(March 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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Introducing "The Mad Poiuyt" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred balances an optical illusion on his fingertip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
William M. Gaines
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Filed October 1, 1964; Listed owners: E.C. Publications, 850 Third Avenue; National Periodical Publications, 575 Lexington Avenue; Harry Donenfeld; J. S. Liebowitz; P.N. Sampliner; Irwin Donenfeld; S.U. Sampliner; Sonia Iger; Listed Publisher William Gaines; Listed Editor Albert Feldstein; Total paid circulation 1,669,886

A Child's View of Newspaper Headlines (Table of Contents)

Double Scoop Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how a child might take headline jargon literally.

The Official Barber (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 has the job of upkeep on the Mount Rushmore monument.

Mad Looks at a Typical Kiddie TV Show (Table of Contents)

Moppet Up Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A kid's show host tries to cope with an audience of cynical children.

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 suckers the White Spy with a dummy.

I Got All the Finks I Need (Table of Contents)

Charlie Horsing Around Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Schroeder; Patty; Violet; Pig Pen; Linus Van Pelt; Dondi; Trixie Flagston; Henry; Kayo Kirby; Little Lulu; Junior Tracy; Nancy; Sluggo; Dennis Mitchell; Rex Morgan; Sandy
Synopsis:
Parody of the book "I Need All the Friends I Can Get"; Examples of treacherous behavior from friends are illustrated by famous comic strip characters.

In a Las Vegas Hotel Lobby (Table of Contents)

Watch the Doors Please Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A man gets a surprise when the elevator doors open.

The Lighter Side of Teenage 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:
The behavior of teenagers and adults at parties are satirized.

Space Magazines (Table of Contents)

All Editorial Systems Go Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Various niche magazines are altered to incorporate the space program into their editorial content.

The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Miami Beach (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 neighbor hood in Miami Beach, Florida.

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 lures the Black Spy and his dog into a trap.

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.

A Mad Look at Signs of the Times (Table of Contents)

Symbol-Minded Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee; Don Reilly; Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Road and advertising signs altered to appeal to modern problems and sensibilities.

Another (whew) Visit to the Doctor's Office (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 can fire darts from his mouth by pressing the top of his head like a plunger.

Football Foto-plays (Table of Contents)

Gridironies Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Inventory wire photos of National Football League game action have humorous captions added to them.

Indexer Notes

Several photos are of New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle. Other identifiable players are Frank Gifford, Sonny Jurgensen and Roosevelt Grier.

The Finish (Table of Contents)

Race Riot Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An auto race ends badly.

When They Advertise Liquor on TV (Table of Contents)

Singing the Booze Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Various advertising campaigns for liquor are outlined.

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 causes the other spies to have an auto accident.

The Flying Ace (Table of Contents)

From Spad to Worse Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Natalie Wood; Ed Sullivan; Barry Goldwater
Synopsis:
Ringo Starr stars as a World War II fighter pilot trying to land his damaged plane safely at his base near enemy lines.

The Question (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:
Two youths debate the veracity of the myth that a stork delivers newborns to expecting parents.

What Brilliant New Ideas Has the Current TV Season Produced (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred Hitchcock; Lucille Ball; Flipper; John Astin [as Gomez Addams]; Caroline Jones [as Morticia Addams]; Quincy Magoo; Julie Newmar [as Rhoda Miller]; Fred Gwynne [as Herman Munster]; Elizabeth Montgomery [as Samantha Stevens]; Dick York [as Darren Stevens]; Fess Parker [as Daniel Boone]; Alan Hale Jr. [as Jonas "The Skipper" Grumby]; Jonny Quest
Synopsis:
Al Jaffee comments on the current crop of television programs.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Company's Going (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:
New York crime is having a negative effect on foreign tourism.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Introducing "The Mad Poiuyt"
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Child's View of Newspaper Headlines
    Double Scoop Dept.
  4. 3. The Official Barber
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. Mad Looks at a Typical Kiddie TV Show
    Moppet Up Dept.
  6. 5. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  7. 6. I Got All the Finks I Need
    Charlie Horsing Around Dept.
  8. 7. In a Las Vegas Hotel Lobby
    Watch the Doors Please Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Teenage Parties
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. Space Magazines
    All Editorial Systems Go Dept.
  11. 10. The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Miami Beach
    Talk of the Towns Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at Signs of the Times
    Symbol-Minded Dept.
  15. 14. Another (whew) Visit to the Doctor's Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Football Foto-plays
    Gridironies Dept.
  17. 16. The Finish
    Race Riot Dept.
  18. 17. When They Advertise Liquor on TV
    Singing the Booze Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  20. 19. The Flying Ace
    From Spad to Worse Dept.
  21. 20. The Question
    Don Martin Dept.
  22. 21. What Brilliant New Ideas Has the Current TV Season Produced
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. Company's Going
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