(June 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Hollywood Dept. / photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
James Franciscus [as John Novak]
Synopsis:
A student asks Mr. Novak a question that's actually a subtle dig at actor James Franciscus.

Indexer Notes

Photo is an NBC publicity still from the series "Mr. Novak".

Mad Visits a Typical Teenage Beach Movie (Table of Contents)

It Surfs You Right Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frankie Avalon; Annette Funicello; Sal Mineo; Bob Crosby; Shelley Fabares; Don Rickles [as Big Drug]; William M. Gaines; Al Feldstein; Paul Anka
Synopsis:
Satire of the beach movie genre; a group of teenagers surf, suffer relationship problems, surf some more, and generally act irresponsibly.

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.

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts (Table of Contents)

Getting Even with the Odd Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
Bob Clarke; typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" cartoon panel; examples of odd people and odd behavior are presented.

If Kids Used Movie Cliches in Everyday Life (Table of Contents)

Off the Beaten Sound-track Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Purvis
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of children acting out famous overdone movie scenes.

Hair Goo (Table of Contents)

Hair 'em Scare 'em Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine dedicated to outlandish hairstyles.

Mad Mazine Introduces 43-man Squamish (Table of Contents)

There's a Soccer Born Every Minute Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mad creates a new sport, a combination of polo, soccer and gang fighting.

The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Small Town, U.S.A. (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 neighborhood in a typical small town.

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 booby-traps a bridge.

The Modern Highwayman (Table of Contents)

Iambic Speedometer Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Noyes (plot); James T. Shannon
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The classic poem "The Highwayman" is updated to reflect modern times.

The Mad Gun Owners and Other Small Bores Primer (Table of Contents)

Nuts With Bolts Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at guns, gun owners and hunters, presented in a children's primer format.

Typewri-Toons (Table of Contents)

Kiddin' on the Keys Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman; Bette Norman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Typewriter fonts are manipulated to create humorous images.

The Lighter Side of Spring (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The behavior of people during springtime is satirized.

A Celebrity's Wallet (Table of Contents)

Billfold-out Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examination of the contents of Hugh Hefner's wallet.

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 tricks the Black Spy into crashing his plane.

Passion Place (Table of Contents)

One Horsing-Around Town Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lloyd Nolan [as Matt Swine]; Terry Moore [as Barbara Anacin]; Barry Coe [as Rodney Hairbrain]; Lana Turner [as Constance McFrenzie]; Diane Varsi [as Allison McFrenzie]; Lee Philips [as Michael Rusty]; Leon Ames [as Mr. Hairbrain]
Synopsis:
Satire of the film "Peyton Place"; A newspaper publisher takes the audience on a tour of a town where the population is too busy cheating on each other to get anything constructive done.

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
More examples of odd people doing odd things.

Indexer Notes

This is page three of the "Ripley's" parody done earlier in the issue. For some reason it was put on page 50 instead of with the rest of the parody.

The Fold--In Picture That Not Even Playboy Would Dare Print (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
Synopsis:
Two Playboy bunnies hold a Shoji screen with an April surprise behind it.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Little Wooden Puppet (Table of Contents)

A Scene We'd Like to See / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pinocchio; The Blue Fairy
Synopsis:
The Blue Fairy's attempt to give Pinocchio life backfires.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. A TV Scene We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  3. 2. Mad Visits a Typical Teenage Beach Movie
    It Surfs You Right Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Getting Even with the Odd Dept.
  6. 5. If Kids Used Movie Cliches in Everyday Life
    Off the Beaten Sound-track Dept.
  7. 6. Hair Goo
    Hair 'em Scare 'em Dept.
  8. 7. Mad Mazine Introduces 43-man Squamish
    There's a Soccer Born Every Minute Dept.
  9. 8. The Sights and Sounds of the U.S.A.: Small Town, U.S.A.
    Talk of the Towns Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. The Modern Highwayman
    Iambic Speedometer Dept.
  12. 11. The Mad Gun Owners and Other Small Bores Primer
    Nuts With Bolts Dept.
  13. 12. Typewri-Toons
    Kiddin' on the Keys Dept.
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of Spring
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  15. 14. A Celebrity's Wallet
    Billfold-out Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. Passion Place
    One Horsing-Around Town Dept.
  18. 17. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
  19. 18. The Fold--In Picture That Not Even Playboy Would Dare Print
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The Little Wooden Puppet
    A Scene We'd Like to See
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Karl Wilcox
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