(January 1965)

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

Season's Greetings from Mad (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Stuck For a Christmas Gift Idea? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad suggesting that a Mad subscription is a better Christmas gift because it will fit down a chimney.

Wrap Up All Your Christmas Gift Problems (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for the Mad Paperback series.

The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming Christmas Weekend (Table of Contents)

Mis-happy Holiday Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Illustrated predictions of potential accidents that will happen during the Christmas holidays and how many will fall victim.

The Carpetsweepers (Table of Contents)

Feathering Robbins' Nest Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George Peppard [as Jonas Crud]; Alan Ladd [as Idaho]; Carroll Baker [as Ruiner Crud]; Lew Ayers [as McAllwet]; Robert Cummings [as Bob]; Martin Balsam [as Barney]; Paul Newman [as Hud]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Carpetbaggers"; a young man inherits his father's vast estate and promptly becomes an ass about it.

The Mad In and Out Book (Table of Contents)

The Swinging Doers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Series of examples of what is fashionable and what is no longer fashionable.

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.

The Accident (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:
Two men try to aid an auto accident victim.

Shakespeare Up to Date (Table of Contents)

Avon Calling Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
William Garvin
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; The Rat Pack [Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jr.; Peter Lawford; Joey Bishop]; Tony Curtis; Nikita Khruschev; Barry Goldwater; Nelson Rockefeller; Lyndon Johnson; Hubert Humphrey; Yogi Berra
Synopsis:
If contemporary people spoke in a Shakespearean dialect.

Letters From Santa Claus (Table of Contents)

'Twas the Note Before Christmas Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Santa replies to letters sent to him.

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 thinks the Black Spy has sabotaged a bridge.

Children's Safety Songs (Table of Contents)

Tunes of Gory Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Songs with safety messages for children sung to the tune of old standards.

The Sites and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Chicago (Table of Contents)

Talk of the Towns Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel; Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at a typical Chicago neighborhood.

Every Day Life Olympic Games (Table of Contents)

Current Events Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Everyday occurrences are turned into Olympic events.

In a Department Store (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 woman wishes to make a complaint.

Mad "Get-Well" Cards (Table of Contents)

Send-A-Mental Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Get-Well cards aimed at specific demographics.

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:
In the midst of a pitched battle, the White Spy begins flying a kite.

Neighborhood Celebrities (Table of Contents)

Impress Your Friends Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cement sidewalk tributes to local people known for unusual things.

The Lighter Side of Adult Parties (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:
Satirical look at adult behavior at social parties.

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 ambushes the other spies over an open manhole.

Phoney Magazine (Table of Contents)

Sham-Pooh Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Chaing-kai Shek; Barry Goldwater
Synopsis:
Niche magazine aimed at people who try to act more impressive than they actually are.

A Visit to the Country (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man visiting the country is disturbed by the sounds of nature outside the house.

The Mad Safety Council's Predictions For the Upcoming New Year's Weekend (Table of Contents)

Mis-happy Holidays Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Illustrated examples of accidents that will happen over the New Year's weekend and how many will fall victim.

The Image of U.S. Justice That the Rest of the World Sees (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
How the U.S. judicial system is viewed in foreign countries.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

I Just Put a Gas Station Attendant in My Tank (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Humble/Esso Oil print ads; The Humble/Esso Oil tiger eats a gas station attendant to demonstrate he's tired of tigers being exploited as advertising icons.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Season's Greetings from Mad
  2. 1. Stuck For a Christmas Gift Idea?
  3. 2. Wrap Up All Your Christmas Gift Problems
  4. 3. The Mad Safety Council's Predictions for the Upcoming Christmas Weekend
    Mis-happy Holiday Dept.
  5. 4. The Carpetsweepers
    Feathering Robbins' Nest Dept.
  6. 5. The Mad In and Out Book
    The Swinging Doers Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. The Accident
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. Shakespeare Up to Date
    Avon Calling Dept.
  10. 9. Letters From Santa Claus
    'Twas the Note Before Christmas Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Children's Safety Songs
    Tunes of Gory Dept.
  13. 12. The Sites and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Chicago
    Talk of the Towns Dept.
  14. 13. Every Day Life Olympic Games
    Current Events Dept.
  15. 14. In a Department Store
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Mad "Get-Well" Cards
    Send-A-Mental Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Neighborhood Celebrities
    Impress Your Friends Dept.
  19. 18. The Lighter Side of Adult Parties
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  20. 19. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  21. 20. Phoney Magazine
    Sham-Pooh Dept.
  22. 21. A Visit to the Country
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. The Mad Safety Council's Predictions For the Upcoming New Year's Weekend
    Mis-happy Holidays Dept.
  24. 23. The Image of U.S. Justice That the Rest of the World Sees
    Mad Fold-in
  25. 24. I Just Put a Gas Station Attendant in My Tank
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne