(January 1963)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Happy New Year Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred copies the issue theme onto the space over the logo - - poorly.

If Kids Designed Their Own Christmas Toys (Table of Contents)

They Drew What They Wanted Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (models); Lester Krauss (photos)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (models); Lester Krauss (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of plans for various toys and the actual to scale models of those same toys.
Reprints:

Alfred's Poor Almanac (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cynical anecdotes for every date in the month of December.

In the Doctor's Office (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 doctor examines a man with a flower growing out of his head.

If the U.S. Government Bought Like the U.S. Public Buys (Table of Contents)

Boosting the Economy-size Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Pentagon purchasing based on advertising, coupons and volume discounts.

Speaking From Pictures (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gerald Gardner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
John Kennedy; Barry Goldwater; Richard Nixon; Lyndon Johnson; Harry Truman; Caroline Kennedy; Robert Kennedy
Synopsis:
Satirical captions are added to news wire photos to humorous effect.

TV Pilot Films That Never Made It (Table of Contents)

Footage in the Mouth Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dorothy Collins; Snooky Lanson; Hugh Hefner; Casey Stengel; Billy Sol Estes; Richard Burton; Burl Ives
Synopsis:
Samples of TV pilot shows that were bad ideas.

A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort (Table of Contents)

Capsule Humor Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of single panel cartoons lampooning the space program.
Reprints:

Seeing Isn't Always Believing (Table of Contents)

Photo-play Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How news photos can be used to distort the record of various events.

The Lighter Side of Winter (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:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Series of illustrated humorous anecdotes concerning winter and winter activities.

Modern Teenage Sports (Table of Contents)

Sweet Bide of Youth Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of teenage behavior modified to become sporting events.

The Assassination (Table of Contents)

Crowning Achievement Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A coronation goes horribly wrong.

When Advertising Takes Over Magazines Completely (Table of Contents)

Ad Nauseum Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of current magazines changed to have more product placement than editorial content.

Mad's Modern Aids to Happier Living (Table of Contents)

Mother, Is This Invention a Necessity Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Reilly
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Dubious solutions to some of the irritations of modern life.

Mad's Movie Theater Owner of the Year (Table of Contents)

B-O Plenty Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dorothy Kilgallen [as Dorothy Killfifth]; Irving Mulet
Synopsis:
A successful movie theater owner is interviewed.

In a Sicilian Restaurant (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 diner reads a particularly scary issue of "Mafia Comics".

Mad's Merry Christmas Happy New Year Alphabet Book (Table of Contents)

Yule-O-Gee Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical holiday-based items for every letter of the alphabet.

At the Barber Shop (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 barber gives a man with a huge pompadour a hair cut.

A Very Merry Christmas (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Santa prepares to go down the chimney of a bomb shelter, unaware that the paranoid owner is waiting for him with a shotgun.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Guzzlemidt Rotgut] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee ?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (illustration); Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (illustration); Lester Krauss (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of liquor magazine ads; Guzzlemidt Rotgut is guaranteed to give you delirium tremens faster than any other brand of liquor.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Happy New Year Issue
  2. 1. If Kids Designed Their Own Christmas Toys
    They Drew What They Wanted Dept.
  3. 2. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  4. 3. In the Doctor's Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. If the U.S. Government Bought Like the U.S. Public Buys
    Boosting the Economy-size Dept.
  6. 5. Speaking From Pictures
    Freedom With Speech Dept.
  7. 6. TV Pilot Films That Never Made It
    Footage in the Mouth Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort
    Capsule Humor Dept.
  9. 8. Seeing Isn't Always Believing
    Photo-play Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Winter
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Modern Teenage Sports
    Sweet Bide of Youth Dept.
  12. 11. The Assassination
    Crowning Achievement Dept.
  13. 12. When Advertising Takes Over Magazines Completely
    Ad Nauseum Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's Modern Aids to Happier Living
    Mother, Is This Invention a Necessity Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's Movie Theater Owner of the Year
    B-O Plenty Dept.
  16. 15. In a Sicilian Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. Mad's Merry Christmas Happy New Year Alphabet Book
    Yule-O-Gee Dept.
  18. 17. At the Barber Shop
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. A Very Merry Christmas
  20. 19. [Guzzlemidt Rotgut]
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