(April 1964)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

issue includes first Mad Fold-In by Al Jaffee.

These 15 Razor Blade Manufacturers Just Had a Close Shave (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Wilkinson razor blade print ads; Domestic razor manufacturers breath a sigh of relief when the consumer learns that Wilkinson razors aren't all they claim to be.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Why Kill Yourself (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Coker Jr. ?
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A man hooks a hose to a toilet tank, hoping to drown himself, because he missed the latest issue of Mad.

Insecurity is a Pair of Loose Swim Trunks (Table of Contents)

Good Grief Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Little Orphan Annie; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Kayo Kirby; Swee'Pea; Little Lulu; Sluggo; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Henry; Dondi; Junior Tracy; Chip Flagston; Trixie Flagston; Nancy; Jughaid Smith; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Pebbles Flintstone
Synopsis:
Using famous comic strip characters, the author illustrates some of the pitfalls of childhood.

The Small Businessman in the Amazon (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:
The son of a shrunken head shop proprietor tries to convince his father to carry a new line of products.

News Photos You're Sure to See This Year (Table of Contents)

Pannin' the Flash Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of news photos of cliched situations.

News Photos We'd Like to See This Year (Table of Contents)

Pannin' the Flash Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of newspaper photos of the same cliche situations turned on their heads.

Mad Beasties (Table of Contents)

Word Game Preserve Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Coker Jr. ?
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Pun illustrations of common words or phrases.

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

Various cartoons drawn into the margins of random pages.

When This Trend Towards "Understanding" Gets Out of Hand (Table of Contents)

The Error of Good Feeling Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of societal attempts to compensate for and explain away anti-social behavior in various professions.

New School Letters for Unheralded Achievements (Table of Contents)

Award to the Wise Guys Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Awards created for dubious high school achievements.

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 buys a paper to read about how the Black Spy was injured.

The Lighter Side of Married Men (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:
Satirical look at married life focusing on the husband's side.

In the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza Hotel (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 complains about the bugs in his hotel room.

If Magazine Ads Spoke the Language of the Magazines (Table of Contents)

Ad-Itorial Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Targeting advertising to the genre of magazine the ad will appear in.

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 onto active railroad tracks.

The Evolution of a Popular Song (Table of Contents)

The Malady Lingers On Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Presenting alleged historical ancestors to modern standard songs.

Another Visit to the Dentist (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 goes to a dentist, complaining about an elongated front tooth.

The Mad Plan for Fighting the War Against Junk Mail (Table of Contents)

Missive Retaliation Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Snide replies to letters soliciting business.

Future Quickie Vacations (Table of Contents)

Fast Getaway Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of short vacations.

Flawrence of Arabia (Table of Contents)

What Kind O'Toole Am I Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Peter O'Toole [as Flawrence]; Claude Rains [as Mr. Drydune]; Alec Guinness [as Prince Fizzle]; Omar Sharif [as Ali-Oven]; Anthony Quinn [as Auda Bul]; Elizabeth Taylor [as Cleopatra]; Marlon Brando [as Johnny Strabler]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Lawrence Of Arabia"; A British soldier helps lead the Saudi revolution against British rule, even though he's an idiot.

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman has a cameo on the last page.

["Elizabeth Taylor, looking radiantly beautiful"] (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elizabeth Taylor; Richard Burton
Synopsis:
Richard Burton tries to escort Elizabeth Taylor away from a precarious situation.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Likely Strife Separates the Men from the Boys (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
Synopsis:
Parody of Lucky Strike cigarette print ads; An outdoors man triumphs over every obstacle except the lung cancer caused by his cigarette smoking.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. These 15 Razor Blade Manufacturers Just Had a Close Shave
  3. 2. Why Kill Yourself
  4. 3. Insecurity is a Pair of Loose Swim Trunks
    Good Grief Dept.
  5. 4. The Small Businessman in the Amazon
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. News Photos You're Sure to See This Year
    Pannin' the Flash Dept.
  7. 6. News Photos We'd Like to See This Year
    Pannin' the Flash Dept.
  8. 7. Mad Beasties
    Word Game Preserve Dept.
  9. 8. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  10. 9. When This Trend Towards "Understanding" Gets Out of Hand
    The Error of Good Feeling Dept.
  11. 10. New School Letters for Unheralded Achievements
    Award to the Wise Guys Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of Married Men
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. In the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza Hotel
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. If Magazine Ads Spoke the Language of the Magazines
    Ad-Itorial Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. The Evolution of a Popular Song
    The Malady Lingers On Dept.
  18. 17. Another Visit to the Dentist
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. The Mad Plan for Fighting the War Against Junk Mail
    Missive Retaliation Dept.
  20. 19. Future Quickie Vacations
    Fast Getaway Dept.
  21. 20. Flawrence of Arabia
    What Kind O'Toole Am I Dept.
  22. 21. ["Elizabeth Taylor, looking radiantly beautiful"]
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. Likely Strife Separates the Men from the Boys
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