(July 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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

After 33 Years, Our Mayjag is a-Workin' Still (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A group of hillbilly stereotypes extol the virtues of their Mayjag washing machine - - as a still.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Mutiny on the Bouncy (Table of Contents)

Tee-Hee-Ti Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Marlon Brando [as Fletcher Wristlimp]; Trevor Howard [as Captain William Blight]; Hugh Hefner
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Mutiny On The Bounty"; A preening, disaffected officer engineers a mutiny on a British Navy sailing ship because the Captain is mistreating the crew.

Brain Surgery (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1.34 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A brain surgeon encounters the unexpected in a patient's cranium.

On the Boardwalk (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boardwalk photographer has a unique service to offer.

Cherished Pages From Old Autograph Albums (Table of Contents)

Blackboard Jingle Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of personalized autograph messages from various famous people.

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

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

Script:
Harry Purvis
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cliche film scenes rewritten to be less than cliche.

Look What's Talking (Table of Contents)

Speaking From Pictures Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis Altman; Martin Cohen; Robert Natkin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Photos of every day objects with satirical word balloons added.

The Lighter Side of Dog Owners (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 cartoons satirizing dog owners.

It's About Time (Table of Contents)

Spec-Tick-Tock-Ular Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Sample of a network variety show that does nothing but tell the audience the current time.

Misery is a Cold Hot Dog (Table of Contents)

Roasted Peanuts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Nancy; Sluggo; Dondi; Little Orphan Annie; Kayo Mullins; Archie Andrews; Henry; Little Lulu; Dennis Mitchell; Swee'Pea; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Huey; Dewey: Louis; Chip Flagston; Ponytail; Junior Tracy; Alexander Bumstead; Jughead Smith; Trixie Flagston
Synopsis:
Famous comic strip characters illustrate various examples of miserable situations.
Reprints:

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

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

Script:
Harry Purvin
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cliche movie scenes rewritten to be less cliche.

How a Best-Seller is Born (Table of Contents)

Volume Business Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Arnold Doubledeal
Synopsis:
A book publisher takes the audience through the process of publishing a book.

The Mad Baseball Primer (Table of Contents)

Learning the Score Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Primer on what to expect when going to the ballpark to see a game.

Father's Day Cards From Special People (Table of Contents)

Pop's Corn Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Job-specific Father's Day cards.

The Rejection Slip (Table of Contents)

Mnay Unhappy Returns Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hudson
Pencils:
Tom Hudson
Inks:
Tom Hudson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A cartoonist tries to be rejected by Mad Magazine.

On the Beach (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 man bullied on the beach trains his body and builds himself into an impressive physical specimen.

The Tenth Hour (Table of Contents)

That's How the Kookie Crumbles Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dr. Bassethound; Richard Nixon; The District Attorney; Dr. Joyce Brothers
Synopsis:
A psychiatrist fights crime by psychoanalyzing the criminals.

Russian "Russian Roulette" (Table of Contents)

The "Red" Badge of Courage Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The Soviets put a new twist on an old game.
Reprints:

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

Cartoons inserted into the margins of random pages.

Is it True Blondes Have More Fun? (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:
A man is repelled by the face of an otherwise attractive blonde woman, indicating that she needs Lady Clinic brand plastic surgery.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. After 33 Years, Our Mayjag is a-Workin' Still
  3. 2. Mutiny on the Bouncy
    Tee-Hee-Ti Dept.
  4. 3. Brain Surgery
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. On the Boardwalk
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Cherished Pages From Old Autograph Albums
    Blackboard Jingle Dept.
  7. 6. Movie Dialogue We'd Like to Hear
    Off the Beaten Sound-Track Dept.
  8. 7. Look What's Talking
    Speaking From Pictures Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Dog Owners
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. It's About Time
    Spec-Tick-Tock-Ular Dept.
  11. 10. Misery is a Cold Hot Dog
    Roasted Peanuts Dept.
  12. 11. More Movie Dialogue We'd Like to Hear
    Off the Beaten Sound Track Dept.
  13. 12. How a Best-Seller is Born
    Volume Business Dept.
  14. 13. The Mad Baseball Primer
    Learning the Score Dept.
  15. 14. Father's Day Cards From Special People
    Pop's Corn Dept.
  16. 15. The Rejection Slip
    Mnay Unhappy Returns Dept.
  17. 16. On the Beach
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. The Tenth Hour
    That's How the Kookie Crumbles Dept.
  19. 18. Russian "Russian Roulette"
    The "Red" Badge of Courage Dept.
  20. 19. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  21. 20. Is it True Blondes Have More Fun?
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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