(October 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)

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Does This Ad Look Blurred to You? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The text of an ad is intentionally printed out of focus to trick readers into visiting an optometrist.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Future Talking Ads (Table of Contents)

The Blurbs is Coming Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks:
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the style of advertisement where inanimate objects talk to each other, taking to absurd extreme.

The Nurtzes (Table of Contents)

Ward Healers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Shirl Conway [as Lizz Throb]; Zina Bethune [as Gale Luckless]; Ed Begley Sr. [as Ed Bagel]; Nehemiah Persoff [as Nehemiah Perstop]; Dina Merrill [as Dina Peril]
Synopsis:
Parody of the CBS TV series "The Nurses"; A cynical veteran nurse mentors a naive and slightly dim student nurse through the wards of an incompetent hospital.

Mad's Report on Progress (Table of Contents)

Patent Panning Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Examples of how advancements in technology haven't necessarily made our lives better.

The Masterpiece (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
Characters:
Elizabeth Taylor [as Cleopatra]; Richard Burton [as Marc Antony]
Synopsis:
An artist finishes the portrait he was laboring on.

Comicland (Table of Contents)

Funnies Are People Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Superman; Donald Duck; Henry; Daisy Mae; Nancy; Smitty; Dondi; Alexander Bumstead; Charlie Brown; Little Lulu; Kayo Mullins; Marcia Mason; Junior Tracy; Daddy Warbucks; Punjab; Mary Worth; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Scandal tabloid-style magazine focused on the private lives of famous comic strip characters.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

There is also a fictional ad in the magazine for glamor photos of various comic strip characters, including Prince Valiant, The Dragon Lady, Mary Perkins, Eve Jones, Winnie Winkle and Miss Mizzou.

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 confuses the White Spy with a spring-loaded blackjack.

The Lighter Side of Parents (of Little Kids) (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 satirizing the relationship between parents and their children.

What If Hollywood Were to Follow the Trend Towards Long and Pretentious Titles for TV Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marquee De Sad Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
King Kong; The Three Stooges [Moe Howard; Larry Fine; Joe DeRita]; Alfred Hitchcock; Chubby Checker
Synopsis:
Pedantic, over-descriptive titles for new television shows.

On a Saturday Afternoon (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 father complains about his son's obsession with the game "piggyback".

The Trend Towards Swimming Pools as a Status Symbol (Table of Contents)

Making a Bigt Splash Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Swimming pools adapted to fit any urban situation.

Psychoanalysis by Mail (Table of Contents)

Postal Introspection Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A mail-order, do-it-yourself psychoanalysis kit.

Wheelers and Dealers (Table of Contents)

Auto-Suggestion Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Basil Wolverton; Al Feldstein (plot)
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of outrageous car designs.

New Opportunities for Recent Grads (Table of Contents)

Mind Your Own Business Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of business opportunities that can grow from current urban problems.

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 fakes out the other spies with a dummy stick of dynamite.

For the Birds (Table of Contents)

Hitchcock-a-Doodle-Doo Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen; Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tippi Hedren; Rod Taylor; Susanne Pleshette; Nikita Kruschev; Jessica Tandy; Ethel Griffies; Alfred Hitchcock
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Birds"; a woman tries to warn a seaside town of an impending attack by the local bird population, but her erratic behavior causes her not to be believed.

["Trust your car"] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Speed] (photo)
Inks:
? [as Speed] (photo)
Colors:
? [as Speed] (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Texaco print ads; a motorist is stopped on the highway by a highway patrol officer for a moving violation.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Does This Ad Look Blurred to You?
  3. 2. Future Talking Ads
    The Blurbs is Coming Dept.
  4. 3. The Nurtzes
    Ward Healers Dept.
  5. 4. Mad's Report on Progress
    Patent Panning Dept.
  6. 5. The Masterpiece
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Comicland
    Funnies Are People Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Parents (of Little Kids)
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. What If Hollywood Were to Follow the Trend Towards Long and Pretentious Titles for TV Dramas
    Marquee De Sad Dept.
  11. 10. On a Saturday Afternoon
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. The Trend Towards Swimming Pools as a Status Symbol
    Making a Bigt Splash Dept.
  13. 12. Psychoanalysis by Mail
    Postal Introspection Dept.
  14. 13. Wheelers and Dealers
    Auto-Suggestion Dept.
  15. 14. New Opportunities for Recent Grads
    Mind Your Own Business Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. For the Birds
    Hitchcock-a-Doodle-Doo Dept.
  18. 17. ["Trust your car"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne