(December 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.


Sex (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

cover only includes copy.

367 Angry Workers Yell "Next Year - - Watch Out" (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Bulova Watch print ads; workers at the Buluva Watch company revolt when they receive watches for a Christmas bonus instead of money.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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 drawn in the margins of random pages.

Stupidity on Television (Table of Contents)

Vidiot's Delight Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Vince Edwards [as Ben Casey]; Sam Jaffe [as David Zorba]; Garry Moore; Durwood Kirby; Carol Burnett; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley; Bud Palmer; E.G. Marshall [as Lawrence Preston]; Robert Reed [as Kenneth Preston]; Fred Gwynne [as Sherlock Holmes]; Joe E. Ross [as Dr. John Watson]; Marty Allen; Steve Rossi
Synopsis:
Various examples of how current television shows can be "dumbed down" to match the incoming crop of silly situation comedies. Shows parodies are "Ben Casey", "The Garry Moore Show", "The Huntley/Brinkley Report", "CBS Sports Spectacular", "The Defenders", "DuPont Show of the Week", and "Classical Civilization".

The Army on Mars (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How military life adapts to being based on Mars, as told through a series of interoffice memos and letters home.

The Grand National 50 lb. Cannon Ball-Throwing Contest (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 throws a cannon ball further than he thinks.

A Mad Guide to Art Films (Table of Contents)

A Kick in the Cannes Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how to differentiate an Art House film from a commercial release.

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman has a cameo as a film critic.

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 cons the Black Spy into thinking he's committing suicide.

Government Greeting Cards (Table of Contents)

Add Verse and Consent Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Greeting cards written by various government agencies.

Mad's Chinese Restaurant Owner of the Year (Table of Contents)

Chow Mainly Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Chaing kai-Cash
Synopsis:
Mad interviews the less-than-scrupulous owner of a Chinese-themed restaurant.

Shipwrecked (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 is marooned on a small sandbar.

A Mad Look at Football (Table of Contents)

Pokin' the Pigskin Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of cartoons satirizing the game of football.
Reprints:

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 tricks the White Spy with a trick cannon.

The Lighter Side of Car 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 car ownership.

Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Purvis
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Picture of a native American warrior proclaiming John Wayne is dead.

Indexer Notes

The photo used is a publicity still from a Hollywood commercial film. The actor pictured may be Ted Cassidy.

The Labor Union Manual (Table of Contents)

Labor Pains Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the functions of labor unions.

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 fools the other spies with a phony mouse.

Rule Number One (Table of Contents)

The Shriek of Araby Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The dog of an Indian Fakir is a little too affectionate.

Hood (Table of Contents)

Meanwhile, Back at the Raunchy Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Paul Newman [as Hood Bunion]; Patricia Neal [as Elmer]; Melvyn Douglas [as Homer Bunion]; Brandon De Wilde [as Lonnie Bunion]; Roy Rogers; Gary Cooper
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Hud"; a sullen, angry, selfish lout makes everybody's life miserable on a Texas ranch.

The Fire at the Art Museum (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:
Firemen attempt to rescue pieces of sculpture from a burning museum.

["This we bury first"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Oscar Jordan [as Nikita Khrushchev]
Synopsis:
The leader of the U.S.S.R. reacts negatively to sampling an issue of Mad.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The cover was printed upside down with a parody logo of the magazine "Newsweek" on the photo. The issue he's reacting to, ironically, is issue #82, which featured Fidel Castro on the cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Sex
  2. 1. 367 Angry Workers Yell "Next Year - - Watch Out"
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. Stupidity on Television
    Vidiot's Delight Dept.
  5. 4. The Army on Mars
    Spacial Delivery Dept.
  6. 5. The Grand National 50 lb. Cannon Ball-Throwing Contest
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad Guide to Art Films
    A Kick in the Cannes Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. Government Greeting Cards
    Add Verse and Consent Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's Chinese Restaurant Owner of the Year
    Chow Mainly Dept.
  11. 10. Shipwrecked
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. A Mad Look at Football
    Pokin' the Pigskin Dept.
  13. 12. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of Car Owners
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  15. 14. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  16. 15. The Labor Union Manual
    Labor Pains Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Rule Number One
    The Shriek of Araby Dept.
  19. 18. Hood
    Meanwhile, Back at the Raunchy Dept.
  20. 19. The Fire at the Art Museum
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. ["This we bury first"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne