents)

We'll See You Inhale Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of gags involving smoking.

Mother's Day Cards For Substitute Mothers (Table of Contents)

Put Them All Together They Spell Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mother's Day cards aimed at surrogate mother figures.

Mad Visits a Charity Organization Meeting (Table of Contents)

Funders Keepers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Meeting of a charity organization whose main aim is raising money for its own sake.

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 decoys the White Spy with a robot duplicate.

A Mad Guide to Party Conversation (Table of Contents)

Double-Talk Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Revealing the truth behind party conversation anecdotes.

If Comic Strip Characters Were As Old As Their Strips (Table of Contents)

The Yellowed Kids Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Superman; Dick Tracy; Junior; Popeye; Bluto; Sweetpea; J. Wellington Wimpy; Fearless Fosdick; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mandrake the Magician; Lothar; Narda; Tarzan; Jane Porter; Henry; Dennis Mitchell
Synopsis:
Examples of comic strip characters aged.
Reprints:

Mad Mother's Day Gift Suggestions (Table of Contents)

Mom Is For-Giving Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mother's Day gifts geared for specific types of people.

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 Black Spy tries to execute the White Spy.

A Typical Old Time Prison Movie/A Typical Prison Movie of the Future (Table of Contents)

Wry Off the Rocks Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
James Cagney; J.D. Cannon; George Raft; Edward G. Robinson; Forrest Tucker; Peter Lorre; Pat O'Brien
Synopsis:
One page of a standard 1930's Warner Brothers prison movie, contrasted with the same type of picture that would be made in the 1960's.

On the Elevator (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 elevator operator intentionally stalls the car in order to be alone with a beautiful woman.

A Mad Look at the Eating Habits of Animals (Table of Contents)

Diner's Cub Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Series of spot gags with a theme of animals eating.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Hercules tries to topple the columns of a temple, with unexpected results.

A Mad Guide to "Do-It-Yourself" TV Repairs (Table of Contents)

Easy on the Socket-Book Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How to repair your television set by yourself.

The Salesman (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 Door-to-door Salesman disregards the dog-warning signs in a yard.

World's Only Dog Food That Regulates Your Doggy (Table of Contents)

illustration / 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 Wagon Train Dog Food ads.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special 10th Anniversary Issue
  2. 1. Memo
  3. 2. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  4. 3. C-Men in Action
    Invisible Shields Dept.
  5. 4. A Fisherman and His Wife
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Friend of the Family
    Ad-Libs Dept.
  7. 6. Celebrities' Wallets
    Slipping Discs Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Smoking
    We'll See You Inhale Dept.
  9. 8. Mother's Day Cards For Substitute Mothers
    Put Them All Together They Spell Dept.
  10. 9. Mad Visits a Charity Organization Meeting
    Funders Keepers Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. A Mad Guide to Party Conversation
    Double-Talk Dept.
  13. 12. If Comic Strip Characters Were As Old As Their Strips
    The Yellowed Kids Dept.
  14. 13. Mad Mother's Day Gift Suggestions
    Mom Is For-Giving Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. A Typical Old Time Prison Movie/A Typical Prison Movie of the Future
    Wry Off the Rocks Dept.
  17. 16. On the Elevator
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. A Mad Look at the Eating Habits of Animals
    Diner's Cub Dept.
  19. 18. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  20. 19. A Mad Guide to "Do-It-Yourself" TV Repairs
    Easy on the Socket-Book Dept.
  21. 20. The Salesman
    Don Martin Dept.
  22. 21. World's Only Dog Food That Regulates Your Doggy
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