(June 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)

Kids' Versions of Adult Films (Table of Contents)

Tot A-Okay Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Lemmon; Lee Remick; Paul Newman; Jackie Gleason; Roy Scheider; Melina Mercouri; Jules Dassin
Synopsis:
Serious dramatic films sanitized and altered to appeal to a pre-teen audience. Films parodied are "Days of Wine and Roses", "The Hustler", "Irma La Douce" (with an all funny animal cast), "Never on Sunday" and "Monte Cane".

At the Mask Store (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:
Merry mix-ups at a costume shop.

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 into the margins of random pages.

Watch That Price with the Asterisk (Table of Contents)

Who's Covering Up Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of advertised bargains with hidden costs concealed in the fine print.

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 into thinking he has a rodent problem.

TV Ads We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

The Pause That Depresses Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Then current television commercials given satirical endings.

A Mad Look at the Circus (Table of Contents)

Grinding the Acts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A satirical look at circus acts.

Fake-Out Record Jackets (Table of Contents)

Stars in Your Buys Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Rutherford; Darlene Rutherford
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Record album covers designed to make you think you're getting something you're not.

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 fools the Black Spy with a fake time bomb.

If Tax Forms Were Made Up by Psychiatrists (Table of Contents)

Bread-Shrinker Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The 1040 form is redesigned by a psychiatrist.

The Lighter Side of Home 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:
A satirical look at owning a home.

Ending on a Sour Note (Table of Contents)

Harper's Fury Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
George Woodbridge

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dead body objects to a bad blues singer.

The Great Cigarette Filter Tip War (Table of Contents)

Puff, the Tragic Draggin' Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Escalating examples of redesigned cigarette filter tips.

Pre-Recorded Phone Messages (Table of Contents)

If a Machine Answers, Hang Up Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel; Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Answering machine messages designed to discourage certain callers.

Mad Beastlies (Table of Contents)

Word Game Preserve Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Common words or phrases are given anthropomorphic embodiment.

The Electrician (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 attempts to install a ceiling light fixture.

Angry (Table of Contents)

Act Your Rage Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine for people with violent tempers.

An Evening in the City (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
People watch a marathon for rats.

Who Wants to Be President More than Anything (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Barry Goldwater; Nelson Rockefeller
Synopsis:
Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller debate who should be the 1964 Republican nominee.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

What Have We Got Against Colds (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Contact Cold Remedy print ads; The makers of Contact explain how well they profit off of illnesses prolonged by their ineffective product.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Kids' Versions of Adult Films
    Tot A-Okay Dept.
  3. 2. At the Mask Store
    Don Martin Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Watch That Price with the Asterisk
    Who's Covering Up Dept.
  6. 5. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  7. 6. TV Ads We'd Like to See
    The Pause That Depresses Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at the Circus
    Grinding the Acts Dept.
  9. 8. Fake-Out Record Jackets
    Stars in Your Buys Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. If Tax Forms Were Made Up by Psychiatrists
    Bread-Shrinker Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Home Owners
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. Ending on a Sour Note
    Harper's Fury Dept.
  14. 13. The Great Cigarette Filter Tip War
    Puff, the Tragic Draggin' Dept.
  15. 14. Pre-Recorded Phone Messages
    If a Machine Answers, Hang Up Dept.
  16. 15. Mad Beastlies
    Word Game Preserve Dept.
  17. 16. The Electrician
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Angry
    Act Your Rage Dept.
  19. 18. An Evening in the City
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Who Wants to Be President More than Anything
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. What Have We Got Against Colds
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