(September 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
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

["Warning!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Warning not to look at the back cover of the magazine.

Why These Sluggers Belt Every Pitch With T.E.A. (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Advertisement for a fictional agency that secures endorsements for famous baseball players.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The baseball players pictured are parodies of New York Yankee outfielders Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. Maris had set the single season home run record the year before.

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 each day of the month of July.

Bananaz (Table of Contents)

The Four Horsemen of the Preposterous Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud; Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lorne Greene [as Paw Cartwheel]; Dan Blocker [as Ox Cartwheel]; Michael Landon [as Mort Cartwheel]; Pernell Roberts [as Yves Cartwheel]; Primrose Blossomflower

Indexer Notes

Parody of the television series "Bonanza".

Road Signs (Table of Contents)

Talk of the Towns Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Road signs geared to specific towns and areas.

Don Martin Looks at Doctors (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Series of one-page cartoons with doctor themes.

The Mad Book of Modern Fairy Tales (Table of Contents)

Grimm Reality Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Reilly
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

New fairy tales for the modern world.

Who's In Charge Here? (Table of Contents)

Speaking From Pictures Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerald Gardner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Nikita Kruschev; John Kennedy; Caroline Kennedy; Fidel Castro; Mao-tse Tung; Jawaharlal Nehru; Queen Elizabeth; Prince Phillip; Richard Nixon; Harry S. Truman; Eleanor Roosevelt; Konrad Adenauer

Indexer Notes

Funny captions added to news photos of celebrities.

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 White Spy cons the Black Spy into thinking he is dead.

Racketeer Illustrated (Table of Contents)

Little-Read Writing Hoods Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Magazine aimed at professional criminals.

What If Products Only Worked Under Demonstration Conditions (Table of Contents)

What's the Use? Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Products that don't work as advertised.

Indexer Notes

John Kennedy tries to sign a bill with a malfunctioning Paper-Mate pen.

Typewri-Toons (Table of Contents)

Kiddin' on the Keys Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman; Bette Norman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Cartoons involving typewriter fonts.

The Lighter Side of the Summer Vacations (Table of Contents)

Too Weak to Play Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Series of jokes involving summer vacations.

Spy Vs. 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; The Red Spy
Synopsis:
A sexy female spy lures the Black Spy and the White Spy into garotting themselves.

The Subtle Science of Packaging (Table of Contents)

Who's Covering Up Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Reilly
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How packaging makes us satisfied with less.

Mad Sets a Record (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Advertisement for "The Worst Of Mad" that included a 45rpm record.

The Alfred E. Neuman Hex Sign (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Hex sign guaranteed to cause the death of anyone who looks at it and doesn't buy it.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; Ties in with the front cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Warning!"]
  2. 1. Why These Sluggers Belt Every Pitch With T.E.A.
  3. 2. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  4. 3. Bananaz
    The Four Horsemen of the Preposterous Dept.
  5. 4. Road Signs
    Talk of the Towns Dept.
  6. 5. Don Martin Looks at Doctors
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. The Mad Book of Modern Fairy Tales
    Grimm Reality Dept.
  8. 7. Who's In Charge Here?
    Speaking From Pictures Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Racketeer Illustrated
    Little-Read Writing Hoods Dept.
  11. 10. What If Products Only Worked Under Demonstration Conditions
    What's the Use? Dept.
  12. 11. Typewri-Toons
    Kiddin' on the Keys Dept.
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of the Summer Vacations
    Too Weak to Play Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. The Subtle Science of Packaging
    Who's Covering Up Dept.
  16. 15. Mad Sets a Record
  17. 16. The Alfred E. Neuman Hex Sign
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