(September 1964)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, except February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Albert B. 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.

Variant with cover price of 25 cents exists.

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)

Characters:
Frankenstein's monster; Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Have youself a Political Party (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
G. Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
G. Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for MAD campaign posters, buttons, bumper sticker et al.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Letters:
Typeset

Lose Your Self-Control (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for paperback books

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Various readers
Letters:
Typeset

Why Kill Yourself? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr. ?
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr. ?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for subscriptions for "MAD"

When the Cigarette Industry Fights Back (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Reilly (credited)
Pencils:
Jack Rickard (credited)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Another MAD Peek Through the Microscope (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (credited)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The MAD Academy Awards for Parents (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart (credited)
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (credited)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Alone in a Washroom for the First Time (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin (credited)
Pencils:
Don Martin (credited)
Inks:
Don Martin (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The MAD Drive-in Movie Primer (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel (credited)
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (credited)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The Lighter Side of Water Sports (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
David Berg
Pencils:
David Berg
Inks:
David Berg
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A. (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel; Frank Jacobs (credited)
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr. (credited)
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr. (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

World's Fair Pavillions We'd Really Like to See (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart (credited)
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (credited)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

[The Garden Swing] (Table of Contents)

Spy vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. Prohias (signed)
Pencils:
A. Prohias (signed)
Inks:
A. Prohias (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy

The MAD Guide to Power Boating (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick de Bartolo (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (credited)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

The last five pages are printed transversely.

One Fine Evening in Lovers' Lane (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin (credited)
Pencils:
Don Martin (credited)
Inks:
Don Martin (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Comic Strips They'd Really Like to Do (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles M. Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Pencils:
Charles M. Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Inks:
Charles M. Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus
Letters:
Charles M. Schulz; Walt Kelly; Ken Ernst; Allen Saunders; Mort Walker; Mell Lazarus

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown (cameo); Pogo (cameo); Mary Worth (cameo); Beetle Bailey (cameo); Sergeant Snorkel (cameo); Miss Peach (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Five famous comic strip creators lampoon the strips of other creators (0.7 page each):
Schulz spoofing himself (kind of)
Kelly spoofing "Miss Peach"
Ernst and Saunders spoofing "Peanuts"
Walker spoofing "the Heart of Juliet Jones"
Lazarus spoofing "Steve Canyon"

[The French Disconnection] (Table of Contents)

Spy vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. Prohias (signed)
Pencils:
A. Prohias (signed)
Inks:
A. Prohias (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy

The Phewgitive (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart (credited)
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (credited)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dr. Richard Thimble; a local police chief and his daughter; Adolf Hitler (cameo); the head of the Olympic Committee; the man looking for Richard Thimble for weeks; a one-armed man

Indexer Notes

Spoof of tv series "The Fugitive"

The Private Eye (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin (credited)
Pencils:
Don Martin (credited)
Inks:
Don Martin (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The One Sure Thing We'll All Get Out of Our Moon Shot (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee (credited)
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (credited)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

A MAD fold-in

"That's right, Operator! Long Distance – Person-to-Person to Arnold Finster -" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lester Krauss (photograph)
Inks:
Lester Krauss (photograph)
Colors:
Lester Krauss (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Spoof advertisement for a fictional telephone company (Bilked Telephone System). Illustration is a color photography.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Have youself a Political Party
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Lose Your Self-Control
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Why Kill Yourself?
  7. 6. When the Cigarette Industry Fights Back
  8. 7. Another MAD Peek Through the Microscope
  9. 8. The MAD Academy Awards for Parents
  10. 9. Alone in a Washroom for the First Time
  11. 10. The MAD Drive-in Movie Primer
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Water Sports
  13. 12. The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.
  14. 13. World's Fair Pavillions We'd Really Like to See
  15. 14. [The Garden Swing]
    Spy vs. Spy
  16. 15. The MAD Guide to Power Boating
  17. 16. One Fine Evening in Lovers' Lane
  18. 17. Comic Strips They'd Really Like to Do
  19. 18. [The French Disconnection]
    Spy vs. Spy
  20. 19. The Phewgitive
  21. 20. The Private Eye
  22. 21. The One Sure Thing We'll All Get Out of Our Moon Shot
  23. 22. "That's right, Operator! Long Distance – Person-to-Person to Arnold Finster -"
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne