(October 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
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (#1-23); Magazine size (#24 onward); saddle-stitched; glossy cover; full color (#1-23); Black & White (#24-?); full color again (#? - onward)

[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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
A dolphin trains Alfred how to perform tricks while other dolphins watch.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The letters page features letters with pictures from Mick Jaqgger (of The Rolling Stones), Gerry Marsden (of Gerry & the Pacemakers); Herman's Hermits, and Donna Douglas (Elly Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies).

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" cartoon panel; examples of ordinary people with unique talents or circumstances.

Surfing (Table of Contents)

Only For the Board-Minded Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the sport of surfing.

A Dreadful Day (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 woman tries to rescue her husband from a well.

Flapper (Table of Contents)

Defeating the Porpoise Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Brian Kelly [as Porter Ricks]; Luke Halpin [as Sandy Ricks]; Tommy Norden [as Bud Ricks]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Flipper"; The story of a boring game warden, his two sons and the dolphin (or porpoise) who is smarter than all of them put together.

Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions (Table of Contents)

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A choice of sarcastic answers to typical oblivious questions is provided.

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.

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 fools the White Spy with a fake fire.

Fight Songs For the Common Man (Table of Contents)

Battle Hymns of the Public Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
New lyrics are added to famous songs to reflect the trials and tribulations of common people.

Mad's Summer Camp for Adults (Table of Contents)

Fuddy-Duddy Buddy System Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A summer camp with activities designed specifically for adults.

Early One Morning (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 does his morning exercises.

The Mad Academy Awards for Small Businessmen (Table of Contents)

Counter-Acting Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Giving awards to small business operators who provide creative lack of service to their customers.

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 acquires a trained gorilla to guard his complex.

The Mad United States Foreign Policy Primer (Table of Contents)

Johnson's Wacks Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel (as Lawrence Harvey Siegel)
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (as Robert James Clarke)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (as Robert James Clarke)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lyndon Johnson; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Examination of U.S. foreign policy in the form of a children's primer.

The Lighter Side of Summer Evenings (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 summer activities.

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 the middle of a cattle stampede.

Lord Jump (Table of Contents)

Two Years Before the Masochist Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Peter O'Toole [as Lord Jump]; Jack Hawkins [as Jack Hawknose]; Eli Wallach [as The General]; Daliah Lavi (as The Girl]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Lord Jim"; A sailor branded for cowardice falls into a confrontation between island natives and a mad General and stays cowardly.

Indexer Notes

Popeye and Charlie Brown make cameos in the story.

One Summer Afternoon (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:
Three children play with balloons.

Who Are the Disaster Victims That Nobody Helps? (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:
humor
Synopsis:
Al Jaffee points out one disaster area that remains a disaster area.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day That "Ajax" Got That Housewife Out of the Kitchen a Little Too Fast (Table of Contents)

Mad's Great Moments in Advertising / photo story / 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 Ajax Cleanser TV commercials; A canister of Ajax pulls a woman through a door at high speed.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Behind the Odd-ball Dept.
  4. 3. Surfing
    Only For the Board-Minded Dept.
  5. 4. A Dreadful Day
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Flapper
    Defeating the Porpoise Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  8. 7. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Fight Songs For the Common Man
    Battle Hymns of the Public Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's Summer Camp for Adults
    Fuddy-Duddy Buddy System Dept.
  12. 11. Early One Morning
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. The Mad Academy Awards for Small Businessmen
    Counter-Acting Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. The Mad United States Foreign Policy Primer
    Johnson's Wacks Dept.
  16. 15. The Lighter Side of Summer Evenings
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Lord Jump
    Two Years Before the Masochist Dept.
  19. 18. One Summer Afternoon
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Who Are the Disaster Victims That Nobody Helps?
    Mad Fold-in
  21. 20. The Day That "Ajax" Got That Housewife Out of the Kitchen a Little Too Fast
    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