(June 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

Look, Ma: Special Mother's Day 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; Whistler's mother

After You Let Your Fingers Do the Walking (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Bell Telephone print ads: After letting her fingers do the walking through the Yellow Pages, a woman is forced to soak them in Epsom salts.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

If They Held a Summit Meeting at the White House (Table of Contents)

A White House is Not a Home Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Nikita Kruschev; Douglas Dillon; Mao-tse Tung; Robert Kennedy; Dean Martin; Lyndon Johnson; Abraham Lincoln; Jacqueline Kennedy; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Konrad Schmidt; Caroline Kennedy; Adlai Stevenson; Dean Rusk; Fidel Castro
Synopsis:
President Kennedy's attempt to hold an international summit at the White House is sabotaged by his family and his family's hangers-on.

Look Before You Leap (Table of Contents)

Sinking Fund Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A destitute man attempts suicide.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / cartoon / pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Humorous illustrations placed in the margins of random pages.

Speaking From Pictures (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gerald Gardner
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Jawaharlal Nehru; Richard Nixon; Robert Kennedy; Ethel Kennedy; Dwight Eisenhower; Charles DeGaulle; Mao-tse Tung; Nikita Kruschev
Synopsis:
Humorous word balloons are added to wire photos to satirize the depicted events.

TV's Effect on Children (Table of Contents)

Helf-Nielsen Dept. / comic story / pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gary Moore; Bill Cullen; Jayne Mansfield; Bennett Cerf; Edward Kennedy; Vince Edwards [as Ben Casey]; Mitch Miller
Synopsis:
Examples of how television is negatively influencing children's behavior.

The High Dive (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 realizes in mid-dive that he's still wearing his wristwatch.

Movie Dialogue We'd Like to Hear (Table of Contents)

Off the Beaten Sound Track Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Movie cliches redone to make them less cliche.

How to Succeed at Childhood (Table of Contents)

Bratmanship Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Pearl Belkin
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A child's primer for coping with adults.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy tries to strafe the White Spy with his plane; The White Spy tries to bomb the Black Spy from his helicopter; The Black Spy tries to diffuse a bomb placed under his bed by the White Spy.

Tax Time U.S.A. (Table of Contents)

The Ides of Taxes Are Upon Us Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The income tax filing deadline presented as a star-studded television telethon.

How to Transform Your Dumpy City Into an Attractive Tourist Trap (Table of Contents)

Dept. of the Inferior / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Hints on how to turn the less attractive aspects of a city into points of interest.

The First Echo (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:
Three cavemen discover echoes.

Mad's Realistic, Up-To-Date Service Songs (Table of Contents)

March Along with Mitch Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Military marches updated to reflect the times.

The Lighter Side of Family Doctors (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Series of cartoons looking at the foibles of people's relationship with the medical community.

The Rise and Fall of a Recording Star (Table of Contents)

Slipped Disc Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The career of a fictional recording star traced through her record album covers.

More Movie Dialogue We'd Like to Hear (Table of Contents)

Off the Beaten Sound Track Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Movie cliches reworked so they're no longer cliches.

Mad's "Discount Center" Owner of the Year (Table of Contents)

The Price is a Riot Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dorothy Kilgallen [as Dorothy Kilfifth]
Synopsis:
An interview with the owner of a discount department store.

Indexer Notes

Among the shoppers in the background of the interview are Superman, Adolf Hitler and Frankenstein's Monster.

The Inventor at the Novelty Company (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 pitches his newly invented novelty to the company owner.

A Penny Can Make Your Conscience Feel Better (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 Association of American Florists print ads; Suggestions for placating your wife after you spend the night drinking.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Look, Ma: Special Mother's Day Issue
  2. 1. After You Let Your Fingers Do the Walking
  3. 2. If They Held a Summit Meeting at the White House
    A White House is Not a Home Dept.
  4. 3. Look Before You Leap
    Sinking Fund Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Speaking From Pictures
    Freedom With Speech Dept.
  7. 6. TV's Effect on Children
    Helf-Nielsen Dept.
  8. 7. The High Dive
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. Movie Dialogue We'd Like to Hear
    Off the Beaten Sound Track Dept.
  10. 9. How to Succeed at Childhood
    Bratmanship Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Tax Time U.S.A.
    The Ides of Taxes Are Upon Us Dept.
  13. 12. How to Transform Your Dumpy City Into an Attractive Tourist Trap
    Dept. of the Inferior
  14. 13. The First Echo
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's Realistic, Up-To-Date Service Songs
    March Along with Mitch Dept.
  16. 15. The Lighter Side of Family Doctors
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  17. 16. The Rise and Fall of a Recording Star
    Slipped Disc Dept.
  18. 17. More Movie Dialogue We'd Like to Hear
    Off the Beaten Sound Track Dept.
  19. 18. Mad's "Discount Center" Owner of the Year
    The Price is a Riot Dept.
  20. 19. The Inventor at the Novelty Company
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. A Penny Can Make Your Conscience Feel Better
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