(December 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

Special Cutting Classes Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred sits on a stool cutting paper dolls.

Pesky Import (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Volkswagen print ads; The Volkswagen Beetle is portrayed as an insect-machine hybrid.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Speaking From Pictures (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gerald Gardner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Lyndon Johnson; Fidel Castro; John Glenn; Jacqueline Kennedy; Caroline Kennedy; Willy Brandt; Richard Nixon; Robert Kennedy; Edward Kennedy
Synopsis:
Series of news wire photos spoofing current events through humorous added captions.

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 of the month of October.

Kids Letters to Other World Leaders (Table of Contents)

Innocents Abroad Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Pearl Belkin
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of letters kindergarten age children might write to various world leaders.

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 counters the White Spy's proficiency in judo.

The Irving Irving Story (Table of Contents)

There's No Business Like "Snow" Business Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Parody musical based on the life of a parody amalgam of musical composers.

Superstitions (Table of Contents)

Hex Marks the Spot Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Mendelsohn
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Humorous enactments of common superstitions.

Celebrities' Home Movies (Table of Contents)

A Star is Boring Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel; Arnie Kogan
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Wayne; Alfred Hitchcock; Mickey Rooney; Lloyd Bridges; Frank Sinatra; Richard Chamberlain; Stanley Berman
Synopsis:
Humorous home movies featuring various film and television celebrities.

"Robinson Crusoe" or On The Beach with Don Martin (Table of Contents)

Friend or Defoe Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Daniel Defoe (original story); Don Martin (adaptation)
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robinson Crusoe; Friday
Synopsis:
Adaptation of the novel "Robinson Crusoe", with satirical illustrations by Don Martin.

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 sells munitions to the other two spys.

Intellectual TV Shows Geared to the Seven-Year-Old Mind (Table of Contents)

Vidiot's Delight Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley; Pierre Sallinger; Walter Cronkite; Lawrence Spivak; Barry Goldwater
Synopsis:
Various news and debate programs are presented with the participants acting like children.

The Lighter Side of Teenagers (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various humorous situations involving teenage behavior.

A Celebrity's Purse (Table of Contents)

Grab Bag Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elizabeth Taylor
Synopsis:
Items that would be found in Elizabeth Taylor's purse.

Mad's 1962 Football Roundup (Table of Contents)

Varsity Dregs Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Humorous look at College Football.

Chicken: The Magazine for Gentle Men (Table of Contents)

The Call of the Mild Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody trade magazine aimed at timid people.

The Parting Shot (Table of Contents)

Touch-and-Go Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dying man indulges in one last act.

Bootyrest - - For the Money That Can Buy Happiness (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Beauty Rest mattress print ads; a man only gets a comfortable night's sleep by stuffing his mattress with all of his money.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Cutting Classes Issue
  2. 1. Pesky Import
  3. 2. Speaking From Pictures
    Freedom With Speech Dept.
  4. 3. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  5. 4. Kids Letters to Other World Leaders
    Innocents Abroad Dept.
  6. 5. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  7. 6. The Irving Irving Story
    There's No Business Like "Snow" Business Dept.
  8. 7. Superstitions
    Hex Marks the Spot Dept.
  9. 8. Celebrities' Home Movies
    A Star is Boring Dept.
  10. 9. "Robinson Crusoe" or On The Beach with Don Martin
    Friend or Defoe Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Intellectual TV Shows Geared to the Seven-Year-Old Mind
    Vidiot's Delight Dept.
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of Teenagers
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. A Celebrity's Purse
    Grab Bag Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's 1962 Football Roundup
    Varsity Dregs Dept.
  16. 15. Chicken: The Magazine for Gentle Men
    The Call of the Mild Dept.
  17. 16. The Parting Shot
    Touch-and-Go Dept.
  18. 17. Bootyrest - - For the Money That Can Buy Happiness
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