(October 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:
humor
Synopsis:
A dog seeking a place to urinate eyes a totem pole with Alfred E. Neuman's face as the bottom totem.

Polaroid Camera (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Parody of Polaroid camera print ads; the advertising staff offers up minimal copy in order to have more time to play with the camera.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils:
Bill Mauldin; Milton Caniff; Jerry Dumas; Mort Walker; Ken Ernst
Inks:
Bill Mauldin; Milton Caniff; Jerry Dumas; Mort Walker; Ken Ernst
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters congratulating Mad on their tenth anniversary with issue #73 are notes from celebrities Johnny Mathis, Louis Nye, Danny Kaye, Fabian, Bobby Darin, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, and cartoon missives from artists Bill Mauldin, Milton Caniff, Jerry Dumas, Ken Ernst and Mort Walker.

Alfred's Poor Almanac (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical anecdotes related to each day in August.

Dr. Killjoy (Table of Contents)

Intern for the Worst Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Chamberlain [as Dr. Killjoy]; Raymond Massey [as Dr. Guillotine]; Arthur Murray
Synopsis:
Parody of the television series Dr. Kildare; A handsome but incompetent doctor and his crusty but equally incompetent supervisor make a mess in a large metropolitan hospital.

Future TV Medical Shows (Table of Contents)

Ambulance Chasing Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Shirley Booth; Joe E. Ross; Fred Gwynne; Rod Serling; Jack Edwards; Richard Boone; Bill Cullen; Ted Mack; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Examples of how current television shows would be altered to cash in on the then-current medical show craze.

Labor Day Cards From Management to Labor (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of greeting cards aimed at various professions that emphasize the superiority of management.

Waterskiing (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 water-skier attempts to avoid a retractable bridge.

If Corporations Ran Their Own Summer Camps (Table of Contents)

Blue Chips Off the Old Block Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A summer camp designed to indoctrinate children to the corporate way of thinking.

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 lures the Black Spy into a trap.

Speaking From Pictures (Table of Contents)

Freedom With Speech Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerald Gardner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Barry Goldwater; Jack Warner; Fidel Castro; Nikita Kruschev; Dwight Eisenhower; Mamie Eisenhower; Frank Sinatra; Queen Elizabeth; John Kennedy
Synopsis:
Satirizing current events by adding dialogue to press wire photos.

When Newspaper Editors Go on Vacation (Table of Contents)

Stop-Gap the Presses Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Example of a newspaper put together by fill-in editors.

If They Had Summer Replacements in Every Day Life (Table of Contents)

Switch-Craft Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How various professions would fare if unqualified replacements performed them.

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:
A man tries to watch a film while sitting behind a woman with a large hat.

TV Ads We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Television Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hugh Downs
Synopsis:
Cynical parodies of commercials for Allstate Insurance, Anacin, Dash detergent, Imperial margarine and Raleigh cigarettes.

The Rock 'N' Roll Senior Citizens' Problem (Table of Contents)

Rock of Aged Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Elvis Presley; Ricky Nelson; Fabian; Frankie Avalon; Bobby Rydell; Chubby Checker; Bob Hope
Synopsis:
How ex-rock and roll singers will cope after rock and roll dies out.

A Celebrity's Wallet (Table of Contents)

Big Time Operator Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look into the wallet of "Ben Casey" star Vince Edwards.

Eating Out (Table of Contents)

You and the Knife and the Muzak Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Different examples of humorous situations in restaurants.

Indexer Notes

There is sufficient space above the title where the words "The Lighter Side Of" may have either been removed by the editor or fallen off during production.

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 Gray Spy
Synopsis:
The Gray Spy booby-traps the hats of the other two spies.

The Mad Celebrity Primer (Table of Contents)

Tell-A-Phony Book Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of various film and television celebrities, written in the form of a children's reading primer.

The Arrival of the King (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:
Attendants roll out the red carpet from the King's carriage.

Why We Always Look Angry in These Ad (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Sanka print ads; a disgruntled coffee bean farmer tells off American consumers.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Polaroid Camera
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  5. 4. Dr. Killjoy
    Intern for the Worst Dept.
  6. 5. Future TV Medical Shows
    Ambulance Chasing Dept.
  7. 6. Labor Day Cards From Management to Labor
    Executive Suite-Talk Dept.
  8. 7. Waterskiing
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. If Corporations Ran Their Own Summer Camps
    Blue Chips Off the Old Block Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Speaking From Pictures
    Freedom With Speech Dept.
  12. 11. When Newspaper Editors Go on Vacation
    Stop-Gap the Presses Dept.
  13. 12. If They Had Summer Replacements in Every Day Life
    Switch-Craft Dept.
  14. 13. At the Movies
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. TV Ads We'd Like to See
    Television Dept.
  16. 15. The Rock 'N' Roll Senior Citizens' Problem
    Rock of Aged Dept.
  17. 16. A Celebrity's Wallet
    Big Time Operator Dept.
  18. 17. Eating Out
    You and the Knife and the Muzak Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  20. 19. The Mad Celebrity Primer
    Tell-A-Phony Book Dept.
  21. 20. The Arrival of the King
    Don Martin Dept.
  22. 21. Why We Always Look Angry in These Ad
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