(September 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

You'll Get a Charge Out of This Issue of 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
Synopsis:
Alfred tries to power his electric guitar by tapping a thunderstorm.

Being Rich Is Better Than a Warm Puppy (Table of Contents)

Blue Chips Off the Old Block Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of the advantages rich kids have over other kids.

A Frightful Incident (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 tries to rescue her husband from a precarious situation.

Mad Goes to a Screening of Cheyenne Awful (Table of Contents)

Indian Corn Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Ford; Richard Widmark [as Richard Widemark]; Carroll Baker [as Carroll Babydoll]; Sal Mineo [as Sal Meanio]; Gilbert Roland [as Gilbert Rolando]; Ricardo Montalban [as Ricardo Mentalblock]; Dolores Del Rio [as Dolores Del Dolores]; James Stewart [as James Stewed]; Karl Malden [as Karl Malted]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Cheyenne Autumn"; Director John Ford screens his film "Cheyenne Awful", about a tribe of Native Americans and U.S. Cavalry soldiers generally acting silly.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker inserts cameos of Linus Van Pelt (from Peanuts) and Pinocchio into crowd scenes. John Wayne has a cameo strong-arming John Ford into casting Wayne's son.

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 Garbagemen (Table of Contents)

Canned Laughter Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the duties and habits of sanitation workers.
Reprints:

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 suckers the Black Spy with a false trap.

The Walt Cronkite Show (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Walter Cronkite; Harry Reasoner; Bob Trout; Roger Mudd; Mike Wallace; Thomas Dewey; Richard Nixon; Barry Goldwater; King Faisel; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley; Lyndon Johnson; Hubert Humphrey; Everett Dirkson; Casey Stengel; Yogi Berra
Synopsis:
Newscaster Walter Cronkite hosts a television variety show with political and sports figures as performing guests.

In the Desert (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:
Vultures watch a dying man in the desert.

Load & Crash (Table of Contents)

One For the Road Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of automobile-centric niche magazines, this one showing the reader how to decrease the value of their auto and which valueless makes to consider buying.

What They Say and What It Really Means (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ronald Axe; Sol Weinstein
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of the hypocrisy behind various homilies and good wishes.

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 his safe in anticipation of the White Spy.

Mad Interviews a "John Birch Society" Policeman (Table of Contents)

Squads Right Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ronald Axe; Sol Weinstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mad profiles a bigoted police officer as he patrols his shift.

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

Behind the Odd-ball Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not comic panel; profiles of various people who had odd things happen to them.

The Lighter Side of Employees (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at employees, their job performances and their relationships with their employers.

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 lures the other spies into a trap in a castle.

The Rooks (Table of Contents)

Age Before Booty Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
David Niven [as Alec Fleming]; Charles Boyer [as Marcel St. Clair]; Gig Young [as Tony Fleming]; Robert Coote [as Timmy Fleming]; Gladys Cooper [as Auntie Margaret]; Broderick Crawford [as Orville Cess]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Rogues"; Three brothers and a family friend team up to con dishonest power brokers and seduce women half their age.

In an Alley (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 police officer's warning shot goes awry.

What Comes After Pop Art and Op Art (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:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Al Jaffee predicts the next art style to sweep the art world.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day They Shot the "Ten-foot-tall Washing Machine" Ad in an 8-foot High Basement (Table of Contents)

Mad's Great Moments in Advertising / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Dash laundry soap TV ads; a washing machine grows so large that it bursts through the ceiling into the room above it due to the effects of Dash detergent.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. You'll Get a Charge Out of This Issue of Mad
  2. 1. Being Rich Is Better Than a Warm Puppy
    Blue Chips Off the Old Block Dept.
  3. 2. A Frightful Incident
    Don Martin Dept.
  4. 3. Mad Goes to a Screening of Cheyenne Awful
    Indian Corn Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. A Mad Look at Garbagemen
    Canned Laughter Dept.
  7. 6. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  8. 7. The Walt Cronkite Show
  9. 8. In the Desert
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Load & Crash
    One For the Road Dept.
  11. 10. What They Say and What It Really Means
    Double-Talk Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Mad Interviews a "John Birch Society" Policeman
    Squads Right Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Behind the Odd-ball Dept.
  15. 14. The Lighter Side of Employees
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. The Rooks
    Age Before Booty Dept.
  18. 17. In an Alley
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. What Comes After Pop Art and Op Art
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The Day They Shot the "Ten-foot-tall Washing Machine" Ad in an 8-foot High Basement
    Mad's Great Moments in Advertising
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