(April 1963)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.30 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

This issue has variants.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Help Stamp Out Mad (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 goes overboard with an ink pad stamp.
Reprints:

Nippo...the Lighter That's Giving Zippo the Works (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Japan comes out with a cheap imitation of the Zippo cigarette lighter.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Margin cartoons] (Table of Contents)

illustration / pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Humorous margin illustrations appearing at various points in the magazine.

East Side Story (Table of Contents)

U.N., the Night, and the Music Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Nikita Kruschev; Marshall Tito; Fidel Castro; Adlai Stevenson; Charles DeGaulle; John Kennedy; Mao-Tse Tung; Barry Goldwater
Synopsis:
World politics and political debate centered at the United Nations complex, presented as a musical fashioned after the film "West Side Story".

The Suicide (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman tries to drown herself.

How Parents Guess Wrong About Their Kids' Future Careers (Table of Contents)

Great Oafs From Little Acorns Grow Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parents see their children exhibit certain behavior and predict, incorrectly, the child's future.

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 uses a paddle ball to assault the Black Spy.

Future Group-Comparison Tests (Table of Contents)

With No Reimers or Reason Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ed Reimers
Synopsis:
Commercial product comparison tests are taken to absurd lengths.

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; Harry S. Truman; Dwight Eisenhower; Mamie Eisenhower; Nikita Kruschev; Jacqueline Kennedy; Barry Goldwater
Synopsis:
News wire photos with humorous captions added to satirize the pictured situation.

The Daily Monopoly (Table of Contents)

Editorial "I" Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of a modern newspaper.

In a Men's Haberdashery (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man takes his time selecting a scarf.

The Lighter Side of Dating (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:
Series of cartoons examining and satirizing dating rituals.

The Darker Side of Telstar (Table of Contents)

Spatial Delivery Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Vince Edwards [as Ben Casey]; David Ben Gurion; Nikita Kruschev [as Uncle Roskolnikov]; Dean Martin
Synopsis:
The good and bad points of the recently launched Telstar communications satellite are presented.

In the Klondike (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two men meet on a narrow mountain pass and attempt to pass each other.

Modern Chess (Table of Contents)

One False Move Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Modifying the rules of the game and the look of the pieces of chess to reflect modern issues.

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 lures the other spies into attacking each other.

My First College Primer (Table of Contents)

Old Format, Frosh Approach Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of various types of college students.

The Emergency (Table of Contents)

Fire! Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man attempts to use the fire emergency system in an office building.

If Mardy Were Made in Hollywood Today (Table of Contents)

Playing For Bigger Steaks Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ernest Borgnine [as Mardy]; Charlton Heston [as El Mardy]; Sophia Loren; Kirk Douglas; Marlon Brando; Yul Brynner; Agnes Morehead; Tony Curtis; Jack Palance; Ava Gardner
Synopsis:
Remaking the 1955 film "Marty" as a multimillion dollar epic.

Erase That Cowardice with Historic Old Croc (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Wilkes Booth
Synopsis:
Parody of magazine whiskey ads; John Wilkes Booth uses Old Croc whiskey to get up enough courage to assassinate the President.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Help Stamp Out Mad
  2. 1. Nippo...the Lighter That's Giving Zippo the Works
  3. 2. [Margin cartoons]
  4. 3. East Side Story
    U.N., the Night, and the Music Dept.
  5. 4. The Suicide
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. How Parents Guess Wrong About Their Kids' Future Careers
    Great Oafs From Little Acorns Grow Dept.
  7. 6. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  8. 7. Future Group-Comparison Tests
    With No Reimers or Reason Dept.
  9. 8. Speaking From Pictures
    Freedom With Speech Dept.
  10. 9. The Daily Monopoly
    Editorial "I" Dept.
  11. 10. In a Men's Haberdashery
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Dating
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. The Darker Side of Telstar
    Spatial Delivery Dept.
  14. 13. In the Klondike
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Modern Chess
    One False Move Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. My First College Primer
    Old Format, Frosh Approach Dept.
  18. 17. The Emergency
    Fire! Dept.
  19. 18. If Mardy Were Made in Hollywood Today
    Playing For Bigger Steaks Dept.
  20. 19. Erase That Cowardice with Historic Old Croc
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